The Mail Tribune's 2010 News Quiz

12 Questions | Total Attempts: 59

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News Quizzes & Trivia

Test your knowledge of strange stories and wacky facts from the pages of the Mail Tribune in 2010.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What did authorities warn hunters they might be approaching if they smelled tortillas in the woods this fall?
    • A. 

      A renegade taco truck avoiding health inspections

    • B. 

      A marijuana-growing operation run by a Mexican cartel

    • C. 

      A smarter-than-average bear making burritos

  • 2. 
    What was the pup found tumbling down a hillside at the Blackwell fire named?
    • A. 

      Shadrach, for the Old Testament figure who also survived a blaze

    • B. 

      Meshach, for the firefighter who found him

    • C. 

      Pickaxe, for the tool that started the fire

  • 3. 
    Some mighty crazy tales get passed around the fire at hunting camps. Which wild rumors showed up in stories in Oregon Outdoors in 2010? You can select more than one.
    • A. 

      State biologists put out radioactive salt licks to help track deer by satellite.

    • B. 

      The state rounded up Roosevelt elk in Douglas County and sold them to Kentucky.

    • C. 

      Black helicopters drop sacks of flour over herds of deer and elk to bust up the herds and thwart hunters.

  • 4. 
    Now tell us whether these rumors are true or false. State biologists put out radioactive salt licks to help track deer by satellite.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The state rounded up hundreds of Roosevelt elk in Douglas County and sold them to Kentucky.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Back in 2000, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife captured 56 problem elk near LaGrande, then teamed up with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to send them to Kentucky as part of an elk re-introduction project.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Black helicopters drop sacks of flour over herds of deer and elk to bust up the herds and thwart hunters.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Peter Arth, mayor of Dunsmuir, Calif., has garnered what nickname for his flamboyant advocacy of medical marijuana?
    • A. 

      Mayor Juana

    • B. 

      The pope of dope

    • C. 

      Smokey

  • 9. 
    When a sand spit gave way and the Rogue River flowed freely past Gold Ray Dam a bit before schedule engineers blamed what animal?
    • A. 

      A beaver

    • B. 

      A duck

    • C. 

      A cougar

  • 10. 
    Which Mail Tribune columnist admitted to eating a Thanksgiving dinner of bear, venison, quail and squirrel while growing up?
    • A. 

      Sanne Specht

    • B. 

      Chris Conrad

    • C. 

      Paul Fattig

  • 11. 
    Why were members of a student-travel group from St. Mary’s School quarantined in China?
    • A. 

      Fear of H1N1 influenza, also known as swine flu

    • B. 

      Reports of their fondness for Mar Far chicken

    • C. 

      Someone ordered “pink sauce” at a ceremonial banquet

  • 12. 
    Which judge was quoted in the Mail Tribune as saying "You just ruined the rest of your life, man. That's it"?
    • A. 

      Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Tim Barnack

    • B. 

      Judge Judy

    • C. 

      Dancing with the Stars judge Len Goodman