In The News Week Ending September 20

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 32

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What upcoming change to the GED exam has students trying to finish before the end of the year?
    • A. 

      The cost is going up.

    • B. 

      A foreign language component is being added.

    • C. 

      Students will have to travel to South Carolina to take the exam.

    • D. 

      The exam will be discontinued.

  • 2. 
    Why is as much as 40 percent of the country’s food supply wasted each year?
    • A. 

      Spoilage caused by transportation delays.

    • B. 

      Diners are unable to finish the “super-sized” served in most restaurants.

    • C. 

      Failure to meet USDA processing standards.

    • D. 

      Consumers are confused by expiration dates.

  • 3. 
    What was the cause of a fire that destroyed much of the Seaside Park boardwalk in New Jersey?
    • A. 

      Arson

    • B. 

      Faulty wiring

    • C. 

      Lightning

    • D. 

      A discarded cigarette

  • 4. 
    N.C. State’s marching band announced it will be playing for what upcoming event?
    • A. 

      NASCAR’s Goody’s 500

    • B. 

      Opening ceremonies at the N.C. State Fair.

    • C. 

      Military Appreciation Day in Washington.

    • D. 

      Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.

  • 5. 
    North Carolina’s newest state park, Carvers Creek is built on land once known for what?
    • A. 

      Being owned by the Rockefeller family.

    • B. 

      Being the state’s last remaining hunting preserve.

    • C. 

      Being haunted.

    • D. 

      Being part of South Carolina.

  • 6. 
    How did Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church mark the anniversary of the 1963 bombing?
    • A. 

      President Obama attended the morning service.

    • B. 

      They dedicated a statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. in the church courtyard.

    • C. 

      The church was designated a national historic site.

    • D. 

      The same Sunday School lesson was taught.

  • 7. 
    A new technology allows grocery stores to better staff its cash registers by tracking what?
    • A. 

      Coupon use.

    • B. 

      Body heat.

    • C. 

      Staff productivity.

    • D. 

      Scanner speed.

  • 8. 
    What feature will DOT offer to riders for the long ferry runs across Pamlico Sound?
    • A. 

      Snacks

    • B. 

      Workout equipment

    • C. 

      Sleeper compartments

    • D. 

      Wi-Fi

  • 9. 
    Hannah Bond, a slave on a North Carolina plantation near Murfreesboro, is believed to have done what?
    • A. 

      Written a best-selling novel.

    • B. 

      Smuggled supplies to the Union army camped near Albemarle Sound.

    • C. 

      Become the oldest living former American slave.

    • D. 

      Been photographed by Matthew Brady.

  • 10. 
    Workers spent 19 hours doing what to the Costa Concordia, the cruise ship that ran aground last year?
    • A. 

      Raising it.

    • B. 

      Dismantling it.

    • C. 

      Photographing it.

    • D. 

      Cleaning it.