In The News Week Ending February 24

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When city workers went to unclog a blocked sewer pipe that had spilled an estimated 39,000 gallons of sewage off Glen Eden Drive, they found that the culprit was what?
    • A. 

      Cooking grease.

    • B. 

      Computer glitch.

    • C. 

      A baby rabbit.

    • D. 

      Flushable wipes.

  • 2. 
    Why is the College Board reducing the number of international testing dates for the SAT from six per year to four for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years?
    • A. 

      To cut costs.

    • B. 

      To reduce cheating.

    • C. 

      To boost attendance.

    • D. 

      To allow more time for results.

  • 3. 
    Charlotte-based Bojangles' says it is in the process of phasing out what?
    • A. 

      TV advertising.

    • B. 

      Chicken raised on antibiotics.

    • C. 

      Soft drinks made with high fructose corn syrup.

    • D. 

      Its teen-age workforce.

  • 4. 
    "Uncommon Type," a book of short stories by Tom Hanks, has what as its common theme?
    • A. 

      Hollywood.

    • B. 

      Dating.

    • C. 

      Typewriters.

    • D. 

      The sixties.

  • 5. 
    What has been named in honor of poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou?
    • A. 

      A highway.

    • B. 

      A literary festival.

    • C. 

      A school.

    • D. 

      A college dorm.

  • 6. 
    The company selected to help design the Dorothea Dix Park is known for its work designing what?
    • A. 

      Audubon Park.

    • B. 

      Dollywood.

    • C. 

      Brooklyn Bridge Park.

    • D. 

      Boston Common.

  • 7. 
    What former teen idol revealed that he is suffering from memory loss due to dementia?
    • A. 

      Scott Baio.

    • B. 

      Donnie Osmond.

    • C. 

      David Cassidy.

    • D. 

      Desi Arnaz Jr.

  • 8. 
    In the CGI created live-action remake of Disney's "The Lion King," actor Donald Glover will provide the voice for adult Simba. Who will be the voice of Mufasa?
    • A. 

      Benedict Cumberbatch

    • B. 

      Morgan Freeman.

    • C. 

      James Earl Jones.

    • D. 

      Brad Garrett.

  • 9. 
    Rep. Elmer Floyd's bill to establish a fried chicken festival in Fayetteville met with some resistance from what town that is home to the North Carolina Poultry Jubilee?
    • A. 

      North Wilkesboro.

    • B. 

      Turkey.

    • C. 

      Rose Hill.

    • D. 

      Monroe.

  • 10. 
    What do scientists find exciting about the seven planets orbiting the dwarf star named Trappist-1?
    • A. 

      They are expanding.

    • B. 

      They are similar to Earth.

    • C. 

      Their orbits are irregular.

    • D. 

      They can be seen with the naked eye.