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Newsquiz: Week of May 10

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Determine whether each statement is true or false as written
  • If it is false, replace the underlined word or phrase to make the sentence true
  • Write your answers in the space provided
  • Today's Newsquiz includes the Media Literacy Question of the Day

(CNN Student News) -- May 14, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How do you think that news stories about natural and man-made disasters might be used by people planning to travel to the region where those disasters took place?

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True or False? -- The following sentences relate to events that were covered this week on CNN Student News. See if you can determine whether each statement is true or false as written. If the statement is false, replace the underlined word or phrase with one that would make the sentence true. Write your answers in the space provided.

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1. Janet Napolitano is President Barack Obama's nominee to replace retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.

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2. The crew of the Plastiki, a boat powered by renewable energy sources, is sailing across the Indian Ocean.

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3. David Cameron is the new prime minister of Britain.

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4. A habeus corpus policy strictly enforces rules or laws without exceptions.

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5. BP, Halliburton and TransOcean addressed Congress about an oil spill caused by the sinking of an oil tanker in the Gulf of Mexico.

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6. A young boy is the only survivor of a flight that crashed as it was coming in for a landing in Libya.

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7. The Mariana Warning begins with the phrase, "You have the right to remain silent."

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8. Protesters in Laos want the country's prime minister to step down.

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9. The New York state attorney general is investigating whether several large banks gave out misleading information in an attempt to get better credit ratings.

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10. The mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania plans to use stimulus money to tear down about 6,000 vacant homes over the next two years.

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