In The News Week Of March 1

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the goal of a new project called Inspiration Mars?  
    • A. 

      Sending a married couple to Mars.

    • B. 

      Developing a self-contained biosphere to simulate living on Mars.

    • C. 

      Awarding a prize in science fiction writing for teens.

    • D. 

      Cataloging data gathered from the Mars Rover expeditions.

  • 2. 
    What is the new NC FAST program that is being introduced next month?  
    • A. 

      An electronic tracking of citations issued by the Highway Patrol.

    • B. 

      An online system for processing social services records.

    • C. 

      A scheduling system for coordinating marathons and road races with public service agencies.

    • D. 

      A program promoting physical fitness for the state's K-12 students.

  • 3. 
    Why was a study on the benefits of the Mediterranean diet cut short?
    • A. 

      The death of its primary researcher left the project without university affiliation.

    • B. 

      Research funds had run out.

    • C. 

      The results were so decisive that it was considered unethical to continue.

    • D. 

      It was discovered that the wine industry was sponsoring the study.

  • 4. 
    What measure did Wake County Public Library workers take to help disguise the decreasing number of books available to check out?
    • A. 

      Shortening the loan period on popular books.

    • B. 

      Roping off some sections of the library.

    • C. 

      Replacing empty shelves with lounge seating.

    • D. 

      Bringing in books from home to fill out the shelves.

  • 5. 
    A new study finds that the appendix may have been important for what function?
    • A. 

      Protecting beneficial bacteria in the system from infection.

    • B. 

      Secreting additional hormones to support the adrenal system.

    • C. 

      Simulating the function of surrounding organs when needed.

    • D. 

      Regulating digestion during the Paleoindian Period.

  • 6. 
    What is missing from UNC's Dean Smith Center that is a staple of newer arenas?
    • A. 

      Athletic training facilities

    • B. 

      Museum exhibit space

    • C. 

      Wheelchair accessible seating

    • D. 

      Luxury suites

  • 7. 
    The Copyright Alert System, organized by the recording and film industry, is suggesting what action against Internet users who ignore warnings against illegally sharing music, movies or television shows?
    • A. 

      Disabling the audio on computers playing the pirated files.

    • B. 

      Imposing a fine of up to $250,000.

    • C. 

      Posting their email addresses on a "most wanted" site.

    • D. 

      Temporarily slowing their connection.

  • 8. 
    Eric Rudolph, known for the 1996 Olympics bombing and subsequent manhunt through the North Carolina mountains, was in the news again this week. What did he do? 
    • A. 

      Staged a hunger strike to protest the prison's computer policy.

    • B. 

      Applied for a patent for an electronic monitoring device.

    • C. 

      Signed a deal with TruTV for a reality show.

    • D. 

      Published his autobiography.

  • 9. 
    The inaugural Wolfpack Olympics took place this week. What was its purpose? 
    • A. 

      Promoting physical fitness among the university's support staff.

    • B. 

      Team-building for Wolfpack football players.

    • C. 

      Introducing admitted freshmen to the campus.

    • D. 

      Raising money for charity through activities planned by campus fraternities and sororities.

  • 10. 
    The Army Research Laboratory’s simulation-technology center has awarded a contract to develop computer simulation training for what military role? 
    • A. 

      Communications specialists

    • B. 

      Embedded journalists

    • C. 

      Chaplains

    • D. 

      Triage medics