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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 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. Oil train safety is a growing concern after several fiery crashes in the past year. To make the rails safer, regulators and railroads have

A. Cut train speed limits through cities

B. Ordered more frequent track inspections

C. Ordered enhanced emergency response planning

D. All of the above

E. None of the above

2. What are generally the two slowest months for waste collection in the city of Spokane?

A. June/July

B. August/September

C. October/November

D. January/February

E. April/May

3. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has proposed reducing the size of the Army. The cuts he has proposed would make the Army the smallest it has been in

A. 11 years

B. 17 years

C. 34 years

D. 60 years

E. 74 years

4. Spokane Public Schools Superintendent Shelley Redinger has proposed using marijuana tax revenues to pay for

A. Building more schools

B. Extracurricular school activities

C. Hiring more school nurses

D. Beefing up school libraries

E. Band and music programs

5. Top Democratic lawmakers in Idaho have asked for an investigation of Corrections Corporation of America for possible criminal wrongdoing in operating the state’s largest prison. The lawmakers have proposed the investigation be done by the

A. Idaho State Police

B. Federal Bureau of Prisons

C. Washington State Patrol

D. Federal Bureau of Investigation

E. Idaho Department of Correction

Check your work

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

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