In The News Week Ending January 30

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 33

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is notable about the cast of the upcoming “Ghostbusters” remake?
    • A. 

      They are women.

    • B. 

      They are the original cast.

    • C. 

      They are children.

    • D. 

      They haven’t been announced.

  • 2. 
    Wendell Scott, the only African-American to win in NASCAR’s top series, was one of this year’s Hall of Fame inductees. What else is notable about his career?
    • A. 

      He played himself in the 1977 film “Greased Lightning.”

    • B. 

      He never had a NASCAR racing license.

    • C. 

      He won only one NASCAR race.

    • D. 

      He held the record for number of NASCAR races.

  • 3. 
    A nurse at Salisbury’s Veterans Affairs Medical Center made news when he did what?
    • A. 

      Helped land a medical helicopter.

    • B. 

      Gave away his shoes.

    • C. 

      Testified before Congress.

    • D. 

      Completed a cross-country bicycle trip.

  • 4. 
    What Triangle-based company had a special connection to this year’s Super Bowl?
    • A. 

      SAS.

    • B. 

      Red Hat.

    • C. 

      Sports Endeavors.

    • D. 

      Cree.

  • 5. 
    State Employee Credit Union branches across the state have installed displays of what?
    • A. 

      Artwork by local school children.

    • B. 

      Scenes from North Carolina’s state parks.

    • C. 

      County courthouses.

    • D. 

      Photos of children awaiting adoption.

  • 6. 
    What guides sea turtles back to the location where they were hatched?
    • A. 

      No one knows.

    • B. 

      Ocean tides.

    • C. 

      The North Equatorial Current.

    • D. 

      Earth’s magnetic field.

  • 7. 
    Loretta Lynch, who grew up in Durham, has been nominated for what?
    • A. 

      A grammy.

    • B. 

      N.C. Volunteer of the Year.

    • C. 

      UNC System President.

    • D. 

      U.S. Attorney General.

  • 8. 
    Google announced it would do what in the Triangle?
    • A. 

      Install fiber-optic cable.

    • B. 

      Establish a scholarship for computer science students.

    • C. 

      Locate the headquarters for its 3-D mapping division.

    • D. 

      Donate Chromebook computers to area classrooms.

  • 9. 
    Some doctors are refusing to see patients who are what?
    • A. 

      Uninsured.

    • B. 

      Unvaccinated.

    • C. 

      Late for their appointments.

    • D. 

      Undocumented.

  • 10. 
    Who was responsible for flying the drone that crashed onto the White House grounds?
    • A. 

      A White House intern.

    • B. 

      A Secret Service agent.

    • C. 

      A college student.

    • D. 

      A government employee.