News Quiz for Week Ending September 30, 2016

Posted on: 09.29.2016 in weekly_quiz

1.    Who participated in the first debate between Republican and Democratic presidential candidates?

a.    Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas
b.    Thomas Dewey and Harold Stassen
c.    Adlai Stevenson and Estes Kefauver
d.    Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy

2.    Which of the following has Mexico City done to counteract the effects of sinking?

a.    drained a giant lake
b.    cracked benches in half
c.    built steps to a monument
d.    installed aquifers underground

3.    Which statement would Elon Musk most likely agree with?

a.    When facing a difficult task, set low expectations for yourself.
b.    In the future technology will be more valuable than hard work.
c.    To make something happen, you need to believe that it can happen.
d.    If given the option, most people would choose to live in the same home forever.

4.    Which of the following accurately describes a presidential candidate’s plan for addressing the Syrian crisis?

a.    Trump plans to negotiate with rebel factions to overthrow Syrian President Assad.
b.    Clinton intends to join forces with Russian President Putin to end the war in Syria.
c.    Trump will target terrorist groups and capture ISIS’s leader.
d.    Clinton suggests the United States accept 65,000 Syrian refugees.

5.    To which European country can many Hispanic Americans trace their ancestry?

a.    Spain
b.    Russia
c.    Mexico
d.    Central America








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

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