News quiz for week ending 8/26/11

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on August 26, 2011


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

1.  __________________ Joplin High School opened this week for the new school year after the building was destroyed by a tornado at the end of May.

2.  __________________ Until a new high school can be built, Joplin High School classes are being held in an empty office building.

3.  __________________Government officials in Beijing announced this week, just days before the start of the school year, that over 20 private schools are facing closure.

4.  __________________Families without a Beijing hukou (household registration) have a difficult time accessing public education for their children.

5.  __________________ The memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. officially opens Sunday, August 28th, which is the 48th anniversary of Dr. King’s “I have a dream” speech.

6.  __________________ The King Memorial, located on the National Mall in Washington, DC, was carved by an African American sculptor from Alabama.

7.  __________________ The day after rebels took control of Moammar Gadhafi’s compound in the capital city of Tripoli, pro-regime loyalists throughout the city laid down their arms and surrendered.

8.  __________________ Libyan rebel leaders have offered a reward of over $1 million for the capture of Col. Gadhafi.

9.  __________________ The U.S. government is concerned about Gadhafi’s huge stockpile of weapons, especially shoulder-fired missiles, getting into the hands of terrorists.

10. __________________The U.S. government has used satellite and aircraft surveillance for decades to monitor known missile and nuclear facilities all over the world, including those in Lybia.

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1.  true

2.  false – replace “office building” with “department store in a shopping mall”

3.  true

4.  true

5.  true (or false – it was scheduled for Aug. 28th, but postponed because of Hurricane Irene)

6.  false – replace “an African American sculptor from Alabama” with “a Chinese sculptor from Communist China”

7.  false – replace “laid down their arms and surrendered” “continued to fight”

8.  true

9.  true

10. true