In The News Week Ending April 19

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  • 1. 
    Durham startup NeuroSpire is part of the emerging field of neuromarketing. What is neuromarketing? 
    • A. 

      Marketing of study aids for college entrance exams.

    • B. 

      Genre fiction published exclusively for e-readers.

    • C. 

      Database market testing for upscale retail chains.

    • D. 

      Measuring brain activity in response to advertising.

  • 2. 
    Michigan judge Raymond Voet held himself in contempt for what reason?
    • A. 

      He forgot to wear pants.

    • B. 

      His cell phone went off in court.

    • C. 

      He was delinquent in paying his parking tickets.

    • D. 

      It was a demonstration for middle schoolers visiting the courtroom.

  • 3. 
    What were Star Trek fans in North Carolina excited about last week?
    • A. 

      The state started selling Star Trek lottery tickets.

    • B. 

      Bladen County was selected as a location for filming part of the new Star Trek movie.

    • C. 

      William Shatner was spotted having lunch at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville.

    • D. 

      This year’s SPARKcon festival will include a Star Trek convention as part of GeekSPARK.

  • 4. 
    DOT is hoping ramp meters might be the answer to traffic problems on the interstate. How do ramp meters work?
    • A. 

      After a target number of cars have entered the highway, others will be detoured to secondary routes.

    • B. 

      Traffic lights will help regulate the flow of traffic into the highway.

    • C. 

      Tolls will be interactively charged at busier times of day.

    • D. 

      Electronic signs will report the estimated travel time to the next off-ramp.

  • 5. 
    Free screenings for high school athletes recently tested for what problems not detected by the routine physicals required by the N.C. High School Athletic Association?
    • A. 

      Brittle bone disease

    • B. 

      Heart problems

    • C. 

      Drug abuse

    • D. 

      Concussions

  • 6. 
    Duke’s Kimberly Blackwell was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. What is her accomplishment?
    • A. 

      She developed a computer modeling program to more precisely predict the path of hurricanes.

    • B. 

      She produced a documentary film about the educating children with autism.

    • C. 

      She helped develop a treatment for breast cancer.

    • D. 

      She wrote a young adult novel dealing with teen suicide.

  • 7. 
    Astronomers were excited over the discovery of two “Goldilocks” planets. What are the attributes of a Goldilocks planet?
    • A. 

      Gaseous atmosphere that gives it a golden glow.

    • B. 

      Moves into orbits established by neighboring planets.

    • C. 

      Characteristics that are "just right" to sustain life.

    • D. 

      Three moons of increasing size.

  • 8. 
    What is the “arrogant dance"?
    • A. 

      The cicada's mating ritual.

    • B. 

      The nickname given to the North Korean missile crisis.

    • C. 

      Part of the choreography in PSY's new video.

    • D. 

      An anti-bullying campaign sponsored by the Teen Nation Stand and Defend Team.

  • 9. 
    What do city officials hope will help revive Southeast Raleigh’s Chavis Park?
    • A. 

      A refurbished carousel.

    • B. 

      Reduced admission fees.

    • C. 

      A two-story water slide.

    • D. 

      The addition of a small petting zoo.

  • 10. 
    What was the explanation given for the relatively low number of fatalities caused by the explosions at the Boston Marathon?
    • A. 

      The close proximity to hospitals.

    • B. 

      Most of the runners had already completed the race and the crowds were beginning to disperse.

    • C. 

      The blasts were low to the ground, so they didn't cause abdominal injuries.

    • D. 

      A third device failed to detonate.