In The News Week Ending June 28

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 38

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The National Institutes of Health will be retiring many of its research chimpanzees in the next few years. What will happen to them?
    • A. 

      They will be put into an adoption program with zoos across the country.

    • B. 

      They will be euthanized.

    • C. 

      They will be returned to their native habitat.

    • D. 

      They will be sent to sanctuaries.

  • 2. 
    Design work on downtown Raleigh’s future train hub is going ahead despite of what obstacle?
    • A. 

      The state has cut back on its funding.

    • B. 

      Construction has already begun.

    • C. 

      The city council cannot agree on what to call it.

    • D. 

      Some problems found in the project’s environmental impact study have yet to be addressed.

  • 3. 
    A video that went viral last week showed a Charlotte 3-year-old doing what?
    • A. 

      Singing the national anthem for the Charlotte Knights.

    • B. 

      Being surprised by his father's return from Afghanistan.

    • C. 

      Hearing his father's voice for the first time.

    • D. 

      Meeting American Idol Scotty McCreery.

  • 4. 
    What has been true of the majority of Moral Monday protesters arrested?
    • A. 

      They are middle age or older.

    • B. 

      They are from out of state.

    • C. 

      They are college students.

    • D. 

      They are black.

  • 5. 
    Why were College World Series players and fans unhappy with the new Omaha ballpark?
    • A. 

      It was built in the city center with limited parking facilities.

    • B. 

      The glare off nearby office buildings interfered with the view from box seats.

    • C. 

      Permanent seating was not yet installed in all sections of the stadium.

    • D. 

      It was built to accommodate more powerful bats than those used in the CWS.

  • 6. 
    Nik Wallenda of the famous “Flying Wallendas” circus family performed his most ambitious stunt yet. What was it?
    • A. 

      A high wire walk across Niagara Falls.

    • B. 

      A high wire walk across the Little Colorado River Gorge.

    • C. 

      Parachuting into the Grand Canyon.

    • D. 

      Repeating the high wire walk that killed his famous great-grandfather Karl Wallenda.

  • 7. 
    What new change will help counties cut down on delinquent vehicle property tax payments?
    • A. 

      Applying a surcharge to payments coming in past their due date.

    • B. 

      Publishing delinquent payments in the newspaper.

    • C. 

      Tying tax payments to voter registration.

    • D. 

      Tying tax payments to auto registration renewal.

  • 8. 
    What competition did Lumberton native Johna Edmonds win on her third try?
    • A. 

      National Spelling Bee

    • B. 

      Miss North Carolina

    • C. 

      The Bachelorette

    • D. 

      National High School Music Theater Award

  • 9. 
    What announcement did Barnes & Noble make about their tablet products?
    • A. 

      They will stop making tablets.

    • B. 

      The Nook will be re-engineered to incorporate Kindle technology.

    • C. 

      Their tablets will come bundled with the full library of B&N classics.

    • D. 

      They will partner with the college board to explore tablet-based testing.

  • 10. 
    What does incoming Wake Schools superintendent Jim Merrill have in common with previous superintendent Tony Tata?
    • A. 

      They both got their start as high school English teachers.

    • B. 

      They both grew up in Virginia Beach.

    • C. 

      They both graduated from UNC-CH.

    • D. 

      Neither had lived in North Carolina before taking the superintendent post.