In The News Week Ending July 4

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 45

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Friends Feeding Friends and A Second Helping are two food donation programs that use what as a source for stocking local food pantries during the summer?
    • A. 

      Food prepared by students in the local community college culinary classes.

    • B. 

      Food collected from visitors to the USS North Carolina Battleship.

    • C. 

      Food left behind by beach vacationers.

    • D. 

      Food donated by local produce stands.

  • 2. 
    In an effort to reduce litter and landfill waste, Raleigh city leaders are considering what action?
    • A. 

      Converting to mandatory electronic billing.

    • B. 

      Building drive-thru recycling centers.

    • C. 

      Charging shoppers for using plastic bags.

    • D. 

      Establishing an “adopt a block” program.

  • 3. 
    Some major league baseball players are deciding to quit what, even though it is permitted by their collective bargaining agreement?
    • A. 

      Getting married.

    • B. 

      Accepting complimentary first-class airline seats.

    • C. 

      Appearing in ads for alcoholic beverages.

    • D. 

      Spitting tobacco.

  • 4. 
    In a statement from acting CEO John Mulligan, Target shoppers have been urged to leave their what at home?
    • A. 

      Checkbooks

    • B. 

      Guns

    • C. 

      Pets

    • D. 

      Germs

  • 5. 
    A new study shows that people would rather receive an electric shock than what?
    • A. 

      Be alone with their thoughts.

    • B. 

      Spend Thanksgiving with their in-laws.

    • C. 

      Sit in rush-hour traffic.

    • D. 

      Go to the dentist.

  • 6. 
    Researchers have found that nearly all mammals take the same amount of time (around 21 seconds) to do what?
    • A. 

      Feel pain.

    • B. 

      Adjust to bright light.

    • C. 

      Urinate.

    • D. 

      Fall asleep.

  • 7. 
    Some small business owners are concerned about efforts to ban what type of advertising?
    • A. 

      Vehicle signs.

    • B. 

      Sponsorship of little league teams.

    • C. 

      Sign spinners.

    • D. 

      Craigslist.

  • 8. 
    Robert A. McDonald, President Obama’s nominee for secretary of Veterans Affairs, formerly held what job?
    • A. 

      CEO of Procter & Gamble.

    • B. 

      Lead counsel for General Motors.

    • C. 

      President of Pepperdine University.

    • D. 

      Interim U.S. Secretary of Education.

  • 9. 
    Louis Zamperini, a World War II veteran to survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific and two years in Japanese prison camps, died at age 97. What did he do before the war?
    • A. 

      He was a movie director.

    • B. 

      He was a poet.

    • C. 

      He was an orphan.

    • D. 

      He was an Olympic athlete.

  • 10. 
    The National Institutes of Health has picked Duke University and five other medical and research institutions to study what?
    • A. 

      Medical mysteries.

    • B. 

      Paranormal activity.

    • C. 

      Effects of cellphone radiation.

    • D. 

      Tick-borne diseases.