In The News Week Ending June 9

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Susan Nutter at N.C. State University announced she would be retiring from what job in the fall?
    • A. 

      Director of Student Health Services.

    • B. 

      Director of Libraries.

    • C. 

      General Counsel for the University.

    • D. 

      Mrs. Wuf.

  • 2. 
    Thanks to a $7,500 grant from UnitedHealthcare, Wake County children will receive what when they visit the Wake County Child Health Clinic?
    • A. 

      A Disney dvd.

    • B. 

      A puppy.

    • C. 

      A book.

    • D. 

      Sunglasses.

  • 3. 
    What last requirement did Nobel laureate Bob Dylan have to fulfill in order to collect 8 million Swedish kronor ($922,000) in prize money?
    • A. 

      Formally accept the award.

    • B. 

      Travel to Sweden.

    • C. 

      Give a lecture.

    • D. 

      Provide proof of citizenship.

  • 4. 
    What was remarkable about elite rock climber Alex Honnold’s climb to the top of the massive granite wall known as El Capitan in Yosemite National Park?
    • A. 

      He made the climb in record time.

    • B. 

      He is the youngest climber ever to reach the top.

    • C. 

      He made the climb with no ropes or safety gear.

    • D. 

      He is legally blind.

  • 5. 
    What guest last week on "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" had a North Carolina connection?
    • A. 

      Lara Trump.

    • B. 

      Zach Galifianakis.

    • C. 

      Charlie Rose.

    • D. 

      Rev. William J. Barber II.

  • 6. 
    The ride-hailing company Lyft is forming a research partnership with Boston-based nuTonomy to study what?
    • A. 

      Seat belt usage.

    • B. 

      Traffic patterns.

    • C. 

      Self-driving cars.

    • D. 

      Hiring practices.

  • 7. 
    Twins Ella and Alexander were born to what famous parents?
    • A. 

      Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher.

    • B. 

      Beyoncé and Jay Z.

    • C. 

      George and Amal Clooney.

    • D. 

      Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter.

  • 8. 
    The first daughter of North Carolina, Hilary Cooper, and the first dog, Ben were on hand to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of what?
    • A. 

      N.C. Zoo.

    • B. 

      Wake County SPCA.

    • C. 

      Wright Brothers Memorial.

    • D. 

      N.C. State vet school.

  • 9. 
    Zena Cardman, a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s in biology and a master’s in marine science, has been selected as what?
    • A. 

      North Carolina's Teacher of the Year.

    • B. 

      Next season's "Bachelorette."

    • C. 

      A MacArthur Fellow.

    • D. 

      An astronaut.

  • 10. 
    An outbreak of what across the Southeast has infected a handful of dogs in North Carolina and caused two deaths, including one in Raleigh?
    • A. 

      Lyme disease.

    • B. 

      Canine flu.

    • C. 

      Coronavirus.

    • D. 

      Ringworm.