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Sun., Sept. 4, 2011

Here’s your weekly news challenge. Try a longer, interactive test (and a chance for lunch for two at the Davenport Hotel’s Palm Court) at spokesman. com/newsquiz.

1. As the United States cleaned up from Hurricane Irene, the season’s second named hurricane was forming in the Atlantic. What’s this one called?

A. Jack

B. Jane

C. Kelly

D. Katia

E. None of the above. We don’t name hurricanes until they come closer to land.

2. When Jon Hutt was involved in an accident in a remote Colorado forest, what did he have to do?

A. Text a message for help to his ex-wife in Los Angeles.

B. Start a forest fire to get the attention of rangers.

C. Cut off his toes with a pocket knife.

D. Fight off a grizzly bear with a stick while waiting for help.

E. Honk SOS on his horn until help arrived.

3. Moammar Gadhafi’s wife, two sons and daughter fled to what country?

A. Algeria

B. Chad

C. Egypt

D. Iran

E. Tunisia

4. The U.S. Justice Department challenged the merger of what two companies?

A. Netflix and Starz

B. AT&T and T-Mobile

C. ExxonMobil and Chevron

D. Google and Apple

E. Case and International Harvester

5. Forrest Rodgers is:

A. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ husband.

B. The new city manager for the city of Spokane Valley.

C. The new head coach for the Spokane Shock.

D. The new head of President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers.

E. The new executive director of the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

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