In The News Week Ending March 27

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 50

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    1. Former Tar Heel basketball players were surprised to receive what from Coach Dean Smith after his death?
    • A. 

      Game tickets.

    • B. 

      $200.

    • C. 

      Copies of his book.

    • D. 

      Thank you notes.

  • 2. 
    Mr. Gibbs is helping children in Cumberland County schools with their reading. Who is Mr. Gibbs?
    • A. 

      The principal.

    • B. 

      A dog.

    • C. 

      An animated character.

    • D. 

      A computer program.

  • 3. 
    Shape-note singing, a style of folk music recognized in the 1960s as an American art form, is also called what?
    • A. 

      Praise music.

    • B. 

      Free form.

    • C. 

      Sacred harp.

    • D. 

      Appalachian heart.

  • 4. 
    According to the latest population estimates from the U.S. Census, what was the fastest-growing metro area in the state?
    • A. 

      Raleigh.

    • B. 

      Charlotte.

    • C. 

      Wilmington.

    • D. 

      Winston-Salem.

  • 5. 
    The announced merger of what two companies would create one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies?
    • A. 

      Nestle and General Mills.

    • B. 

      Coca-Cola and Pepsico.

    • C. 

      Kellogg and Nabisco.

    • D. 

      Heinz and Kraft.

  • 6. 
    Whose childhood home has been named a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation? 
    • A. 

      Pauli Murray.

    • B. 

      Ava Gardner.

    • C. 

      Sam Ervin.

    • D. 

      Edward R. Murrow.

  • 7. 
    King Richard III was reburied at England’s Leicester Cathedral. What was unusual about the monarch’s first burial?
    • A. 

      He was still alive.

    • B. 

      It was covered by a parking lot.

    • C. 

      It was at sea.

    • D. 

      It was attended by Queen Elizabeth I.

  • 8. 
    Researchers are working to develop a variety of wheat that is what?
    • A. 

      Water-soluble.

    • B. 

      Drought resistant.

    • C. 

      Gluten-free.

    • D. 

      Faster growing.

  • 9. 
    After making the Louisville Slugger bat for 131 years, the family-owned Hillerich & Bradsby Co. has decided to do what? 
    • A. 

      Rename the company Louisville Slugger.

    • B. 

      Introduce a line of aluminum bats.

    • C. 

      Sell the brand to another company.

    • D. 

      Stop stamping their name on the bat.

  • 10. 
    Fans were shocked to learn that Zayn Malik was leaving what group?
    • A. 

      Carolina Tar Heels.

    • B. 

      SNL.

    • C. 

      One Direction.

    • D. 

      Blue Man Group.