In The News Week Ending April 5

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  • 1. 
    N.C. lawmakers introduced the Healthy Marriage Act, which would have what effect on marriage in the state?
    • A. 

      It would outlaw gay marriage.

    • B. 

      It would permit gay marriage under certain circumstances.

    • C. 

      It would raise the minimum age for getting married in N.C.

    • D. 

      It would mandate counseling for couples seeking a divorce.

  • 2. 
    What did the new pope do during Holy Week services that upset traditionalist Catholics?
    • A. 

      Included hymns in the service.

    • B. 

      Conducted mass in Spanish.

    • C. 

      Allowed the service to be televised.

    • D. 

      Included women in the foot-washing ceremony.

  • 3. 
    Why did the N.C. Zoo temporarily close its gates on Easter Sunday?
    • A. 

      There were too many people in the park.

    • B. 

      Zoo officials could not account for all of the exhibit’s alligators.

    • C. 

      A nearby grocery store robbery caused the park to be put on lockdown.

    • D. 

      Area churches were protesting the zoo being open during the holiday.

  • 4. 
    What did Justin Bieber leave behind when he arrived in Germany?
    • A. 

      His cell phone.

    • B. 

      His monkey.

    • C. 

      His birth certificate.

    • D. 

      His manager.

  • 5. 
    One of the highlights of the dedication of NCSU’s $115 million Hunt Library was the introduction of the Hunt chair. What was it?
    • A. 

      Library seating selected from a contest sponsored by NCSU’s design school.

    • B. 

      Part of a replica of Jim Hunt’s office from his time as governor.

    • C. 

      A new endowed chair position in animal science honoring the former governor.

    • D. 

      Library seating designed by the same furniture maker who designed chairs for the D.H. Hill Library.

  • 6. 
    What new technology helped Raleigh police locate a stolen TV and a cache of other stolen goods?
    • A. 

      The TV was equipped with a GPS tracker that allowed detectives to follow the item.

    • B. 

      High definition security cameras allowed police to identify the thieves selling some of the goods.

    • C. 

      A national database of serial numbers used by pawn shop dealers identified the item.

    • D. 

      The Netflix account associated with the TV was used, leading detectives to its location.

  • 7. 
    The Revolutionary War-era House in the Horseshoe is one of four state historic sites that would be closed under the governor’s proposed budget. How does it differ from the other three?
    • A. 

      It is the only one that is not the home place of a historic figure.

    • B. 

      It is the only one outside the Triangle.

    • C. 

      It is the only one that does not charge an admission fee.

    • D. 

      It had the lowest attendance figures of the four.

  • 8. 
    What change to the iconic Louisville Slugger bat was announced by its manufacturer this season?
    • A. 

      They will be available in three colors.

    • B. 

      They will be made of a composite that includes recycled material.

    • C. 

      They will carry a new logo that restores the “Hillerich & Bradsby” name.

    • D. 

      They will be made of a firmer wood to reduce splintering.

  • 9. 
    Robby Novak, who plays “Kid President,” was in the news again this week. What did he do?
    • A. 

      Dressed in a bunny suit for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.

    • B. 

      Announced he would star in a remake of the Disney movie "First Kid."

    • C. 

      Assisted White House staff in pulling off an April Fools joke.

    • D. 

      Testified before Congress to support victims of gun violence.

  • 10. 
    What has hurt Iran’s pistachio market?
    • A. 

      A U.S. ban on imported nuts.

    • B. 

      A Facebook boycott over high prices.

    • C. 

      A tree fungus that decimated the country’s pistachio orchards.

    • D. 

      The influx of Greek pistachios, which are harvested earlier in the year.

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