News quiz for week ending 5/27/16

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on May 27, 2016

Questions

PLEASE NOTE: Daily posting ends for the school year today, May 27th.

DIRECTIONS: For the bolded part of each statement write TRUE or FALSE next to the statement, then rewrite the bolded part of each false statement to make it true. (10 points each)

1. __________________ Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport is the only international airport in Israel.  Should a terrorist attack shut down its terminal buildings, the country would be isolated from the world.

2. __________________ A traveler must go through 2 layers of security before boarding a plane at Ben Gurion. Israel has suffered decades of terrorism, but no-one has been killed or wounded inside Ben Gurion airport – or on board an aircraft departing from its runways – for the last 44 years.

3. __________________ The Portland Board of Ed this week approved a resolution introduced by environmentalists that eliminates doubt of climate change and its causes in school textbooks. The school district must get rid of materials that do not state that climate change is occurring and that the activity of human beings is responsible.

4. __________________ The Portland board’s resolution also directs the schools to include in curriculum lessons “that address climate change and climate justice in all Portland Public Schools.” The former Portland teacher who initiated the resolution opposes current textbooks’ use of words including definitely, certainly and assuredly when talking about the causes of climate change.

5. __________________ A nonpartisan watchdog group revealed this week that a Google lobbyist has met with Obama administration officials at the White House 28 times, nearly twice as often as the next most frequent visitor.

6. __________________ The information was released as part of the watchdog group’s Google Transparency Project, which is intended to shed light on how the giant corporation influences government officials and public policy.

7. __________________ The U.S. State Department has proposed a rule that would bar foreign students from research projects and classes involving information seen as vital to national security. The proposal by the Obama administration reflects growing worries in Washington over a rise in intellectual property theft from foreign adversaries.

8. __________________ Unlike less-sensitive “fundamental” research, technical research at universities is regulated in a variety of ways including a requirement that foreign students must apply for a license. Students from China, Saudi Arabia and North Korea are usually denied licenses, said university officials.

9. __________________ Memorial Day started off as a somber day of remembrance; a day when Americans went to barbecues and shopping malls.

10. __________________ Ways to honor those who have died include: visiting cemeteries and placing flags or flowers on the graves of our fallen heroes, visiting memorials and flying the U.S. flag at half-staff until noon.


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