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Weekly News Quiz, March 30

§ March 28th, 2015 § Filed under Weekly News Quiz § No Comments

Find an interactive game show-style quiz board of this week’s top news stories here. A text only version of the questions is below, as well as the answers to last week’s quiz.

Questions

1. Last week, this Republican from Texas announced his plans to run for President.

2. The biography Becoming Steve Jobs went on sale last week. It talks about the life of the creator of what company?

3. Researchers from Northeastern University are developing wireless internet that will work where?

4. With apps like Periscope and Meerkat, you can now do what on social media?

5. The details are still being investigated about a German plane that crashed into which country?

6. MGM broke ground this week on a casino in which Massachusetts town?

Answers to last week's quiz

1. Bikers

2. E-Cigarettes (electronic cigarettes)

3.108.6

4. "One Boston Day."

5. Hacking, Cybersecurity.

6. Producing, sharing, and reading content on tablets, computers, and smartphones.

7. Manufacturing.

8. Starbucks.

Weekly News Quiz, March 23

§ March 23rd, 2015 § Filed under Weekly News Quiz § No Comments

Find an interactive game show-style quiz board of this week's top news stories here. A text only version of the questions is below, as well as the answers to last week's quiz.

Questions

1. Lawmakers are aiming to make city streets more friendly to this type of two-wheeled commuter.

2. Lawmakers have recently filed regulations for this new type of controversial cigarette.

3. Boston set the new record for snowfall last week with how many inches of snow?

4. The mayor of Boston, Marty Walsh, declared April 15 to be called what, in rememberence of the city’s resiliency in light of marathon bombings.

5. Local hospitals are boosting the security for their medical records and data due to this type of threats.

6. The new superintendent of Boston Public Schools wants students to focus on a 3 screen day, which means what?

7. Rethink Robotics unveiled a family of robotics that will work alongside humans in this industry.

8. This popular coffee chain has been highly criticized for their controversial "Race Together" campaign.

Answers

1. Deval Patrick.

2. Cybersecurity.

3. Selma.

4. Apple Watch.

5. 1. A free day of train rides in April, 2. A discount on monthly commuter passes for May

6. Darrelle Revis.

 

Weekly News Quiz, March 16

§ March 15th, 2015 § Filed under Weekly News Quiz § No Comments

Find an interactive, game show style quiz board of last week's top stories here. A text only version of the questions is below, as well as the answers to last week's questions.

Questions

1. This former Massachusetts governor will be working with the 2024 Boston Olympics commitee.

2. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker called this term, which describes protection against hacking and data theft, one of the biggest challenges in Massachusetts.

3. Last week, thousands of people marched over a famed bridge in which Alabama town to commemorate civil rights?

4. Last week Apple revealed what highly anticipated new wearable technology device?

5. Due to the record amount of snow and many cancellations and delays, the MBTA is offering two forms of compensation to commuters. Name one.

6. Which Patriots player signed with the New York Jets last week after a Super Bowl winning season in New England?

Answers to last week's quiz

1. Witness protection.

2. A. Technology.

3. False.

4. The snow.

5. Video games.

6. Harrison Ford.

Weekly News Quiz, March 9

§ March 8th, 2015 § Filed under Weekly News Quiz § No Comments

Teachers, find an interactive quiz board of our Weekly News Quiz here. Find a text only version of the questions below, as well as answers to last week's questions.

Questions

1. Charlie Baker plans to improve this state program that offers protection to people who have witnessed a crime and plan to testify about what they’ve seen.

2. The newly appointed leader of Boston Public Schools wants to add more ______ to classrooms.

A. Technology.

B. Classroom Pets.

C. Board Games.

D. All of the Above.

3. True or False: Area consumers are happy that gas prices are continuing to drop.

4. Area commuters are asking the MBTA for refunds because of train delays and cancelations due to what?

5. PAX East, a three day conference in Boston this week, hosted fans of what kind of games?

6. This Indiana Jones actor crash landed his airplane and thankfully was fine.

Answers to last week's quiz

1. Birdman.

2. Parks and Recreation.

3. Russia.

4. Bourne.

5.B. 30 percent.

6. Net Neutrality.