News quiz for week ending 9/25/15

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on September 25, 2015

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. __________________ The U.S. military’s DARPA recently tested its new prosthetic hand on a man who was paralyzed as the result of a spinal cord injury.

2. __________________ According to DARPA, while wearing the prosthetic hand, the man was able to feel physical sensations.

3. __________________ Secretary of State John Kerry announced this week that the U.S. will increase the number of immigrants we accept from around the world to 100,000 annually.

4. __________________ Secretary Kerry said the increase in refugees the U.S. accepts would include at least 1,000 Syrian refugees.

5. __________________ The former owner of a peanut company who was found guilty of knowingly shipping peanut products tainted with salmonella was sentenced this week to life in prison.

6. __________________ The peanut owner’s lengthy prison sentence was due to the overwhelming evidence against him, as well as the judge’s dislike of peanuts.

7. __________________ President Obama was expected to bring up ongoing cyber hacks against the U.S. during Chinese President Xi JinPing’s first state visit to Washington this week.

8. __________________ The U.S. is currently negotiating a cyberspace arms-control accord with China.

9. __________________ Pope Francis’ speech to Congress on Thursday was historic because it was the first time a pope ever addressed Congress.

10. __________________ In his speech before Congress, Pope Francis exhorted his audience to embrace millions of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. and to join a global campaign against climate change.


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