In The News Week Ending February 21

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 45

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A new study in animal behavior has observed what human-like activity in captive elephants?
    • A. 

      Developing hiccups.

    • B. 

      Playing practical jokes.

    • C. 

      Bullying.

    • D. 

      Comforting each other.

  • 2. 
    Why did some workers trapped in an abandoned gold mine shaft remain behind?
    • A. 

      They were injured.

    • B. 

      They were too fat.

    • C. 

      They were there illegally.

    • D. 

      They became disoriented and climbed deeper into the mine.

  • 3. 
    What is unusual about the patrons of artist Sally Barker, who recreates signature works by Picasso, Matisse and other painters?
    • A. 

      They are art dealers learning how to spot forgeries.

    • B. 

      They are blind.

    • C. 

      They are visiting scholars from South America.

    • D. 

      They are in prison.

  • 4. 
    Child Nutrition Services in the Durham Public Schools are trying what to overcome the stigma attached to eating a free breakfast at school?
    • A. 

      Having eligible children arrive earlier.

    • B. 

      Delivering breakfast to children's homes.

    • C. 

      Offering healthy breakfast foods through school vending machines.

    • D. 

      Serving free breakfast to all students.

  • 5. 
    Companies providing “mobile location analytics” to retailers can track customer traffic by what?
    • A. 

      Customer surveys.

    • B. 

      Closed circuit video.

    • C. 

      Cell phone addresses.

    • D. 

      Heat maps.

  • 6. 
    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is reporting what trend among aging drivers?
    • A. 

      They are more likely to voluntarily give up their drivers licenses.

    • B. 

      They are less likely to be involved in a crash.

    • C. 

      They are more likely to be killed or seriously injured in a car crash.

    • D. 

      They are driving fewer miles.

  • 7. 
    What caused NCSU grad Helena Price to gain almost instant notoriety in Brazil?
    • A. 

      She represented Brazil in Olympic alpine skiing.

    • B. 

      She was mistaken for a soap opera character.

    • C. 

      She was a winner on the TV game show Brazilian Millionaire.

    • D. 

      Her Olympic torch design was selected for the 2016 Summer Games.

  • 8. 
    What action at UNC-CH has helped cut back on automobile traffic on campus?
    • A. 

      Free bus passes.

    • B. 

      Increased parking rates.

    • C. 

      Limiting parking permits to graduate students and employees.

    • D. 

      One-way streets.

  • 9. 
    Cary leaders are calling what a crown jewel of the town’s efforts to revitalize downtown?
    • A. 

      An ice rink.

    • B. 

      A theater.

    • C. 

      A library.

    • D. 

      A pedestrian mall.

  • 10. 
    What kept a ship from carrying a much-needed 40,000 tons of rock salt from Maine to New Jersey?
    • A. 

      It had not paid import fees.

    • B. 

      It was threatened by a storm system forming in the Atlantic.

    • C. 

      It was not sailing under a U.S. flag.

    • D. 

      It was too large to dock at the N.J. port.