News quiz for week ending 5/19/17

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on May 19, 2017

Questions

DIRECTIONS: Decide whether the bolded section is true or false. Write TRUE or FALSE next to each statement, then rewrite each false bolded statement to make it true.

1. __________________ The U.S. placed a ban on carry-on electronics on certain flights in March following intelligence reports that terrorist groups are continuing to plot attacks against commercial aviation. The original ban focused on certain countries because they are the Muslim majority countries.

2. __________________ The new electronics ban on flights from Europe will require cell phones and ipods to be placed in the checked luggage because baggage in cargo usually goes through a more sophisticated screening process than carry-on bags.

3. __________________ China’s internet regulator, the CAC (Cyberspace Administration of China) is implementing new rules which will require online publishers to obtain government licenses and block foreign or private companies from investing in online news services or directly disseminating news. Chinese internet companies that do not comply risk losing their right to distribute news.

4. __________________ The implementation of the new internet rules in China follow a crackdown on dissent under Communist Party leader President Xi Jinping – this has led to tighter controls on what can be published online.

5. __________________ The death of 16-year-old South Carolina sophomore Davis Cripe after he drank a cafe latte, large Diet Mountain Dew and an energy drink was caused by too much caffeine, which caused a probable arrhythmia, according to the county coroner.

6. __________________ The coroner said, “This was not an overdose. We lost Davis from a totally legal substance.” The purpose for holding a press conference to announce Davis’s cause of death was to warn people, especially senior citizens, that energy drinks can be dangerous, to “be very careful with how you use them, and how many you drink on a daily basis,” the coroner said.

7. __________________ A Tennessee program launched in 2014 made tuition and fees free for recent high school graduates enrolled in a community college or technical school. New legislation just passed allows adults who don’t already have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree to go for free, too, starting in the 2018 fall semester.

8. __________________ Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam proposed the bill as part of his initiative to increase the number of residents who play the lottery. The state will fund the program with money raised from the state lottery (the same way it is funding the initial free tuition program).

9. __________________ An Ohio police officer accidentally overdosed last week after injecting fentanyl. The officer had followed protocol by putting on gloves and a mask to search a car in a drug arrest. After he returned to the police station, when another officer noticed he had some of the white powder on his shirt, the officer instinctively brushed at the powder while not wearing gloves.

10. __________________ After the officer passed out, emergency workers gave him a dose of Narcan (an opiate antidote) at the station and three more doses at the hospital.


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