In The News Week Ending September 13

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why did a recently authenticated Van Gogh painting remain hidden for so many years?
    • A. 

      The artists left instructions that it not be unveiled until the 150th anniversary of his birth.

    • B. 

      The painting’s owner believed it to be a fake.

    • C. 

      It was one of the pieces stolen by Nazis during WWII.

    • D. 

      It had been painted over.

  • 2. 
    Drivers in Zebulon recently encountered a turkey in the middle of the road. What added to their surprise?
    • A. 

      It was a wild turkey.

    • B. 

      It was still frozen.

    • C. 

      It was stuffed and mounted.

    • D. 

      It was an albino turkey.

  • 3. 
    What is new about the Carolina Hurricanes’ upcoming season?
    • A. 

      General manager Peter Karmanos has been fired.

    • B. 

      They are introducing a new mascot.

    • C. 

      The full season will be televised.

    • D. 

      The team will be joined by its first female player.

  • 4. 
    What sport is returning to the Olympics for the 2020 and 2024 games?
    • A. 

      Unicycling

    • B. 

      Wrestling

    • C. 

      Squash

    • D. 

      Chariot racing

  • 5. 
    What connection does N.C. State grad F. Scott Moody have to the newly-introduced iPhone?
    • A. 

      His company developed the fingerprint technology.

    • B. 

      He designed the new colors.

    • C. 

      He was a beta tester.

    • D. 

      He has attended every product launch announcement since the iMac.

  • 6. 
    Wake Forest’s Adam Wright, who introduced his barbeque sauce on TV’s Supermarket Superstar, started cooking at an early age .What was his first cooking experience?
    • A. 

      Middle school home ec class.

    • B. 

      Helping his dad grill at N.C. State tailgate parties.

    • C. 

      Boy Scout campouts.

    • D. 

      Easy-Bake Oven.

  • 7. 
    The Plant a Row for the Hungry program allows home gardeners and other groups to donate fresh produce to soup kitchens and food pantries. What group has been one of the program’s top donors?
    • A. 

      State employees

    • B. 

      Girl scouts

    • C. 

      Prisoners

    • D. 

      High schoolers

  • 8. 
    What has happened to NASA’s Voyager I, launched 36 years ago?
    • A. 

      Identifiable sections of it were found on an island in the Pacific.

    • B. 

      It has left the solar system.

    • C. 

      It will be a featured in an upcoming “Star Wars” exhibit at the Smithsonian.

    • D. 

      It is being reconditioned for use with the International Space Station.

  • 9. 
    A documentary film called “Granny’s Got Game” follows the Fabulous 70s, a group of women who have been doing what together for the past 20 years?
    • A. 

      Playing basketball.

    • B. 

      Knitting hats for newborns.

    • C. 

      Organizing weekend trips to Atlantic City.

    • D. 

      Singing backup for gospel recordings.

  • 10. 
    When chef Vivian Howard, featured in the PBS series “A Chef’s Life,” wanted to open her own restaurant, what commitment did she have to make in order to secure funding?
    • A. 

      Name the restaurant after the children of her financial backer.

    • B. 

      Use only organic ingredients.

    • C. 

      Move back home.

    • D. 

      Apply for kosher certification.