News Quiz

1. Regarding the $7.5 million plan to rebrick the Downtown Mall, what’s the biggest issue?
    a. Removing Miller’s patrons from Mall long enough to do the job.
    b. Whether bricks are environmentally friendly.
    c. Whether bricks are high-heel friendly.
    d. The size of bricks.

2. What did the Albemarle County School Board do recently that may have the county’s Board of Supes and Charlottesville City Council following suit?
    a.Introduce cheap whiskey at meetings running more than two hours.
    b. Efficiency study.
    c. Take salsa lessons to rekindle spark.
    d. Laughter yoga.

3. How much will UVA’s new video screen at Scott Stadium cost?
    a. $2.4 million.
    b. $5 million.
    c. $1.3 million (display model).
    d. Traded a bicycle pump and bookshelf for it on Craigslist.

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1. How many Cavs did major league teams snag in this year’s MLB draft?
    a. Three.
    b. Six.
    c. Two.
    d. Sixty-two.

2. While talking about transportation, what did former city councilor Kevin Lynch call "the least bad alternative?"
    a. Hot air balloons.
    b. Building Eastern Connector through Pen Park.
    c. Monorail.
    d. Issuing Hummers to all county residents.

3. Thanks to the NGIC expansion, what is the minimum number of jobs Albemarle County will gain?
    1. Tens upon tens.
    2. 1,000.
    3. 500.
    4. Number classified.

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Answers to follow. As always, a vegan hotdog to the first person who leaves three correct answers in the comments.

1. Where does most milk bought in this area come from?
    a. Nebraska.
    b. Virginia.
    c. New England.
    d. Underground milk black markets.

2. How much would a wind turbine for individual properties run you?
    a. $5,000.
    b. $10,000.
    c. Surely no more than $25,000 … right?
    d. $30,000!

3. Who will knock the UVA tennis team out of the NCAA tournament next year?
    a. Georgia.
    b. Valparaiso.
    c. Reconstituted USSR team.
    c. Reconstituted Jimmy Connors.
   

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Here it is, this week’s news quiz. As always, leave your answers in the comments. I’ll post the answer key tomorrow. And of course, the first person with three correct answers gets a vegan hotdog.*

1. When Clara Belle Wheeler says, "I could go stand out in the middle of 64, but that would not be smart," what is she metaphorically referencing?
    a. Political fence sitting.
    b. 1990s hit movie "The Program."
    c. Land use tax reform.
    d. Existential fact of life’s impermanence.

2. What event was held on Saturday to help the homeless?
    a. Bowl-a-thon.
    b. Tax-the-excessively-rich-a-thon.
    c. Provide-mental-health-and-addiction-treatment-a-thon.
    d. Pay-a-living-wage-a-thon.

3.  How many pounds of strawberries were served over graduation weekend at UVA?
    a. Five, to a select few berry scholars.
    b. 200.
    c. 300.
    d. 400.

*Yes, they exist.

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One of the great big plans that is being hatched down here in C-VILLE’s dungeon is to move the weekly news quiz to this here blog. So for all of you who routinely hazard guesses (and your numbers are—quite shockingly—legion), here is the quiz, three questions strong.

Since we have comments just like a real blog, feel free to leave answers there. Tomorrow I’ll check back in with the answers. And without further bluster:

News Quiz
1. Which development dream team is putting in four stories of office space next to ACAC downtown?
a. Hunter Craig & Dave Norris.
b. Phil Wendel & Coran Capshaw.
c. Bill Atwood & John D’earth.
d. Al Groh & Howie Long.
2. How many people will be looking for a place to crash when the Hope Community Center closes in less than 30 days?
a. 12 people.
b. Around 25 people.
c. 42 people.
d. 45-60 people.
3. After learning he’d won the Tyler Prize in environmental science, what did UVA professor James Galloway do?
a. Recycle it.
b. Flew directly to Beverly Hills.
c. Grew Al Gore-like beard, switched to flannel.
d. The Carbon Footprint boogie.

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