Week ending 3/7/14

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on March 7, 2014

Questions

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

1. __________________ A new rule at Tennessee State University will require students and staff to display ID at all times on campus. The new ID will allow the University to track all students and faculty wherever they are.

2. __________________ Tennessee State officials say they are implementing the policy as a way to prevent students and staff from committing crimes on campus.

3. __________________ During their meeting at the White House on Monday, President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians and the international efforts to end Iran’s nuclear weapons program.

4. __________________ During the meeting, despite the fact that Palestinian President Abbas has refused to do so on numerous occasions, President Obama said he will not accept a peace deal until the Palestinians recognize Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people.

5. __________________ In an emergency meeting in Ukraine this week, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pledged $1 million in U.S.aid to Ukraine’s new government.

6. __________________ In exchange for the aid, Secretary Kerry said Ukraine must allow U.S experts to assist the country’s central bank and finance ministry and help Ukraine prepare for upcoming elections.

7. __________________ The College Board announced this week that it is revising the SATs because it wants the test to focus more on students’ understanding of really hard vocabulary words.

8. __________________ In an effort to help students who are unable to afford private tutors, the College Board plans to provide free private tutors for every student taking the exam.

9. __________________ In 2010 the Philadelphia school district implemented a new grooming policy prohibiting school police officers and security guards from having beards longer than a quarter of an inch.  School security officer Siddiq Abu-Bakr requested an exemption because he said his religious beliefs prevented him from complying with the new policy.  The district denied his request for an exemption.

10. __________________ The U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit this week on Mr. Abu-Bakr’s behalf against the Philadelphia school district saying its policy prohibiting school police officers and security guards from having beards longer than a quarter of an inch is in violation of the security guard’s First Amendment rights.


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