In The News Week Ending February 15

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    North Carolina actor James Best recently sued Warner Brothers for due royalties on promotional items from Christmas ornaments to trash cans. What familar character did Best play?
    • A. 

      Scooby Do on Broadway

    • B. 

      Howard Sprague on The Andy Griffith Show

    • C. 

      The team bus driver in Bull Durham

    • D. 

      Rosco P. Coletrain on Dukes of Hazzard

  • 2. 
    What "new" product is uniquely suited to North Carolina's manufacturing expertise?
    • A. 

      Space dust detectors

    • B. 

      Human organs

    • C. 

      Genetically modified seed

    • D. 

      Flexible solar cells

  • 3. 
    The new app Snapchat provides what valuable functionality?
    • A. 

      A privacy "screen" prevents others from seeing what you are texting.

    • B. 

      Texts disappear after a few seconds.

    • C. 

      It alerts the sender when the message has been received.

    • D. 

      It allows group chatting.

  • 4. 
    The Bank of America Stadium, home of the Carolina Panthers, is considering what new added feature?
    • A. 

      Family bathrooms

    • B. 

      A mobile app for in-seat food ordering

    • C. 

      A 'practice bubble' for rainy days

    • D. 

      A 3-D video board

  • 5. 
    What change slated for 2020 has shocked those involved in the sport of wrestling?
    • A. 

      A new "jumbo" weight class will be added.

    • B. 

      A division will be added for co-ed wrestling.

    • C. 

      It will no longer be an olympic sport.

    • D. 

      Drug testing will be discontinued.

  • 6. 
    Governor McCrory signed an order this week giving Kitty Hawk what distinction?
    • A. 

      A helmet-free zone for bikers and hang-gliders

    • B. 

      The second most popular tourist attraction in North Carolina

    • C. 

      Sister city to Coulaines, France

    • D. 

      A Sandy disaster area

  • 7. 
    What was the joke made by Nate Ruess, lead singer of Fun. in accepting the Grammy for song of the year "We are Young?"
    • A. 

      He is 30 years old.

    • B. 

      The song was originally recorded by a country singer.

    • C. 

      It had been listed as one of the worst songs of the year by LA Times entertainment writers.

    • D. 

      The song's lyrics include the name of each band member in pig-latin.

  • 8. 
    The newly created Distinguished Warfare Medal differs from other military medals in what way?
    • A. 

      The recipient must belong to more than one branch of service.

    • B. 

      The recipient must be under the age of 30.

    • C. 

      The recipient is not required to risk his or her life.

    • D. 

      The same person can receive this medal more than once.

  • 9. 
    What restrictions were recently lifted at area hospitals?
    • A. 

      Visitors under the age of 18

    • B. 

      Building safety codes that limited hospital buildings to 12 floors

    • C. 

      Smoking in designated indoor areas during bad weather

    • D. 

      Number of emergency room visits in a one year period

  • 10. 
    What North Carolina research facility is being retired after 31 years?
    • A. 

      The Battleship North Carolina history center

    • B. 

      The Nature Research Center's Daily Planet

    • C. 

      The Folk Art Center

    • D. 

      The research ship Cape Hatteras