News quiz for week ending 5/7/10

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on May 7, 2010

Questions

1. Which of the following is not part of Mexico’s law on illegal immigrants in that country?
a) illegal immigration is a felony, punishable by up to two years in prison
b) citizens who help illegal immigrants are considered criminals
c) illegal immigrants are to be given a ride to the border and told to return to their own country
d) Immigrants who are deported and attempt to re-enter the country can be imprisoned for 10 years

2. A recent Rasmussen poll has found that _______ of likely voters in Arizona approve of Arizona’s legislation aimed at illegal immigration.
a) 7%
b) 23%
c) 70%
d) 99%

3. The principal of a New Jersey middle school sent an email to parents asking them to:
a) prohibit their kids from using social networking websites
b) prohibit their kids from using computers at home
c) require their kids to complete all of their homework online
d) prohibit the use of cell phones and ipods on school nights

4. The principal’s reason for his request was that:
a) kids send too many text messages to their friends
b) many of the songs kids listen to have mature content
c) he hates computers
d) middle schoolers are too immature to handle insults/bullying they might receive on these sights

5. Faisal Shahzad, accused of attempting to explode a car bomb in New York City’s Times Square last week, is:
a) a Hindu from India
b) a Muslim from Pakistan
c) a Catholic from Ireland
d) a Buddhist from Burma

6. Shahzad obtained citizenship last year by:
a) bribing an immigration attorney
b) marrying an American
c) being born in the U.S.
d) meeting all of the requirements after living here for years with a green card

7. BP’s short-term solution for their oil leak being implemented this week in the Gulf is a Subsea Oil Recovery System, a 100-ton concrete-and-steel box designed to:
a) plug the hole in the oil well until it can be repaired
b) reroute the oil to a second well that was dug the day after the explosion
c) act like a funnel and siphon the oil up through 5,000 feet of pipe and onto a tanker at the surface
d) burn off all of the oil as it comes to the surface

8. Engineers are not sure if the Subsea Oil Recovery System will succeed because:
a) this type of system has never been tried before at such depths
b) the fire may burn out of control
c) many commercial fishermen are opposed to the idea
d) it is a very expensive solution

9. Four California high school students wearing American flag apparel were sent home from school this week:
a) for being too patriotic
b) for disrespecting students of Mexican heritage who were celebrating Cinco de Mayo
c) because the American flag could incite a confrontation with Mexican students
d) because they lacked style

10. Mexican-Americans students reacted to the wearing of American flag t-shirts on Cinco de Mayo by:
a) inviting the American students to join in their celebration
b) going to the administration and lodging a complain against the display of American patriotism
c) displaying American flags alongside their Mexican flags
d) staging a protest march during school

 


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