In The News Week Ending November 25

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 48

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was to happen to hardwood flooring of the bowling lanes from The Alley when it closed to make way for a new Target store near the N.C. State University campus?
    • A. 

      It would be repurposed into the design of the new store.

    • B. 

      It would be sold at auction.

    • C. 

      Pieces would be given to current and former N.C. State students as souvenirs.

    • D. 

      It would be scrapped.

  • 2. 
    Ann Taylor Cook, who just celebrated her 90th birthday, is best known as the inspiration for what iconic image?
    • A. 

      Rosie the Riveter.

    • B. 

      The Gerber baby.

    • C. 

      The Morton Salt girl.

    • D. 

      The London Blitz orphan.

  • 3. 
    Why have sales of canned jellied cranberry sauce been falling?
    • A. 

      Summer droughts diminished this year's cranberry crops.

    • B. 

      Nobody likes that stuff.

    • C. 

      People prefer to make their own fresh sauce.

    • D. 

      Manufacturers have discontinued the product.

  • 4. 
    What Durham neighborhood is being nominated to the National Register of Historic Places, thanks in part to a federal grant announced last week?
    • A. 

      Hardscrabble.

    • B. 

      College Heights.

    • C. 

      Hayti.

    • D. 

      Watts-Hillandale.

  • 5. 
    What is unique about the turkey dinner prepared each year for students, staff and community guests at Wake County's Mt. Vernon Middle School?
    • A. 

      Each turkey is named after one of the teachers in the school.

    • B. 

      The turkeys are cooked in a hole in the ground.

    • C. 

      Students helped raise the turkeys throughout the year on a nearby farm.

    • D. 

      Local celebrity chefs are invited to judge the meal.

  • 6. 
    What threatened to harm Amazon.com's business heading into the holiday season?
    • A. 

      Netflix's release of the "Gilmore Girls" episodes.

    • B. 

      Sales tax increases on e-commerce.

    • C. 

      A server failure.

    • D. 

      A pilot strike.

  • 7. 
    What was unusual about the motorcycle Bruce Springsteen was riding when he broke down on the side of a New Jersey road?
    • A. 

      It had previously belonged to Lady Gaga.

    • B. 

      It had been reported stolen.

    • C. 

      It was the bike pictured on his "Greatest Hits" album.

    • D. 

      It was built by Billy Joel.

  • 8. 
    What publication recently named Raleigh chef Ashley Christensen to its 2016 top ten list?
    • A. 

      "People."

    • B. 

      "Garden & Gun."

    • C. 

      "AAA Carolina Go."

    • D. 

      "Rolling Stone."

  • 9. 
    What made Cary High School Marching Band’s appearance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade even more special?
    • A. 

      They marched right in front of Santa's sleigh.

    • B. 

      This was the first time Cary High School had marched in the parade.

    • C. 

      They performed an original composition by band director Matt Minick.

    • D. 

      They were the only high school band selected from North Carolina.

  • 10. 
    A reproduction of the Wright brothers' 1903 Flyer is on loan from the Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitors Center in Kill Devil Hills to the N.C. Museum of History. What is special about this exhibit?
    • A. 

      It is the first Wright Brothers item to exhibit in the museum.

    • B. 

      The replica was actually built by Orville Wright.

    • C. 

      It is hung at the same height as the original first flight.

    • D. 

      It is the oldest Flyer in existence.