Week in review: Test your nose for local news
1. Piedmont Players opened its latest production this week at the Meroney Theater. What is the current show?
A. “Band on the Run”
C. “Up the Down Staircase”
D. “Tom Jones”
2. Salisbury Police Chief Jerry Stokes presented crime statistics this past week comparing the first quarter of 2016 to the first quarter of 2017. Which of the following statements is true?
A. The overall number of crimes reported had not changed
B. The number of homicides was up
C. The number of drug offenses increased by 14.7 percent
D. There was an 11.6 percent drop in reported crime
3. A “parade” through Rowan County served as a kickoff to Relay for Life activities Saturday. The main mode of transportation for participants in the parade was what?
C. Lawn tractors
4. Knox Middle School Principal Michael Waiksnis will be leaving the school June 30 for another education job in South Carolina. He started out as a co-principal with Laytoya Dixon, who left the school a year ago. How many years did Waiksnis end up being a principal at Knox?
5. Maggie Blackwell, mayor pro tem of Salisbury, and her husband, Jody, recently had outside surveillance cameras attached to their house. The cameras captured video of a man stealing what from the Blackwells’ property?
A. Garden gnomes
C. House gutters
D. A political sign
6. Salisbury native and former U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole recently spoke to the Dole Institute of Politics, which is named for her husband, Robert J. Dole. Where is the Dole Institute of Politics located?
A. Lawrence, Kan.
B. Washington, D.C.
D. Columbia, Mo.
7. Salisbury High and Western Michigan University football player Keion Adams was chosen in the seventh round of the National Football League draft by what team?
A. Philadelphia Eagles
B. San Diego Chargers
C. Baltimore Ravens
D. Pittsburgh Steelers
8. Priscilla Perez, a senior at Catawba College who describes her music as “indie pop,” has released her first extended-play recording. What is the title of this four-song effort?
A. “Who Knew You Could Be So Blue”
B. “Weirdos Like Us”
C. “Tell it Like It Is”
D. “Fake Snooze”
9. For a seventh-grader, Amarion Smyre of North Rowan Middle School has an adult-sized talent, which recently helped in the school’s production of ‘Aladdin Jr.” What is that talent?
10. The CVS Health Foundation and National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics awarded a $20,000 grant to the Community Care Clinic of Rowan County in support of what program?
A. A smoking cessation class
B. A free dental clinic
C. An HIV screening clinic
D. A teen pregnancy class
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