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Sun., Aug. 17, 2014

If you followed the news last week, you could be a winner in our weekly news quiz. Warm up by taking the newspaper version, then go to, where top online entries go into a drawing for a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel, and all entries go into a drawing for movie tickets.

1. Plutonium from Hanford’s B Reactor was used in what?

A. The world’s first atomic blast, the 1945 Trinity test

B. The atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima

C. The atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki

D. A and C

E. A and B

2. Washington State University researchers have devised a forecasting model for predicting what?

A. Earthquakes

B. Downturns in the economy

C. Annual precipitation

D. Air pollution

E. Floods

3. Newborns in Washington are screened for which disease?

A. Rabies

B. Lou Gehrig’s disease (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)

C. “Bubble boy disease” (Severe combined immunodeficiency)

D. Lyme disease

E. All of the above

4. Avista’s Post Falls Dam is undergoing renovations. Among the changes will be:

A. Increasing the height of the dam by 25 feet

B. Creating a new fish ladder so fish can migrate past the dam

C. Replacing gates in the south channel that can be controlled electronically from the utility’s Spokane control center

D. Tripling the power-generating capacity of the dam

E. All of the above

5. The state’s first business-to-business exhibition for marijuana entrepreneurs in Tacoma is called:

A. Toke-oma

B. Joint Effort

C. Canna Con

D. Green Strategy

E. Heads of Commerce

Check your work

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


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