Week ending 4/4/14

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on April 4, 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. __________________ Connecticut Governor Malloy signed into law last week a measure that will phase in the highest minimum wage of any U.S. state, in line with a push by Republicans nationwide to raise the entry-level wage.

2. __________________ The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said the effect of raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour nationally, as President Obama is working to do, would reduce total employment by approximately 500,000 workers.

3. __________________ In the tragic mudslide that occurred in Washington last week, everyone who was discovered alive in the mud pile was rescued within the first few hours after the landslide, and rescuers have not found further signs of life, officials said.

4. __________________ In writing that the media is not focusing as much attention on this story as it deserves, the reporter quoted a local resident who asked “Why do people care more about a missing plane in Asia than something happening here in America?”

5. __________________ Jeremiah Denton was an American military officer captured by the North Vietnamese in 1965 and held as a POW for seven and a half months.

6. __________________ Jeremiah Denton was awarded the Medal of Honor for blinking the word TORTURE in Morse Code during a propaganda interview conducted by his North Vietnamese captors.

7. __________________ Fifty-two American hostages taken by Iranian revolutionaries in 1979 were held for 444 days. The hostages were U.S. marines.

8. __________________ Upon hearing that Hamid Aboutalebi, who was involved in the hostage crisis, had been appointed Iran’s ambassador to the U.N., former hostage Barry Rosen said he has forgiven his captors and “it’s time to let bygones by bygones.”

9. __________________ U.S. NATO Commander Philip Breedlove said on Wednesday that he believes Russia could invade Ukraine 12 days after being given the order.

10. __________________ NATO sources said the reasons journalists have failed to find signs of large Russian troop movements are that the troops are camouflaged or located on ministry of defense land closed to the public.


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