News quiz for week ending 9/29/17

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on September 29, 2017

Questions

1. While meeting with the leaders of South Korea and Japan at the end of UN week, President Trump announced that China, North Korea’s principal trading partner, has:
a) ordered its banks to stop doing business with North Korea
b) said it will defy U.N. sanctions aimed at forcing North Korea to end its nuclear weapons program
c) ordered its banks to stop doing business with the U.S.
d) none of the above

2. China’s decision, along with new U.S. sanctions aimed at companies and financial institutions that do business with North Korea, will:
a) cut off North Korea’s ability to fund its nuclear weapons program
b) cause North Korea to launch a ballistic missile at Beijing
c) give “Rocket Man” a new nickname – “Empty Pocket Man”
d) allow North Korea to continue funding its nuclear weapons program

3. This week, President Trump issued a new travel ban that will restrict visitors and immigrants from eight countries that:
a) he doesn’t like
b) oppose his proposal to reform the U.N.
c) are Muslim majority countries
d) have inadequate vetting procedures

4. Before determining which countries should be on on the travel ban list, the administration:
a) Conducted a worldwide review of countries’ immigration and travel procedures
b) Informed all countries of baseline security expectations and gave them time to comply
c) both a) and b)
d) neither a) nor b)

5. On Tuesday, the acting U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York announced the conclusion of an investigation into “the world of college basketball” in which four coaches were charged with:
a) fraud and corruption
b) extortion
c) game fixing
d) sports betting

6. The FBI and U.S. Attorney’s Office began the college basketball investigation _______________. The purpose was to investigate the criminal influence of money on coaches and NCAA student-athletes.
a) in 2017
b) last month
c) in 2015
d) last year

7. In a speech this week, President Trump announced a tax reform framework. The main feature of the plan is tax cuts on individual, small business and corporate tax rates as a way to:
a) make the rich richer
b) spur economic growth which will result in increased wages and employment for middle class Americans
c) slow economic growth and discourage people from expanding or establishing a business
d) none of the above

8. The tax reform plan includes all but:
a) Cutting the corporate tax rate from 35 to 20 percent.
b) Repealing the estate or death tax.
c) Simplifying the individual tax rate structure to 12, 25, and 35 percent.
d) Increasing the standard deduction to $12,000 for an individual and $24,000 for a married couple
e) Increasing the individual tax rate structure to 30, 50 and 90 percent

9. Although a shipping company has unloaded nearly 3,000 40-foot containers with relief goods at the port in Puerto Rico, the supplies have not been delivered to people in need. What is holding up distribution?
a) Roads in the immediate area around San Juan are severely damaged and sites farther from the capital appear to be impassable.
b) There is damage to the trucking infrastructure, to the distributors, to the supermarkets, to the roads.
c) Where infrastructure is not so damaged, and you can get a driver to the truck, there is no fuel to move the equipment.
d) Still trying to get truckers to take goods and bring back shipping containers to carry more supplies.
e) All of the above

10. On Monday, Gen. Joseph Lengyel, head of the National Guard Bureau said that it will be “a harder response scenario” to restore power and necessary infrastructure in Puerto Rico. Gen. Lengyel said all but:
a) “This response in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands is going to challenge the system.”
b) “This is too tough for us to solve. I’m retiring.”
c) “It’s more complicated to get people here, it’s more complicated to fix the power grids, it’s more complicated to fix a whole lot of other things.”
d) “Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are not Texas and Florida. They’re out here in the middle of the ocean.”


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