In The News Week Ending May 10

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The FDA is monitoring the safety of what additive to snack foods like potato chips, jelly beans and gum?
    • A. 

      Food coloring for novelty foods

    • B. 

      Corn syrup substitutes

    • C. 

      Plant-based sulfates as a preservatives

    • D. 

      Caffeine

  • 2. 
    The eastern United States is preparing for this summer’s Brood II. What is it?
    • A. 

      Potential power outages due to expected record temperatures.

    • B. 

      An outdoor concert tour.

    • C. 

      A baby boom sparked by Hurricane Sandy.

    • D. 

      An invasion of cicadas.

  • 3. 
    A local orthopedic clinic reported that x-ray films sent off to be converted to electronic files were not returned. What do they think happened to them?
    • A. 

      Sold for use in fraudulent insurance claims.

    • B. 

      Sold for their silver content.

    • C. 

      Mistaken for trash and destroyed.

    • D. 

      Returned directly to the patients.

  • 4. 
    Former bull-riding champ Jerome Davis of Archdale continues in the rodeo business despite what obstacle?
    • A. 

      He is paralyzed from a bull-riding accident.

    • B. 

      He has developed allergies that keep him indoors.

    • C. 

      He commutes from New York City.

    • D. 

      He is in his 90's.

  • 5. 
    As the only American to qualify for the Indoor Archery World Cup Finals, Chapel Hill’s Christine Harrelson has what other unusual claim?
    • A. 

      She’s only 14 years old.

    • B. 

      She picked up the sport less than a year ago.

    • C. 

      Her husband is also a world champion archer.

    • D. 

      She is a former Miss North Carolina.

  • 6. 
    The slogan “Keep calm and carry on” is the subject of a trademark dispute. Where did the phrase originate?
    • A. 

      World War II propaganda

    • B. 

      Haight-Ashbury hippies

    • C. 

      The best-selling self-help book "The Secret"

    • D. 

      A James Taylor song

  • 7. 
    What has the U.S. government decided to sell at auction to deal with the surplus?
    • A. 

      Cold War era shelter supplies

    • B. 

      Organic corn

    • C. 

      Wild horses

    • D. 

      Tributes to September 11 victims

  • 8. 
    More than 78,000 have applied for a Netherlands-based reality TV show with what goal?
    • A. 

      Launching an artisan distillery.

    • B. 

      Living on Mars.

    • C. 

      Qualifying for the Ironman World Championship.

    • D. 

      Reuniting adult children with their estranged parents.

  • 9. 
    North Carolinians willing to fork over $100,000 for a Tesla electric car would not be allowed to do what if pending legislation passes?
    • A. 

      Buy the car directly online.

    • B. 

      Drive on toll roads.

    • C. 

      Cross state lines.

    • D. 

      Take the efficient vehicle tax credit.

  • 10. 
    Protective head gear is currently not part of the baseball uniform for what position?
    • A. 

      Catcher

    • B. 

      Batter

    • C. 

      Pitcher

    • D. 

      Base coach