In The News Week Ending December 9

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    People in neighborhoods along N.C. 54 on the Chapel Hill-Durham border have reported possible sightings of what?
    • A. 

      Venus flytraps.

    • B. 

      A mountain lion.

    • C. 

      Albino deer.

    • D. 

      A UFO.

  • 2. 
    What happened to the ashes of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro?
    • A. 

      They were placed inside a granite boulder.

    • B. 

      Half were scattered along the coastline and the other half remains in the possession of his brother, Cuba's President Raul Castro.

    • C. 

      They are on display in the national museum.

    • D. 

      A final resting place has not been determined.

  • 3. 
    What is the name for one trillionth of a billionth of a second, the "smallest division of time yet observed?"
    • A. 

      A cytosecond.

    • B. 

      A zeptosecond.

    • C. 

      A blip.

    • D. 

      A jiffy.

  • 4. 
    The Nathaniel Jones Jr. House, a Federal-style plantation home built around 1795, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. What was it formerly known as?
    • A. 

      The Crabtree Jones House.

    • B. 

      The Hermitage.

    • C. 

      Nate's Tavern.

    • D. 

      Whitaker Forest.

  • 5. 
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was penalized for what misconduct?
    • A. 

      Missing three practices in a row.

    • B. 

      Having overdue library books.

    • C. 

      Not wearing a tie.

    • D. 

      Texting during the game.

  • 6. 
    What reason did President-elect Donald Trump give for wanting to cancel Boeing's contract to build the next Air Force One?
    • A. 

      It was taking too long.

    • B. 

      The proposed media system was outdated.

    • C. 

      He wanted to re-open the bidding process.

    • D. 

      It was too expensive.

  • 7. 
    Astronaut John Glenn, who died at age 95, was the first American to do what?
    • A. 

      Orbit the Earth.

    • B. 

      Walk on the moon.

    • C. 

      Experience weightlessness.

    • D. 

      Become a NASA test pilot.

  • 8. 
    What made the Duke women's basketball game against Elon special for coach Joanne McCallie?
    • A. 

      It was played on her birthday.

    • B. 

      Her daughter plays on the Elon team.

    • C. 

      Elon is her alma mater.

    • D. 

      It was her 500th game as a head coach.

  • 9. 
    The town of Morrisville unveiled what new tagline to go along with its new logo?
    • A. 

      Live Connected. Live Well.

    • B. 

      Better than before.

    • C. 

      The Triangle's Back Porch.

    • D. 

      The Heart of the Triangle.

  • 10. 
    Who has recently listed his North Carolina home for $6.9 million?
    • A. 

      Pat McCrory.

    • B. 

      John Edwards.

    • C. 

      Billy Graham.

    • D. 

      Michael Jordan.

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