In The News Week Ending March 3

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 49

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who took responsibility for the mix-up over the Best Picture Oscar at the Academy Awards?
    • A. 

      Host Jimmy Kimmel.

    • B. 

      Accountant Brian Cullinan.

    • C. 

      Warren Beatty.

    • D. 

      Faye Dunaway.

  • 2. 
    The Downtown Raleigh Alliance announced that Orage Quarles III will serve as the nonprofit's interim director. Quarles is recently retired from what position? 
    • A. 

      Superintendent of Wake Schools.

    • B. 

      Publisher of The N&O.

    • C. 

      Dean of the N.C. State College of Design.

    • D. 

      Librarian at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.

  • 3. 
    The Peak Church in Apex did what to make it more convenient for people to take part in Ash Wednesday services?
    • A. 

      They conducted the service in Spanish.

    • B. 

      They provided a drive-thru service.

    • C. 

      They conducted the service via podcast.

    • D. 

      They provided door-to-door services.

  • 4. 
    The U.S. Senate confirmed what former Presidential candidate as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development?
    • A. 

      Carly Fiorina.

    • B. 

      Rick Perry.

    • C. 

      Ted Cruz.

    • D. 

      Ben Carson.

  • 5. 
    Major League Baseball and the players’ association announced their agreement on what?
    • A. 

      Pitch clocks.

    • B. 

      Chewing tobacco.

    • C. 

      Intentional walks.

    • D. 

      Weight limits.

  • 6. 
    “Gary from Chicago,” a member of a bus tour group featured on the Oscars telecast, had just come from where?
    • A. 

      Open heart surgery.

    • B. 

      The military.

    • C. 

      Prison.

    • D. 

      A protest march.

  • 7. 
    WWII Navy officer William “Bud” Liebenow, who died at age 97, had the distinction of rescuing whom during the war?
    • A. 

      Jimmy Stewart.

    • B. 

      John F. Kennedy.

    • C. 

      Louis Zamperini.

    • D. 

      George Patton.

  • 8. 
    In an event to demonstrate how chess can help students do better in school, the N.C. Chess Association sponsored matches between middle school students and what opponents?
    • A. 

      Members of the UNC Tar Heel basketball team.

    • B. 

      Legislators.

    • C. 

      Red Hat programmers.

    • D. 

      Reporters.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following will not be in the cast of the upcoming season of “Dancing with the Stars?”
    • A. 

      Nancy Kerrigan.

    • B. 

      Mr. T.

    • C. 

      George W. Bush.

    • D. 

      Charo.

  • 10. 
    Demolition continued at the Velvet Cloak Inn on Hillsborough Street. The hotel, opened in 1963 and a “home away from home” for lawmakers over the years, will make way for what?
    • A. 

      A parking deck.

    • B. 

      A Wahlburgers restaurant.

    • C. 

      YMCA expansion.

    • D. 

      Student housing.