In The News Week Ending June 26

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  • 1. 
    What has been developed by the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at UNC-Chapel Hill and N.C. State University that may help people regulate their diabetes?
    • A. 

      A patch.

    • B. 

      A laser treatment.

    • C. 

      A smartphone app.

    • D. 

      A biologic treatment.

  • 2. 
    Of North Carolina’s escaped prisoners still at large, Richard Scott, who escaped in 1947, is the earliest. Why was he in prison?
    • A. 

      Bootlegging.

    • B. 

      Murder.

    • C. 

      Bigamy.

    • D. 

      Robbery.

  • 3. 
    Why did Taylor Swift threaten to withhold her album “1989” from Apple’s new music service?
    • A. 

      She didn’t want advertising attached to her work.

    • B. 

      They wouldn’t carry her earlier albums.

    • C. 

      She was protesting Apple’s policy on parental leave.

    • D. 

      They weren’t paying royalties during the free trial period.

  • 4. 
    Doctors in Australia report that a 35-year-old woman was hospitalized for four days after experiencing muscle damage, swelling, and nerve blockages in her legs due to what?
    • A. 

      Skinny jeans.

    • B. 

      Extended air travel.

    • C. 

      A spider bite.

    • D. 

      Botched cosmetic surgery.

  • 5. 
    Wake County school leaders are hoping that what change will improve school bus safety?
    • A. 

      Introducing a new multistep process for boarding the bus.

    • B. 

      Installing seat belts on some buses.

    • C. 

      Decreasing the maximum number of bus occupants.

    • D. 

      Playing music on the bus.

  • 6. 
    Former UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor William Brantley Aycock, who died at age 99, was known as the chancellor who did what?
    • A. 

      Oversaw the installation of the university’s first computers.

    • B. 

      Authorized a ban on Communist speakers on campus.

    • C. 

      Hired Dean Smith.

    • D. 

      Admitted the first co-ed student.

  • 7. 
    Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was in the Triangle recently to do what?
    • A. 

      Appear in an ESPN documentary.

    • B. 

      Attend his nephew’s wedding.

    • C. 

      Conduct a football camp.

    • D. 

      Visit his parents.

  • 8. 
    Raleigh designer Jessica Johnson Moore, founder of Little Grey Line, makes little girls’ dresses using what?
    • A. 

      Vintage wedding gowns.

    • B. 

      Recycled shopping bags.

    • C. 

      Men’s shirts.

    • D. 

      Duck Tape.

  • 9. 
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio described what as “one New York City institution that we’re happy to get rid of?”
    • A. 

      Hot dog vendors.

    • B. 

      St. Patrick’s Day parade.

    • C. 

      One-way streets.

    • D. 

      Rats.

  • 10. 
    New legislation will make what new requirement of moped drivers beginning in July 2016?
    • A. 

      They must be licensed drivers.

    • B. 

      They must use hand signals.

    • C. 

      They must be at least 18 years old.

    • D. 

      They must carry liability insurance.

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