In The News Week Ending May 17

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 53

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is former N.C. Secretary of State Rufus Edmisten’s connection to the Watergate exhibit opening at the Museum of History? 
    • A. 

      His law firm is one of the major sponsors of the exhibit.

    • B. 

      He worked for the Senate Watergate Committee.

    • C. 

      He was a member of the Nixon administration.

    • D. 

      He is a noted authority on political artifacts from the mid-20th century.

  • 2. 
    Canadian Chris Hadfield’s music video covering a David Bowie song has become a big hit. Where did Hadfield get his start?
    • A. 

      American Idol

    • B. 

      America's Got Talent

    • C. 

      America's Funniest Home Videos

    • D. 

      International Space Station

  • 3. 
    A new Charlotte nightspot plans to sell a drink called The N-Tini, which uses liquid nitrogen to produce a thick cloud over the drink. Why is this controversial?
    • A. 

      It is illegal to sell liquid nitrogen in North Carolina.

    • B. 

      There is a critical shortage of liquid nitrogen, which is used in the production of military aircraft.

    • C. 

      Consuming liquid nitrogen can result in serious burns.

    • D. 

      The N-Tini is currently the subject of a trademark infringement suit.

  • 4. 
    Members of the Carolina Hurricanes appeared in a public service announcement as part of the You Can Play Project. What group does this program support?
    • A. 

      Co-ed sports

    • B. 

      Wheel chair athletes

    • C. 

      Gay athletes

    • D. 

      Children with learning disabilities

  • 5. 
    Why did Duke Energy Progress shut down the Shearon Harris nuclear plant last week?  
    • A. 

      Vandals had disabled security cameras.

    • B. 

      A crack was discovered in the reactor vessel.

    • C. 

      The NRC requires regular power-downs every eight years.

    • D. 

      It was the first step in taking the facility offline.

  • 6. 
    Angelina Jolie made news with her decision to have a double-mastectomy when she learned she carried the breast cancer gene. What did she say was a major obstacle for other women in her situation?
    • A. 

      The cost of genetic testing.

    • B. 

      Public perception.

    • C. 

      Surgeons' reluctance to do elective mastectomies.

    • D. 

      Lack of education about reconstruction options.

  • 7. 
    Recent events at the Legislative Building have come to be known as “Moral Monday.” What has been happening?
    • A. 

      An update of political scandals covered by the national media.

    • B. 

      Guest clergy from different faiths have been invited to open each week’s sessions.

    • C. 

      Lawmakers appear on a weekly public affairs television program to discuss social issues facing the states.

    • D. 

      Groups protesting the work of the General Assembly are being arrested.

  • 8. 
    What First Amendment case has come before the Supreme Court?
    • A. 

      What restrictions can be placed on public access to public buildings.

    • B. 

      Whether newspaper hawkers can operate in airport and bus terminals.

    • C. 

      Whether anti-gay petitions can be circulated on the public university campuses.

    • D. 

      Whether a public high school can hold its graduation ceremony in a church.

  • 9. 
    Last week saw state legislators scrambling to be ready for Crossover. What is Crossover?
    • A. 

      The ceremony where freshmen legislators who have finished orientation are recognized.

    • B. 

      The implementation of a new integrated software that will link the General Assembly to other state agencies.

    • C. 

      The deadline where bills introduced in one chamber must be approved and sent to the other chamber.

    • D. 

      A final review of each party’s budget plans.

  • 10. 
    What is the new “uniform” for female broadcasters, attributed in part to Michelle Obama?
    • A. 

      Sleeveless dresses

    • B. 

      J. Crew

    • C. 

      Bangs

    • D. 

      Vintage suits