In The News Week Ending March 21

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 31

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Heiress Bunny Mellon died last week at age 103. What was she more recently known for?
    • A. 

      She made a $10 million gift to Duke’s school of public policy.

    • B. 

      She lost most of her fortune in the Madoff investment scandal.

    • C. 

      She was a supporter of John Edwards’ presidential campaign.

    • D. 

      At 92, she was the oldest woman ever to complete the New York City Marathon.

  • 2. 
    Tennessee distilleries are arguing over a law that allows them to do what?
    • A. 

      Call their product Tennessee whiskey.

    • B. 

      Market their product on television.

    • C. 

      Sell their product on Sundays.

    • D. 

      Use GMO corn in their production.

  • 3. 
    What plans does Oprah Winfrey have for Harpo Studios?
    • A. 

      It will become the newest branch of the Chicago Public Library.

    • B. 

      It will be demolished.

    • C. 

      It will be converted into a small movie lot for her new film production company.

    • D. 

      It will be sold to a developer.

  • 4. 
    What has been a factor in making parking fees at Raleigh’s PNC Arena so much higher than some other cities?
    • A. 

      Its suburban location.

    • B. 

      Raleigh’s crime rate.

    • C. 

      County building codes.

    • D. 

      The weather.

  • 5. 
    It was reported last week that a priceless artifact had been stolen from where?
    • A. 

      The ruins of Pompeii.

    • B. 

      The Louvre in Paris.

    • C. 

      The White House.

    • D. 

      Kenan Field House.

  • 6. 
    New York media report that men are paying as much as $8,500 to have plastic surgeons do what?
    • A. 

      Add hair to their faces.

    • B. 

      Remove tattoos.

    • C. 

      Sculpt calf muscles.

    • D. 

      Earlobe reduction.

  • 7. 
    What is Starbucks doing to help boost evening sales?
    • A. 

      Offering live music.

    • B. 

      Installing security cameras.

    • C. 

      Screening independent films.

    • D. 

      Serving alcohol.

  • 8. 
    What have researchers discovered about the sense of smell?
    • A. 

      Humans have the most limited sense of smell of all mammals.

    • B. 

      Our sense of smell doesn’t kick in until about six months of age.

    • C. 

      We can smell a trillion different scents.

    • D. 

      Our sense of smell is greater in the morning.

  • 9. 
    A New Jersey teen alarmed officials when he did what?
    • A. 

      Slipped into the polar bear exhibit at the Bronx Zoo.

    • B. 

      Sent a bogus alert from the National Weather Service.

    • C. 

      Climbed to the top of the World Trade Center.

    • D. 

      Tried to sell medical supplies stolen from the nursing home where he worked.

  • 10. 
    What will happen to Lux, the family cat who cornered his family, prompting them to call 911 for help?
    • A. 

      He will be put up for adoption.

    • B. 

      He will be de-clawed.

    • C. 

      He will appear on TV.

    • D. 

      He will be studied by animal psychologists at the Oregon State University vet school.