News Quiz Ending August 1

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News Quiz Ending August 1

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Raleigh City Councilman Thomas Crowder has asked city staffers to investigate more than 25 possible cases of what?
    • A. 

      Front-yard parking violations

    • B. 

      Jaywalking

    • C. 

      Noise ordinance violations

    • D. 

      Paint color violations

  • 2. 
    Scientists at N.C. State University are conducting research aimed at making strawberry fields do what?
    • A. 

      Grow better-tasting berries

    • B. 

      Last longer

    • C. 

      Grow blueberries beside strawberries

    • D. 

      Keep pests away

  • 3. 
    Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin started her own what this week?
    • A. 

      Book club

    • B. 

      Political party

    • C. 

      Newspaper column

    • D. 

      Online network

  • 4. 
    Duke University graduate Tatiana Birgisson has launched a successful startup company around what product?
    • A. 

      Energy drinks

    • B. 

      Hair extensions

    • C. 

      Vegetarian snacks

    • D. 

      Giant Blue Devil foam fingers

  • 5. 
    What repair was needed outside the Durham County Courthouse this week?
    • A. 

      A dangling letter A in the word "Durham" had to be rebolted.

    • B. 

      A broken window had to be replaced.

    • C. 

      A parking lot for lawyers had to be repaved.

    • D. 

      A nest of endangered birds had to be removed from the roof.

  • 6. 
    What event was credited with giving Twitter a jolt of growth — and revenue — in the second quarter?
    • A. 

      The latest "Sharknado" movie

    • B. 

      The finale of "The Voice"

    • C. 

      The World Cup

    • D. 

      The NBA playoffs

  • 7. 
    After a shirtless photo of UNC football coach Larry Fedora made the rounds on social media, what did NCSU coach Dave Doeren and Duke coach David Cutcliffe do?
    • A. 

      Send Fedora a gym membership.

    • B. 

      Pose for their own shirtless picture.

    • C. 

      Pose for a picture with six-packs of beverages.

    • D. 

      Launch a fake Twitter account with Fedora's name.

  • 8. 
    What is causing damage to vehicles at some North Carolina boat ramps?
    • A. 

      Bears

    • B. 

      Coal ash

    • C. 

      Raccoons

    • D. 

      Vultures

  • 9. 
    What company has bought the vacant Kroger store in Southeast Raleigh and plans to open a new supermarket there?
    • A. 

      Publix

    • B. 

      Variety Wholesalers

    • C. 

      Food Lion

    • D. 

      Walmart

  • 10. 
    Under the new state budget, North Carolina car owners will be able to choose "First in Flight" or what other phrase for their license plates?
    • A. 

      "First in NASCAR"

    • B. 

      "First in Patriotism"

    • C. 

      "First in Education"

    • D. 

      "First in Freedom"

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