January 19, 2014 in City

That’s NEWS to you

By The Spokesman-Review
 

If you followed the news last week, and maybe even if you didn’t, you could be a winner in our weekly news quiz.

Warm up your news memory by taking the newspaper version of the quiz, then go to our website at www.spokesman. com/newsquiz for the online version, where top 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. A movie filmed in Spokane with a fantasy geek’s dream cast premieres this week. The movie is

A. “Spokanistan”

B. “Knights of Badassdom”

C. “Swords of the South Hill”

D. “The Clocktower Always Chimes Twice”

E. “Halberds of Hillyard”

2. The House and Senate easily passed a $1.1 trillion budget last week. If, as expected, President Barack Obama signs the measure, it will be the first budget since

A. 2008

B. 2009

C. 2010

D. 2011

E. 2012

3. The Spokane Shock have been sold to an investor group headed by Nader Naini. The Shock have been a successful franchise, boasting big crowds and championship wins in

A. 2006, 2008 and 2010

B. 2006, 2009 and 2010

C. 2006, 2010 and 2011

D. 2007, 2009 and 2011

E. 2008, 2010 and 2012

4. Dietitian and food coach Craig Hunt, who has been practicing for about 20 years, says his busy season is

A. Late December

B. Early January

C. February

D. March

E. April

5. A study by the Cato Institute found that Idaho ranks last for welfare benefits. It also said Idaho ranks first for the percentage of adults on assistance participating in work programs, at

A. 52 percent

B. 61 percent

C. 76 percent

D. 88 percent

E. 91 percent

Check your work

Find answers, explanations and last week’s winners on page B12.


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