In The News Week Ending March 22

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 49

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What new legislation has been introduced about school buses?  
    • A. 

      To have all buses equipped with passenger seat belts by 2021.

    • B. 

      To outsource transportation to private bus companies.

    • C. 

      To allow buses to drive faster on the highway.

    • D. 

      To allow the driver to carry a gun.

  • 2. 
    Raleigh has installed 37 "Big Belly" units downtown. What are they?
    • A. 

      Plus-sized benches along the sidewalks.

    • B. 

      Automat-style vending machines stocking hot food in public buildings.

    • C. 

      Solar trash compactors.

    • D. 

      Climate-controlled bus stop enclosures.

  • 3. 
    What was NOT in the news about the Civil War this week?
    • A. 

      Benefits are still being paid to children of Civil War veterans.

    • B. 

      Newly discovered letters from General Lee were added to UNC’s Southern Historical Collection.

    • C. 

      A monument to Union soldiers was unveiled in Johnston County.

    • D. 

      One of NC’s Civil War re-enactor's great-great-great-grandfather owned the land where the Battle of Bentonville was fought.

  • 4. 
    What new policy has Walt Disney Co. implemented for its Disneyland theme park?
    • A. 

      All visitors over the age of 16 must carry a valid i.d.

    • B. 

      Children must be at least 14 to attend unaccompanied.

    • C. 

      All attractions must have a counterpart in the Florida’s Disney World park.

    • D. 

      The park will not observe daylight-saving time.

  • 5. 
    What happened with one of Chapel Hill’s murals recently?
    • A. 

      It was painted over.

    • B. 

      It was nominated for a national award.

    • C. 

      It was the subject of a lawsuit by a woman who claimed her likeness was used without permission.

    • D. 

      It was the first piece to be funded by the town’s newly-formed Public Art Commission.

  • 6. 
    What do Duke Blue Devils credit with getting injured players back onto  the court faster?
    • A. 

      Their newly-renovated training facilities.

    • B. 

      A vitamin and diet regimen required of all players.

    • C. 

      ACC rivalry.

    • D. 

      The sports medicine program at DUMC.

  • 7. 
    An “intra-species war” is building between what traditional insect and a new stinging Asian insect species?
    • A. 

      Ant

    • B. 

      Grasshopper

    • C. 

      Honey bee

    • D. 

      Spider

  • 8. 
    What did Hillary Clinton do this week to fuel speculation that she is planning another run for president?
    • A. 

      Formed an exploratory committee.

    • B. 

      Announced her support for gay marriage.

    • C. 

      Agreed to give the commencement address at Harvard.

    • D. 

      Was spotted among the fans at the opening round of the NCAA tournament.

  • 9. 
    What is helping buses run faster on Dan Allen Drive through the NCSU campus?
    • A. 

      Increased speed limit during the day.

    • B. 

      The road is closed to cars.

    • C. 

      Bus stops have been consolidated to one on each end of the street.

    • D. 

      Spring break.

  • 10. 
    What “prequel” video game did Cary’s Epic Games release this week to glowing reviews?
    • A. 

      Epic Creation

    • B. 

      Little Nemo: The Dream Master

    • C. 

      Unreal Tournament: Day of Reckoning

    • D. 

      Gears of War: Judgement