In The News Week Ending August 23

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 31

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why is the Raleigh Transit Authority being sued by the Humane Society?
    • A. 

      RTA has restricted the number of buses that will allow service animals to board.

    • B. 

      RTA refused to charter buses for a recent demonstration against Smithfield Farms.

    • C. 

      RTA refused to display ads depicting caged pigs.

    • D. 

      RTA staff are not allowed medical leave to tend to sick or injured pets.

  • 2. 
    A globe dated 1504 and engraved on ostrich egg was found to have what interesting characteristic?
    • A. 

      North American is entirely missing.

    • B. 

      North American is entirely missing.

    • C. 

      It includes the phrase “here be dragons” in its markings.

    • D. 

      Traces of DNA from an extinct bird species were found on the shell.

  • 3. 
    What did N.C. Senator Ellie Kinnaird do last week to the surprise of her constituents?
    • A. 

      Resigned her seat.

    • B. 

      Agreed to serve as a judge for the Miss North Carolina pageant.

    • C. 

      Changed her party affiliation.

    • D. 

      Sang the national anthem for a Durham Bulls game.

  • 4. 
    Former Durham Bulls (and Atlanta Braves) player Chipper Jones was in town last week for what?
    • A. 

      His jersey was being retired.

    • B. 

      He was part of the Bull Durham 25th Anniversary reunion.

    • C. 

      He is returning as an assistant coach.

    • D. 

      His son is an incoming freshman at Duke.

  • 5. 
    What was so special about the ring David C. Cox Jr., of Raleigh, received from Germany last week?
    • A. 

      He had designed it.

    • B. 

      He received it from his grandmother’s estate just in time to be married over the weekend.

    • C. 

      His father had left it in a POW camp during WWII.

    • D. 

      He had lost it in the ocean at Atlantic beach when he was a college student.

  • 6. 
    Why was Dr. Mehmet Oz in the news last week?
    • A. 

      He got married.

    • B. 

      He was nominated for an Emmy.

    • C. 

      He tended to the victim of a car accident.

    • D. 

      He is being sued.

  • 7. 
    Raleigh’s Capital City Club will be closing as it merges membership and consolidates operations with the Cardinal Club. What will the new combined club be called?
    • A. 

      The Capital Cities Club

    • B. 

      The Pine Room

    • C. 

      The Carolina Club

    • D. 

      A name hasn't been chosen.

  • 8. 
    Why did Gov. Pat McCrory call the legislature back to reconsider bills he had vetoed?
    • A. 

      He was obligated by law.

    • B. 

      To avoid having to reconvene over the holidays.

    • C. 

      It was a joke.

    • D. 

      Due to a computer error, the bills had been vetoed by mistake.

  • 9. 
    As the first climbers to reach Kyrgyzstan’s Point 5318, Durham climber Ryan Stolp and four college buddies earned the privilege of naming the peak. What name did they choose?
    • A. 

      Five Guys

    • B. 

      Blue Devil Hill

    • C. 

      Two Skies

    • D. 

      After You

  • 10. 
    What caused trading on the Nasdaq exchange to be halted for three hours last Thursday?
    • A. 

      A gas leak in the area.

    • B. 

      A routine fire drill.

    • C. 

      A technical glitch.

    • D. 

      Protesters who had gained unauthorized access to the floor.