In The News Week Ending July 5

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Apex teen Will Kilpatrick hit the billfish grand slam on his first deep sea fishing trip. What is that?
    • A. 

      Catching three of the same fish on consecutive days.

    • B. 

      Securing the first catch of the season.

    • C. 

      Catching three different species of billfish in the same day.

    • D. 

      Earning all three of the Boy Scout fishing merit badges.

  • 2. 
    Why was Will Kilpatrick’s billfish grand slam not approved by the IGFA?
    • A. 

      Because their fishing trip had exceeded the time limit.

    • B. 

      Because he was too young to be eligible for a grand slam.

    • C. 

      Because he had help in catching one of the fish.

    • D. 

      Because the fish had been released.

  • 3. 
    The Oregon Legislature approved a plan to allow students to attend state colleges without paying tuition. How would their education be paid for?
    • A. 

      Warren Buffett has set up a fund for the state’s students.

    • B. 

      Students would be allowed to transfer life insurance policies.

    • C. 

      Students would promise a percentage of their future salaries back to the state.

    • D. 

      Increases in out-of-state tuition would cover the difference.

  • 4. 
    What organization has announced its first African-American member?
    • A. 

      UNC Board of Governors

    • B. 

      The state Supreme Court

    • C. 

      National Association of Women Business Owners

    • D. 

      Raleigh's Carolina Country Club

  • 5. 
    Unless Congress acts, what will happen to college student loans for the upcoming fall term?
    • A. 

      Only first-time borrowers will be eligible.

    • B. 

      Current loans will be transferred to private lenders.

    • C. 

      Loans must be reported as income.

    • D. 

      Interest rates will double.

  • 6. 
    Some shoppers are starting to take a stand against “fast fashion.” Why?
    • A. 

      Factories producing them have poor working conditions.

    • B. 

      Some designers have threatened lawsuits against "knock-offs."

    • C. 

      Kate Middleton said in an interview that they were "old-lady" styles.

    • D. 

      The prices are too high.

  • 7. 
    Volunteers have been helping to support Moral Monday protesters by providing what?
    • A. 

      Free legal services.

    • B. 

      Hot meals.

    • C. 

      Transportation from outside the Triangle.

    • D. 

      Babysitting.

  • 8. 
    The Statue of Liberty reopened to the public on July 4. Why had it been closed?
    • A. 

      It was being renovated to extend elevator access to the crown platform.

    • B. 

      It had been identified as a terrorism target.

    • C. 

      It was damaged during Hurricane Sandy.

    • D. 

      The budget to staff the site had been cut.

  • 9. 
    Small businesses in North Carolina are now required to use the federal system known as E-Verify. What does it do?
    • A. 

      Assigns a federal tax i.d. number.

    • B. 

      Confirms compliance with OSHA regulations.

    • C. 

      Confirms adequate funds on debit card purchases.

    • D. 

      Confirms employment eligibility for new hires.

  • 10. 
    What backyard find did a Durham man have to turn over to the sheriff’s department?
    • A. 

      A backpack containing counterfeit IDs.

    • B. 

      An unexploded Civil War cannonball.

    • C. 

      A tray of marijuana seedlings.

    • D. 

      An endangered wolf snake.