In The News Week Ending July 29

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 80

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    North Carolina's gubernatorial candidates Pat McCrory and Roy Cooper are in favor of East Carolina University doing what?
    • A. 

      Renaming their mascot PeeDee.

    • B. 

      Freezing tuition.

    • C. 

      Joining the Big 12 conference.

    • D. 

      Closing its medical school.

  • 2. 
    Who is giving $2 million to address the racial unrest between African-Americans and the law enforcement community?
    • A. 

      Michael Jordan.

    • B. 

      Michael Bloomberg.

    • C. 

      Bill Gates.

    • D. 

      Oprah Winfrey

  • 3. 
    What is the name of the parasite plaguing some swimming pools in the area?
    • A. 

      Rhinosporidium.

    • B. 

      Cyclosporiasis.

    • C. 

      Cryptosporidium.

    • D. 

      Acanthamoeba.

  • 4. 
    Dallas Police Department has seen a 344 percent increase in what since the July 7 shooting that killed five officers and injured nine more?
    • A. 

      Twitter followers.

    • B. 

      Job applications.

    • C. 

      911 calls.

    • D. 

      Traffic stops.

  • 5. 
    Marni Nixon, who died at age 86, was well known in the film industry for her work as a what?
    • A. 

      Hair dresser.

    • B. 

      Stunt double.

    • C. 

      Voice double.

    • D. 

      Set designer.

  • 6. 
    A feature on the iOS 10 update of the iPhone's Health App will allow users to do what?
    • A. 

      Donate organs.

    • B. 

      Monitor heart rate.

    • C. 

      Call 911.

    • D. 

      Customize workout music.

  • 7. 
    Why have blood centers in the Miami area temporarily stopped taking donations?
    • A. 

      They don't have enough staff.

    • B. 

      They have enough blood already.

    • C. 

      Wide-spread power outages are affecting their storage facilities.

    • D. 

      They want to be able to screen donations for the Zika virus.

  • 8. 
    Following live broadcasts of "The Late Show" during the weeks of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, Stephen Colbert was told he could not do what?
    • A. 

      Candidate endorsements.

    • B. 

      Future live shows.

    • C. 

      Play "Stephen Colbert."

    • D. 

      Go on vacation.

  • 9. 
    North Carolina Republican Party apologized after one of its staff members incorrectly accused Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine of wearing a Honduras flag pin during his acceptance speech. What was it actually?
    • A. 

      A Blue Star service flag pin.

    • B. 

      A Sunday School attendance pin.

    • C. 

      A Virginia state flag pin.

    • D. 

      A Clinton campaign logo pin.

  • 10. 
    Many area book stores held special events starting at 10 p.m. Saturday to coincide with what?
    • A. 

      The latest "Harry Potter" release.

    • B. 

      The lunar eclipse.

    • C. 

      Harper Lee's birthday.

    • D. 

      National Novel Writing Month.