In The News Week Ending April 26

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why did top basketball recruit Andrew Wiggins cancel his visits with UNC, Florida State and Kansas?
    • A. 

      He has already decided to go to Duke.

    • B. 

      He missed his flight.

    • C. 

      He has been put on academic probation.

    • D. 

      He was too tired.

  • 2. 
    A funeral was held last week in North Carolina for what American institution?
    • A. 

      Billy Graham

    • B. 

      Doc Watson

    • C. 

      Andy Griffith

    • D. 

      George Beverly Shea

  • 3. 
    Nancy Buirski, founder of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, learned that her film “The Loving Story” has won a Peabody Award. What is the film about?
    • A. 

      Children in the foster care system

    • B. 

      Interracial marriage

    • C. 

      1967's Summer of Love

    • D. 

      Assisted suicide

  • 4. 
    What did President Obama threaten to do to embarrass his daughters?
    • A. 

      Put their baby pictures behind his Oval Office desk during his televised address.

    • B. 

      Record a music video with Justin Bieber.

    • C. 

      Get a tattoo.

    • D. 

      Have the Secret Service run background checks on potential boyfriends.

  • 5. 
    A crowd-funding website raised money to buy Boston’s David Henneberry a new boat. What happened to his old one?
    • A. 

      It sank in Boston Harbor during last month’s nor’easter.

    • B. 

      It was shot up by police.

    • C. 

      It was repossessed after the collapse of Henneberry’s technology company.

    • D. 

      He donated it to a children’s museum.

  • 6. 
    What is the Women of the Wall?
    • A. 

      A Carrboro-based indie band.

    • B. 

      A documentary film about female veterans of the Vietnam War.

    • C. 

      A group promoting the rights of women to pray at the Western Wall.

    • D. 

      A experimental theater project in Durham.

  • 7. 
    Chapel Hill artist Mary Carter Taub created a mural for the Downtown Art Project. Where can her artwork be found?
    • A. 

      On the building where the mural of a boy and girl playing violin and flute was painted over.

    • B. 

      In the lobby of N.C. Children’s Hospital.

    • C. 

      Projected on top of the Rosemary Street parking deck.

    • D. 

      On a Chapel Hill Transit bus.

  • 8. 
    What honor did Durham School of the Arts achieve last week?
    • A. 

      Ranked number one in the state by U.S. News & World Report.

    • B. 

      Named a National School of Excellence.

    • C. 

      Top fundraiser for the Durham Community Foundation’s backpack program.

    • D. 

      Won their first state championship title in soccer.

  • 9. 
    A recent national rule change allows high school athletics programs to use cell phones and tablets for what purpose?
    • A. 

      Record and show players game "films" during the game.

    • B. 

      Access records of booster club donations.

    • C. 

      Review decisions by game officials.

    • D. 

      Communicate with players for "real time" coaching.

  • 10. 
    What did a Gastonia woman buy at a Goodwill store for $8 and later received an offer of $12,000 for it?
    • A. 

      A bracelet

    • B. 

      A Thomas Day rocker

    • C. 

      A video game

    • D. 

      A coffee pot