News quiz for week ending 5/3/13

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on May 3, 2013

Questions

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

1. __________________ Approximately 25% of families displaced by October’s superstorm Sandy remain displaced today, six months later.

2. __________________ The reasons why so many homeowners are still in limbo today is that many are waiting for a government buyout or for a final decision from the government over new flood maps that govern the price of flood insurance.

3. __________________ Wrigley recently rolled out a new gum – “Energy Gum” – with added caffeine. Each piece of Wrigley’s new gum contains the amount of caffeine found in half a cup of coffee.

4. __________________ Wrigley is specifically marketing their new Energy Gum to children.

5. __________________ The FDA has announced it is going to investigate the safety of foods which contain added caffeine because of concern about all of the new ways it is being delivered to consumers, and about its effects on children and adolescents.

6. __________________ Two-year-old Hannah Warren has been unable to breathe, eat, drink or swallow on her own since she was born because she was born without an esophagus.

7. __________________ Doctors used experimental treatment to grow Hannah a new windpipe from stem cells which came from several embryos.

8. __________________ In addition to windpipes, scientists have made bladders, urethras and a vein from patients’ own stem cells, and hope to in the future be able to create organs including kidneys and livers using stem cells.

9. __________________ Polish board games Queue and You Cut the Line, Sir illustrate the hardship of shopping in Poland under communist rule. The ultimate goal for these games is to teach kids what life was like under communist rule in Poland.

10. __________________ The irony that was experienced by Poles trying to buy Queue is that it was so popular that buyers had to stand in line for hours to buy one and a black market emerged.


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