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Sun., Oct. 23, 2011

Did you follow the news last week? Prove it. And try a longer, interactive test (and a chance to win lunch for two at the Davenport Hotel) at spokesman.com/newsquiz.

1. The U.N. Population Fund says that the Earth’s population will reach 7 billion by Oct. 31. When did the population reach 2 billion?

A. 1804

B. 1927

C. 1959

D. 1974

E. 1987

2. Mary Farnsworth is

A. Forest supervisor for the Idaho Panhandle National Forest

B. The new vice president of North Idaho College

C. An expert witness in the Karl Thompson trial

D. A member of Idaho’s redistricting panel

E. A nominee to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

3. Washington’s apple crop is currently suffering from

A. A new strain of leaf fungus

B. Pesticide-resistant moths

C. Competition from newer orchards in Oregon

D. Low yields because of a spring frost

E. Labor shortages

4. How many former Spokane Indians are playing in this year’s World Series?

A. 2

B. 3

C. 4

D. 5

E. 6

Check your work

Find the answers and last week’s winner on Page A11


 

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