In The News Week Ending January 22

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 38

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What upcoming plans did local television station WRAL announce?
    • A. 

      It will move to a downtown location.

    • B. 

      It will begin some Spanish language programming.

    • C. 

      It will change networks.

    • D. 

      It will add a documentary division.

  • 2. 
    What will be different about the redesigned SAT college entrance exam being introduced in March?
    • A. 

      It will be available online.

    • B. 

      The essay portion will be optional.

    • C. 

      Number 2 pencils will be provided.

    • D. 

      It will be administered across two days.

  • 3. 
    What is being planned in Raleigh to commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death?
    • A. 

      Charter trips to London to visit the Globe Theatre.

    • B. 

      A marathon reading of all of his plays.

    • C. 

      Revival of the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival.

    • D. 

      A weekend Elizabethan Festival downtown.

  • 4. 
    Astronomers have found new evidence of a giant icy planet, five to 10 times as massive as the Earth, far beyond the orbit of Pluto and are referring to it by what name?
    • A. 

      Gargantua.

    • B. 

      Plu-too.

    • C. 

      Planet Nine.

    • D. 

      XR-55.

  • 5. 
    What was controversial about the recently announced Academy Award nominations?
    • A. 

      Names were leaked before the announcement.

    • B. 

      No animated films were nominated.

    • C. 

      “Spotlight” was not nominated.

    • D. 

      All the acting nominees are white.

  • 6. 
    Why was actor Jamie Foxx in the news?
    • A. 

      He was named as host for next year’s Golden Globe awards.

    • B. 

      He rescued a man from a burning car.

    • C. 

      He underwent an emergency appendectomy.

    • D. 

      He published a children’s book.

  • 7. 
    Excitement followed the announcement that what retailer was looking to locate in Cary?
    • A. 

      GreenMarket.

    • B. 

      Publix.

    • C. 

      Ikea.

    • D. 

      Wegmans.

  • 8. 
    What happened when a SpaceX rocket tried to land on a floating barge in the Pacific?
    • A. 

      It caught fire.

    • B. 

      It sank the barge.

    • C. 

      It fell over.

    • D. 

      It missed.

  • 9. 
    What change is the city of Fayetteville considering for its official seal?
    • A. 

      Changing the color.

    • B. 

      Removing the Market House.

    • C. 

      Adding the state flag.

    • D. 

      Removing the county outline.

  • 10. 
    The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and NASA announced that the year 2015 held what record?
    • A. 

      Wettest.

    • B. 

      Stormiest.

    • C. 

      Snowiest.

    • D. 

      Hottest.