News quiz for week ending 11/2/07

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on November 2, 2007

Questions

DIRECTIONS:  Write TRUE or FALSE next to each statement.  Rewrite each false statement to make it true. 

1.  __________________ Israel began cutting food supplies to the Gaza Strip this week in an effort to stop terrorists from shooting rockets from Gaza into Israeli towns.

2.  __________________ The hospitals, water pumping station and sewage is expected to be affected by the reduced amount of fuel being allowed into Gaza.

3.  __________________ The virtual border fence being established by Boeing on a stretch of the Arizona-Mexico border is behind schedule due to a lack of money.

4.  __________________ The virtual border fence in Arizona is part of the larger Secure Border Initiative program aimed at developing a border protection system that mixes actual fences with virtual, technology-based fences that use radar, cameras, and computers.

5.  __________________ The U.S. House of Representatives this week unanimously passed a proposal for a permanent ban on Internet access taxes.

6.  __________________ The Internet access tax ban bans federal tax on Internet access.

7.  __________________ The U.S. has started a new initiative to force dozens of U.N. independent agencies to publish detailed budgets in an effort to see how U.S. contributions are spent.

8.  __________________ The U.S. pays close to $3 billion annually to U.N. entities, including assessed contributions to the operating budget and peacekeeping, and voluntary contributions for humanitarian programs.

9.  __________________ Paul W. Tibbets Jr. was the commander and pilot of the Enola Gay, the B-29 bomber that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan.

10. __________________ The objective for dropping the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was to cause the Japanese to surrender in order to save further loss of life on both sides.


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