In The News Week Ending August 26

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 71

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A recent interview with U.S. Sen. Richard Burr touched on his habit of not doing what? 
    • A. 

      Wearing socks.

    • B. 

      Setting an alarm clock.

    • C. 

      Using Facebook.

    • D. 

      Watching TV news.

  • 2. 
    House Bill 2 was cited as the reason Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson decided not to do what in North Carolina?
    • A. 

      Coach for N.C. State's summer football camp.

    • B. 

      Vacation.

    • C. 

      Get married.

    • D. 

      Attend Carolina Panthers games.

  • 3. 
    What Olympic athlete will join the judges' panel for the 2017 Miss America competition?
    • A. 

      Hope Solo.

    • B. 

      Gabby Douglas.

    • C. 

      Serena Williams.

    • D. 

      Ryan Lochte.

  • 4. 
    Fans.com is a new social media platform that allows fans to do what?
    • A. 

      Track news and membership lists for participating fan clubs.

    • B. 

      Trade movie memorabilia.

    • C. 

      Track and share information about concerts they attend.

    • D. 

      Sign up for discount prices on theater tickets.

  • 5. 
    What action by EpiPen maker Mylan infuriated consumers and politicians?
    • A. 

      Suing its competitor Adrenaclick.

    • B. 

      Raising the price.

    • C. 

      Outsourcing production to China.

    • D. 

      Refusing to honor coupons issued to insurers.

  • 6. 
    What will Mike Krzyzewski do with the gold medal he received for the U.S. team’s victory at the Rio Olympics? 
    • A. 

      Donate it to the U.S. Special Olympics.

    • B. 

      Display it in Cameron Indoor Stadium.

    • C. 

      He didn't get one.

    • D. 

      Give it to his wife, Mickie.

  • 7. 
    Following a discussion of the topic at a workshop with Wake County chemistry teachers, N.C. State chemistry professor Jim Martin created a 9-minute video explaining what?
    • A. 

      Why Mentos react only with diet drinks.

    • B. 

      Why students fall asleep in class.

    • C. 

      How athletic equipment is affected by weather.

    • D. 

      Why water in the Olympic pools in Rio was green.

  • 8. 
    Comedian Jon Reep has what connection to North Carolina?
    • A. 

      He lives in Greensboro.

    • B. 

      He is a UNC alum.

    • C. 

      His mother lives in Fayetteviille.

    • D. 

      He was born in Hickory.

  • 9. 
    Scientists have discovered what they believe to be what? 
    • A. 

      An anti-aging gene.

    • B. 

      An earth-like planet.

    • C. 

      An underground city in the North Carolina mountains.

    • D. 

      The identity of Jack the Ripper.

  • 10. 
    What's next for Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte? 
    • A. 

      Coaching at UCLA.

    • B. 

      Appearing on "Dancing with the Stars."

    • C. 

      Going back to school.

    • D. 

      Getting married.