In The News Week Ending May 16

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What re-opened to the public after having been closed since 2011?
    • A. 

      The Washington Monument.

    • B. 

      Mt. Rushmore.

    • C. 

      The N.C. Zoo.

    • D. 

      Linville Falls.

  • 2. 
    What will be different about next year’s ACC tournament?
    • A. 

      The championship game will be played on Saturday.

    • B. 

      It will be played outside North Carolina.

    • C. 

      The men’s and women’s tournaments will be played the same weekend.

    • D. 

      It will not be televised.

  • 3. 
    The Raleigh City Council is considering a pilot program to address downtown residents’ complaints about what?
    • A. 

      Parking.

    • B. 

      Noise.

    • C. 

      Panhandling.

    • D. 

      Taxes.

  • 4. 
    What did CEO Tim Gomez present to his former high school in honor of his English teacher Mrs. Flood?
    • A. 

      Pencils.

    • B. 

      A science scholarship.

    • C. 

      $100,000.

    • D. 

      A cherry tree.

  • 5. 
    A U.N. study found that the U.S. is the only western nation, and one of only three nations in the world, that does not do what?
    • A. 

      Drive on the left.

    • B. 

      Have mandatory civil service.

    • C. 

      Vaccinate all newborns.

    • D. 

      Have paid maternity leave.

  • 6. 
    Why did a local car dealer change its mind about using live tiger cubs to promote the Macan, Porche’s new SUV?
    • A. 

      Insurance costs would have been prohibitive.

    • B. 

      State statutes prohibit exotic animals on commercial property.

    • C. 

      PETA convinced them not to.

    • D. 

      The Macan is a tropical bird.

  • 7. 
    Thanks to TV’s “Mad Men,” 1960s actress Sharon Tate is being rediscovered as a fashion icon. What else is she known for?
    • A. 

      Being murdered.

    • B. 

      Becoming a congresswoman.

    • C. 

      Hosting a long-running cooking show.

    • D. 

      Protesting the Vietnam War.

  • 8. 
    State legislators are debating what issue concerning e-cigarettes?
    • A. 

      Whether they should be covered by insurance.

    • B. 

      Whether to allow them to be sold to teens.

    • C. 

      Whether to tax them as tobacco products.

    • D. 

      Whether to offer incentives to manufacturers.

  • 9. 
    The award winning film “Rising From Ashes” documents cyclist Jock Boyer’s work with what group?
    • A. 

      Sept. 11 orphans.

    • B. 

      Genocide survivors.

    • C. 

      Paralympic athletes.

    • D. 

      Burn victims.

  • 10. 
    A new defensive strategy in baseball is changing what?
    • A. 

      Positioning of infielders.

    • B. 

      The number of innings a pitcher plays.

    • C. 

      Weight gain among the players.

    • D. 

      Allowing stolen bases.