In The News Week Ending June 5

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 36

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What caused U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to cut short a four-nation trip?
    • A. 

      Tonsillitis.

    • B. 

      Terrorism threat.

    • C. 

      Anthrax scare.

    • D. 

      Bicycle crash.

  • 2. 
    What is causing some of Raleigh’s city pools to have shorter hours this summer?
    • A. 

      Noise ordinance.

    • B. 

      Bacteria.

    • C. 

      Budget cuts.

    • D. 

      Lifeguard shortage.

  • 3. 
    Why does Delta plan to start preloading carry-on bags on some flights?
    • A. 

      To distribute the weight.

    • B. 

      To decrease thefts.

    • C. 

      To streamline security checks.

    • D. 

      To save time.

  • 4. 
    Declaring it’s never too late to make things right, President Barack Obama posthumously bestowed the Medal of Honor on two veterans of what war?
    • A. 

      American Revolution.

    • B. 

      World War II.

    • C. 

      World War I.

    • D. 

      First Gulf war.

  • 5. 
    Clint Eastwood will direct a film based on the life of what real-life hero?
    • A. 

      Harriet Tubman.

    • B. 

      Sully Sullenberger.

    • C. 

      Sally Ride.

    • D. 

      Jesse Owens.

  • 6. 
    The closing of North American Video stores ends a 36-year-old business. Where did the first stand-alone store open in 1979?
    • A. 

      Cameron Village.

    • B. 

      Durham.

    • C. 

      Charlotte.

    • D. 

      Mission Valley.

  • 7. 
    UNC-Chapel Hill sophomore Jamie Loeb finds herself on the national stage after winning a national championship in what sport?
    • A. 

      Soccer.

    • B. 

      Golf.

    • C. 

      Fencing.

    • D. 

      Tennis.

  • 8. 
    After more than 50 years, Mattel has released a Barbie that can do what?
    • A. 

      Talk.

    • B. 

      Wear flat shoes.

    • C. 

      Wear earrings.

    • D. 

      Type.

  • 9. 
    Bars in downtown Raleigh are concerned about possible changes that will affect what?
    • A. 

      Outdoor seating.

    • B. 

      Sales tax.

    • C. 

      Street festivals.

    • D. 

      Signage.

  • 10. 
    CBS newsman Bob Schieffer retired from what show that he anchored for 24 years?
    • A. 

      Face the Nation.

    • B. 

      Face to Face.

    • C. 

      Meet the Press.

    • D. 

      News of the Day.