1. Ahead of Monday night’s debate, it was leaked that Hillary Clinton planned to “get under Donald Trump’s skin” and provoke him into losing his temper in front of 100 million people at the first US presidential debate. Rather than focusing on policy, Mrs. Clinton’s goal was to show that Mr. Trump does not have the _________________________ to be president.
c) political experience
2. Mrs. Clinton’s allies said that she hoped to goad him into an outburst that will make him look “unhinged” to show he is too volatile to be put in charge of America’s nuclear arsenal. Mrs. Clinton’s plan included trying to rile Mr. Trump with taunts about his character. Which term would she not use?
a) a blue collar billionaire
b) a xenophobe
3. Snapchat has introduced “Spectacles” – sunglasses with a built-in wireless video camera. Features include all but:
a) lights on the inside and outside of the frame let other people know you’re recording
b) camera is able to record up to 30 seconds of video at a time
c) ability to FaceTime a friend while recording so they can see what you do in real time
d) the videos are stored on the sunglasses, so you don’t need your phone nearby while recording
4. Specs are different from Google Glass in several ways, including all but:
a) designed solely for capturing video
b) meant for casual use
c) footage can be uploaded directly to a user’s Instagram, Facebook or Twitter account
d) significantly cheaper
5. On Tuesday, Senate Democrats voted to block a short-term government funding bill because it did not include funding to address:
a) resettlement funding for the 10,000 Syrian refugees President Obama is bringing to the U.S.
b) the drinking water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan
c) paying the tuition for any college student whose family makes $125,000 a year or less
d) a 10% pay raise for every Congress member
6. Supplemental funding in the federal spending bill included all but:
a) funding to address the heroin and prescription opioid epidemic
b) funding for 9/11 first responders
c) $1.1 billion in supplemental funding to combat the Zika virus
d) $500 million available to address immediate disaster recovery needs due to flooding in Louisiana, West Virginia and Maryland
7. Israeli leader Shimon Peres died this week at 93. In 1994 Mr. Peres along with with Yitzhak Rabin, a rival Labor leader, and Yasser Arafat, the head of the Palestine Liberation Organization, received the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to forge peace with the Palestinians. He negotiated the Israeli-Palestinian peace deal that became known as the ________________________.
a) Oslo Accords
b) Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
c) Camp David Accords
d) Treaty of Versailles
8. Shimon Peres was the last surviving member of a group of leaders who witnessed the creation of the state of Israel in 1948. Over a seven-decade career, Mr. Peres served as prime minister, president and Labor Party chief. In 1953 at the age of 29, he was appointed as director-general of the Israeli Defense Ministry. While he was director general, Israel invested in developing a secret ______________________.
a) eavesdropping program at the U.S. embassy
b) nuclear weapons program
c) partnership program with Palestinian leaders
d) none of the above
9. In response to NFL player Colin Kaepernick’s protest, a high school football coach and his players in Pennsylvania are:
a) refusing to stand for the National Anthem
b) turning their backs on the American flag during the Pledge of Allegiance
c) continuing to stand during the National Anthem
d) criticizing any player who stands during the National Anthem
10. Explaining his reason, one of the Pennsylvania players was quoted as saying, “it’s like at the end of the day, _______________.”
a) “I’m going to continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed.”
b) “We’re America, and we have to stand together. Like a football team, America is a team, too.”
c) “America is a racist country.”
d) none of the above
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