Charlotte’s Weekly News Quiz – Q City Metro


A well-known actress will visit Livingstone College for an important debate. More problems for the Charlotte Area Transit System. The inspiring story of a car dealer who rose from poverty.

These are just some of the topics you’ll find in this week’s news quiz.

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1.

To stem a rising tide of car thefts in Charlotte, CMPD gave away free steering wheel locks to more than 100 people who own what cars?

2.

Starting March 25, the city of Charlotte will eliminate free parking on Saturdays in what parts of the city?

3.

Trains on the CATS Blue Line are now limited to a top speed of 35 mph. The transit system’s interim CEO imposed the slower speed after he learned that a CATS train derailed last year because of ____.

4.

In a recent Datin’ Charlotte article, Deon met Emily and the two had dinner. Deon’s date-night tab totaled more than $400 after Emily did what?

5.

Actor-director Ron McClelland brought the play “Sweat” to UNC Charlotte. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage, the play portrays what?

6.

In our “Beyond Black History” series, we told the story of Sam Johnson, who rose from poverty to own several new-car dealerships, including one in Charlotte. At the height of his business success, how many dealerships did Johnson own?

7.

Thomas Polk Park, located at the intersection of Trade and Tryon streets in uptown Charlotte, will be renovated and renamed. Who will the new name honor?

8.

We published a story about Craig Waleed, a Raleigh man who re-established his life after an eight-year prison stint. He now hosts a weekly podcast that spotlights others who have succeeded after incarceration. What is the name of his podcast?

9.

ESPN reported that NBA legend Michael Jordan wants to sell his majority stake in the Charlotte Hornets. How many tines has the team reached the playoffs under Jordan’s ownership?

10.

Erika Alexander, who played Maxine Shaw on the hit sitcom “Living Single,” will visit Livingstone College on Monday, March 20, where she will participate in a debate about ____?

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