In The News Week Of May 31

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A new study on hospital practices has settled on what procedure for reducing the hospital-linked infections that kill thousands of people each year?
    • A. 

      Screening new patients and isolating those who carry dangerous germs.

    • B. 

      Decontaminating every patient in ICU.

    • C. 

      Increasing the oxygen levels in hospital rooms with a centralized concentrator system.

    • D. 

      Better training for hospital staff in and sterilization procedures.

  • 2. 
    What was the reason for layoffs at Durham ad agency McKinney?
    • A. 

      The agency merged with Raleigh’s Silvers Benson Agency.

    • B. 

      The agency consolidated with its New York office.

    • C. 

      They took on a large client and needed to outsource some of the creative.

    • D. 

      One of their clients was acquired by a bigger company.

  • 3. 
    Researchers say the falling prices and decreasing size of tablets will eclipse the sale of what by 2015?
    • A. 

      TVs

    • B. 

      Text books

    • C. 

      PCs

    • D. 

      Smart phones

  • 4. 
    Why was the N.C. State baseball team upset as the NCAA Championship schedule was announced?
    • A. 

      They will be playing only night games.

    • B. 

      They will not be hosting any of the regionals.

    • C. 

      They are not among the top eight seeds.

    • D. 

      They will face UNC less than a week after losing in a marathon 18-inning game.

  • 5. 
    At least ten race fans were injured at the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte last week. What happened?
    • A. 

      Debris from a blown tire flew into the stands.

    • B. 

      A portion of the stands collapsed.

    • C. 

      A camera cable fell on the track.

    • D. 

      A fight broke out in the parking lot.

  • 6. 
    Why has the Masonic Temple of Raleigh found it so difficult to sell its buildings in Hayes Barton?
    • A. 

      It is rumored that the ghost of Josephus Daniels haunts the old Wakestone building.

    • B. 

      The property is zoned commercial.

    • C. 

      The five organizations that share it cannot agree on who actually owns it.

    • D. 

      Its status as a historic landmark limits potential development.

  • 7. 
    What announcement was made about former UNC chancellor James Moeser?
    • A. 

      He will leave UNC to become university organist at Vanderbilt.

    • B. 

      He will run for U.S. Senate.

    • C. 

      He was named special assistant to incoming chancellor Carol Folt.

    • D. 

      He will lead the School of the Arts.

  • 8. 
    New York teen Arvind Mahankall won the Scripps National Spelling Bee on his third try. What did all of his trips to the finals have in common?
    • A. 

      His last word was of German origin.

    • B. 

      He competed against four-year "repeaters."

    • C. 

      He wore the same pair of "lucky" socks.

    • D. 

      He was the oldest competitor among the finalists.

  • 9. 
    Why did the state Senate budget proposal include a fee for drivers of electric and hybrid cars?
    • A. 

      To cover the cost of municipal electric charging stations.

    • B. 

      To equalize the resale value between conventional and “green” cars.

    • C. 

      To help recover the loss in motor fuel taxes.

    • D. 

      To offset the cost of energy tax credits that go into effect next year.

  • 10. 
    What was unusual about Asa Forrest serving as superintendent of Raleigh’s Oakwood Cemetery following the Civil War?
    • A. 

      He had served in the Union Army.

    • B. 

      He was the fourth generation in his family to care for the cemetery.

    • C. 

      He was not eligible to be buried there.

    • D. 

      He was also Raleigh’s mayor.