News quiz for week ending 8/31/12

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on August 31, 2012

Questions

1.  Mitt Romney presented his energy plan for America this week, which he will implement if elected president.  With it he promises to:
a)  make the U.S. energy independent by 2020
b)  ban the use of fossil fuels in the U.S. by 2020
c)  lower the price of gasoline to $2/gallon by 2020
d)  increase government subsidies to wind and solar power companies

2.  Romney said that if elected president, as part of his energy plan he will reverse President Obama’s decision to:
a)  give government subsidies to wind and solar power companies
b)  impose more environmental regulations on the coal industry
c)  loan billions of dollars to Brazil to explore off-shore oil drilling there
d)  block the building of the Keystone pipeline from Canada to Texas

3.  In 1969 Neil Armstrong became the first man to ____________________.  He died this week at the age of 82.
a)  orbit the earth
b)  travel to Mars
c)  set foot on the moon
d)  orbit the moon

4.  Neil Armstrong and fellow astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins traveled to the moon in the:
a)  Challenger
b)  Apollo 11
c)  Endeavor
d)  Starship Enterprise

5.  Ludwig Guttman, a Jewish neurosurgeon who escaped from Nazi Germany in the late 1930s, changed the way patients with _________________ were treated.  He began implementing sports competitions as a way to motivate these patients.
a)  tuberculosis
b)  spinal cord injuries
c)  cancer
d)  visual impairments

6.  Ludwig Guttman is the founder of the modern day:
a)  Iron Man competition
b)  Paralympics
c)  Marathon
d)  Olympics

7.  Ann Romney’s convention speech this week focused on:
a)  her husband’s good character
b)  her large family
c)  her Mormon faith
d)  her desire to be co-president

8.  In her convention speech, Mrs. Romney described Mitt Romney as all but:
a)  authoritarian
b)  reliable
c)  supportive
d)  successful

9.  Vice-presidential candidate _________________ accepted the Republican party’s nomination during his speech Wednesday night.
a)  Chris Christie
b)  Newt Gingrich
c)  Marco Rubio
d)  Paul Ryan

10. During his speech, the vice-presidential candidate promised he and Mitt Romney would:
a)  reverse all of President Obama’s policies in their first 100 days in office
b)  improve the struggling economy and work to repeal Obamacare
c)  increase the country’s debt by $10 trillion
d)  provide every American with free healthcare

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    1. a) make the U.S. energy independent by 2020
    2. d) block the building of the Keystone pipeline from Canada to Texas
    3. c) set foot on the moon
    4. b) Apollo 11
    5. b) with spinal cord injuries
    6. b) Paralympics
    7. a) her husband’s good character
    8. a) authoritarian
    9. d) Paul Ryan
    10. b) improve the struggling economy and work to repeal Obamacare


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