In The News Week Ending September 4

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A Durham filmmaker produced a documentary about Althea Gibson, the first black woman to do what?
    • A. 

      Become a judge in North Carolina.

    • B. 

      Win at Wimbledon.

    • C. 

      Fly a commercial jet.

    • D. 

      Perform at Lincoln Center.

  • 2. 
    Ruth Newman, who died at age 113, was the oldest remaining survivor or what event?
    • A. 

      The Kindertransport.

    • B. 

      The San Francisco Earthquake.

    • C. 

      The Johnstown flood.

    • D. 

      The Titanic.

  • 3. 
    President Obama received some criticism when he changed the name of Mount McKinley, North America’s tallest mountain, to what?
    • A. 

      MacKinley, correcting the misspelling.

    • B. 

      First Lady Michelle Obama’s grandmother’s name.

    • C. 

      A name selected by the winner of an online auction.

    • D. 

      Its original Alaskan native name.

  • 4. 
    The N.C. Education Lottery released a new scratch-off ticket with what distinctive characteristic?
    • A. 

      It changes color as the temperature changes.

    • B. 

      It smells like BBQ.

    • C. 

      It features a portrait of Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson.

    • D. 

      It is printed on both sides.

  • 5. 
    What change was announced for “Under the Dome,” the CBS sci-fi series filmed in Wilmington?
    • A. 

      “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston will join the cast.

    • B. 

      Production will move to South Carolina.

    • C. 

      It will become a web series.

    • D. 

      It was canceled.

  • 6. 
    Movie writer-director Wes Craven, who died at age 76, was know for what type of movie?
    • A. 

      Children’s movies.

    • B. 

      Documentaries.

    • C. 

      Horror movies.

    • D. 

      Biopics.

  • 7. 
    A new government report shows that smoking rates have dropped for what group?
    • A. 

      Teens.

    • B. 

      Adults.

    • C. 

      Native Americans.

    • D. 

      Women.

  • 8. 
    What change did Google users notice when using the search engine?
    • A. 

      A new logo.

    • B. 

      Faster load times.

    • C. 

      Charges for premium searches.

    • D. 

      Video results.

  • 9. 
    While North Carolina's high school graduation rate is at an all-time high, what is going down?
    • A. 

      SAT scores.

    • B. 

      Attendance.

    • C. 

      College applications.

    • D. 

      Enrollment in AP classes.

  • 10. 
    A new report released by the Pew Research Center finds that millennials don’t like what?
    • A. 

      Politics.

    • B. 

      Being called millennials.

    • C. 

      Television.

    • D. 

      Flying.