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  • 1. 

    What milestone did Facebook reach recently?

    • A.

      Its 1 billionth user.

    • B.

      Its first public stock offering.

    • C.

      Its 10th anniversary.

    • D.

      Facebook users on all seven continents.

    Correct Answer
    C. Its 10th anniversary.
    Explanation
    Facebook recently reached a milestone of celebrating its 10th anniversary. This means that the social media platform has been in existence for a decade.

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  • 2. 

    What crucial item are some snow-bound cities running out of?

    • A.

      DVDs

    • B.

      Milk

    • C.

      Salt

    • D.

      Propane

    Correct Answer
    C. Salt
    Explanation
    Some snow-bound cities are running out of salt. During snowy weather, salt is commonly used to melt the ice and snow on roads and sidewalks. As a result, the demand for salt increases, and cities may struggle to keep up with the supply. This can lead to a shortage of salt in these cities, making it difficult to effectively clear the snow and ensure safe travel for residents.

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  • 3. 

    CVS stores announced they will stop what?

    • A.

      Selling tobacco products.

    • B.

      Hiring teenagers.

    • C.

      Offering in-store clinics.

    • D.

      Being open on Sundays.

    Correct Answer
    A. Selling tobacco products.
    Explanation
    CVS stores announced that they will stop selling tobacco products. This decision was made as part of their commitment to promoting health and wellness. By eliminating the sale of tobacco products, CVS aims to align their business practices with their mission of helping people on their path to better health. This step is significant as it demonstrates their dedication to reducing the harmful effects of tobacco and supporting the well-being of their customers.

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  • 4. 

    What do Wake Tech students now have for the first time?

    • A.

      Saturday classes.

    • B.

      Parking passes.

    • C.

      Online library services.

    • D.

      Professors.

    Correct Answer
    D. Professors.
    Explanation
    Wake Tech students now have professors for the first time. This implies that previously, the students did not have professors, but now they do.

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  • 5. 

    In California, funeral home operators are setting up where?

    • A.

      DMV offices.

    • B.

      The mall.

    • C.

      Gas stations.

    • D.

      Church.

    Correct Answer
    B. The mall.
    Explanation
    Funeral home operators are setting up in the mall in California. This suggests that funeral homes are now being located in shopping malls, possibly to increase accessibility and convenience for customers. This trend may be driven by the desire to reach a larger audience and provide a more comfortable and familiar environment for funeral services. The mall's central location and amenities could also attract more visitors and potential customers.

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  • 6. 

    J.K. Rowling admitted having second thoughts about what in the Harry Potter series?

    • A.

      Casting Maggie Smith for the movies.

    • B.

      Killing Dumbledore.

    • C.

      Hermione marrying Ron.

    • D.

      Including illustrations.

    Correct Answer
    C. Hermione marrying Ron.
    Explanation
    J.K. Rowling admitted having second thoughts about Hermione marrying Ron in the Harry Potter series. This suggests that the author may have reconsidered the romantic relationship between these two characters and potentially regretted the decision. It implies that Rowling may have considered alternative pairings or storylines for Hermione's love life.

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  • 7. 

    What happened to a rare Stradivarius violin stolen from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra ?

    • A.

      It was destroyed.

    • B.

      It is still missing.

    • C.

      It was sold on eBay.

    • D.

      It was found in an attic.

    Correct Answer
    D. It was found in an attic.
    Explanation
    The rare Stradivarius violin that was stolen from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra was eventually found in an attic.

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  • 8. 

    Winston-Salem’s Susan Spence is on track to complete 100 marathons before she turns 70. What is unusual about her marathon experience?

    • A.

      She walks her marathons.

    • B.

      She is accompanied by her guide dog, Sutu.

    • C.

      She has lived in every city where she competed.

    • D.

      She runs barefoot.

    Correct Answer
    A. She walks her marathons.
    Explanation
    The unusual aspect of Susan Spence's marathon experience is that she walks her marathons instead of running them. This sets her apart from most marathon participants who typically run the entire distance.

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  • 9. 

    Benedict Cumberbatch, star of the PBS series "Sherlock," recently appeared with whom?

    • A.

      The Muppets.

    • B.

      England’s Prince Harry.

    • C.

      Actors Robert Downey Jr. and Jonny Lee Miller, who have also played Sherlock Holmes.

    • D.

      Oprah Winfrey.

    Correct Answer
    A. The Muppets.
    Explanation
    Benedict Cumberbatch, star of the PBS series "Sherlock," recently appeared with The Muppets. This suggests that he made a guest appearance or collaborated with The Muppets in some form, possibly on a television show or a live performance.

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  • 10. 

    What change is planned for Raleigh’s Greyhound bus station?

    • A.

      It will move out of downtown.

    • B.

      It will be remodeled to include a full service restaurant.

    • C.

      It will become a hub for the city’s Capital Area Transit system.

    • D.

      It will provide free Wi-Fi.

    Correct Answer
    A. It will move out of downtown.
    Explanation
    The planned change for Raleigh's Greyhound bus station is that it will move out of downtown.

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