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If you’ve been paying attention to the news – or even if you haven’t – try your hand at this week’s quiz. For an interactive test and a shot at lunch for two at the Davenport Hotel, go to

1. The United States marked an end to the military mission in Iraq last week after almost nine years. At the height of the “surge,” how many U.S. troops were in Iraq?

A. About 150,000

B. About 170,000

C. About 190,000

D. About 210,000

E. About 230,000

2. Based on current projections, India will eventually pass China to become the world’s most populous country. When is that expected to happen?

A. 2016

B. 2018

C. 2020

D. 2022

E. 2024

3. Herman Cain is out of the presidential race, but he told Barbara Walters he thinks he’d be a good fit for a Cabinet position. What job did he mention?

A. Secretary of Defense

B. Secretary of the Treasury

C. Secretary of State

D. Secretary of Health and Human Services

E. Secretary of Education

4. Idaho Gov. Butch Otter announced he will run for a third term in 2014. If he’s successful, Otter would be the first governor to serve three successive terms since

A. John Evans

B. Cecil Andrus

C. Robert Smylie

D. Ben Ross

E. Can’t fool me. No one has served three straight terms as Idaho governor.

5. The Washington Legislature ended its special session last week after passing some of the budget adjustments Gov. Chris Gregoire requested. How much of the 30-day session did legislators use before adjourning?

A. 15 days

B. 17 days

C. 19 days

D. 21 days

E. 25 days

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Find this week’s answers and last week’s winner on Page B7.

Top stories in Spokane

Freeman students march in unity to honor memory of slain classmate Sam Strahan

UPDATED: 9:38 p.m.

Drenched in sunshine and a sharp spring wind, more than 70 students marched Friday out of Freeman High School behind a “Freeman Strong” banner to the same football field where they sheltered in fear last September following the shooting that killed 15-year-old Sam Strahan and injured three girls.