In The News Week Ending August 12

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 35

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Former Greensboro Grasshoppers first-baseman Aaron Senne and two other players are part of a lawsuit filed against Major League Baseball over what?  
    • A. 

      Minimum wages.

    • B. 

      Uniform rules.

    • C. 

      Time off during holidays.

    • D. 

      Free tickets to games for family members of players.

  • 2. 
    What new service has GoTriangle launched? 
    • A. 

      A special low-speed route through Pokemon GO hotspots in an effort to keep players off the streets.

    • B. 

      Weekday bus routes between Carrboro and Durham.

    • C. 

      Devices on buses that enable riders to pay fares with their cellphones.

    • D. 

      Improved Wi-Fi on select routes.

  • 3. 
    The Drug Enforcement Administration rejected a reclassification petition and decided to keep which drug listed as one of the nation's most dangerous? 
    • A. 

      LSD.

    • B. 

      Marijuana.

    • C. 

      Heroin.

    • D. 

      Crystal meth.

  • 4. 
    Caretakers of a Revolutionary War-era fort in Massachusetts say the historic site is being damaged by what? 
    • A. 

      Pokemon GO players.

    • B. 

      Rising sea levels.

    • C. 

      Budget cuts that have eliminated restoration work.

    • D. 

      Seismic instability linked to fracking.

  • 5. 
    A study found eight paralyzed patients were able to regain some sensation and muscle control in their legs. What did a Duke neuroscientist and his colleagues use to help the patients? 
    • A. 

      Gentle yoga.

    • B. 

      Brain-controlled robotics.

    • C. 

      An ancient form of aquatic therapy.

    • D. 

      A zero-gravity device developed by NASA.

  • 6. 
    What is Lt. Gov. Dan Forest doing to build a grassroots network to support his re-election effort? 
    • A. 

      Going on a tour of old-fashioned town hall meetings in a campaign bus named "Bubba II."

    • B. 

      Walking with his campaign staff from Asheville to Wrightsville Beach.

    • C. 

      Holding ice cream socials every Saturday and Sunday until the weekend before Election Day.

    • D. 

      Organizing a series of barbecue cookoffs where party activists can reach out to undecided voters.

  • 7. 
    Two attacks that killed more than 70 people in Pakistan on Monday targeted which group? 
    • A. 

      Police officers.

    • B. 

      Lawyers.

    • C. 

      Former Taliban members.

    • D. 

      Shiite Muslims.

  • 8. 
    What has been added to almost 2 million cans of Diet Pepsi that are being circulated in North  Carolina? 
    • A. 

      A design featuring Cary's upcoming Lazy Daze festival.

    • B. 

      A list of performers coming to the 2016 N.C. State Fair.

    • C. 

      A new logo honoring New Bern as the birthplace of Pepsi-Cola.

    • D. 

      An insulated wrapping to keep the drink cold.

  • 9. 
    Fast-food chains have reported that sales aren't growing as fast as forecast. What did the CEO of Wendy's say was behind the weak-than-expected sales? 
    • A. 

      Many of the fast-food chain's customers are too busy playing Pokemon GO.

    • B. 

      The low cost of groceries has widened the price gap between eating at home and dining out.

    • C. 

      Economic disruptions caused by Brexit are rippling through the food chain.

    • D. 

      An improving economy means Americans can afford to eat out at more expensive sit-down restaurants.

  • 10. 
    Why will Finch's Restaurant, an establishment dating to the 1940s on Peace Street, be demolished? 
    • A. 

      It will be converted into a new grocery store serving downtown.

    • B. 

      To make way for the Capital Boulevard bridge over Peace Street to be replaced.

    • C. 

      Because a nearby sinkhole has weakened the building's foundation.

    • D. 

      The site will be turned into an urban farm as part of a public-private effort to combat food deserts.