News quiz for week ending 6/6/08

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on June 6, 2008


1. The IAEA is:
a) the U.N.'s nuclear weapons watchdog
b) the U.N.'s human rights council
c) the U.N.'s food for the poor program
d) the U.N.'s military peacekeepers

2. In a recent report on Iran, the IAEA concluded that:
a) Iran has no capability to make nuclear weapons
b) Iran should grant more access to the IAEA's inspectors
c) all sanctions against Iran should be lifted
d) Israel is more of a threat to the world than Iran is

3. By the end of June, 4 of Bolivia's 9 provinces will have voted on implementing autonomy measures to protect them from President __________________'s efforts to nationalize much of the nation's economy.
a) Rafael Correa Delgado
b) Hugo Chavez
c) Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
d) Evo Morales

4. Since taking office in 2006, Bolivia's President has adopted a ____________ agenda in an attempt to redistribute the nation's wealth from rich to poor.
a) capitalist
b) communist
c) socialist
d) anarchist

5. What does the proposed marriage amendment to the California constitution state?
a) "only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California"
b) "any marriage between two people in love is valid or recognized in California"
c) "marriage between any two people is valid or recognized in California"
d) "the state of California will not prohibit same-sex marriages"

6. Approximately _________ Californians signed the petition to put the marriage amendment on the November ballot
a) 10,000,000
b) 10,000
c) 100,000
d) 1,000,000

7. Sen. Obama has been declared the Democratic party nominee for president
a) because he received the largest number of votes in the primaries
b) because he has secured the largest number of delegates to the Democratic party convention
c) because he won the majority of Democratic primary elections
d) because many Democrats dislike Sen. Clinton too much to allow her to become the nominee

8. Hillary Clinton's campaign said that she will wait until a Saturday event to give her support to Sen. Obama in order to:
a) give Sen. Clinton time to pressure Sen. Obama to choose her as his running-mate
b) allow Sen. Clinton time to take a breather after 16 months of campaigning
c) accommodate more of Senator Clinton's supporters who want to attend the event
d) give time for possible scandals connected to Mr. Obama to cause the Democratic party to withdraw his name as the nominee

9. According to a U.S. government estimates, there are approximately _______________ barrels of oil on lands owned or managed by the U.S. government (including offshore)
a) 17 billion
b) 117 billion
c) 117 million
d) 17 million

10. When is directional drilling used?
a) when drillers are not actually allowed onto protected land
b) when drillers aren't sure exactly where the oil is
c) when drillers want to destroy the land they are extracting the oil from
d) when drillers don't know for sure if there is any oil present