In The News Week Ending May 9

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 45

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Davidson College announced that what long-standing tradition will end next year?
    • A. 

      Parents weekend.

    • B. 

      Weekend curfew.

    • C. 

      Free laundry.

    • D. 

      The annual Cake Race.

  • 2. 
    What technical glitch caused problems for the state’s primary elections?
    • A. 

      The Board of Elections website displayed incorrect precinct information.

    • B. 

      Paper ballots in some counties were too wide to fit through the voting machines.

    • C. 

      Some Triangle polling locations experienced a power failure.

    • D. 

      Some televised political ads were accidentally deleted.

  • 3. 
    Associated Press photographers were sent to document what in Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America, in order to compare with American practices?
    • A. 

      Soccer matches.

    • B. 

      Treatment of political prisoners.

    • C. 

      Campaign spending.

    • D. 

      School lunches.

  • 4. 
    Researchers have found that what shows signs of reversing aging in old mice, rejuvenating their muscles and brains?
    • A. 

      Sleep.

    • B. 

      Exposure to ultraviolet light.

    • C. 

      High doses of Vitamin C.

    • D. 

      Blood from younger mice.

  • 5. 
    A study by the National Center for Education Statistics found that more than 80 percent of public school teachers are what?
    • A. 

      Over age 50.

    • B. 

      White.

    • C. 

      Looking for another job.

    • D. 

      Bilingual.

  • 6. 
    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performers were injured when what happened?
    • A. 

      A group of acrobats fell during the show.

    • B. 

      A circus elephant bit its trainer and her assistant.

    • C. 

      Their tour bus ran off the road when its driver fell asleep.

    • D. 

      A forklift backed into the rehearsal space.

  • 7. 
    Responding to a request from a political action committee, the FEC has voted to allow what?
    • A. 

      Campaign signs on government property.

    • B. 

      Donations from minors.

    • C. 

      Extended polling hours.

    • D. 

      Bitcoin donations.

  • 8. 
    PBS has announced a new seven-part Ken Burns documentary about what?
    • A. 

      The Kennedy assassination.

    • B. 

      The Civilian Conservation Corps.

    • C. 

      Woody Allen.

    • D. 

      The Roosevelts.

  • 9. 
    Why was “American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery in the news last week?
    • A. 

      He graduated from college.

    • B. 

      He was selected as a judge for next season’s auditions.

    • C. 

      He was robbed.

    • D. 

      He was cast in “Bull Durham” the musical.

  • 10. 
    What was one of the first things Ron Francis did as general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes?
    • A. 

      Re-opened talks with N.C. State about use of the PNC Arena.

    • B. 

      Renegotiated the team’s television contract.

    • C. 

      Fired the team’s coach.

    • D. 

      Hired a public relations manager.