In The News Week Ending May 24

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Voters in Portland, Ore., resoundingly decided not to allow something that nearly every other city has done for years. What is it?
    • A. 

      Let convenience stores sell extra-large soft drinks

    • B. 

      Allow fast-food restaurants within 1 mile of a school

    • C. 

      Encourage residents to recycle

    • D. 

      Put fluoride in the water

  • 2. 
    Which North Carolina native, famous for another reality show, won "Dancing With the Stars"?
    • A. 

      Clay Aiken

    • B. 

      Bates Battaglia

    • C. 

      Fantasia Barrino

    • D. 

      Kellie Pickler

  • 3. 
    Duke Energy Carolinas had to upgrade security at a rural Durham substation because thieves had been taking what?
    • A. 

      Tools

    • B. 

      Copper

    • C. 

      Silver

    • D. 

      Light bulbs

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is not one of the finalists to be Wake County's new school superintendent?
    • A. 

      The superintendent of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

    • B. 

      The deputy superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

    • C. 

      The superintendent of Virginia Beach, Va., City Schools

    • D. 

      The superintendent of the Irving Independent School District in Texas

  • 5. 
    According to new Census Bureau data, what was the fastest-growing town in the Triangle in the past two years?
    • A. 

      Clayton

    • B. 

      Knightdale

    • C. 

      Carrboro

    • D. 

      Rolesville

  • 6. 
    Who was the highest-paid CEO of 2012, according to an Associated Press analysis?
    • A. 

      Leslie Moonves of CBS

    • B. 

      Mike Duke of Wal-Mart Stores

    • C. 

      Muhtar Kent of Coca-Cola

    • D. 

      Rex Tillerson of Exxon Mobil

  • 7. 
    What job associated with schools did columnist Barry Saunders gain a new appreciation for after trying it this week?
    • A. 

      Driving a school bus

    • B. 

      Serving as a kindergarten teacher's aide

    • C. 

      Cooking lunches in a high school

    • D. 

      Helping coach a high school baseball team

  • 8. 
    The largest donor to North Carolina legislative races in 2012 was an executive of what kind of company?
    • A. 

      Fast food

    • B. 

      Energy

    • C. 

      Telecommunications

    • D. 

      Internet sweepstakes

  • 9. 
    Who will coach USA Basketball's men's team for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro?
    • A. 

      Mark Gottfried

    • B. 

      Rick Pitino

    • C. 

      Mike Krzyzewski

    • D. 

      Tom Izzo

  • 10. 
    What was significant about Japanese climber Yuichiro Miura, who reached the summit of Mount Everest on Thursday?
    • A. 

      He is the first person from Japan to do so

    • B. 

      He is the oldest person to do so

    • C. 

      He only has one leg

    • D. 

      He documented the entire climb on YouTube