In The News Week Ending July 31

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 37

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Raleigh's signature sculpture – a giant copper acorn – is dropped at midnight every New Year's Eve in City Plaza downtown. Where does it reside the rest of the year?
    • A. 

      In underground storage.

    • B. 

      In Moore Square.

    • C. 

      At the N.C. Museum of History.

    • D. 

      In City Plaza.

  • 2. 
    A bill in the General Assembly would limit the use of secretive GPS tracking devices with what exceptions?
    • A. 

      Parents tracking their children.

    • B. 

      Private investigators.

    • C. 

      Neighborhood watch programs.

    • D. 

      DMV officials tracking out-of-state plates.

  • 3. 
    A condition where people develop an obsession with healthy eating, to the point that they actually endanger their health, is called what?
    • A. 

      Stoiscemia.

    • B. 

      Orthorexia.

    • C. 

      Dissociative disorder.

    • D. 

      Bulimia nervosa.

  • 4. 
    The General Assembly has approved a bill that will allow the city of Raleigh to do what with retired police dogs?
    • A. 

      Donate them to charity auctions.

    • B. 

      Donate them to local schools.

    • C. 

      Sell them to other municipalities.

    • D. 

      Give them to their handlers.

  • 5. 
    Joe Jackson was hospitalized after suffering a stroke in Brazil. What is he best known for?
    • A. 

      He is the former mayor of Cincinnati.

    • B. 

      He is a world champion poker player.

    • C. 

      He was a drummer for the British pop band Herman's Hermits.

    • D. 

      He is Michael Jackson’s father.

  • 6. 
    Senior U.S. health officials have killed a proposal that would have stopped dentists from doing what?
    • A. 

      Holding Saturday office hours.

    • B. 

      Using mercury to fill cavities.

    • C. 

      Treating family members.

    • D. 

      Advertising.

  • 7. 
    About $4 million in state film grant money has been freed up after the cancellation of what production?
    • A. 

      “Shark Attack.”

    • B. 

      “Evil Dead 3.”

    • C. 

      “Under the Dome.”

    • D. 

      “Dirty Dancing.”

  • 8. 
    Newly-appointed director of the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Foreign Mission Gentry O. Smith has what Raleigh connection?
    • A. 

      His parents met while students at N.C. State University.

    • B. 

      He played football for Leesville Road High School.

    • C. 

      He attended Campbell University Law School.

    • D. 

      He was a Raleigh police officer.

  • 9. 
    Former state Department of Transportation Secretary Tony Tata published a series of military thriller novels under what name?
    • A. 

      Anthony Tata.

    • B. 

      A.J. Tata.

    • C. 

      Anthony Jay.

    • D. 

      Sergeant Case.

  • 10. 
    Country singer Scotty McCreery will appear on what television program to help promote his new single “Southern Belle?”
    • A. 

      “Fox & Friends.”

    • B. 

      “Paula Deen’s Country Cooking.”

    • C. 

      “The Daily Show.”

    • D. 

      “American Idol.”