News quiz for week ending 11/9/07

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on November 9, 2007


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

1.  __________________ Pakistani President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared a state of emergency in Pakistan this week.

2.  __________________ When Pakistan’s president declared a state of emergency this week he outlawed any media reports that would “defame or bring into ridicule the head of state…”.

3.  __________________ The head of Britain’s intelligence agency MI5 concluded in a report this week that al Qaeda has been defeated worldwide.

4.  __________________ The director of MI5 also reported that the number of terrorists plotting attacks in Britain has increased from last year.

5.  __________________ The son of Egypt’s president Anwar Sadat, widely seen at Egypt’s next leader, publicly criticized the U.S. this week in a speech to Egypt’s ruling party.

6.  __________________ Egypt has received $28 billion in aid from the U.S. since 1975.

7.  __________________ In a huge shift in French foreign policy, French President Nicolas Sarkozy spoke to the U.S. Congress this week about strengthening ties between the U.S. and France.

8.  __________________ President Sarkozy and French Foreign Minister Kouchner support taking a hard line against Iran on its nuclear weapons program.

9.  __________________ Veterans Day was first established as Memorial Day by President Woodrow Wilson in November 1919, to commemorate the end of WW1.

10. __________________ In 1954 the name Armistice Day was changed to Veterans Day to honor not only veterans from WWI, but veterans of all wars.

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