Week in review: Test your nose for local news

Published 12:00 am Sunday, July 24, 2016

1. Horizons Unlimited was host this past week to a kids’ camp promoting interest in science, technology, engineering and math. What is the name for this national program, founded in 1990?

A. Camp Brainiac

B. Camp Noggin

C. Camp Invention

D. Camp Solution

2. A steering committee has started the process of updating Salisbury’s Vision 2020 Comprehensive Plan. In what year was the Vision 2020 Plan originally adopted?

A. 1980

B. 1995

C. 2001

D. 2010

3. Many out-of-town people have been in Salisbury this weekend for what reason?

A. Little League regional softball tournaments at Salisbury Community Park

B. Salisbury’s first Carolinas craft beer festival in the downtown

C. The N.C. Convention for AME Zion churches

D. The opening of a weeklong symposium at Rowan Museum on the Civil War

4. Filing began this past Friday for seats on what local board?

A. Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education

B. Soil and Water Conservation Board

C. The Rowan County Board of Elections

D. A and B, but not C

5. Gov. Pat McCrory stopped in China Grove this past week for what reason?

A. He dined at Gary’s Barbecue after his car had a flat tire on the way from Raleigh to Charlotte

B. He awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine to longtime teacher Sandra Rogers

C. He gave an update to town officials on a new Interstate 85 interchange

D. He was politicking at Farmers Day

6. By a 5-2 vote last Monday, the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education chose a site for a new elementary school, representing the consolidation of Woodleaf and Cleveland schools. Where will the new school be located?

A. On Foster Road

B. On Godbey Road near N.C. 801

C. On School Street in Cleveland

D. On Unity Church Road

7. In its latest youth production at The Norvell, Piedmont Players is using a real dog, Rocket, to play the role of what famous canine?

A. Old Yeller

B. Tramp

C. Lassie

D. Toto

8. Tavis Bailey, a Kannapolis native, will be competing for the U.S. Olympic team as a discus thrower. Bailey is a graduate of what university?

A. Wake Forest

B. Virginia

C. Tennessee

D. N.C. State

9. Which of the following is a false statement about gun permits in Rowan County?

A. The number of gun purchase permits issued during the first six months of 2016 increased by 40 percent when compared to the first six months of 2015

B. The number of gun purchase permits issued during the first six months of this year showed a 40 percent decrease over the same period in 2015

C. The 1,377 new concealed handgun permits issued in the first six months was 46 percent higher than the number issued in the first six months of 2015

D. There have been at least 656 renewals in Rowan County for concealed handgun permits

10. Teresa Moore-Mitchell, a well-known soprano from Salisbury, recently sang as part of an international festival choir in what country?

A. Russia

B. Cuba

C. France

D. Portugal


Answers below:

1. C.

2. C.

3. A.

4. D.

5. B.

6. A.

7. D.

8. C.

9. B.

10. B.