March 9, 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 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. The Academy Award for Best Picture went to

A. “Gravity”

B. “12 Years a Slave”

C. “Dallas Buyers Club”

D. “Blue Jasmine”

E. “Frozen”

2. Spokane City Council member Steve Salvatori caused a stir when he took the $50,000 budget for a full-time personal assistant and instead allocated it

A. To assist the homeless and at-risk youth

B. To help maintain Audubon Park in his district

C. For two half-time assistants

D. To add a red-light camera at a busy intersection in his district

E. For a study of how to implement the “complete streets” concept effectively in the city.

3. Idaho Rep. Shannon McMillan has asked for an ethics inquiry on herself after her vote on a bill that would

A. Remove an exemption for state lawmakers that prevents them from having their wages garnished for state court judgments.

B. Create an exemption for state lawmakers that prevents them from having their wages garnished for state court judgments.

C. Create an exemption for state lawmakers pulled over for traffic offenses when the Legislature is in session.

D. Remove an exemption for state lawmakers pulled over for traffic offenses when the Legislature is in session.

E. Allow businesses to refuse service based on their religious beliefs.

4. Washington State University women’s basketball guards Lia Galderia and Tia Presley were named to the Pac-12 all-conference team. When was the last time the squad had two players on the all-conference team?

A. 1982

B. 1985

C. 1988

D. 1990

E. This is the first time.

5. Which airline is cracking down on oversize carry-on luggage?

A. Alaska

B. Southwest

C. Delta

D. United

E. American

Check your work

Find answers, explanations and last week’s winners on pageB2.

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