In The News Week Ending March 8

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is rare about the portrait of Queen Elizabeth I that has hung for decades in the gift shop of the Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo and was recently dated to 1592?  
    • A. 

      She is seated.

    • B. 

      She is an old woman.

    • C. 

      She is bare-headed.

    • D. 

      She is not alone.

  • 2. 
    What piece of safety equipment is rejected by the three Staal brothers (including Carolina Hurricanes players Eric and Jordan)?
    • A. 

      Mouthguards

    • B. 

      Motorcycle helmets

    • C. 

      Visors

    • D. 

      Chest protectors

  • 3. 
    What was not true of the new gavel presented to Lt. Governor Dan Forest?
    • A. 

      It was retrieved from the estate of long-time Secretary of State Thad Eure.

    • B. 

      It was made from the same wood as the gavel used by House Speaker Thom Tillis.

    • C. 

      It was made from a long leaf pine tree cut down in the 1800s.

    • D. 

      It came from a house that was “visited” by Sherman’s troops during the Civil War.

  • 4. 
    What has been defined as the time it takes for a cesium atom to oscillate 9,192,631,770 times between two radiation states?
    • A. 

      The speed of light

    • B. 

      Pi

    • C. 

      A second

    • D. 

      Zero point of an atomic clock

  • 5. 
    Chapel Hill diners remember the now-closed Pepper’s Pizza for what unusual feature?
    • A. 

      Weekly Dungeons & Dragons tournaments

    • B. 

      A fully stocked Cold War-era fallout shelter in the basement

    • C. 

      The manager’s multi-colored dreadlocks

    • D. 

      Gluten-free vegan pizzas

  • 6. 
    State Agricultural Commissioner Steve Troxler expressed concern for the state's hog and poultry industries. What did he think would interfere with production?
    • A. 

      Furloughs for meat inspectors.

    • B. 

      Decreased feed supply due to damage from Hurricane Sandy.

    • C. 

      New restrictions on slaughter houses’ proximity to residential areas.

    • D. 

      Falling commodity prices in China.

  • 7. 
    What is one of the features added to the latest design of Raleigh's Union Station, set to open in 2017?
    • A. 

      An underground loading platform.

    • B. 

      Historic photographs decorating the station’s lobby.

    • C. 

      Charging stations for electric vehicles.

    • D. 

      A rooftop terrace.

  • 8. 
    Last week found Martha Stewart in legal trouble again. What was she accused of?
    • A. 

      Breaking an exclusive contract with Macy’s to open mini shops with another retailer.

    • B. 

      Copyright infringement dating back to her first book, Martha Stewart Entertaining.

    • C. 

      Cruelty to animals after some of her chickens were used in an Internet video parody.

    • D. 

      Failure to pay taxes on her “Skylands” estate in Seal Harbor, Maine.

  • 9. 
    What was true of this year’s ceremonial 11-mile run kicking off the Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race?
    • A. 

      Fans could bid for a seat on their favorite racer’s sled.

    • B. 

      The actual sled dogs did not participate in the event.

    • C. 

      Last year’s Iditarod winner served as Grand Marshal.

    • D. 

      Snow was trucked in for the event.

  • 10. 
     What could be detected by a formula developed by the Morrisville startup BaseTrace?
    • A. 

      How global warming has affected tide levels on the North Carolina coast.

    • B. 

      Whether fracking has contaminated ground water.

    • C. 

      Acidity levels of area lakes following hurricane-related flooding.

    • D. 

      Plagiarism in college admissions essays.