Winner named in The Herald’s 2012 News Quiz...and the answers!

January 8, 2013 

Eight people correctly answered all 26 questions in The Herald’s 2012 News Quiz, which ran last week at Heraldonline.com. Jeffery Westbrook of Rock Hill was selected as winner after a random drawing.

Here are the answers to each question.

• Carowinds’ new attraction, WindSeeker, opened in March. How many riders does it hold? Answer: 64

• Jadeveon Clowney of South Pointe High School set a single-season sack record for the University of South Carolina in 2012. How many sacks did Clowney have in the 2012 regular season?  Answer: 13

• Rock Hill schools Superintendent Lynn Moody was a finalist for a similar position in which city?  Answer: Greenville

• Who ran against longtime York County Councilman Curwood Chapel in the June Republican primary?  Answer: Patrick White

• The Northwestern High School football team advanced to the Division II, Class AAAA state championship game against Greenwood in December. How many total points did Northwestern score this year?  Answer: 610

• Who won the Jan. 21 presidential primary in South Carolina?  Answer: Newt Gingrich

• The U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships were held in Rock Hill in July. How many teams competed?  Answer: 60

• The Livability organization ranked Rock Hill fourth on a list of Top 10 soccer cities. What was No. 1?  Answer: Overland Park, Kan.

• Which NASCAR star stopped by the new Academy Sports+Outdoors in Rock Hill in May to sign autographs? Answer: Danica Patrick

• Rock Hill is a model for a $1 billion ghost town to be developed where?  Answer: New Mexico

• In summer 2012, the nation commemorated the 40th anniversary of a federal law requiring equal opportunities for high school and college female athletes. What is the law commonly called?  Answer: Title IX

• In the 2012 NFL draft, South Pointe High football standout Stephon Gilmore went to the Buffalo Bills with which pick?  Answer: 10

• How much was Clover veteran John Ramsey’s fine for not cleaning the clutter in his yard?  Answer: $500

• What rank did Van Wyck native Shawn Crawford finish in the 200 meter final of the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials?  Answer: 7

• In September, a Rock Hill woman discovered her ex-boyfriend was living where?  Answer: Her attic

• On Oct. 20, former Rock Hill High standout Jonathan Meeks intercepted two passes for Clemson against Virginia Tech, including one he returned for a touchdown. How long was Meeks’ touchdown return?  Answer: 74 yards

• Winthrop University President Anthony DiGiorgio announced his plans to retire. What year did he start at Winthrop?  Answer: 1989

• What longtime Rock Hill City Council representative had to give up a seat on the council after moving out of the ward she represented? Answer: Susie Hinton

• The Fort Mill boys soccer team won the Class AAA state championship in May. What team did the Yellow Jackets beat in the finals?  Answer: Hilton Head

• Carey Tilley, the new director of York County’s Culture and Heritage Museums, came from which state?  Answer: Oklahoma

• What was the name of the “miracle dog” that survived after being shot and left to die in April?  Answer: Matlock

• Rock Hill opened a velodrome in March. What sport is held at a velodrome?  Answer: Bicycle racing

• In November, former Lancaster High School basketball star Sindarius Thornwell committed to play for what university?  Answer: South Carolina

• Chester’s Ed Messer protested what at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte?  Answer: Imports

• In March, Winthrop University named Pat Kelsey its men’s basketball coach. Where did Kelsey begin his college career as a player? Answer: Wyoming

• According to U.S. Census results released in June, the fastest-growing municipality in South Carolina based on percentage of growth was:  Answer: Smyrna

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