In The News Week Ending February 14

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 48

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Child star Shirley Temple died last week at age 85. What was she known for in later life?
    • A. 

      President of NBC programming.

    • B. 

      Spokesperson for the March of Dimes.

    • C. 

      Movie star.

    • D. 

      Ambassador to Czechoslovakia.

  • 2. 
    What was significant about U.S. teenager Sarah Hendrickson’s ski jump at the Sochi Olympics?
    • A. 

      She is the first woman ever to compete in this event.

    • B. 

      She is the youngest American to win the gold medal.

    • C. 

      Her father won the same event in the 1980 Lake Placid games.

    • D. 

      She broke her pelvis.

  • 3. 
    What could have prevented the first ever tie for the gold medal in an Alpine Olympic event?
    • A. 

      More accurate timing equipment.

    • B. 

      A rule change to allow more precise timing.

    • C. 

      An earlier start time.

    • D. 

      Instant replay.

  • 4. 
    What argument is being used by critics of a proposal to replace live court reporters with digital recorders?
    • A. 

      Court reporters are less expensive.

    • B. 

      Court reporters can be called as witnesses later.

    • C. 

      State statutes require the presence of a live court reporter.

    • D. 

      Court reporters are more accurate.

  • 5. 
    Actor Henry Winkler is co-author of a children’s book series that stems from his own childhood struggle with what?
    • A. 

      Bullying

    • B. 

      Dyslexia

    • C. 

      Fame

    • D. 

      Poverty

  • 6. 
    Visitors to the Sochi Olympics have been enjoying what activity seldom seen at the winter games?
    • A. 

      Betting

    • B. 

      Sunbathing

    • C. 

      Getting autographs

    • D. 

      Folk dancing

  • 7. 
    Gov. Pat McCrory’s proposal to raise teacher pay is being criticized because it is limited primarily to which teachers?
    • A. 

      Beginning teachers.

    • B. 

      Graduates of the UNC system.

    • C. 

      Teachers moving in from other states.

    • D. 

      Science and math teachers.

  • 8. 
    The Wake schools Twitter account @wcpss has gained national attention for being what?
    • A. 

      Student-run

    • B. 

      Hacked

    • C. 

      Sassy

    • D. 

      Bilingual

  • 9. 
    What was found by an archaeological team in Egypt?
    • A. 

      Jimmy Hoffa.

    • B. 

      DNA from a 400,000-year-old sunflower.

    • C. 

      A mummy.

    • D. 

      Oil.

  • 10. 
    What big step did Taylor Swift take, an event which was chronicled by social media?
    • A. 

      Got engaged.

    • B. 

      Got a haircut.

    • C. 

      Visited her old high school.

    • D. 

      Got her pilot’s license.