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Sun., Sept. 11, 2011

Were you paying attention to the news last week? Try your hand at this week’s quiz. Or, for a chance at lunch for two at the Davenport Hotel, try the longer, interactive version at spokesman.com /new

1. 2011 has been a bad year in the United States for weather-related disasters. Thus far, how many weather-related catastrophes have we had with damages topping $1 billion?

A. 8

B. 10

C. 12

D. 14

E. 16

2. What is the name of the gubernatorial panel looking at ways to pay for major transportation projects in Washington in the coming years?

A. Connecting Washington Task Force

B. Road to 2020 and Beyond

C. Developing Roads, InnoVating and Educating (DRIVE) Washington

D. Key to the Highways

E. The Governor’s Transportation Committee

3. “Happy Feet,” an emperor penguin, was released into the wild after several months of care in New Zealand. What happened to Happy Feet that required such attention?

A. He was injured when hit by Auckland teenagers on personal watercraft.

B. He was mistreated by a company promoting the movie he’s named for.

C. He wasn’t eating right.

D. He was covered by oil from a leaking tanker.

E. He was bitten by a polar bear.

4. The person introducing President Barack Obama at a Labor Day rally in Detroit made an off-color comment that got as much attention as Obama’s speech. Who was that?

A. Vice President Joe Biden

B. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis

C. Teamsters President James Hoffa Jr.

D. Postal Workers Union President Cliff Guffey

E. None of the above. Obama spent Labor Day with the fam.

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Answers on Page B7


 

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