News quiz for week ending 6/11/10

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on June 11, 2010


DIRECTIONS: Write TRUE or FALSE next to each statement. Rewrite each false statement to make it true. (10 points each)

1.  __________________ Two New Jersey Muslim men were arrested on Saturday at an airport as they headed to Somalia to seek terror training.

2.  __________________ The men arrested, on their way to join terrorist organization al Shabab in Somalia, were illegal immigrants.

3.  __________________ After being widely condemned for saying that the Palestinians should get out of Israel, White House correspondent Helen Thomas retired this week.

4.  __________________ The 89 year old Mrs. Thomas, who worked for Hearst News Service, joined the White House press corps when Franklin D. Roosevelt was president.

5.  __________________ The two candidates who won the Republican primaries for U.S. Senate and governor in California have both served as CEOs of the companies they worked for.

6.  __________________ The winners of California's Republican primaries for U.S. Senate and governor are both women.

7.  __________________ The Somali terrorist group al-Shabab has banned citizens from watching the World Cup on TV because the games are too boring.

8.  __________________ While al-Shabab hasn't stated specific consequences for Somalis caught watching the World Cup, they have been known to behead or amputate limbs of people who oppose them.

9.  __________________ South Africa's 190,000 police officers have been placed on standby for the month-long World Cup games in South Africa.

10. __________________ To ensure the safety of fans and players during the World Cup games, South African police will use helicopters, water cannons, bomb-sniffing dogs and military vehicles.

NOTE:  "Answers by Email" has ended for the summer--this is the last quiz of the school year.  Daily posting and quizzes will resume August 23.  Answers to this quiz will be posted below on Monday, June 14.