In The News Week Ending May 12

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 36

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Dr. Vaughn A. Starnes earned his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1977. He's now known for what?
    • A. 

      Being named dean of Duke University School of Medicine.

    • B. 

      Appearing in a music video with rap superstar J. Cole.

    • C. 

      Inventing a light-sensitive medical adhesive.

    • D. 

      Operating on Jimmy Kimmel's newborn son.

  • 2. 
    An online crowdfunding platform that works with women entrepreneurs is launching a new initiative focused on women-led ventures in the Triangle and the Triad. What is it called?
  • 3. 
    For the past eight years, Tom "Porky" McDonald has traveled to various ballparks around the country, depositing ashes of his friend Roy Riegel where?
    • A. 

      Along the first baseline.

    • B. 

      On home plate.

    • C. 

      Underneath the scoreboard.

    • D. 

      Down the toilet.

  • 4. 
    Following the birth of red wolf puppies at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, the N.C. Zoo has announced the birth of what there?
    • A. 

      Three red wolf puppies.

    • B. 

      Its third baby baboon.

    • C. 

      A baby giraffe.

    • D. 

      Three kudu calves.

  • 5. 
    Betsy Graves was named the 2017-18 Wake County Teacher of the Year. Where does she teach?
    • A. 

      Carpenter Elementary School.

    • B. 

      Wake Forest-Rolesville High School.

    • C. 

      Broughton High School.

    • D. 

      Lincoln Heights Elementary School.

  • 6. 
    What celebrity recently admitted he would consider a run for the White House?
    • A. 

      Richard Simmons.

    • B. 

      Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

    • C. 

      Johnny Depp.

    • D. 

      Tony Robbins.

  • 7. 
    Electric car maker Tesla has added what new product to its lineup?
    • A. 

      Hoverboards.

    • B. 

      Home security systems.

    • C. 

      Biometric imaging systems.

    • D. 

      Solar roof tiles.

  • 8. 
    What is unusual about the trees along the Black River that would form the centerpiece of a proposed new state park in southeastern North Carolina?
    • A. 

      They are endangered.

    • B. 

      They are the tallest known trees in the Eastern United States.

    • C. 

      They are more than 1,000 years old.

    • D. 

      They glow in the dark.

  • 9. 
    What did officials at East Carolina University do when a tornado watch threatened the school's outdoor commencement ceremony?
    • A. 

      Held a virtual graduation.

    • B. 

      Moved the ceremony to Raleigh.

    • C. 

      Rescheduled for the following weekend.

    • D. 

      Skipped the commencement speech.

  • 10. 
    Who will be joining NBC as a coach for the upcoming season of "The Voice?"
    • A. 

      Reba McEntire.

    • B. 

      Carrie Underwood.

    • C. 

      Sutton Foster.

    • D. 

      Jennifer Hudson.