1. What was Columbus looking for when he landed in what is now the Bahamas?

a. a Viking settlement
b. a new route to Europe
c. a shortcut to China and India
d. a protected harbor in the Americas

2. Why did this year’s Hispanic Heritage Day Parade organizers select the theme of Family Unity?

a. to fight for the right of undocumented children to attend college in the United States
b. to show Hispanic countries that they are not alone in their recent struggles
c. to teach younger generations about the importance of Hispanic culture
d. to make a statement about new U.S. immigration and travel bans

3. What was the main goal of the Clean Power Plan?

a. to protect coal
b. to shift away from solar energy
c. to lower carbon emissions from power plants
d. to reduce climate change

4. What would most likely help keep populations healthier overall?

a. reduce youth obesity
b. increase funding for cancer research
c. level out obesity rates around the world
d. study people’s eating habits from the 1970s

5. What can cause students who bully to change their behavior for the better?

a. punishing students who bully
b. setting goals for improved behavior
c. putting adults in bullying “hot spots”
d. providing time for students to play video games

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. c
2. b
3. d
4. a
5. b

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A black man who was beaten at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has turned himself in to police after being charged in the confrontation.

Charlottesville police said in a statement that 20-year-old DeAndre Harris turned himself in Thursday and was served a warrant charging him with unlawful wounding.

According to the warrant, the charge was sought by Harold Crews, state chairman of the North Carolina League of the South. Reached by phone this week, Crews said he will not be making any statements.

Police say Harris was released on unsecured bond.

Photos and video showed Harris being beaten by a group of men inside a parking garage. In addition to Harris, three men have been charged in the attack.

Harris’ attorney has said Harris did nothing wrong.

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday:

Viacom Inc., down 64 cents to $24.57

Reports said the entertainment company hasn’t been able to resolve a contract dispute with cable company Charter.

AT&T Inc., down $2.33 to $35.86

The company said it expects to lose DirecTV video subscribers in the third quarter.

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., down 34 cents to $55.13

Retailers slumped Thursday after women’s clothing company J. Jill slashes its third-quarter forecast.

Southwest Airlines Inc., up 26 cents to $58.81

The domestic carrier said it plans to start making flights to Hawaii in 2018.

Juniper Networks Inc., down $1.39 to $25.47

The computer network equipment maker said its third-quarter results will be weaker than it expected.

Domino’s Pizza Inc., down $8.21 to $201.03

The pizza chain had a solid third quarter, but returned some of its recent gains.

Edison International, up $1.24 to $79.66

Utility companies bounced back Thursday after they had slumped over the last month.

Noble Energy Inc., down 50 cents to $27.29

Energy companies fell with the price of oil Thursday.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police say a shootout between two men at a North Carolina gas station ended up with a bullet shattering the window of a nearby school bus.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police spokeswoman Jessica Lawrence Wallin says none of the 19 children on the bus Thursday morning was hurt, while the driver did suffer minor injuries from broken glass.

Police released surveillance video from the gas station that shows the two men arguing before one fires at the other. When the first shooter gets into his car and drives away, the second man then fires back.

In the video, neither man appeared to be injured. No arrests have been made.

Wallin said in a statement that a second vehicle was also struck by at least one bullet, but the driver was not injured.

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The attorney for a New York rabbi who kept driving when a Vermont state trooper tried to pull him over for speeding said Thursday he was hopeful the case could be resolved without the case going to court.

Rabbi Berl Fink’s family has claimed they were traumatized by the stop, but state police leaders have stood by the trooper.

“It’s being treated like any other minor case, first offense, and we are looking for a way to resolve it without court involvement,” defense attorney Robert Appel said, noting Fink didn’t have a criminal record.

Orange County State’s Attorney Will Porter said the case fits the criteria for a court diversion program in which a defendant meets with a community board and works out a personalized resolution to the case. The result of that process is not public.

Police say Fink was driving 83 mph (134 kph) in a 65 mph (105 kph) zone on a remote stretch of Interstate 91 in Thetford on Aug. 8. He kept driving for 4.5 miles (7.2 kilometers), and when he finally stopped, Fink told the trooper he was looking for a safe place to pull over.

Dashboard video of the stop showed that after Fink pulled over he was ordered out of the car at gunpoint.

Berl’s wife, Sarah Fink, told the New York Post the ordeal was “traumatizing.” Their son Yehuda told The Associated Press earlier this month he and his family felt they were targets of a terrorist attack.

A state police investigation found that Trooper Justin Thompson acted properly when he conducted a high-risk traffic stop because he was alone on a remote stretch of highway and he didn’t know who was in the car.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An African-American novelist praised for her raw and powerful depictions of poor African-Americans confronting racial and economic inequalities in the rural South said Wednesday that winning a MacArthur fellowship gives her time and freedom.

“I think those are the two most important gifts you can give to an artist,” Jesmyn Ward said in a video Wednesday from Tulane University, where she’s a professor. “So I am deeply humbled and also overjoyed.”

Hours earlier, the Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced she was among 24 recipients of the so-called genius grants, which bestow $625,000 on each winner over five years.

Ward was the 2011 recipient of the National Book Award for her second novel, “Salvage the Bones,” about the struggles of a poor African-American family in her native Mississippi, set against the backdrop of Hurricane Katrina approaching and devastating the Gulf Coast.

The author grew up in DeLisle, Mississippi , a community of about 1,100 residents where more than a third live below the poverty line. Her three novels to date have been set in a fictional Mississippi Gulf Coast town called Bois Sauvage.

Now 40, Ward said she’s currently working on a novel set in early 1800s New Orleans at the height of the domestic slave trade.

“It’s a novel unlike anything that I’ve written. … I’m a little nervous, afraid, but also aware of the fact that this novel will make me grow and evolve as a human being, and I’m looking forward to that,” Ward said.

The MacArthur Foundation announcement praised Ward as a “fiction writer exploring the bonds of community and familial love among poor African Americans in the rural South.” It added that she “captures moments of beauty, tenderness, and resilience against a bleak landscape of crushing poverty, racism, addition, and incarceration.”

It cited her portrayal in “Salvage the Bones” of the struggles of a poor family with teen pregnancy, a missed opportunity to attend college and other experiences. That book also was among recipients of the American Library Association’s Alex Award for adult books that appeal to teens.

Her first novel, “Where the Line Bleeds,” was published in 2008 and was a finalist for two awards. Her second novel, “Sing, Unburied, Sing,” is among five finalists for this year’s National Book Award, which will be made in November.

In 2014, while Ward was teaching creative writing at the University of South Alabama, her memoir “Men We Reaped” was a National Book Critics Circle finalist for autobiography. She came to Tulane later that year as a tenured associate professor of English.

The writer is nearing the end of a two-year break from teaching at Tulane University after winning the $200,000 Strauss Living award in January 2016.

A Tulane spokesman did not immediately respond to a query about whether she plans to extend her leave after winning the MacArthur grant.