News quiz for week ending 9/21/12

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on September 21, 2012

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.  __________________ New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was successful this week in getting the NYC Board of Health to ban the sale of “medical” marijuana.
 
2.  __________________ Mayor Bloomberg believes the ban imposed by the Board of Health will save lives.
 
3.  __________________ Naval vessels from the U.S. and 25 other countries are conducting exercises in the Strait of Hormuz this week to show Israel that they should not consider a pre-emptive strike against Iran’s suspected nuclear weapons program. 
 
4.  __________________ The Strait of Hormuz is a strategic waterway used by cargo ships bringing laptops, iPads and iPhones from China to the West.
 
5.  __________________ Public high school students this week boycotted school cafeteria food to protest the “one size fits all” lunch portions.
 
6.  __________________ Public school cafeterias across the U.S. have reduced the size of student lunches in response to a federal government mandate. 
 
7.  __________________ Trees were uprooted and houses were torn down this week to make way for the space shuttle Endeavour’s move from the LA Airport to the California Science Center on Friday.
 
8.  __________________ Before President Obama decided to end the space shuttle program, one of the main uses for the shuttles was to transport astronauts to and from the moon.
 
9.  __________________ The robot developed by the U.S’s Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) this month swam faster than world record holder and Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps.
 
10. __________________ The goal DARPA has for the Cheetah robot is to eventually use it for emergency responses, humanitarian missions and other defense missions.

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