In The News Week Ending September 30

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 50

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who will replace Charles Osgood as host of "CBS News Sunday Morning" following Osgood's retirement? 
    • A. 

      Scott Pelley.

    • B. 

      Charles Kuralt.

    • C. 

      Katie Couric.

    • D. 

      Jane Pauley

  • 2. 
    Baseball mourned the loss of pitcher Jose Fernandez, who was killed in a boating accident at age 24.  What team did he play for? 
    • A. 

      Tampa Bay Rays.

    • B. 

      Seattle Mariners.

    • C. 

      Miami Marlins.

    • D. 

      Pittsburgh Pirates.

  • 3. 
    Raleigh middle school teacher Bethany Lambeth found that grades went up and discipline problems dropped when her kids were doing what in class?
    • A. 

      Drinking water.

    • B. 

      Pedaling.

    • C. 

      Singing.

    • D. 

      Sleeping.

  • 4. 
    What's next for Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of Broadway's "Hamilton?"
    • A. 

      Hosting "Saturday Night Live."

    • B. 

      Starring in the touring company of "Hamilton."

    • C. 

      Getting married.

    • D. 

      Karaoke with James Corden.

  • 5. 
    A Japanese Shinkansen "bullet" train was forced to make an unscheduled stop when a passenger noticed what on the train?
    • A. 

      An abandoned child.

    • B. 

      A suicide note.

    • C. 

      A broken window seal.

    • D. 

      A snake.

  • 6. 
    Oscar Dantzler has been Duke Chapel's custodian for many years. What's one of the first things he does when he reports for work each morning?
    • A. 

      Says hello to Terry Sanford.

    • B. 

      Climbs to the top of the tower to take in the view.

    • C. 

      Refills the bird feeders on the chapel grounds.

    • D. 

      Disarms the alarm system.

  • 7. 
    What is one of the latest events to pull out of North Carolina citing HB2 as the reason?
    • A. 

      ACC football championship.

    • B. 

      Scripps-Howard regional spelling bee.

    • C. 

      First Night.

    • D. 

      Sneaker Con.

  • 8. 
    Since CVS began operating Target's pharmacies, customers have been unhappy with changes in what?
    • A. 

      Packaging.

    • B. 

      Store hours.

    • C. 

      Pricing.

    • D. 

      Customer service.

  • 9. 
    Vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine arrived in Raleigh for some debate preparation. It was speculated he might also check in on what while he was here? 
    • A. 

      The Duke-Virginia game.

    • B. 

      The IBMA World of Bluegrass festivities.

    • C. 

      His newborn granddaughter.

    • D. 

      Ikea.

  • 10. 
    Comedian Kevin Hart has knocked Jerry Seinfeld from what top spot?
    • A. 

      Highest rated awards show host.

    • B. 

      Highest paid comedian.

    • C. 

      Most frequent guest on late night talk shows.

    • D. 

      Highest number of personal appearances in a year.