In The News Week Ending December 30

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 47

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    As the North Carolina General Assembly prepared for last month's special session, why did many constituents have trouble reaching their legislators via email?
    • A. 

      The email servers were overloaded.

    • B. 

      Some lawmakers had forgotten to turn off their "out of office" auto reply.

    • C. 

      The state's computer system had been hacked.

    • D. 

      The email domain name had changed.

  • 2. 
    Friends and neighbors helped raise money to get what for Eli Crayton, a 9-year-old who is nonverbal, autistic and has cerebral palsy?
    • A. 

      A custom-equipped van.

    • B. 

      An iPad.

    • C. 

      A dog.

    • D. 

      An indoor trampoline.

  • 3. 
    Tennis great Serena Williams announced that she plans to do what?
    • A. 

      Publish a memoir.

    • B. 

      Retire.

    • C. 

      Pursue a singing career.

    • D. 

      Get married.

  • 4. 
    A study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences called for what animal’s conservation status to be raised to endangered?
    • A. 

      Spider monkey.

    • B. 

      Cheetah.

    • C. 

      Hippopotamus.

    • D. 

      Loggerhead turtle.

  • 5. 
    Publix Super Markets announced that the popular grocery chain has finalized a lease to build its first store in what Triangle town?
    • A. 

      Carrboro.

    • B. 

      Raleigh.

    • C. 

      Durham.

    • D. 

      Holly Springs.

  • 6. 
    What popular singer surprised 96-year-old superfan Cyrus Porter by paying him a visit on the day after Christmas?
    • A. 

      Britney Spears

    • B. 

      Dolly Parton.

    • C. 

      Julie Andrews.

    • D. 

      Taylor Swift.

  • 7. 
    Actress Carrie Fisher, who died at age 60, was briefly married to what celebrity?
    • A. 

      Dan Aykroyd.

    • B. 

      Paul Simon.

    • C. 

      Harrison Ford.

    • D. 

      Woody Allen.

  • 8. 
    What North Carolina musical group is scheduled to play a concert as part of Roy Cooper’s inauguration events Jan. 7?
    • A. 

      Red Clay Ramblers.

    • B. 

      Carolina Chocolate Drops.

    • C. 

      Avett Brothers.

    • D. 

      Chatham County Line.

  • 9. 
    What WWE wrestler was erroneously reported to have died in a car accident?
    • A. 

      John Cena.

    • B. 

      Big Show.

    • C. 

      Triple H.

    • D. 

      Brock Lesnar.

  • 10. 
    A study in Denmark has found that women who took fish oil during the last three months of pregnancy significantly lowered the risk that their children would develop what?
    • A. 

      Asthma.

    • B. 

      Ear infections.

    • C. 

      Diabetes.

    • D. 

      Nut allergies.