If you followed the news closely this week – and even if you didn’t – you could be a winner in this week’s quiz. Test your news sense with our newspaper version of our weekly quiz, then try our online version at spokesman.com/newsquiz, 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. Spokane’s Riverfront Park is getting ready for the 40th anniversary of Expo ’74. Of the original five butterfly sculptures that once marked the entrances to the fair, how many are still standing in the park?
2. Washington state expects to save money on Interstate 90 by
A. Adding a high-occupancy vehicle lane through the urban corridor
B. Cutting the speed limit to 60 mph
C. Switching to LED lighting
D. Using a new type of asphalt for paving
E. Charging tolls
3. CdA Diamond Cup LLC is attempting to bring hydroplane races back to Lake Coeur d’Alene this summer. How long has it been since hydro races were held on the lake?
A. 5 years
B. 15 years
C. 25 years
D. 35 years
E. 45 years
4. Edward Snowden was in the news last week because he is
A. The new head of the National Security Agency
B. The new prime minister of Great Britain
C. The winner of the largest Mega Millions lottery jackpot in history
D. The source of a leak on government surveillance of phone and Internet use
E. The quarterback of the Spokane Shock who set a record for touchdowns in a single game
5. The late Deacon Jones, a member of the Los Angeles Rams’ Fearsome Foursome defense, coined what football term?
B. Prevent defense
E. Can’t fool me, players don’t come up with terms. That’s for coaches and sportswriters.
Check your work
For answers, explanations and last week’s winners, turn to Page B3.