In The News Week Ending April 12

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 36

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    An executive with a plastics company in Washington found that only one in ten job applicants can pass what type of test?
    • A. 

      Math test

    • B. 

      Drug test

    • C. 

      Driving test

    • D. 

      Stress test

  • 2. 
    It is unlikely that we will see a British naval ship named for former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher for what reason?
    • A. 

      Only members of the British peerage system of nobility are eligible for the honor.

    • B. 

      Ship builders would not be willing to work on it because of her opposition to the labor movement.

    • C. 

      She didn't know how to swim.

    • D. 

      Budget cuts to the Royal Navy have frozen construction of any new vessels.

  • 3. 
    Tianlang Guan has caused quite a sensation at the Masters golf tournament. What’s so special about him?
    • A. 

      He attended the same high school as Tiger Woods.

    • B. 

      He is a former American Idol finalist.

    • C. 

      He is the youngest player ever to qualify for the tournament.

    • D. 

      He was part of the US Olympic diving team.

  • 4. 
    What promise did Annette Funicello make to Walt Disney when she began to make beach movies in 1963?
    • A. 

      To sneak her mouse ears into at least one scene of every movie.

    • B. 

      To give him script approval.

    • C. 

      To allow no more than one on-screen kiss per movie.

    • D. 

      Not to show her belly button.

  • 5. 
    What was notable about UNC basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell’s inclusion in the 2013 class of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame?
    • A. 

      She is the first woman associated with UNC in the Hall of Fame.

    • B. 

      She is the first N.C. native to receive this honor.

    • C. 

      She is the first person to be nominated as both a coach and a player.

    • D. 

      She joins her father, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1982.

  • 6. 
    Michael Potts, a state trooper recovering from being shot during a routine traffic stop, revisited his former career when he did what last week?
    • A. 

      Guest hosted the morning show on WPTF radio.

    • B. 

      Threw the first pitch at the Durham Bulls home opener.

    • C. 

      Drove the delivery truck for his family’s furniture store.

    • D. 

      Volunteered in his son’s second grade classroom.

  • 7. 
    What reopened in Chapel Hill last week after a $16.2 million expansion?
    • A. 

      The public library.

    • B. 

      UNC's Kenan Field House.

    • C. 

      University Mall.

    • D. 

      The North Carolina Botanical Garden.

  • 8. 
    Why has Fort Bragg decided to discontinue its Independence Day celebration after more than 30 years?
    • A. 

      Declining attendance

    • B. 

      Security concerns

    • C. 

      Weather

    • D. 

      Budget cuts

  • 9. 
    Google has launched a new tool that lets users determine what to do with their data in case of what event?
    • A. 

      They are sued.

    • B. 

      They exceed storage capacity.

    • C. 

      They die.

    • D. 

      They forget their passwords.

  • 10. 
    According to an ongoing N.C. State linguistics study, what is responsible for the loss of the distinctive Raleigh accent?
    • A. 

      Television and other media leading to a homogenization of speech.

    • B. 

      A more educated population due to area universities.

    • C. 

      An increase in texting over speech as a communication style.

    • D. 

      Migration from other parts of the country.