In The News Week Ending June 3

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who presented an award to the N.C. State University Libraries?
    • A. 

      Google co-founder Sergey Brin.

    • B. 

      Gov. Pat McCrory.

    • C. 

      First Lady Michelle Obama.

    • D. 

      Librarian of Congress David S. Mao.

  • 2. 
    Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of Broadway's “Hamilton,” has announced he will be leaving the show. What will be his next project?
    • A. 

      A Disney sequel to "Mary Poppins."

    • B. 

      Teaching at Juilliard.

    • C. 

      A new Broadway musical based on "The Lost Colony."

    • D. 

      Starting a non-profit to promote literacy.

  • 3. 
    Officials at the Cincinnati Zoo shot and killed a male western lowland gorilla named Harambe after what happened?
    • A. 

      The gorilla made threatening gestures to zoo visitors.

    • B. 

      A child fell into the gorilla's enclosure.

    • C. 

      A severe storm blew tree limbs into the enclosure, injuring the gorilla.

    • D. 

      A zoo employee reported that the gorilla had escaped his enclosure.

  • 4. 
    Duke students got a chance to do what for the first time in 55 years?
    • A. 

      Climb to the top of the Chapel tower.

    • B. 

      Park on campus.

    • C. 

      Vote in Durham city elections.

    • D. 

      Play in the NCAA baseball tournament.

  • 5. 
    Former sports broadcaster Woody Durham revealed that because of health issues, he will give up what?
    • A. 

      Driving.

    • B. 

      Public speaking.

    • C. 

      Golf.

    • D. 

      Sugar.

  • 6. 
    Hundreds of North Carolina taxpayers who filed for an extension on their taxes received what bad news?
    • A. 

      They missed the deadline.

    • B. 

      The state no longer allows extensions.

    • C. 

      They will automatically be audited.

    • D. 

      They will have to pay a surcharge.

  • 7. 
    The anniversary of what Olympic gold-medalist is being featured in a Sports Illustrated cover story?
    • A. 

      Nadia Comăneci

    • B. 

      Diana Nyad.

    • C. 

      Michael Jordan.

    • D. 

      Caitlyn Jenner.

  • 8. 
    Scientists have determined that an ornate dagger discovered in the folds of wrappings around the mummified King Tutankhamen was probably made from what?
    • A. 

      Human bone.

    • B. 

      Glass.

    • C. 

      A meteorite.

    • D. 

      Crushed diamonds.

  • 9. 
    What was done to help free a whale that was stuck on a sandbar near Duck?
    • A. 

      Nothing.

    • B. 

      The sandbar was dredged.

    • C. 

      A net lifted the whale and guided it away from shore.

    • D. 

      The Coast Guard towed it back to deeper water.

  • 10. 
    Winston-Salem-born rapper B.o.b. gained some notoriety for his Twitter feud with what well-known figure?
    • A. 

      Donald Trump.

    • B. 

      Neil Patrick Harris.

    • C. 

      Neil deGrasse Tyson.

    • D. 

      Kourtney Kardashian.