News quiz for week ending 9/22/17

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on September 22, 2017

Questions

DIRECTIONS: Decide whether the bolded section is true or false. Write TRUE or FALSE next to each statement, then rewrite each false bolded statement to make it true.

1. __________________ Prior to President Trump’s address to the UN General Assembly this week, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Rex Tillerson said that the U.S. approach would be "solid" and "strong.” The ambassador said that in his speech, President Trump “comes out with [the] U.S. being very strong in the end,” and "I think he (Trump) will make quite an impact."

2. __________________ Prior to the UN General Assembly opening Tuesday, leaders/representatives of 120 of the 193 member countries attended an event hosted by President Trump in which a U.S.-written proposal for UN reform was presented by President Trump and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

3. __________________ The top official in charge of security for the U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba, is the latest of at least 21 Americans affected by mysterious attacks that have caused injuries including mild traumatic brain injury and permanent hearing loss. The diplomats affected also complained of nausea, headaches, exhaustion and trouble concentrating and remembering words.

4. __________________ Several senators have asked the Secretary of Homeland Security to expel all accredited Cuban diplomats in the U.S. and consider closing the embassy in Havana. The senators wrote, "Cuba's neglect of its duty to protect our diplomats and their families cannot go unchallenged.”

5. __________________ In his address to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, President Trump said, “In foreign affairs, we are renewing this founding principle of sovereignty. Our government’s first duty is to its people, to our citizens — to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights, and to defend their values.”

6. __________________ President Trump also told the gathering of world leaders, “As President of the United States, I will always put your countries first, just like you, as the leaders of your countries will always, and should always, put your countries first.”

7. __________________ President Trump was criticized by many of his opponents for using the phrase “radical Islamic terrorism” when telling the Assembly, “we cannot allow it to tear up our nation, and indeed to tear up the entire world.” - Then telling the world leaders, “We must deny the terrorists safe haven, transit, funding, and any form of support for their vile and sinister ideology. We must drive them out of our nations. It is time to expose and hold responsible those countries who support and finance terror groups like al Qaeda, Hezbollah, the Taliban and others that slaughter innocent people.”

8. __________________ Regarding the crisis in Venezuela, the president said, “The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented.” He told the assembly that the U.S. and U.N. member nations’ goal for the Venezuelan people is to help them regain their freedom, recover their country, and restore their democracy.

9. __________________ The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) reported almost 100 percent of its 1.5 million customers were without power as of late Wednesday in the aftermath of Category 4 Hurricane Maria. PREPA’s CEO said customers might not get power back for four to six years.

10. __________________ Hospitals and other critical facilities in Puerto Rico are relying on wind turbines for their power.