In The News Week Ending July 19

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Charlotte-based retailer Belk is getting national recognition for what?
    • A. 

      They are taking the “Southern woman” look to a new chain of stores in California.

    • B. 

      The chain has joined J.C. Penney in a lawsuit for the right to sell Martha Stewart products.

    • C. 

      They are the new accessories partner for Project Runway.

    • D. 

      They announced a partnership with Amazon.com to boost online sales.

  • 2. 
    Rolling Stone magazine drew criticism when it featured what “newsmaker” on its cover?
    • A. 

      Boston marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

    • B. 

      79-year-old Charles Manson.

    • C. 

      NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

    • D. 

      Johnny Depp’s Tonto.

  • 3. 
    Thirty-five acres in the rural Orange County community of White Cross have been cleared to make room for the Triangle’s second largest what?
    • A. 

      Solar farm

    • B. 

      Landfill

    • C. 

      Non-commercial airstrip

    • D. 

      Trailer park

  • 4. 
    After the 2013-14 season, the Charlotte Bobcats will no longer be the city’s NBA team. Why not?
    • A. 

      They are moving to a new facility in Spartanburg, S.C.

    • B. 

      The team has filed for bankruptcy.

    • C. 

      They are changing their name back to Hornets.

    • D. 

      They are moving to the International Basketball League.

  • 5. 
    A spacewalk from the International Space Station had to be cut short when what happened?
    • A. 

      The astronauts lost communication with the space station.

    • B. 

      An astronaut’s helmet began to fill with water.

    • C. 

      A "space storm" resulted in dangerous debris near the astronauts.

    • D. 

      One of the astronauts began to feel light-headed.

  • 6. 
    A Spanish company called Laser Food has developed a technology to do what?
    • A. 

      Create a resistant barrier for farm produce, eliminating the need for chemical pesticides.

    • B. 

      "Print" brand-name logos on fresh produce.

    • C. 

      Scan the calorie count and nutritional content of snack food through its packaging.

    • D. 

      Package complete meals for relief supplies sent to disaster areas.

  • 7. 
    What happened to 6-year-old Nathan Woessner last week?
    • A. 

      He was selected to toss a pitch at the MLB All-Star game as part of a Make-a-Wish request.

    • B. 

      His recipe was selected for the White House Kids’ State Dinner.

    • C. 

      He was revived after being buried under 11 feet of sand.

    • D. 

      He was the youngest ever gold medal winner in the USA Jump Rope National Competition.

  • 8. 
    What have Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and King Albert of Belgium done, leaving the public to wonder if Queen Elizabeth II will follow in their footsteps?
    • A. 

      Stepped down.

    • B. 

      Started a blog.

    • C. 

      Released their tax reports.

    • D. 

      Authorized their portraits to be printed on official postage stamps.

  • 9. 
    An American from Ohio was injured in Spain when what happened?
    • A. 

      He was gored by a bull.

    • B. 

      A hot-air balloon he was riding in ran into an electrical line.

    • C. 

      He was caught in a flash flood while kayaking.

    • D. 

      He was on a commuter train that derailed.

  • 10. 
    What does the Raleigh-based firm The Royalty Exchange sell?
    • A. 

      Music royalties

    • B. 

      Costumes

    • C. 

      Craft beer

    • D. 

      Mineral rights