In The News Week Ending January 27

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 40

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    An analysis by the advocacy group Democracy North Carolina found that nearly half of what group did not vote in the November election?
    • A. 

      Democrats.

    • B. 

      Women.

    • C. 

      Young people.

    • D. 

      Retirees.

  • 2. 
    Students from Hilburn Academy in Raleigh are trying to win the Fan Favorite award in the national Verizon App Challenge by developing an app to do what?
    • A. 

      Show nutritional quality of school lunches.

    • B. 

      Track school buses.

    • C. 

      Compute GPA.

    • D. 

      Maximize class scheduling.

  • 3. 
    What book title hit No. 1 on the Amazon.com best sellers list?
    • A. 

      "After All" by Mary Tyler Moore.

    • B. 

      "1984" by George Orwell.

    • C. 

      "Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald" by Therese Anne Fowler.

    • D. 

      "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee.

  • 4. 
    Every year, Public Policy Polling conducts a poll on non-political issues in North Carolina. This year, we learned that what was a favorite in the food category?
    • A. 

      Starbucks coffee.

    • B. 

      Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

    • C. 

      Western style barbecue.

    • D. 

      Bright Leaf hot dogs.

  • 5. 
    Who once made his home in the re-assembled turkey coop that now stands on the American Tobacco campus in Durham?
    • A. 

      Author Studs Terkel.

    • B. 

      Tobacco magnate James B. Duke.

    • C. 

      Former President (and Duke alum) Richard Nixon.

    • D. 

      Burt's Bees founder Burt Shavitz.

  • 6. 
    UNC-Chapel Hill's Ackland Art Museum announced its largest-ever donation, a $25 million gift that includes seven works by what famous artist?
    • A. 

      C├ęzanne.

    • B. 

      Picasso.

    • C. 

      Warhol.

    • D. 

      Rembrandt.

  • 7. 
    Who was named to host this year's Emmy Awards telecast?
    • A. 

      Betty White.

    • B. 

      Alec Baldwin.

    • C. 

      Neil Patrick Harris.

    • D. 

      Stephen Colbert.

  • 8. 
    Federal transportation officials picked the Interstate 540 Triangle Expressway toll road as a testing site for what?
    • A. 

      Interactive billboards.

    • B. 

      Radiant de-icing.

    • C. 

      Driverless cars.

    • D. 

      HOV lanes.

  • 9. 
    A Twitter message by state Sen. Joyce Krawiec of Kernersville resulted in a number of women sending what to the senator’s office?
    • A. 

      Sneakers.

    • B. 

      Carnations.

    • C. 

      Spam email.

    • D. 

      Lard.

  • 10. 
    What new Forbes list included Raleigh in its top 12?
    • A. 

      Southern hospitality.

    • B. 

      Global destinations.

    • C. 

      Wedding venues.

    • D. 

      Green space.