In The News Week Ending September 6

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Plans are underway for Raleigh’s first Death Cafe. What is that?
    • A. 

      A celebration of the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead.

    • B. 

      An informal gathering to discuss death.

    • C. 

      An experimental theater project featured at this year’s SPARKcon.

    • D. 

      A chain of coffee shops known for its bohemian atmosphere.

  • 2. 
    What did 64-year-old Diana Nyad accomplish on her fifth try?
    • A. 

      She qualified for the Olympics.

    • B. 

      She swam from Cuba to Florida.

    • C. 

      She was elected to the Chapel Hill town council.

    • D. 

      She published her first romance novel.

  • 3. 
    The Pakistani girl who was shot last year for advocating education for girls made an appearance at what event?
    • A. 

      At a White House state dinner.

    • B. 

      At the opening of a new public library.

    • C. 

      At the hospital where she was treated.

    • D. 

      At the U.N. Summit on Children.

  • 4. 
    Chapel Hill native Mark Newhouse will be one of nine competitors for what?
    • A. 

      The World Series of Poker

    • B. 

      The U.S. Open Championship

    • C. 

      Supermarket Superstar

    • D. 

      The Morehead Scholarship

  • 5. 
    Sen. John McCain was photographed doing what during a Senate committee hearing on Syria?
    • A. 

      Taking a nap.

    • B. 

      Eating lunch.

    • C. 

      Playing poker on his phone.

    • D. 

      Nothing. He did not attend the hearing.

  • 6. 
    Some Raleigh police cruisers are being equipped to use what?
    • A. 

      Night-vision cameras

    • B. 

      Propane fuel

    • C. 

      Wi-Fi

    • D. 

      Satellite tracking

  • 7. 
    What was discovered about the 2-week-old panda cub born at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo?
    • A. 

      It was missing.

    • B. 

      It has a genetic disorder that will limit its growth.

    • C. 

      It is a direct descendant of the famous Chinese panda Ling-Ling.

    • D. 

      It’s a girl.

  • 8. 
    What distinction is held by the comic strip Beetle Bailey?
    • A. 

      It was Ronald Reagan’s favorite comic strip.

    • B. 

      It was a spin-off of the Li’l Abner stip.

    • C. 

      It was the inspiration for the television show Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

    • D. 

      It was the last strip to be approved by William Randolph Hearst.

  • 9. 
    What new feature will Facebook introduce later this year?
    • A. 

      Voice recognition

    • B. 

      Video ads

    • C. 

      Homework helpers

    • D. 

      Multi-party chatting

  • 10. 
    What is the inspiration for Chapel Hill’s newest mural?
    • A. 

      Will Blythe’s book about the Duke-UNC rivalry.

    • B. 

      A 1941 postcard.

    • C. 

      The legend of Peter Dromgoole.

    • D. 

      Vaudeville posters.