Following are the answers to this week’s quiz:
1. B. Demographers say there were 1 billion people in 1804. The population hit 3 billion in 1959, 4 billion in 1974, 5 billion in 1987 and 6 billion in 1998.
2. A. Farnsworth is the new forest supervisor for the Idaho Panhandle National Forest. She started this month.
3. E. The orchards are suffering from a lack of pickers, partly because of the tightening of immigration policies. Growers have signs up throughout Central Washington, advertising for workers.
4. D. There are five former Indians – Ian Kinsler, Derek Holland, Mitch Moreland, Neftall Feliz and Craig Gentry – playing for the Rangers. Texas first base coach Gary Pettis is also a former Indian.
On the Web: For a longer, interactive quiz – and a chance to win lunch for two at the Davenport Hotel’s Palm Court – go to spokesman.com/newsquiz.
Last week’s winner: Linda Stanescu, of Sprague.
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