Congratulations to Trevor Johnson, Lindsay Reid and Angela Terry. You have won our 2012 Current Events Quiz. We'll be in touch later today to get your addresses and send you your $25 worth of free movie tickets. Thanks to everyone who played. Hope it was fun!
Here are the answers.
1. Who was removed from public office in 2012 after a petition claimed she brought her office into “widespread disrepute”? A: District Attorney Tracey Cline
2. What did Durham couple Shannon Thomas and Jennifer Shultz do in January that the North Carolina constitution now makes illegal? A: Get married
3. “Clap your hands and stomp your feet,” the Durham Divas cheered at the reopening of what 4,800 square foot recreation center Feb. 18? A: Lakewood YMCA
4. What great 20th century artist’s mobiles were displayed in a special exhibition at the Nasher Museum of Art last winter? A: Alexander Calder
5. What was the Shakespearian name of the rare diademed sifaka lemur that died in captivity at Duke Jan. 21, the only one of his kind in captivity outside Madagascar? A: Romeo
6. Which county department was run by Gerri Robinson, who sued the county in 2012 for violating her civil rights after she was ousted? A: Social Services
7. Vandals broke 40 terra cotta posts and damaged a fountain at what Durham destination after Duke’s surprise loss in the NCAA tournament in March? A: Duke Gardens
8. Name the show whose two runs sold more tickets than any other show in the Durham Performing Arts Center’s first four years? A: "Wicked"
9. What’s contaminating the soil at the site of an old BB&T in Trinity Park? A: Dry cleaning solvent or perc
10. What former historic business district does the Parrish Street Common Room, opened in April, honor? A: Black Wall Street
11. Name the quirky Durham business district getting a 300-unit apartment complex, a grocery store and other changes announced in 2012? A: Ninth Street or Old West Durham
12. LeRoy T. Walker, the former chancellor of NCCU who died in April, was the first black president of what U.S. athletic committee? A: Olympic
13. Sarah Rose Nordgren and her sisters won the world’s smallest what contest in May, thanks to the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce? A: Office
14. Name the boundary-breaking Durhamite named a saint in the Episcopal Church in July. A: Pauli Murray
15. What’s the name of the new Discovery network series that interviewed Crystal Mangum, the woman at the center of the Duke Lacrosse scandal, in 2012? A: "Wives with Knives"
16. What level medals did Duke divers Abby Johnston and Nick McCrory win at the Olympics? A: Silver and bronze, respectively
17. What can get you a $50 fine if you do it on the sidewalk or virtually anywhere outdoors as of Aug. 1? A: Smoking
18. Where did police boost their presence last summer after a series of attacks on joggers and others? A: American Tobacco Trail
19. What kind of animal, prized for its soft, warm fleece, joined the Museum of Life and Science farm yard in October? A: Alpaca
20. What are luchadoras? A: Masked women wrestlers (we took women wrestlers too)