In The News Week Ending August 19

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 39

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What did the New York Police Department cite as a possible cause for the false alarm about gunfire and a panicked evacuation of Kennedy Airport? 
    • A. 

      The Olympics.

    • B. 

      A prank phone call.

    • C. 

      Burnt popcorn.

    • D. 

      A balloon bouquet.

  • 2. 
    Vanderbilt University announced that it will pay more than a million dollars to remove what from one of its campus dorms?
    • A. 

      Its historic landmark designation.

    • B. 

      Mice.

    • C. 

      Asbestos.

    • D. 

      The word "Confederate."

  • 3. 
    Seven people suffered minor injuries when they were hit by what in the Olympic park? 
    • A. 

      Lightning.

    • B. 

      A volleyball.

    • C. 

      A television camera.

    • D. 

      Shattered glass outside the aquatic center.

  • 4. 
    Wake County School leaders want to build a small high school on the 12.1-acre property that is currently the site of a what? 
    • A. 

      Car dealership.

    • B. 

      Costco.

    • C. 

      Horse farm.

    • D. 

      YMCA.

  • 5. 
    An animated movie based on what 1960s TV series will be voiced by some of the series' original actors? 
    • A. 

      "Batman."

    • B. 

      "Green Acres"

    • C. 

      "Mission Impossible."

    • D. 

      "I Dream of Jeannie."

  • 6. 
    A set of trophy elk antlers is being returned to the former home of writer Ernest Hemingway after being stolen by what famous writer? 
    • A. 

      David Foster Wallace.

    • B. 

      Stephen King.

    • C. 

      Hunter S. Thompson.

    • D. 

      Margaret Atwood.

  • 7. 
    Spanish-language broadcaster Univision is buying Gawker Media and is doing what with the Gawker.com website? 
    • A. 

      Shutting it down.

    • B. 

      Converting it to a subscription-only site.

    • C. 

      Changing the name.

    • D. 

      Selling it to Google.

  • 8. 
    Books to be Red, an independent bookstore in Ocracoke, got its name from where?
    • A. 

      A typo that the owner decided to incorporate into the name.

    • B. 

      Customers' tendency to be sunburned.

    • C. 

      The owner's red hair.

    • D. 

      The owner's prize set of first edition "Children's Classics" bound in red leather.

  • 9. 
    A recent study by Yale University researchers found that book readers are more likely to what? 
    • A. 

      Vote Republican.

    • B. 

      Be obese.

    • C. 

      Live longer.

    • D. 

      Buy newspapers.

  • 10. 
    Brazilian authorities contend that Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte and three other U.S. swimmers lied about what? 
    • A. 

      Being from Charlotte.

    • B. 

      Being robbed.

    • C. 

      Signing autographs for school children.

    • D. 

      Breaking curfew.