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Roanoke Times News Quiz For Jan. 18

7 Questions
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If you start a business in the city of Roanoke (even to what amounts to a hobby business that doesn’t produce much money), who should you contact about acquiring a business license?
    • A. 

      Economic Development

    • B. 

      Commissioner of the Revenue

    • C. 

      Treasurer

    • D. 

      Clerk of Circuit Court

  • 2. 
    Last weekend, one of the Roanoke Valley's Goodwill stores ended its bi-weekly auctions. Instead of the auctions, Goodwill plans to open an outlet store in about two months. Where will this outlet store be located?
    • A. 

      Northwest Roanoke

    • B. 

      East Salem

    • C. 

      West Salem

    • D. 

      Cave Spring

  • 3. 
    Earlier this week, one of three museums started its move to the newly renovated Center in the Square in downtown Roanoke. Can you name the museum?
    • A. 

      Harrison Museum of African American Culture

    • B. 

      Science Museum of Western Virginia

    • C. 

      History Museum of Western Virginia

  • 4. 
    True or False: Country music star Miranda Lambert once performed at Roanoke's Festival in the Park.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The owners of Parkway Brewing Co. -- Salem's first craft brewery -- are starting with four styles of beer. One of those beers is called Magella Belgian Dark Abbey Ale. Where did the name come from?
    • A. 

      A 16th-century Italian nun

    • B. 

      A type of hops

    • C. 

      The brewer's wife's middle name

    • D. 

      Explorer Ferdinand Magellan

  • 6. 
    On Tuesday, Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas announced he would be returning to the Hokies for the 2013 season. But how many other VT players decided to leave early for the NFL?
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      3

  • 7. 
    True or False: Once Salem finishes its third leg of the Roanoke River Greenway project, the length of the Salem portion will be about the same distance as Roanoke's stretch of the greenway.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False