In The News Week Ending June 2

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 41

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    NASA announced that a spacecraft named for astrophysicist Eugene Parker will have what mission?
    • A. 

      Live-streaming the flight.

    • B. 

      Testing cell signals.

    • C. 

      Flying toward the sun.

    • D. 

      Orbiting both Mars and Venus in a single flight.

  • 2. 
    Norma Burns, the owner and operator of Bluebird Hill Farm in Chatham County, is sponsoring an essay contest with what going to the winner?
    • A. 

      A summer camp scholarship.

    • B. 

      A year's supply of eggs.

    • C. 

      The farm.

    • D. 

      A weekend getaway.

  • 3. 
    Manuel Noriega, who died at age 83, was the former dictator of what country?
    • A. 

      Cuba.

    • B. 

      Panama.

    • C. 

      Burma.

    • D. 

      Nicaragua.

  • 4. 
    Why were a pair of African "Secretary Birds" from the North Carolina Zoo in the news?
    • A. 

      They escaped.

    • B. 

      They are the first pair to breed in captivity.

    • C. 

      They will be featured in a wildlife postage stamp series.

    • D. 

      They were stolen.

  • 5. 
    A site for the future western campus of the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics has been selected in what town?
    • A. 

      Sparta.

    • B. 

      Morganton.

    • C. 

      Winston Salem.

    • D. 

      Hendersonville.

  • 6. 
    A lawsuit against Hershey alleges that the candy maker is doing what?
    • A. 

      Under-filling its packaging.

    • B. 

      Substituting inferior blends of chocolate.

    • C. 

      Undercutting competitor prices on school contracts.

    • D. 

      Targeting ads outside the United States.

  • 7. 
    What has caused West Millbrook Road near Shelley Lake in Raleigh to be closed for several days?
    • A. 

      A sinkhole.

    • B. 

      A bridge collapse.

    • C. 

      Protesters.

    • D. 

      Downed power lines.

  • 8. 
    Joe Wade Formicola, who died at age 68, was known in the Triangle for his work in what?
    • A. 

      Medicine.

    • B. 

      Radio.

    • C. 

      State government.

    • D. 

      Law enforcement.

  • 9. 
    Duke Lemur Center is hoping the public will donate what to be used as nests for tiny mouse lemurs?
    • A. 

      Wood chips.

    • B. 

      Pet hair.

    • C. 

      Jeans pockets.

    • D. 

      Paper towel tubes.

  • 10. 
    State wildlife officials are considering whether to allow people to do what for the first time in nearly 45 years. 
    • A. 

      Collect Venus flytrap.

    • B. 

      Hunt alligators.

    • C. 

      Apply for a lifetime fishing license.

    • D. 

      Hunt after dark.