In The News Week Ending May 3

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 36

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A recently-introduced bill in the state House would have what effect on state lottery winners?
    • A. 

      Their names would not be published.

    • B. 

      Their winnings would be exempt from inheritance tax.

    • C. 

      They would be featured in future lottery advertisements.

    • D. 

      They would have to verify N.C. residency.

  • 2. 
    What resource that used to be considered too extravagant has now become a staple among small town police forces in Wake County?
    • A. 

      Police dogs

    • B. 

      Red-light cameras

    • C. 

      Voice-activated dashboard cameras

    • D. 

      Hand-held language translators

  • 3. 
    U.S. troop deaths in Afghanistan are at the lowest point since 2008. What is the most common cause of death?
    • A. 

      Friendly fire

    • B. 

      Improvised bombs

    • C. 

      Plane crashes

    • D. 

      Food poisoning

  • 4. 
    Some UNC football players have been spotted with championship rings even though NCAA sanctions made them ineligible to be recognized by the ACC as Coastal Division champ. How did this happen? 
    • A. 

      The rings were from past years.

    • B. 

      Players who submitted a letter of apology to the NCAA received rings.

    • C. 

      UNC has recognized itself as Division champ.

    • D. 

      It was a prank by rival N.C. State players.

  • 5. 
    Recently discovered remains of a young girl from the colonial Jamestown settlement in Virginia support the claim that early settlers had practiced what?
    • A. 

      Cannibalism

    • B. 

      Witchcraft

    • C. 

      Yoga

    • D. 

      Acupuncture

  • 6. 
    A proposed agreement between the city of Durham and the Durham Bulls Baseball Club calls for a $14 million upgrade to the park. What else is included in the agreement?
    • A. 

      Changing the team name to the Bull Durham Bulls.

    • B. 

      Signing a 20-year lease.

    • C. 

      Building an attached parking deck.

    • D. 

      Launching a joint marketing campaign.

  • 7. 
    Why is the owner of Hillsborough Street landmark Sadlack’s Heroes thinking of closing the restaurant?
    • A. 

      The aging restaurant is unable to keep up with modern building codes.

    • B. 

      She wants to retire.

    • C. 

      The restaurant is unable to compete with food court style offerings on campus.

    • D. 

      The building is being replaced by a hotel.

  • 8. 
    In a talk with students, billionaire Warren Buffett urged women to pursue more recognition for their accomplishments. Who did he cite as one of his female role models?
    • A. 

      Oprah Winfrey

    • B. 

      Meg Whitman

    • C. 

      His mother

    • D. 

      Katharine Graham

  • 9. 
    What announcement did Duke Energy make about two long-awaited nuclear reactors at the Shearon Harris plant?
    • A. 

      They would be partially financed with county bonds.

    • B. 

      They would employ a new green technology.

    • C. 

      They would never be built.

    • D. 

      Only bids from NC-based construction firms would be considered.

  • 10. 
    What change is former TV doctor Alan Alda advocating for real-life doctors?
    • A. 

      Allowing cameras in operating rooms.

    • B. 

      Conversion to electronic medical records.

    • C. 

      Requiring a medical school rotation serving in underdeveloped countries.

    • D. 

      Cutting down on scientific jargon.