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That’s News to You quiz

Sun., Aug. 18, 2013, midnight

If you followed the news last week - and even if you didn’t - you could be a winner in this week’s news quiz. Try your hand at our print edition then go online to www.spokesman. com/newsquiz for our interactive version, where top entries go into a weekly drawing for a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel and all entries this week go into a drawing for movie tickets.

1. What magazine rated Spokane as one of the nation’s 18 “best places to live” in its September issue?

A. Better Homes & Gardens

B. Forbes

C. Modern Maturity

D. Outside

E. Rolling Stone

2. Washington State University is asking its faculty to do what to cut down on student binge drinking?

A. Put up warning signs in every classroom.

B. Give a lecture each semester about alcohol safety.

C. Schedule more classes on Fridays.

D. Not be seen in public drinking alcohol.

E. Can’t fool me. Drinking is a problem at UW, not WSU.

3. To help cover the costs of its service programs and give clients work experience, the Union Gospel Mission operates what kind of business in Spokane Valley?

A. A car dealership

B. A computer repair shop

C. A dry cleaner

D. A farmers market

E. An office supply store

4. What’s an olinguito?

A. A new species of fish discovered in Lake Washington

B. A new species of mammal discovered in South America

C. A new species of bird discovered in China

D. A new species of dinosaur discovered in Montana

E. Can’t fool me. It’s a new drink developed in a Spokane bar.

5. Spokane attorney and former political candidate Tom Keefe has started the Eddie Gaedel Society, which meets at O’Dougherty’s Pub. Who was Eddie Gaedel?

A. He was the fire chief who put out the Great Spokane Fire of 1889 by blowing up buildings.

B. He was the last Spokane mayor to serve two terms.

C. He was the shortest person ever to play in Major League Baseball.

D. He was the first person to discover silver in North Idaho.

E. Can’t fool me. Keefe made up that name as part of a joke.



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