News Quiz for Week Ending September 8, 2017

Posted on: 09.07.2017 in weekly_quiz

1. Which of the following is the best definition of “fission”?

a. generating an escalating chain reaction
b. releasing energy, radiation and loose particles
c. using a particle to split the nucleus of a heavy atom
d. using uranium or plutonium to create a massive explosion

2. What is the purpose of DACA?

a. to identify young undocumented immigrants
b. to find jobs for young undocumented immigrants
c. to give citizenship to young undocumented immigrants
d. to protect young undocumented immigrants from being deported

3. Which of the following statements supports the claim that the bombing of Hiroshima was unnecessary?

a. Japanese forces killed an estimated 100,000 civilians each month.
b. Some victims of the bombings died of radiation sickness.
c. A ground invasion was one alternative to bombing.
d. The Soviet Union declared war on Japan.

4. What was the Cold War?

a. the period of time when the Soviet Union threatened to destroy all fallout shelters in Cuba
b. a race between the United States and the Soviet Union to have the most nuclear weapons
c. the refusal of scientists in the United States and the Soviet Union to build nuclear weapons
d. the rush of other nations trying to gain control of Russia after the Soviet Union collapsed

5. What statement best describes self-discipline?

a. Self-discipline has to be developed through practice.
b. Intelligent people naturally have more self-discipline than others.
c. Self-discipline is useful in school but won’t help you anywhere else.
d. Self-discipline has to be developed on your own — no one else can help you.














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

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