In The News Week Ending December 16

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Write-ins accounted for 1.26 percent of votes cast for president in North Carolina this year. In Wake County, who received more write-in votes than Barack Obama?
    • A. 

      George W. Bush.

    • B. 

      Michelle Obama.

    • C. 

      Scotty McCreery.

    • D. 

      Bruce Springsteen.

  • 2. 
    Nathan Heck's skill with what landed the Cary teen a gig on the film "Collateral Beauty" starring Will Smith?
    • A. 

      Video games.

    • B. 

      Costume design.

    • C. 

      Statistical analysis.

    • D. 

      Dominoes.

  • 3. 
    An extensive investigation determined that the cause of death for four aye-ayes at Duke's Lemur Center was a natural toxin called persin, found in what?
    • A. 

      Chalk.

    • B. 

      Avocados.

    • C. 

      Milk.

    • D. 

      Raw fish.

  • 4. 
    Dwight Robinett, a driver for Taxi Taxi of Raleigh, is known for decorating his Toyota Prius with about 9,100 lights. What did he do before becoming a cab driver?
    • A. 

      He was a school bus driver.

    • B. 

      He was a professional musician.

    • C. 

      He was a sports reporter.

    • D. 

      He was a Presbyterian minister.

  • 5. 
    Retired “Late Show” host David Letterman was spotted in New Orleans doing what?
    • A. 

      Working on a Habitat house.

    • B. 

      Taking classes at Tulane University.

    • C. 

      Teaching yoga.

    • D. 

      Hunting Pokemon.

  • 6. 
    John Glenn, the former astronaut and U.S. senator who died at age of 95, is also featured in what recently released movie?
    • A. 

      "La La Land."

    • B. 

      "Hidden Figures."

    • C. 

      "Moana."

    • D. 

      "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story."

  • 7. 
    Actor Alan Thicke who died at age 69 was known to many for his role on what family sitcom?
    • A. 

      "Growing Pains."

    • B. 

      "Family Matters."

    • C. 

      "The Facts of Life."

    • D. 

      "thirtysomething."

  • 8. 
    What Raleigh native won best actress in a drama series for her work on the HBO series “Westworld?”
    • A. 

      Evan Rachel Wood.

    • B. 

      Lauren Kennedy.

    • C. 

      Sharon Lawrence.

    • D. 

      Jaime Pressly.

  • 9. 
    The Wake County school system barred several school choirs from doing what?
    • A. 

      Holding auditions.

    • B. 

      Singing for a nativity program.

    • C. 

      Performing off campus.

    • D. 

      Including hip hop numbers in their holiday concerts.

  • 10. 
    Former North Carolina governors Jim Martin and Jim Hunt criticized Republican lawmakers for trying to do what?
    • A. 

      Close the public galleries.

    • B. 

      Limit executive power.

    • C. 

      Convene a special session.

    • D. 

      Reassign committee chairmen.