In The News Week Ending September 25

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 61

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Marcus Scruggs, who died at age 80, was known around Raleigh for what?
    • A. 

      Running Briggs Hardware.

    • B. 

      Serving as mayor in the 1970s.

    • C. 

      Selling peanuts on the Capitol Square.

    • D. 

      Hosting WPTF’s Neighbor-to-Neighbor program.

  • 2. 
    Betty Lynn, the actress who played Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” revealed what interesting fact about her character’s wardrobe?
    • A. 

      She had to wear her own clothes.

    • B. 

      She was not allowed to wear red because it was too difficult to light for television.

    • C. 

      Some of the dresses she wore are now on display at the Smithsonian.

    • D. 

      They were leftover pieces from the “I Love Lucy” show.

  • 3. 
    Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn resigned after admitting the company had done what?
    • A. 

      Cheated on emissions testing.

    • B. 

      Filed for bankruptcy.

    • C. 

      Supported Donald Trump’s presidential bid.

    • D. 

      Misrepresented U.S. sales figures.

  • 4. 
    During his visit to the United States, Pope Francis was the first pope to do what?
    • A. 

      Address Congress.

    • B. 

      Appear on network television.

    • C. 

      Visit the Pacific Northwest.

    • D. 

      Meet the President.

  • 5. 
    Wake County high school students are upset about not being able to use what?
    • A. 

      Snapchat.

    • B. 

      Calculators.

    • C. 

      Water fountains.

    • D. 

      School email addresses.

  • 6. 
    Restaurants offering free cake to patrons celebrating a birthday will now be allowed to do what?
    • A. 

      Deduct the expense.

    • B. 

      Ask them to verify the date.

    • C. 

      Sing “Happy Birthday.”

    • D. 

      Use their likeness for advertising.

  • 7. 
    What is notable about the Voice of America’s Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station near Greenville?
    • A. 

      It is the last remaining facility to be named for the legendary broadcaster.

    • B. 

      It is the first station to convert to digital.

    • C. 

      It is the only station in the United States.

    • D. 

      It has been designated as a national historic site.

  • 8. 
    Delta Airlines will begin offering daily non-stop flights from RDU to where?
    • A. 

      Paris.

    • B. 

      Havana.

    • C. 

      London.

    • D. 

      Hawaii.

  • 9. 
    Baseball legend Yogi Berra, who died at age 90, also did what?
    • A. 

      Made a cameo appearance in the movie “A League of their Own.”

    • B. 

      Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

    • C. 

      Landed in Normandy as part of the D-Day invasion.

    • D. 

      Started a chain of Italian restaurants.

  • 10. 
    Cell service was interrupted for thousands of Triangle residents for several hours due to what?
    • A. 

      System overload.

    • B. 

      Flooded lines.

    • C. 

      Construction accident.

    • D. 

      Hackers