In The News Week Ending March15

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 46

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What reason did Judge Milton Tingling give for reversing New York’s ban on large sugary drinks?  
    • A. 

      City health officials did not have the authority to approve the ban.

    • B. 

      The ban was unfair.

    • C. 

      It would send too much revenue to neighboring states.

    • D. 

      He was concerned about the load on the city’s water system.

  • 2. 
    For what new venture was Irregardless Cafe owner Arthur Gordon seeking approval from the city?
    • A. 

      Opening a brewery on adjoining property.

    • B. 

      Hosting outdoor music concerts on weeknights.

    • C. 

      Operating a "cafe truck" for downtown lunch customers.

    • D. 

      Starting a garden to grow organic produce for the restaurant.

  • 3. 
    What is the biggest obstacle to developing wind farms off the North Carolina coast?
    • A. 

      No utility companies are interested in offshore wind development.

    • B. 

      It is opposed by the McCrory administration.

    • C. 

      It’s too expensive.

    • D. 

      The Sierra Club has lobbied against it because of the threat to aquatic bird life.

  • 4. 
    Core.Sounders, a documentary produced by a group of N.C. State filmmakers is about what topic?
    • A. 

      The environmental impact of fracking and other offshore energy exploration.

    • B. 

      Careers in nuclear engineering.

    • C. 

      The "secret life" of college mascots.

    • D. 

      The culture of Eastern North Carolina natives.

  • 5. 
    What is not one of the reasons for a 14 percent drop in baseball’s spring training attendance?
    • A. 

      Unseasonably cold weather.

    • B. 

      The season started before spring break.

    • C. 

      Significant increase in Florida's hotel occupancy tax.

    • D. 

      Ticket prices were too high.

  • 6. 
    What was the reason given by the military for suspending its Tuition Assistance Program?
    • A. 

      The program was not being utilized.

    • B. 

      The same benefits can be achieved through military training.

    • C. 

      Educational institutions declined to participate.

    • D. 

      Sequestration.

  • 7. 
    What has been a major criticism of the plan to sell the state’s 80,000-acre Hofmann forest?
    • A. 

      There is no other research forest land available in the state.

    • B. 

      The forest has been a revenue source for the state through fees charged to wilderness clubs.

    • C. 

      A slave cemetery was discovered on the property.

    • D. 

      The market for timber land is depressed.

  • 8. 
    What is comic book publisher Marvel doing to grow its fan base?
    • A. 

      Making historic first issues available to digital readers.

    • B. 

      Producing a Saturday morning cartoon show portraying its superheroes as children.

    • C. 

      Introducing more female characters.

    • D. 

      Conducting a 30-city tour with costumed actors portraying its most popular characters.

  • 9. 
    What unusual behavior did Pope Francis display as he began his first day on the job?
    • A. 

      He refused to appear before the crowds in St. Peter's Square.

    • B. 

      He conducted his first mass in English.

    • C. 

      He introduced a new, updated design of papal vestments.

    • D. 

      He returned to his hotel to pick up his luggage and pay his bill.

  • 10. 
    What joint venture between Duke and N.C. State was announced this week?
    • A. 

      An ABC (Anybody But Carolina) website to promote their athletic programs.

    • B. 

      A library consortium to share technical resources across the two campuses.

    • C. 

      An alumni complex to be built in RTP.

    • D. 

      An engineering scholarship for international students.