In The News Week Ending May 30

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 36

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    First lady Michelle Obama protested a Congressional bill that would weaken rules governing what?
    • A. 

      School lunch

    • B. 

      Health care

    • C. 

      Gun control

    • D. 

      National parks

  • 2. 
    Federally funded winged drones will soon be used within the U.S. to do what?
    • A. 

      Locate flood victims.

    • B. 

      Provide rural mail delivery.

    • C. 

      Monitor hurricanes.

    • D. 

      Patrol government buildings.

  • 3. 
    Research Triangle Park is one of seven winners in the national US2020 competition, which focuses on what?
    • A. 

      Mentoring students.

    • B. 

      Preserving genealogical records.

    • C. 

      Integrating green design into industrial spaces.

    • D. 

      Automating census data collection.

  • 4. 
    North Carolina was once a national leader in producing and racing thoroughbred horses. What factor reduced the state’s prominence in this field?
    • A. 

      The Internet.

    • B. 

      An outbreak of equine encephalitis.

    • C. 

      Zoning regulations.

    • D. 

      The Civil War.

  • 5. 
    What happened at the National Spelling Bee for the first time since 1962?
    • A. 

      It ended in a tie.

    • B. 

      It was held outside Washington D.C.

    • C. 

      The competition was suspended during an electrical storm.

    • D. 

      The winner was from North Carolina.

  • 6. 
    What university has displaced Harvard as America’s “it” school?
    • A. 

      Cornell

    • B. 

      Duke

    • C. 

      Stanford

    • D. 

      MIT

  • 7. 
    What are some N.C. families doing to express their concern over what they consider excessive testing in their schools?
    • A. 

      Moving out of state.

    • B. 

      Protesting at school board meetings.

    • C. 

      Appearing in a Morgan Spurlock documentary about standardized testing.

    • D. 

      Refusing to take the test.

  • 8. 
    Wake Tech is the first community college in the state to do what, following a trend started by some of the country’s more elite universities?
    • A. 

      Open an exclusively digital library.

    • B. 

      Replace SAT scores with ACT subject scores for admission.

    • C. 

      Offer a MOOC.

    • D. 

      Automatically enroll students in its alumni association.

  • 9. 
    Writer Maya Angelou died last week. What was her connection to North Carolina?
    • A. 

      She lived here.

    • B. 

      She was Duke Law School’s first female graduate.

    • C. 

      Her first novel was set on the North Carolina coast.

    • D. 

      Nothing.

  • 10. 
    Researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill are studying gerontogens, which are thought to cause what?
    • A. 

      Aging.

    • B. 

      Global warming.

    • C. 

      Dementia.

    • D. 

      Obesity.