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If you remember last week’s news – and even if you don’t – you could be a winner in our weekly news quiz.

Warm up your news sense with the newspaper version. Then try our online quiz at, where top entries go into the weekly drawing for a gift card to the Davenport Hotel, and all entries this week go into a drawing for movie tickets and Eastern Washington University basketball tickets.

1. In 1923, Emma Read, of Spokane, patented a device that some people might think had real potential, but it never caught on. What was it?

A. Electric hair curler

B. Portable baby cage

C. Home manicure machine

D. Gasoline-powered perambulator

E. Instant shoe-polisher

2. Two initiatives to the Legislature were filed last week in Washington. One involves the initiative law itself, while the other involves

A. Genetically modified food products

B. Marijuana

C. Same-sex marriage

D. Tax refunds

E. Can’t fool me. They both involve changes to the initiative law.

3. The minimum wage in Washington state went up on Jan. 1. What is it now?

A. $8.75 an hour

B. $8.88 an hour

C. $9.04 an hour

D. $9.19 an hour

E. $9.41 an hour

4. Palouse legume farmers are tracking what type of insect because of its ability to carry a disease?

A. Aphids

B. Bees

C. Beetles

D. Crickets

E. Moths

5. The Seattle Seahawks had their best year since 2005. How many regular season games did they win in 2012?

A. 9

B. 10

C. 11

D. 12

E. 13

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