In The News Week Ending January 17

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 39

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Scientists have confirmed the theory that birds fly in a V formation for what purpose?
    • A. 

      To stay warm.

    • B. 

      To confuse predators.

    • C. 

      To conserve energy.

    • D. 

      For navigation.

  • 2. 
    What Washington, D.C. institution was opened up for a week-long program called “Seeing Deeper,” which included programs such as tai chi and a polyphony?
    • A. 

      National Cathedral

    • B. 

      Smithsonian

    • C. 

      Library of Congress

    • D. 

      Kennedy Center

  • 3. 
    Considered by many to be a nuisance, what animal can now be hunted with no limit or closed season, at night with lights on private land in all 100 counties?
    • A. 

      Bear

    • B. 

      Deer

    • C. 

      Beaver

    • D. 

      Boar

  • 4. 
    What caused many West Virginians to be without running water for nearly a week?
    • A. 

      Broken water line.

    • B. 

      Chemical spill.

    • C. 

      Drought.

    • D. 

      Computer glitch.

  • 5. 
    Whom did Gov. Pat McCrory name as his hero and mentor in a speech about the importance of education?
    • A. 

      His mom.

    • B. 

      Former Gov. Jim Hunt.

    • C. 

      U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

    • D. 

      Former high school teacher Ruth Revels.

  • 6. 
    What unusual method did cyclist Steven Hill use to propose to his girlfriend?
    • A. 

      He arranged to have friends kidnap her.

    • B. 

      He learned sign language.

    • C. 

      He proposed by GPS.

    • D. 

      He bought a movie theater on-screen ad.

  • 7. 
    Westminster Kennel Club has announced a new dog show event that will allow what participants for the first time?
    • A. 

      Puppies

    • B. 

      Cats

    • C. 

      Mixed breeds

    • D. 

      Previous champions

  • 8. 
     A viral video viewed more than 100,000 times showed what happening during a violent windstorm that blew through the Triangle?
    • A. 

      A building collapsing.

    • B. 

      Birds flying backwards.

    • C. 

      A mini “tsunami” at Jordan Lake.

    • D. 

      A small child who was temporarily airborne while holding an umbrella.

  • 9. 
    What will happen to Durham’s Bubba the outlaw sheep?
    • A. 

      He will be sold at auction.

    • B. 

      He will become part of the wildlife exhibit at the Museum of Life and Science.

    • C. 

      He will become the mascot for West Chester University in Pennsylvania.

    • D. 

      He will remain at the Durham County Animal Shelter.

  • 10. 
    Patients and visitors to UNC Hospitals are concerned about what cost that is often discounted at other Triangle hospitals?
    • A. 

      Cafeteria meals

    • B. 

      Pharmacy

    • C. 

      Parking

    • D. 

      Ambulance service