News quiz for week ending 9/9/16

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on September 9, 2016


Note: As this was a short week, this week’s quiz questions all refer to 9/11.

DIRECTIONS:  Write TRUE or FALSE next to each statement, then rewrite each false statement to make it true. (10 points each)

1. __________________ The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of four suicide attacks committed by Islamic terrorists against civilians, coordinated to strike the areas of New York City and Washington, D.C.

2. __________________ On 9/11, 19 terrorists from the Islamist militant group Islamic State hijacked four passenger jets and flew two into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center.

3. __________________ Bill Clinton was President of the United States on 9/11 and Rudy Giuliani was the mayor of New York City on that day.

4. __________________ Nearly 3,000 people died in the 9/11 attacks, including the 246 civilians and 19 hijackers aboard the four planes.

5. _________________ At the World Trade Center, at least 200 people fell or jumped to their deaths from the burning towers, as exemplified in the photograph “The Falling Man.”

6. __________________ The focus of the 9/11 commemoration in New York City each year is remembering the victims by reading all of their names, as well as the victims of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

7. __________________ Of the three sites, only the Pentagon’s memorial is open to the public during the commemoration ceremony on 9/11 each year.

8. __________________ The site where the World Trade Center buildings stood is often referred to as Ground Zero.

9. __________________ Todd Beamer, one of the passengers on Flight 93, said to his fellow passengers before attempting to thwart the hijackers, “Let’s get them.”

10. __________________ In 2011, after years at large, Osama bin Laden, the head of the terror group responsible for 9/11, was located and killed in Pakistan by U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six.

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