In The News Week Ending December 25

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A new London play about the Harry Potter characters as adults has received mixed reactions to the Hermione character being what?
    • A. 

      Portrayed by a black actress.

    • B. 

      Absent from the story.

    • C. 

      Married to Harry.

    • D. 

      The narrator.

  • 2. 
    Who will be the first guest of the new season of Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” when it premiers Dec. 30?
    • A. 

      Stephen Colbert.

    • B. 

      Barack Obama.

    • C. 

      Donald Trump.

    • D. 

      Tracy Morgan.

  • 3. 
    A recent survey by the Pew Research Center shows fewer Americans with what service in their homes?
    • A. 

      Laundry.

    • B. 

      Telephone.

    • C. 

      Natural gas.

    • D. 

      Internet.

  • 4. 
    What milestone did North Carolina recently hit?
    • A. 

      Ten million in population.

    • B. 

      Highest Christmas Day temperature.

    • C. 

      Thirty straight days of rain.

    • D. 

      More people purchasing lottery tickets than paying income tax.

  • 5. 
    Crews were called in to clean up what after a multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 40 at the South Saunders Street interchange?
    • A. 

      Lumber.

    • B. 

      Christmas trees.

    • C. 

      Beer.

    • D. 

      Piglets.

  • 6. 
    Safety warnings were issued on shipping what popular item after hundreds were found improperly labeled and packaged in cargo containers?
    • A. 

      Drones.

    • B. 

      Fruitcake.

    • C. 

      Hoverboards.

    • D. 

      Pets.

  • 7. 
    Why was Dalene Bowden fired from her job as a cafeteria worker in a southeastern Idaho school?
    • A. 

      She refused to serve children she considered to be overweight.

    • B. 

      She published the “secret” meatloaf recipe on her blog.

    • C. 

      She was an undercover reporter.

    • D. 

      She gave food to a child who didn’t have money.

  • 8. 
    Why did Colombia’s Ariadna Gutierrez Arevalo give up her crown just minutes after being named Miss Universe?
    • A. 

      She was too old to be eligible.

    • B. 

      She was protesting the pageant’s swimsuit competition.

    • C. 

      The winner cannot come from the same country as the previous year’s winner.

    • D. 

      She was not the winner.

  • 9. 
    Gov. Pat McCrory’s campaign manager issued a response saying the governor was flattered, but declining a proposal to do what?
    • A. 

      Pose for a calendar of notable North Carolinians.

    • B. 

      Become a political commentator for CNN.

    • C. 

      Give the commencement address at Jamestown’s Ragsdale High School.

    • D. 

      Join Donald Trump’s campaign as a candidate for vice-president.

  • 10. 
    A fireball seen in the skies over Arizona, Nevada and California turned out to be what?
    • A. 

      A meteor.

    • B. 

      Santa.

    • C. 

      A weather balloon.

    • D. 

      A Russian rocket.