In The News Week Ending August 8

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 30

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Former White House press secretary James Brady, who died last week, had previously survived being shot in an assassination attempt against which president?
    • A. 

      Gerald Ford

    • B. 

      Ronald Reagan

    • C. 

      George Wallace

    • D. 

      Richard Nixon

  • 2. 
    Jada Peebles, daughter of former Wolfpack football and track star Danny Peebles, has accepted a basketball scholarship from N.C. State. What is unusual about this new recruit?
    • A. 

      She is also a cheerleader.

    • B. 

      She is legally blind.

    • C. 

      She is 13 years old.

    • D. 

      She is a Duke fan.

  • 3. 
    What is the name of the spacecraft that entered the orbit of the Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet 10 years after its launch?
    • A. 

      Omega

    • B. 

      Voyager

    • C. 

      Dexter

    • D. 

      Rosetta

  • 4. 
    What will customers of Raleigh’s Capital Area Transit be able to do with their new “smartcards?”
    • A. 

      Map their routes.

    • B. 

      Load them with any amount of money.

    • C. 

      Use them like a credit card for other city services.

    • D. 

      Use them in other cities.

  • 5. 
    The San Antonio Spurs have hired Becky Hammon as the first full-time, paid female assistant on an NBA coaching staff. What does she do now?
    • A. 

      She coaches the Stanford Cardinals.

    • B. 

      She is a history teacher.

    • C. 

      She is a player in the WNBA.

    • D. 

      She is on the Spurs administrative staff.

  • 6. 
    A new standardized system for calculating GPA and class rank will give more weight to what?
    • A. 

      Online classes.

    • B. 

      Community college classes.

    • C. 

      STEM classes.

    • D. 

      Extra-curricular activities.

  • 7. 
    An increase in allergic reactions to red meat is being traced to what?
    • A. 

      Vaccinations.

    • B. 

      Antibiotics use in livestock.

    • C. 

      GMO beef.

    • D. 

      A tick bite.

  • 8. 
    Scientists have discovered a gene that would increase tomato production by allowing the plant to do what?
    • A. 

      Regenerate.

    • B. 

      Survive frost.

    • C. 

      Grow hydroponically.

    • D. 

      Receive continuous light.

  • 9. 
    Statistical analysis confirmed that Wake EMS were able to save more people from cardiac arrest by doing what?
    • A. 

      Continuing CPR.

    • B. 

      Running red lights.

    • C. 

      Keeping patients warm.

    • D. 

      Playing music.

  • 10. 
    Toby Grantham of Knightdale broke a state record in May by reeling in a 46-pound African pompano off Atlantic Beach. This was remarkable because he had already done what?
    • A. 

      Broken another state record.

    • B. 

      Stopped fishing for the night.

    • C. 

      Caught the same fish previously.

    • D. 

      Let his license expire.