In The News Week Ending December 19

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In The News Week Ending December 19

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Gov. Pat McCrory has proposed what to deal with the state’s chronic computer problems?
    • A. 

      Establish a statewide network to run parallel to the Internet.

    • B. 

      Installing Google Enterprise statewide.

    • C. 

      Partnering with N.C. State’s computer engineering department.

    • D. 

      Creating a state IT department.

  • 2. 
    Illustrator Norman Bridwell, who died at age 86, created what beloved children’s book character?
    • A. 

      Dora the Explorer.

    • B. 

      Clifford the Big Red Dog.

    • C. 

      Flat Stanley.

    • D. 

      Amelia Bedelia.

  • 3. 
    The Carolina Hurricanes have taken steps to avoid what problem plaguing other NHL teams?
    • A. 

      Curfew violations.

    • B. 

      Mumps.

    • C. 

      ACL injuries.

    • D. 

      Labor disputes.

  • 4. 
    The U.S. Treasury has reported what problems with pennies and nickels?
    • A. 

      The images on the coins are starting to wear away.

    • B. 

      They are the most frequent carrier of E.coli bacteria.

    • C. 

      They cost more to produce than they are worth.

    • D. 

      They are easily counterfeited.

  • 5. 
    A state audit found that the N.C. Department of Labor inappropriately paid an employee $9,494 to do what?
    • A. 

      Clip newspaper articles.

    • B. 

      Babysit.

    • C. 

      Cater department lunches.

    • D. 

      Commute.

  • 6. 
    Richard Hottelet, who died at age 97, was the last surviving member of the “Murrow Boys,” a group of what?
    • A. 

      Pro golfers.

    • B. 

      Bank robbers.

    • C. 

      Atomic scientists.

    • D. 

      Newsmen.

  • 7. 
    Why were fans Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” sure to tune in last week?
    • A. 

      It was the show’s last week.

    • B. 

      It was being simulcast to Cuba.

    • C. 

      Colbert promised to show clips from the unreleased film “The Interview.”

    • D. 

      Former President Bill Clinton was guest host.

  • 8. 
    Wake County school leaders warned that failure to fund what could endanger public safety?
    • A. 

      School resource officers.

    • B. 

      Driver’s education.

    • C. 

      Common core.

    • D. 

      Guidance counselors.

  • 9. 
    Why was Angelina Jolie unable to attend the premiere of her film “Unbroken?”
    • A. 

      She was on location in Madrid.

    • B. 

      She was in a car accident.

    • C. 

      She had chicken pox.

    • D. 

      Her flight was snowed in.

  • 10. 
    What’s the next step for Raleigh’s Holderness family, star of last year’s “Xmas Jammies” video?
    • A. 

      They will star in a year-long advertising campaign for Target.

    • B. 

      They are moving to Los Angeles.

    • C. 

      They are expecting a new baby.

    • D. 

      They have signed up for a reality TV show.

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