In The News Week Ending October 11

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 31

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    President Obama nominated Janet Yellen to be the first female in what job?
    • A. 

      Ambassador to Norway

    • B. 

      Head of the Federal Reserve

    • C. 

      Transportation secretary

    • D. 

      FBI director

  • 2. 
    Los Angeles school officials had to rethink their plan to equip every student with an iPad when so many of the students did what?
    • A. 

      Already had one.

    • B. 

      Dropped them.

    • C. 

      Hacked them.

    • D. 

      Sold them.

  • 3. 
    What is thought to be the result of the slowing of the Earth turning on its axis?
    • A. 

      Longer days

    • B. 

      Colder winters

    • C. 

      Nothing

    • D. 

      Rising tides

  • 4. 
    What will be unusual about Thanksgiving this year?
    • A. 

      It coincides with Hanukkah.

    • B. 

      Because of poultry inspectors being furloughed, turkeys will be in short supply.

    • C. 

      It is the holiday’s bicentennial year.

    • D. 

      There will not be a presidential pardon given to a turkey.

  • 5. 
    What new measurement for TV ratings has been introduced by Nielsen?
    • A. 

      Number of commercials viewed

    • B. 

      Hulu households

    • C. 

      Children’s programming

    • D. 

      Twitter conversations

  • 6. 
    The government has agreed to allow some national parks to reopen during the shutdown on what condition?
    • A. 

      They can collect 50,000 petition signatures.

    • B. 

      State money be used to pay for park operations.

    • C. 

      Park personnel agree to volunteer their time.

    • D. 

      They open only on weekends.

  • 7. 
    What feature has been added to improve customer service at North Raleigh’s DMV office?
    • A. 

      Appointments

    • B. 

      Free coffee in the waiting area

    • C. 

      Follow-up online surveys

    • D. 

      Saturday hours

  • 8. 
    What entity determines which federal jobs are essential during the government shutdown?
    • A. 

      National Security Agency

    • B. 

      Office of Management and Budget

    • C. 

      Congress

    • D. 

      None

  • 9. 
    Developers are investing millions to renovate Morrisville’s vacant outlet mall as what?
    • A. 

      Chinatown

    • B. 

      A flea market

    • C. 

      Film production studio

    • D. 

      Sports facility

  • 10. 
    Local fans are pulling for N.C. State graduate Justin LeBlanc in what reality TV show?
    • A. 

      Top Chef

    • B. 

      The Bachelor

    • C. 

      Project Runway

    • D. 

      The X Factor