In The News Week Ending September 11

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 33

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The state Department of Transportation is shifting the mix in its roadside wildflower plantings to do what?
    • A. 

      Attract bees.

    • B. 

      Bloom longer.

    • C. 

      Be easier to mow around.

    • D. 

      Grow taller.

  • 2. 
    What vintage toy action figure sold recently for $28,000?
    • A. 

      Spider-Man.

    • B. 

      Boba Fett.

    • C. 

      Gumby.

    • D. 

      Nancy Pearl.

  • 3. 
    McDonald’s restaurant chain is planning what change to help boost sales?
    • A. 

      They will start offering breakfast all day.

    • B. 

      They will redesign their restaurants.

    • C. 

      They will start selling scratch-off tickets.

    • D. 

      They will expand franchise opportunities in larger cities.

  • 4. 
    Why were so many people interested in the birth of Cher and Stephen Lair’s new baby girl?
    • A. 

      The Lairs were on a cross-country bike trip.

    • B. 

      She is the one-millionth Wake County resident.

    • C. 

      They already have six sons.

    • D. 

      It was the first documented birth in an Uber car.

  • 5. 
    The New York City Board of Health will soon require many restaurants to post a warning label on foods that are what?
    • A. 

      Past their expiration date.

    • B. 

      High in sodium.

    • C. 

      Produced outside the United States.

    • D. 

      Genetically modified.

  • 6. 
    Ultramarathoner Scott Jurek, who set the speed record for completing the Appalachian Trail, got in trouble for what?
    • A. 

      Taking a shortcut.

    • B. 

      Finishing too fast.

    • C. 

      Posting his route online.

    • D. 

      Celebrating with champagne.

  • 7. 
    Five Wake County schools will work with the UNC Highway Safety Research Center on a multi-year project to address what?
    • A. 

      Walking to school.

    • B. 

      Wearing seat belts.

    • C. 

      Cell phone use.

    • D. 

      Driver’s ed curriculum.

  • 8. 
    Queen Elizabeth of England has surpassed what British milestone?
    • A. 

      The largest television audience for a Parliamentary address.

    • B. 

      The highest national debt.

    • C. 

      The longest reigning monarch.

    • D. 

      The highest number of visits to the United States.

  • 9. 
    A driver in Vermont was clocked going 112 mph in a 65 mph zone. Where was he going in such a hurry?
    • A. 

      First day of school.

    • B. 

      A job interview.

    • C. 

      The hospital.

    • D. 

      Traffic court.

  • 10. 
    In addition to his 24-hour golf marathon, Hillandale Golf Course director Karl Kimball did what to honor fallen veterans? 
    • A. 

      Provided free lessons for veterans’ families.

    • B. 

      Sent a card to each family.

    • C. 

      Painted their names on the golf course.

    • D. 

      Published their names in a full-page newspaper ad.