News quiz for week ending 9/2/11

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on September 2, 2011

Questions

1.  A U.S. defense research agency conducted a test last week on a hypersonic test vehicle that flew:
a)  faster than a bullet train
b)  faster than the speed of sound
c)  faster than the blink of an eye
d)  faster than the speed of light

2.  The hypersonic aircraft could give the military the ability to:
a)  strike any part of the world within an hour
b)  listen in on any conversation from 1,000 miles away
c)  escape radar detection
d)  deflect any incoming missile

3.  Dozens of ___________________ from Massachusetts to Arizona are preparing to begin using hand-held facial recognition devices this month.
a)  hospitals
b)  churches
c)  high schools
d)  law-enforcement agencies

4.  The facial-recognition device, which attaches to an iPhone, can do all but which one of the following:
a)  collect fingerprints
b)  conduct a full-body scan
c)  scan a person’s irises
d)  take a picture of a face from up to 5 feet away

5.  Hurricane Irene caused all but which type of damage in Vermont?
a)  washed away several beachfront communities
b)  destroyed scores of bridges
c)  damaged or destroyed hundreds of roads
d)  knocked out electrical lines and poles, causing major power outages

6.  Soldiers from the Vermont National Guard are helping by:
a)  protecting homes and businesses from looters
b)  working on rescue and relief efforts
c)  implementing a dusk to dawn curfew
d)  using aerial drones to monitor public order

7.  Northeastern states hit hardest by flooding as a result of Hurricane Irene include:
a)  New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Vermont
b)  New Jersey, Vermont, Maine and Virginia
c)  Vermont, New York, Rhode Island and Delaware
d)  New York, New Jersey, Vermont and Maryland

8.  The governors of New York and New Jersey have asked President Obama for federal relief:
a)  to help cover the costs of debris removal and emergency services
b)  to purchase replacement lap tops and smart phones for every resident who lost one
c)  to pay for moving costs of those who would like to move out of their storm damaged homes
d)  to reimburse lost wages of any who couldn’t work due to power outages

9.  New Mexico’s Spaceport America was built to meet the demands of:
a)  the U.S. government’s space shuttle program
b)  space tourism and commercial space travel
c)  Google
d)  aspiring astronauts who want to travel to the moon

10. Under former Governor Bill Richardson, New Mexico’s Spaceport America was funded by:
a)  government subsidies
b)  Virgin Atlantic’s founder Richard Branson
c)  fund-raisers
d)  NASA

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Answer(s)

1. b)  faster than the speed of sound

2. a)  strike any part of the world within an hour

3.  d)  law-enforcement agencies

4.  b)  conduct a full-body scan

5. a)  washed away several beachfront communities

6.  b)  working on rescue and relief efforts

7. a)  New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Vermont

8. a)  to help cover the costs of debris removal and emergency services

9.  b)  space tourism and commercial space travel

10. a)  government subsidies