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That’s NEWS to you quiz

Sun., March 10, 2013

If you kept up with the news last week – or even if you didn’t – you could be a winner in our weekly news quiz. Test your memory with our newspaper version, then go online to newsquiz to take the interactive quiz. Top entries to the online quiz go into a weekly drawing for a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel, and all entries this week go into a drawing for two movie tickets.

1. 1970s and ’80s TV actress Bonnie Franklin died this week after a bout with pancreatic cancer. What was the name of the show she was most well-known for?

A. “The Facts of Life”

B. “Three’s Company”

C. “One Day at a Time”

D. “Charles in Charge”

2. The Gonzaga Bulldogs rose to No. 1 in the AP’s NCAA basketball poll for the first time in school history this week. What was the last West Coast Conference team to be ranked No. 1?

A. Loyola Marymount in 1982

B. San Francisco in 1977

C. Pepperdine in 1983

D. UNLV in 1975

3. Idaho plans to give back the hilltop mansion donated by the late J.R. Simplot in 2004 because:

A. Enough funds to renovate the 25-year old mansion never materialized.

B. Maintenance costs have drastically depleted the fund to keep it running.

C. Gov. Butch Otter prefers to live on a ranch west of Boise.

D. Can’t fool me, all of these are true.

4. The TSA loosened its rules to allow passengers to carry previously banned items onto an airplane starting next month. Which of these items still will be banned?

A. Small knives

B. Souvenir bats

C. Razor blades

D. Golf clubs

5. The Spokane Fire Department has started responding to some medical calls with ambulances or pickups instead of firetrucks because:

A. They want to extend the life of an aging fleet of firetrucks.

B. Ambulances can be deployed faster.

C. Pickups and ambulances get better gas mileage, which saves the department money.

D. Medical calls were preventing timely arrival at fires.

Check your work

Find the answers, explanations and last week’s winners on page B3.

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