In The News Week Ending February 22

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 66

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When North Carolina's Christmas Joye Abbott was hired by NASCAR last week, it was the first step toward what long-term goal?  
    • A. 

      Owning her own NASCAR team.

    • B. 

      Being a pit-crew tire changer.

    • C. 

      A job in sports marketing.

    • D. 

      Winning the Daytona 500.

  • 2. 
    An Indiana farmer is accused of what illegal activity with Monsanto-patented soybeans bought from a grain elevator?  
    • A. 

      Transporting them across state lines.

    • B. 

      Feeding them to certified organic cattle.

    • C. 

      Reverse engineering them to develop a new hybrid.

    • D. 

      Planting them.

  • 3. 
    What is NOT part of the design of the proposed drivers license issued to illegal immigrants?
    • A. 

      It will be printed vertically.

    • B. 

      It will not include a photo.

    • C. 

      It will include the words "NO LAWFUL STATUS."

    • D. 

      It will have a pink stripe across the top.

  • 4. 
    Why are US zoo officials worried about plans to expand the Kabul zoo in Afghanistan to include more species from other parts of the world?
    • A. 

      Major American zoos might lose visitors to the more exotic Afghan zoo.

    • B. 

      The Afghan climate is too extreme, with big swings in seasonal temperatures.

    • C. 

      Afghans might eat the animals.

    • D. 

      The tariff on imported animals is too high.

  • 5. 
    What major mapping project is being proposed by the Obama administration?
    • A. 

      Intercoastal waterway

    • B. 

      Space debris

    • C. 

      Human brain activity

    • D. 

      Handgun owners

  • 6. 
    A study of television viewing by children found that every extra hour of television watched on a weeknight was associated with what risk later in life?
    • A. 

      Having a limited attention span.

    • B. 

      Developing diabetes.

    • C. 

      Living below the poverty line.

    • D. 

      Becoming a criminal.

  • 7. 
    Microsoft recently warned Internet users about the dangers of being "Scroogled." What did they mean?
    • A. 

      Google limits search results to users of the Gmail email service.

    • B. 

      Google looks for keywords in your personal email to target you with paid ads.

    • C. 

      Google is introducing a subscription service for access to its popular search engine.

    • D. 

      Google has removed the term Bing from any search engine results.

  • 8. 
    Passengers aboard a Zurich-bound flight had no idea that what criminal activity was going on?
    • A. 

      University students had hacked the plane's navigation system.

    • B. 

      Millions of dollars in diamonds were being stolen from the plane.

    • C. 

      A member of the flight crew was smuggling cocaine through the plane's baggage system.

    • D. 

      Exotic pets were being transported, risking a real-life "snakes on a plane" scenario.

  • 9. 
    What concern do Lumbee Indians have about their ceremonial eagle feathers?
    • A. 

      Procedures for preserving them are becoming too expensive.

    • B. 

      They are increasingly being stolen for sale to collectors.

    • C. 

      They are being replaced by synthetic versions.

    • D. 

      It is illegal to own them.

  • 10. 
    The Raleigh City Council made what decision about city streets?
    • A. 

      Panhandling would be restricted to daylight hours.

    • B. 

      One-way streets would by eliminated by 2018.

    • C. 

      Regular litter patrols would be established at all major intersections.

    • D. 

      Marathons, parades and other street-closing events would be limited to 100 per year.