In The News Week Ending January 31

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 36

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What has seen a dramatic decrease in recent years, covering only 1.65 acres west of Mexico City, down from 2.93 acres last year and 44.5 acres in 1995?
    • A. 

      Marijuana crops.

    • B. 

      Monarch butterflies.

    • C. 

      Olympic training facilities.

    • D. 

      Coffee plantations.

  • 2. 
    What will area Harris Teeter stores be called now that the merger with Kroger is complete?
    • A. 

      Kroger

    • B. 

      Kro-Teeter

    • C. 

      Harris Teeter

    • D. 

      Triangle Teeters

  • 3. 
    What caused Beijing’s celebration of the Lunar New Year to be somewhat quieter this year?
    • A. 

      It was a school night.

    • B. 

      A flu epidemic.

    • C. 

      A fireworks ban.

    • D. 

      A freak snow storm.

  • 4. 
    What’s the latest news about the popular video game franchise “Gears of War,” which was developed by Epic Games in Cary?
    • A. 

      They will publish a special 25th anniversary edition.

    • B. 

      It will be made into a movie.

    • C. 

      It is the subject of an intellectual property dispute.

    • D. 

      It has been been bought by Microsoft.

  • 5. 
    Folk singer Pete Seeger, who died at age 94, was credited with popularizing what musical instrument?
    • A. 

      Harmonica

    • B. 

      Banjo

    • C. 

      Fiddle

    • D. 

      Theremin

  • 6. 
    According to an FDA study, the use of antibiotics in animal feed has caused what problem for humans?
    • A. 

      Risk of infection.

    • B. 

      Higher food prices.

    • C. 

      Shortage of antibiotic drugs.

    • D. 

      Increased allergic reactions.

  • 7. 
    What has Queen Elizabeth II been asked by Parliament to do?
    • A. 

      Step down.

    • B. 

      Get a makeover.

    • C. 

      Cut expenses.

    • D. 

      Get an email address.

  • 8. 
    Wake County’s middle schools are getting their first new science textbooks in nearly a decade. What will be different about these new books?
    • A. 

      They include Spanish language editions.

    • B. 

      They include color photographs.

    • C. 

      Students must purchase their own books.

    • D. 

      They are digital.

  • 9. 
    What is Super Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson’s connection to Raleigh?
    • A. 

      He played for N.C. State.

    • B. 

      He was born here.

    • C. 

      He graduated from Enloe High School.

    • D. 

      He is part owner of the Hibernian Pub.

  • 10. 
    Federal officials announced that they have seized more than $21.6 million in what kind of counterfeit goods?
    • A. 

      $100 bills.

    • B. 

      NFL memorabilia.

    • C. 

      IPhones.

    • D. 

      Cholesterol drugs.