Current Events Quiz #2 for #J361NN, Fall 2012

[Portrait of Arthur Aaron, ca. July 1947] (LOC)

I forgot to post last week’s, but here is this week’s quiz for J361 Neighborhood News, complete with random Creative Commons-approved quiz photo from Flickr.

October 2, 2012
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Current Events Quiz #2

1. What state’s restrictive new voter ID law has been “put on hold” until after the November election? Bonuses: What amendment to the Constitution protects voters’ rights? And what year did the U.S.’s major federal voting rights act pass?

2. Doctors in Egypt began what today? Bonuses: What’s the capital of Egypt? Name the major river of Egypt.

3. Why is the EMU renovation on hold for now? Bonus, for anyone who didn’t write the story: Which of your classmates wrote the cover story for yesterday’s print edition of the Emerald? Bonus, for the person who did write the story: What’s the Twitter handle of the person you profiled?

4. In Haiti, what emblematic building is about to be razed? Why? Bonuses: What’s the capital of Haiti? With what other country does it share an island?

5. What West Coast MLB team clinched a playoff berth last night even though it may not win its division?

6. What company’s catalog digitally erased women for its Saudi Arabian edition? Bonus: Whom did the company blame for that erasure?

7. In the country of Georgia, what’s going on with the elections?

8. A Malaysian court ruled what about publishing newspapers? Bonuses: What’s the capital of Malaysia? Name Malaysia’s two neighboring countries, by land.

9. Israeli policy toward Iran is shifting toward what, from what?

10. A seat came loose on a flight of what airline (making it the third seat to do so recently)?

Extra Bonuses:

Los Angeles is unusually deadly for people using what forms of transportation, according to a new study?

What viral photo turned out to be the result of a tour guide doing something stupid (but funny) in 2008 when the women in the photo were on spring break? Where were they (the name of the town would be best)?

About Suzi Steffen

Suzi Steffen teaches, writes, edits, reviews and rides (an adult tricycle named Momo) in Eugene, Oregon. For many years, she taught as an adjunct instructor at the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communication. As of fall 2015, she's teaching in Oregon State's New Media and Communications program. Suzi also edits Lane Monthly and works as an arts journalist across the state and country. Email her at suzisteffen at gmail dot com; find her on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook for more info; and check out Lane Monthly in print around Lane County and online at lanemonthly.com.
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