News quiz for week ending 12/14/07

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on December 14, 2007

Questions

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

1.  __________________ Iraq’s Electricity Minister said this week that by 2011, the power in Baghdad will be restored to the same level that it was at during Saddam Hussein’s rule.

2.  __________________ Since the fall of Saddam, Iraqi citizens have consistently targeted Iraq’s power grid by destroying its transmission towers and the oil and gas pipelines that provide Iraq’s generators with the fuel they convert to megawatts.

3.  __________________ Bolivian President Hugo Chavez is encouraging a recall election in his country to allow “the people to say who goes and who stays.”

4.  __________________ Under the president’s proposals, the Bolivian constitutional assembly has approved numerous changes to the constitution which include allowing the president to seek re-election as often as he likes.

5.  __________________ Under current federal sentencing guidelines people convicted of crack-cocaine and powder cocaine offenses face the same jail time.

6.  __________________ The U.S. Sentencing Commission voted unanimously this week to give retroactive status to an amendment in the federal sentencing guidelines that reduces penalties for crack-cocaine offenses.

7.  __________________ Security in Anbar Province, Iraq has improved in recent months.

8.  __________________ Citizens in Anbar will only give tips about arms caches and the presence of terrorists to U.S. troops.

9.  __________________ The report on the investigation into the use of performance-enhancing drugs by baseball players, initiated by Major League Baseball Commissioner Barry Bonds, concluded that the drugs have been used for over a decade.

10. __________________ Most of the accusations against major league baseball players taking performance-enhancing drugs took place before the league instituted its current drug policy.


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