Current Events Quiz: August -- Week 4

Feds say chemical residue is inconclusive proof of a bomb on TWA 800 because:A. They are trying to build a better legal caseB. The same residue is found in airline coffeeC. It doesn't eliminate the screaming baby theoryProvision of President Clinton's plan to reduce smoking among teens:A. Magazine advertising can't use color or cartoonsB. Joe Camel has to be shown having a humpectomyC. Cigarette vending machines only allowed in health clubs and hospitalsD. Kids have to be taller than the line for the roller coaster to buy cigarettesMath SAT scores were the highest since 1972, increasing:A. 2 points from 506 to 508B. 3 points from 506 to 508C. Both of the aboveIn Atlantic City you can now get chips by (Choose one:)A. Credit cardB. Saying, "I'm good for it"Dr. Kevorkian was able to assist in four suicides in a week because:A. Legal maneuvers against him have stoppedB. He's just very good with time managementC. Of his two for one saleA reverend in Michigan was censured because he stated his belief that:A. Those not believing in Christ can also get to heavenB. Those who believe Christ is the only salvation can go to hellC. Heaven is open to everyone but only M-F 9 to 5:30 ESTBeing sent to Binti, the Brookfield zoo gorilla who saved a 3 yr. old:A. Bananas and money from all over the worldB. Adults who lack parenting skillsC. Contracts for the film rights if she'll tell her side of the story

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