News quiz for week ending 9/13/13

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on September 13, 2013

Questions

DIRECTIONS: For the true/false, write TRUE or FALSE next to each statement, then rewrite each false statement to make it true. (10 points each)

1. __________________ Recall elections were held in Colorado this week for two state senators. Citizens who organized the recall did so over the senators’ support for reducing income taxes.

2. __________________ A recall election is an electoral device in American politics which allows citizens to remove an elected official from office before the end of that person’s term in office. This is Colorado’s first-ever recall election of a state lawmaker.

3. __________________ President Barack Obama this week gave multiple news interviews and a televised address to the nation to promote a Russian military strike on Syria.

4. __________________ President Obama said the military strike on Syria is necessary because Bashar Assad’s forces used chemical weapons against his own people.

5. __________________ The focus of the 9/11 commemoration at Ground Zero each year is on victims’ loved ones/family members. The event centers around reading the names of the victims who died on 9/11, as well as the victims of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

6. __________________ Bill Clinton was President on 9/11 and Rudy Guiliani was the mayor of New York City on that day.

7. __________________ Based on computer forecasts, the BBC predicted several years ago that the Arctic would be ice-free in summer by 2013.

8. __________________ There has been to a record increase in the ice cap in the Arctic this summer, days before the annual re-freeze is even set to begin, which leads some experts to predict a period of global cooling.

9. __________________ The purpose of the Million Muslim March held on September 11th in Washington DC was to condemn all Muslim terrorist attacks.

10. __________________ The purpose of the “2 Million Bikers to DC” event on September 11th was to honor the victims of 9-11, and to protest the Million Muslim March that many said was inappropriate for such a solemn day in U.S. history.


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