In The News Week Ending August 16

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In The News Week Ending August 16

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Scientists have announced the discovery of something called olinguito. What is that?
    • A. 

      A dietary fat substitute.

    • B. 

      A new star.

    • C. 

      A new animal species.

    • D. 

      Ancient drawings found in the southwestern U.S.

  • 2. 
    N.C. State has received a grant to build what potentially controversial project on campus?
    • A. 

      A second nuclear reactor.

    • B. 

      A tunnel under Western Blvd. connecting to Centennial Campus.

    • C. 

      An NSA data lab.

    • D. 

      Campus housing with co-ed suites.

  • 3. 
    Where is N.C. State’s Wolfpack beer available?
    • A. 

      University functions only.

    • B. 

      Harris Teeter.

    • C. 

      Concessions at NCSU football and basketball games.

    • D. 

      Nowhere. It doesn't exist.

  • 4. 
    When the Thompson School closed in 1971, its student body was almost exclusively black. It is newly reopened, and its students are all what?
    • A. 

      Blind

    • B. 

      Freshmen

    • C. 

      ESL students

    • D. 

      Boys

  • 5. 
    Raleigh 8th grader Will Taber has what “backyard” business?
    • A. 

      He gives skateboarding lessons.

    • B. 

      He helps his dad build custom tree houses.

    • C. 

      He raises quail and sells their eggs.

    • D. 

      He designs and hand-crafts decorative flags.

  • 6. 
    Why did Swiss tourism officials apologize to Oprah Winfrey recently?
    • A. 

      Her passport was stolen from her hotel room.

    • B. 

      She was mobbed at the airport by fans asking for autographs.

    • C. 

      The release of her movie was held up because a German translation was not available.

    • D. 

      She was told by a store clerk that she could not afford the merchandise there.

  • 7. 
    Scientists at Duke and UC Davis are using eye-tracking technology to study what?
    • A. 

      Which part of a peacock’s tail is attractive to a potential mate.

    • B. 

      How newborns distinguish between the faces of their mothers and other caregivers.

    • C. 

      The effectiveness of product placement in movies and TV shows.

    • D. 

      How REM sleep cycles change with age.

  • 8. 
    N.C. coastal residents are concerned about putting what 11 miles offshore?
    • A. 

      Fracking sites.

    • B. 

      An aquaculture research facility.

    • C. 

      Wind farms.

    • D. 

      Military surveillance systems.

  • 9. 
    Chef Sarah Bogan challenged herself to do what for 30 days?
    • A. 

      Live on food stamps.

    • B. 

      Use only gluten-free ingredients in her work.

    • C. 

      Stay out of the sun.

    • D. 

      Abstain from all processed foods.

  • 10. 
    Graduates of Duke’s Army ROTC program have launched what endurance event to support soldiers who served in the Middle East?  
    • A. 

      A hike that touches every county in North Carolina.

    • B. 

      A relay run from Duke Chapel to New York City.

    • C. 

      A dance marathon.

    • D. 

      A month of primitive camping along the Cape Lookout National Seashore.

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