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University Drops Longstanding
Student Swimming Requirement
Many water-related stories have been in the news of late - including reports connected to the three questions below.
1. Which Midwestern university announced that its undergraduate students will no longer have to pass a swim test in order to graduate?
a. Michigan State University c. University of Chicago
b. University of Nebraska d. Iowa State University
2. Several people who swam off Boulder Beach on Hoover Dam's Lake Mead developed a rash similar to the one caused by poison ivy; the condition, schistosomiasis, is commonly called "swimmer's itch." What did the National Park Service suspect was to blame for the outbreak?
a. Parasites in the feces of infected waterfowl
b. A floating water plant closely related to poison ivy
c. An unusually large population of mosquitoes at the lake
d. Chemicals that may have been discharged from Hoover Dam
3. An 18-year-old swimmer has already broken the world record in the 200-meter breaststroke set at the London Olympic Games by Daniel Gyurta of Hungary. What country is the teenage swimmer from?
a. Hepatitis C b. Clinical depression c. Agoraphobia d. Body dysmorphic disorder
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