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Test your news knowledge in The Berkshire Eagle news quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Massachusetts has legalized casino gambling, but the latest estimate puts the opening of the Bay State's first casino when?
    • A. 

      2014

    • B. 

      2015

    • C. 

      2016

    • D. 

      2017

  • 2. 
    The Eagle's letter to the editor section has been blowing up over the politically pejorative term "useful idiots." What is the first documented use of that term in the U.S.?
    • A. 

      Hillary Clinton's 1996 book, "It Takes a Village"

    • B. 

      A 1981 "Saturday Night Live" skit

    • C. 

      A New York Times article in 1948

    • D. 

      A 1952 speech by Joseph McCarthy

  • 3. 
    Berkshire County's October unemployment rate was higher than the rates both nationally and statewide. True or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    In the Thanksgiving Day game, the New England Patriots scored three touchdowns in the span of how many seconds?
    • A. 

      52

    • B. 

      58

    • C. 

      62

    • D. 

      71

  • 5. 
    The medical marijuana referendum that Massachusetts voters passed earlier this month will allow certain patients to grow pot on their property. True or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Abundant in the Berkshires, the width of the woolly bear caterpillar’s reddish-brown band indicates what?
    • A. 

      A wet summer is ahead

    • B. 

      It will be a cold winter

    • C. 

      The age of the caterpillar

    • D. 

      It's a Denver Broncos fan

  • 7. 
    An Otis homeowners association recently set aside land specifically to build the habitat to accomodat what nearly endangered species?
    • A. 

      The harpoon clubtail dragonfly

    • B. 

      The mountain lion

    • C. 

      The hairy-fruited sedge

    • D. 

      The New England cottontail rabbit

  • 8. 
    Pittsfield's Christmas tree-lighting celebration will be held when?
    • A. 

      Friday, Nov. 30

    • B. 

      Saturday, Dec. 1

    • C. 

      Sunday, Dec. 2

    • D. 

      Monday, Dec. 3

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