In The News Week Ending March 29

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 40

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What led postal workers to picket in downtown Raleigh a week ago?
    • A. 

      They're against a proposal to stop Saturday mail delivery.

    • B. 

      They say sequestration is keeping them from getting pay raises.

    • C. 

      They want to set a limit on how heavy packages can be.

    • D. 

      They're pushing for a stamp to commemorate Raleigh historic sites.

  • 2. 
    What new Apple product is rumored to be in development, though no one has actually seen it yet?
    • A. 

      IBriefcase.

    • B. 

      IKeychain.

    • C. 

      IGlasses.

    • D. 

      IWatch.

  • 3. 
    Last Monday marked the first day for what group to apply for a North Carolina driver's license?
    • A. 

      Those under 16 who have completed a state-approved safety course.

    • B. 

      Young immigrants enrolled in a federal program that defers deportation.

    • C. 

      Residents who have previously lost their licenses but agreed to pay the state a special fee to help with the North Carolina budget.

    • D. 

      Residents of neighboring states who get tax breaks by applying in North Carolina.

  • 4. 
    What issue led to an "unprecedented" crowd showing up to a meeting last week of Wake County's legislative delegation?
    • A. 

      Unhappiness over a proposed fee for homes that violate Raleigh appearance rules.

    • B. 

      Fear over a large development proposed near the Falls Lake watershed.

    • C. 

      Concern the state would revoke a lease for a Raleigh park on the Dorothea Dix property.

    • D. 

      Opposition to Cary's effort to annex land in West Raleigh.

  • 5. 
    What's significant about the new Secret Service director that President Obama named last week?
    • A. 

      It's the first time someone from the CIA has been appointed to head the Secret Service.

    • B. 

      It's the first time someone born outside the United States has held the job.

    • C. 

      It's the first time a woman will hold the job.

    • D. 

      It's the first time the Secret Service director won't carry a weapon on the job.

  • 6. 
    What limited-time attraction is expected to bring visitors and money to the North Carolina Zoo through October?
    • A. 

      Poisonous snakes.

    • B. 

      Dinosaurs.

    • C. 

      Polar bears.

    • D. 

      A pack of wolves.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is not part of the school safety package that North Carolina lawmakers unveiled last week?
    • A. 

      Panic alarms in classrooms.

    • B. 

      Allowing teachers to carry concealed weapons.

    • C. 

      More school psychologists.

    • D. 

      New crisis drills.

  • 8. 
    What "Saturday Night Live" cast member came to the Triangle last week?
    • A. 

      Jason Sudeikis.

    • B. 

      Seth Meyers.

    • C. 

      Kenan Thompson.

    • D. 

      Fred Armisen.

  • 9. 
    Why did U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan make headlines last week?
    • A. 

      She promised to help residents of Cyprus get money from their banks.

    • B. 

      She accompanied President Obama on a trip to the Middle East.

    • C. 

      She voiced support for gay marriage.

    • D. 

      She lost a bet to a Kansas senator when the Jayhawks beat the Tar Heels.

  • 10. 
    A state House committee recommend relaxing which mandatory safety requirement last week?
    • A. 

      Children under 4 must ride in car seats.

    • B. 

      Motorcyclists must wear helmets.

    • C. 

      Cigarettes must carry a warning label.

    • D. 

      Those in the passenger seat of vehicles must wear a seatbelt.