That’s NEWS to you
Here’s your chance to find out how closely you’ve been following the news. After warming up with these questions, you can go online and try our interactive quiz, where top entries compete for a $50 gift certificate to the Davenport Hotel and all entries this week will compete for two tickets to a Spokane Shock game. It’s at spokesman.com/ newsquiz.
1. A California development firm bought a 183-acre industrial site in Mead that was once used as
A. A computer keyboard manufacturer.
B. An aluminum smelter.
C. A used-tire dump.
D. A Navy supply depot.
E. Can’t fool me. There’s no such site in Mead.
2. Pink slime created a furor last week. What is it?
A. Beef byproducts added to hamburger.
B. Bacteria-infested residue found in nail salons.
C. Contaminated suntan oils in tanning booths.
D. A combination of snow-melting chemicals that washed into the Spokane River.
E. Can’t fool me. Slime is never pink.
3. Pharmacogenomics is expected to be very important for the WSU Spokane research facility. What the heck is that, anyway?
A. It’s the study of how plants like wheat can be changed to be more profitable.
B. It’s the study of how certain animals adapt to new environments.
C. It’s the study of how a person’s genetic makeup affects the response to a drug.
D. It’s the study of how bacteria mutate to become immune to certain antibiotics.
E. Can’t fool me. You made that word up.
4. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Spokane’s unemployment rate for January was
A. Up compared to December and up compared to January 2011.
B. Down compared to December and down compared to January 2011.
C. Up compared to December and down compared to January 2011.
D. Down compared to December and up compared to January 2011.
E. Can’t fool me. It’s March, so they’d be talking about February.
Check your work
Find answers and last week’s winners on B7.