News quiz for week ending 5/20/16

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on May 20, 2016

Questions

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1. The USS Zumwalt is the largest and most technologically sophisticated _________________ ever commissioned by the U.S. Navy. It will be formally commissioned into service at a ceremony in October in Baltimore. From there, the ship will travel to its homeport in San Diego for further tests and trials. Sailors’ uniforms and personal effects, supplies and spare parts were being moved aboard the Zumwalt this week in anticipation of crew members taking charge.
a) submarine
b) destroyer
c) cargo ship
d) patrol boat

2. The USS Zumwalt is 610-feet long. Its features include all but:
a) the largest number of nuclear warheads ever to be carried on one ship
b) new guns which are designed to pummel targets from nearly 100 miles away
c) advanced automation which will allow it to operate with a much smaller crew than on current ships in its class
d) an angular shape that makes it 50 times more difficult to detect on radar

3. The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee added a provision to its version of the annual defense policy bill last week that calls for women to ____________________ within 30 days of turning 18 beginning in January 2018.
a) join the National Guard
b) participate in a special “boot camp for ladies”
c) sign up with the Selective Service
d) do at least one tour of duty in Iraq or Afghanistan

4. The Senate Armed Services Committee is a standing committee and considered one of the most powerful Senate committees. It is empowered with legislative oversight of the nation’s military, including: the Department of Defense, military research and development, nuclear energy (as pertaining to national security), _________________________ and other matters related to defense policy.
a) the Selective Service System
b) the power to declare war
c) the Veterans Administration
d) none of the above

5. The ______________________ recognizes police, firefighters and other first responders for exceptional courage. The medal is awarded annually by the President to public safety officers who have exhibited exceptional courage, regardless of personal safety, in the attempt to save or protect human life.
a) Medal of Virtue
b) Medal of Freedom
c) Medal of Honor
d) Medal of Valor

6. Thirteen _________________________ were awarded the Medal of Valor at the White House this week.
a) sailors
b) law enforcement officers
c) National Guardsmen
d) civilians

7. Over 50 police agencies across the country have begun using a tracking technology which launches _______________________ from the grill of a police cruiser and sticks to a fleeing car to catch fleeing suspects without the risk of a high-speed chase.
a) ‘GPS bullets’
b) red dye packs
c) stickers labeled ‘Fleeing suspect! Alert police!’
d) none of the above

8. The success rate for the tracking system has been approximately 50 percent. The __________________________ predict the success rate will climb to 75 percent with further training.
a) suspects who have been apprehended using the device
b) officers using the system
c) both a) and b)
d) neither a) nor b)

9. The office of __________________________ said this week that U.S. presidential campaigns face threats from hackers bent on espionage and other activity, but did not provide details on specific intrusions.
a) the President
b) the founder of Google
c) the U.S. National Intelligence Director
d) Mark Zukerberg

10. A U.S. security official said _____________________ would likely seek information about a candidates’ foreign policy intentions and team and about the campaign’s internal operations.
a) foreign hackers
b) political opponents
c) teenage hackers
d) none of the above


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