News quiz for week ending 9/21/18

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on September 21, 2018

Questions

1. The FDA announced it may ban the sale of flavored vaping cartridges. Its aim is to:
a) to get stores that sell e-cigarettes to minors to stop doing so
b) decrease the number of teens who vape
c) neither a) nor b)
d) both a) and b)

2. The FDA told Juul Labs and four other manufacturers of flavored electronic cigarettes that their products could be yanked from the shelves if they don’t address rampant use by teens. The five manufacturers, who make up 97 percent of the US market, have _______________ to submit convincing plans for reducing teen use to show they’re combatting the problem.
a) 6 days
b) 60 days
c) 60 months
d) 60 years

3. South Korea implemented of a new law banning the sale of coffee in schools across the country on Friday. The purpose of the law is to keep students from:
a) staying awake during exams
b) giving up Korean tea in favor of coffee
c) failing their exams
d) consuming too much caffeine

4. A 2012 study in Korea found that although teens are aware caffeine is not good for them, many drink coffee anyway. The study concluded that “educating the students on the dangers of caffeine abuse alone cannot prevent them from harming themselves [by drinking it anyway]“ – and therefore:
a) exams must be made easier to take the pressure off the students
b) laws must be passed to protect them from drinking too much caffeine
c) schools must eliminate standardized testing
d) all of the above

5. Areas in North Carolina hit hardest by Hurricane Florence received up to _______________ of rain. Gov. Cooper asked people who evacuated not to return home yet because flooding is far from over and will get worse in places.
a) 3 feet
b) 3 inches
c) 30 feet
d) 300 inches

6. In addition to flooded roads, downed power lines and broken trees block many roads in Wilmington, hindering people who hope to return home. Sixteen rivers statewide were at major flood stage; more than _______________ roads were closed.
a) 11
b) 111
c) 1,100
d) 11,000

7. Direct recording electronic (DRE) machines used in Georgia are touchscreen voting machines that provide no paper record. __________ states use these types of direct-recording electronic machines.
a) one
b) five
c) 25
d) 50

8. In ruling on a lawsuit brought against Georgia for using electronic voting machines, the U.S. District Judge ruled in favor of the state, allowing the election board to continue using the electronic machines for the upcoming midterm elections. The judge explained that making a change to paper ballots:
a) is too risky, noting the potential for last-minute confusion at the polls
b) is not necessary as there is no problem with the electronic machines
c) is not going to happen while she’s on the bench
d) would be bad for the environment, as it would use a lot of paper

9. Last week, an employee of a Taco Bell in _______________ refused to take the order of a woman who did not speak Spanish.
a) France
b) Mexico
c) Florida
d) Texas

10. The employee told the customer to go to a Taco Bell at a different location to buy food. When the customer asked to speak to a manager, the employee told her the manager _______________ and said there was no one else who could take her order.
a) “doesn’t speak English either”
b) “is in her house sleeping”
c) “only speaks Spanish”
d) “will fire me if she knows I refused to serve you”


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