Here are the answers to this week’s newspaper quiz:
1. B. “12 Years a Slave” won the Oscar for best picture, beating out nominees “Gravity” and “Dallas Buyers Club,” among others.
2. A. Salvatori caused a stir when he took the $50,000 budgeted for a full-time personal assistant and allocated it to assist the homeless and at-risk youth.
3. A. Idaho legislator Shannon McMillan asked for an ethics inquiry on herself after she voted against a bill that would remove an exemption for state lawmakers that prevents them from having their wages garnished for state court judgments. McMillan has had numerous court judgments against her, including one from North Idaho Credit Corp. that led to a writ of garnishment last summer, after which a court ruled her an “exempt employee.”
4. E. This is the first time the WSU women’s basketball program has put two players on the Pac-12 all-conference team.
5. D. United Airlines has announced it is cracking down on passengers trying to board with oversize carry-on luggage.
On the Web: Now that you’ve warmed up your news sense, try your hand at our online quiz at www.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. To give our newspaper readers a boost, some questions in this quiz also appear online.
Last week’s winners are Carleen Wickstrom, of Spokane, who won a $50 gift card, and Leslie Goold, of Spokane Valley, who won the movie tickets.