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Week in review: Test your nose for local news

1. Salisbury’s Confederate monument, dedicated at West Innes and Church streets in 1909, actually was cast at a foundry in what foreign country?

A. France

B. Germany

C. Belgium

D. Spain

2. Who owns the Confederate monument and the property on which it stands?

A. The Maxwell Chambers Trust

B. The United Daughters of the Confederacy

C. The Andrew Jackson Masonic Lodge

D. The city of Salisbury

3. The state now requires something new of mopeds. What is it?

A. That they be able to attain a speed of at least 25 mph

B. That all mopeds be registered with the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles

C. That all moped drivers be at least 16 years old

D. That all mopeds be equipped with rear brake lights, a front headlamp and turn signals

4. A large crowd attended a N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources public hearing in Albemarle this past week in which a renewal permit for what was being debated?

A. Alcoa’s Badin Works plant

B. Duke Energy coal ash ponds at Buck Steam Station

C. High Rock Lake

D. The city of Albemarle’s water permit for Tuckertown Lake

5. Sissy, Barney and Arwen were three horses recently killed at Saving Grace Farm. What happened to the horses?

A. They were in a horse trailer that turned over in an Interstate 85 accident

B. They were shot by an unknown drive-by assailant

C. They drowned in a farm pond

D. A tree they were standing under was struck by lightning

6. This past week, Rowan-Salisbury Schools administrators attended the International Society for Technology in Education’s annual conference in what major city?

A. Philadelphia

B. New York

C. Detroit

D. Boston

7. The Rowan County American Legion team put together a long, regular-season winning streak this spring and summer. How long was it?

A. 10 games

B. 14 games

C. 17 games

D. 22 games

8. What group has been gathering at City Park three mornings a week as part of a six-week “boot camp”?

A. High school ROTC members

B. Residents of Trinity Oaks

C. Members of a Rufty-Holmes Senior Center exercise club

D. Cast members of an upcoming Lee Street Theatre production

9. The fifth annual ASCEND summer camp was held recently at the Rowan County Airport. Who sponsors the camp?

A. The Rowan County Veterans Council

B. NASA

C. The Salisbury Branch of the Experimental Aircraft Association.

D. The Rowan County Pilots Club

10. Cheerwine has introduced a new citrus flavor for the summer. What is it called?

A. Surge

B. Sunny

C. Squeeze

D. Scorch

Answers

1. C. The Confederate monument was cast in 1891 at a foundry in Brussels, Belgium, and later was part of an art exhibit in Paris before being shipped to the United States.

2. B. In 1908, the Salisbury Board of Aldermen and Mayor A.H. Boyden deeded to the UDC the land on which the Confederate monument stands. The UDC also raised the original $11,500 to purchase the bronze grouping and its granite base and paid for its cleaning and repair in 1990-91.

3. B. All mopeds must be registered with the DMV and have a license plate. The registration fee is $18.

4. A. The permit being debated would allow Alcoa to continue discharging ground and stormwater from Badin Works into tributaries of the Yadkin River.

5. D. The horses, part of the therapeutic programs at Saving Grace, were killed in a lightning strike.

6. A. Rowan-Salisbury Schools’ one-to-one digital conversion for all teachers and students in third through 12th grades was highlighted during the convention in Philadelphia.

7. B. Eastern Randolph scored a 10-9 victory over Rowan County to end the win streak at 14 games. Rowan Legion went out the next night and finished its regular season with a 6-3 win against Mooresville.

8. D. Cast members from Lee Street Theatre are trying to get in shape for their upcoming production of “A Few Good Men.”

9. C. The Experimental Aircraft Association sponsored the ASCEND camp which showed its 21 participants various aspects of aircraft, including maintenance and flight. The camp included tours, the language and physics of  flight, a flight simulator, creation of a flight plan and checking weather on pre-flight checks.

10. C. Cheerwine Squeeze is a regular Cheerwine with the added citrus flavors of orange, lemon and lime.

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