News quiz for week ending 5/12/17

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on May 12, 2017

Questions

1. ____________ David Shulkin told a House committee this week that his department is seeking to close perhaps more than 1,100 VA facilities nationwide as it develops plans to allow more veterans to receive medical care in the private sector.
a) Homeland Security Secretary
b) Secretary of Health and Human Services
c) Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
d) Veterans Affairs Secretary

2. The VA has identified more than ____________ buildings for closure nationwide which are either vacant or underutilized.
a) 10
b) 100
c) 1,000
d) 100,000

3. In a document issued last Monday, Hamas said it was dropping its longstanding call for Israel’s destruction. However, it is keeping its policy that rejects Israel’s right to exist while it continues to back:
a) “armed struggle” against Israel
b) “a peaceful solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
c) both a) and b)
d) neither a) nor b)

4. In response, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, ”The new Hamas document says that Israel has no right to exist, it says every inch of our land belongs to the Palestinians, it says there is no acceptable solution other than to remove Israel…they want to use their state to destroy our state.” The Israeli government has said the document aimed to deceive the world that Hamas was becoming:
a) more moderate
b) best friends with Israel
c) more extreme
d) none of the above

5. Nazi Germany’s military leadership signed an unconditional surrender to Allied forces in France in the early morning hours of May 7, 1945 followed by the signing of surrender documents in Berlin on __________. This day became known as VE Day.
a) May 8, 1945
b) June 6, 1944
c) August 14, 1945
d) December 7, 1941

6. The day of celebration that marks the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany is called VE Day – Victory in Europe Day. What is the day marking Victory over Japan known as?
a) VJ Day
b) Japanese Surrender Day
c) Truce Day
d) VOJ Day

7. The X-37B, which concluded its fourth mission last week, is a US Air Force experimental unmanned plane. It was it in orbit for:
a) two days
b) two weeks
c) two months
d) two years

8. The biggest difference between the X-37B and a satellite is that the X-37B can land on a runway. The biggest difference between the X-37B and a space shuttle is the amount of time it can stay up. It has been speculated that the classified X-37B is used:
a) for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions, spying on operations in places like Iran and North Korea
b) to test autonomous flight technologies
c) both a) and b)
d) neither a) nor b)

9. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill prohibiting Texas cities and counties from enacting so-called “sanctuary” laws that prevent local law enforcement officers from inquiring about the immigration status of anyone they detain. The governor signed the bill:
a) live on Facebook
b) at a press conference on the steps of the statehouse
c) at an immigration detention center
d) at an ICE outpost on the border

10. Who does not oppose the bill?
a) every major police chief in Texas
b) the ACLU
c) illegal immigrants
d) the majority of Texas voters


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