In The News Week Ending November 1

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 32

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Meteorologists have found a way to predict what up to three weeks in advance?
    • A. 

      Heat waves

    • B. 

      Hurricanes

    • C. 

      Space debris

    • D. 

      Earthquakes

  • 2. 
    Now that this year’s state fair has ended, what will happen to the Village of Yesteryear’s 1700s-era loom?
    • A. 

      It will be restored.

    • B. 

      It will be retired to the N. C. Museum of History.

    • C. 

      It will be put in storage.

    • D. 

      It remains on display throughout the year.

  • 3. 
    What controversial proposal did Wake school administrators make about the system’s grading policy?
    • A. 

      A grade of zero will no longer be given.

    • B. 

      Grading scales will be changed to match state standards.

    • C. 

      Grades will be posted online at each school’s website.

    • D. 

      All grades will be pass/fail.

  • 4. 
    Kepler-78b, a newly discovered planet, is very similar to earth except for what important difference?
    • A. 

      It’s set to collide with its sun.

    • B. 

      It’s unbearably hot.

    • C. 

      It rotates in the opposite direction.

    • D. 

      It has no gravity.

  • 5. 
    The Boston Red Sox won their third World Series in the past 10 years, but it has been 95 years since what happened?
    • A. 

      They formed the team.

    • B. 

      They won in Boston.

    • C. 

      They won in straight games.

    • D. 

      They won with all new pitchers.

  • 6. 
    Work is about to begin on Skyhouse Raleigh. What is that?
    • A. 

      A new luxury apartment building.

    • B. 

      The rooftop restaurant atop Raleigh’s cylindrical Clarion Hotel.

    • C. 

      An elevated train running through downtown.

    • D. 

      The observation deck at RDU.

  • 7. 
    Some military personnel are resorting to what in order to pass the Pentagon’s body fat test?
    • A. 

      Fasting

    • B. 

      Dehydration

    • C. 

      Liposuction

    • D. 

      Bribery

  • 8. 
    Now that N.C. State’s Hofmann Forest has been sold, what will the land be used for?
    • A. 

      Military training

    • B. 

      Conference center

    • C. 

      Industrial park

    • D. 

      Amusement park

  • 9. 
    What is the controversy over Hallmark’s new “Deck the Halls” Christmas sweater ornament?
    • A. 

      It’s ugly.

    • B. 

      It changes the words of the song.

    • C. 

      It’s already sold out.

    • D. 

      It’s manufactured overseas.

  • 10. 
    Organizers from the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon are meeting with downtown churches to discuss what?
    • A. 

      Coordinating with church services.

    • B. 

      Making a contribution.

    • C. 

      Renting their parking lots.

    • D. 

      Promoting the race.