In The News Week Ending August 2

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 60

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Investigators report that the driver in the tragic train crash in Madrid may have been distracted by what?
    • A. 

      A dramatic lightning storm.

    • B. 

      Talking on the phone.

    • C. 

      Eating popcorn.

    • D. 

      Traffic on adjoining tracks.

  • 2. 
    What surprise action did Gov. Pat McCrory take in response to abortion bill protesters outside the governor’s mansion?
    • A. 

      He invited protest organizers to meet with him inside the mansion.

    • B. 

      He had staff members hand out campaign bumper stickers among the group.

    • C. 

      He took them a plate of cookies.

    • D. 

      He invited supporters to watch the protest from one of the mansion’s balconies.

  • 3. 
    A monument at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras was dedicated last week to mark the area’s role in what?
    • A. 

      Air-sea rescues.

    • B. 

      Recovery of Queen Anne’s Revenge.

    • C. 

      Anti-aircraft training during World War II.

    • D. 

      The Underground Railroad.

  • 4. 
    After a tough loss in last year’s Little League state semifinals, a team of 12- and 13-year-olds from Rutherfordton has another chance at fame as a group. What is it?
    • A. 

      They will have a cameo appearance in an upcoming baseball documentary.

    • B. 

      They will be featured in a set of Little League baseball cards.

    • C. 

      They will play in a new league for players between Little League and adult leagues.

    • D. 

      A “grudge match” with the team they lost to will be the lead-in to ESPN’s coverage of this year’s series.

  • 5. 
    The State Capitol Recordation Project will compile a complete and accurate record of the ornamental and structural details of the building. Why did the state not already have such records?
    • A. 

      The original architect kept them because the state never finished paying him.

    • B. 

      They were destroyed when the building’s basement was flooded during Hurricane Fran.

    • C. 

      They were looted during the occupation of the capitol by Union soldiers.

    • D. 

      The builders of the original capitol building were illiterate.

  • 6. 
    Dereck Whittenburg, the leading scorer from N.C. State’s 1983 national title basketball team, will be returning to North Carolina after more than 20 years to do what?
    • A. 

      He will join Coach Mark Gottfried’s staff at N.C. State.

    • B. 

      He will start a basketball camp for middle school and high school players.

    • C. 

      He is retiring here.

    • D. 

      He will cover ACC sports for ESPN.

  • 7. 
    What non-native species has started migrating into North Carolina?
    • A. 

      Loggerhead turtles

    • B. 

      Armadillos

    • C. 

      Florida panthers

    • D. 

      Bamboo

  • 8. 
    What is the city of Raleigh considering as a source of funding for public projects?
    • A. 

      Permit fees on food trucks and other street vending.

    • B. 

      A surcharge on tickets to entertainment events.

    • C. 

      Crowdfunding.

    • D. 

      Revenue from the city’s parking decks.

  • 9. 
    Petition signers on both sides of the issue disagree about what concerning the new local high school in Apex?
    • A. 

      Its location.

    • B. 

      Its mascot.

    • C. 

      Whether to follow traditional or year-round calendar.

    • D. 

      Its name.

  • 10. 
    Seed-spitting, a favorite feature of Watermelon Day at the State Farmers Market, has been discontinued. Why?  
    • A. 

      Modern watermelon varieties don’t have enough seeds.

    • B. 

      Health code regulations prohibit seed-spitting.

    • C. 

      People were slipping on the seeds.

    • D. 

      It was too much work to clean up.