In The News Week Ending October 23

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 35

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why did the Wake County school system abandon plans for a new high school on the former Corning Glass Works site?
    • A. 

      The soil is contaminated.

    • B. 

      The building is haunted.

    • C. 

      A highway is planned for property adjacent to the site.

    • D. 

      The price is too high.

  • 2. 
    The latest movie trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is missing what?
    • A. 

      Music.

    • B. 

      Luke Skywalker.

    • C. 

      A title.

    • D. 

      Droids.

  • 3. 
    The Wake County school system and Raleigh police have introduced a new program to replace the anti-drug program known as D.A.R.E. What is the new program called?
    • A. 

      D.E.A.R.

    • B. 

      LEADER.

    • C. 

      IDEAS.

    • D. 

      SchoolSmart.

  • 4. 
    What is unique about A Place at the Table, a new restaurant hoping to open on Hillsborough Street next August?
    • A. 

      The kitchen is staffed by culinary students.

    • B. 

      Diners are joined by a restaurant employee during the meal.

    • C. 

      Diners pay whatever they can.

    • D. 

      Diners are allowed to bring their pets.

  • 5. 
    What announcement was made by the Federal Aviation Administration in response to the growing number of reported close calls and incidents posing safety risks involving drones?
    • A. 

      A pilot’s license will be required to operate a drone.

    • B. 

      Drones will be restricted to a weight of less than one pound.

    • C. 

      Many drones will have to be registered.

    • D. 

      Drones will be banned in populated areas.

  • 6. 
    What N.C. State University team entered and won a reality show competition?
    • A. 

      Debate.

    • B. 

      Dance.

    • C. 

      Football.

    • D. 

      A capella.

  • 7. 
    Cary First United Methodist Church is known for what State Fair tradition?
    • A. 

      First aid.

    • B. 

      Ham biscuits.

    • C. 

      Worship service.

    • D. 

      Free water.

  • 8. 
    An archaeological survey of the State Capitol grounds is using ground-penetrating radar to study the entire 5-acre square. What structure stood on the property before it was laid out in 1792 as one of Raleigh’s five original public squares?
    • A. 

      A sawmill.

    • B. 

      A hospital.

    • C. 

      A tavern.

    • D. 

      Nothing.

  • 9. 
    The Federal Communications Commission has voted to cap prices that have previously run as high as $14 per minute for phone calls to where?
    • A. 

      Airports.

    • B. 

      The International Space Station.

    • C. 

      The White House.

    • D. 

      Prisons.

  • 10. 
    What was used for the inaugural New Year’s Eve Possum Drop in Brasstown 25 years ago?
    • A. 

      A pet possum.

    • B. 

      A ceramic possum.

    • C. 

      A cooked possum.

    • D. 

      A cat.