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The older siblings will ace June quiz

June was wet again, continuing its quest to replace April as our flood month. Meanwhile, Grand Forks continued its search for a site to unload its garbage, and East Grand Forks continued its search to unload its downtown mall. Word also came in J...

June was wet again, continuing its quest to replace April as our flood month.

Meanwhile, Grand Forks continued its search for a site to unload its garbage, and East Grand Forks continued its search to unload its downtown mall.

Word also came in June about a study that showed older siblings are the more intelligent siblings. This explains a lot about your favorite Herald columnist, who was Child No. 4.

To test yourself on what else happened in the past month, proceed with the June News Quiz. Unlike the conclusion of "The Sopranos," each question has a decisive answer.

1. The Cavalier County wind farm will generate enough energy to power:

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A) 40,000 homes.

B) 10 million 100-watt light bulbs.

C) The equivalent of Fargo and Moorhead.

D) One-half of Ed Schultz's ego.

2. The Canadian dollar approached par with the U.S. dollar. What will this mean for Grand Forks?

A) Fewer locals traveling to Winnipeg.

B) More Canadian tourists.

C) More Canadian shoppers.

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D) More left turns from the right lane.

3. UND's Dale Lennon turned down the Montana State football coaching job because:

A) He wanted his two older sons to complete high school in Grand Forks.

B) The poor timing of a change just two months before practice begins.

C) High hopes for his UND team.

D) Wailing pleas by his groupies.

4. Who is winning in the UND vs. NCAA lawsuit over the Fighting Sioux nickname?

A) UND, because judge denied NCAA motion to dismiss antitrust claim.

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B) NCAA, because judge said UND doesn't have a "substantial likelihood" of proving antitrust argument.

C) Neither, because main issue won't be addressed until September.

D) The Utah law firm that has billed UND $400,000 for its services.

5. Circumcision rate continues its drop in the United States. Why?

A) Circumcision is rare among immigrants, whose numbers are rising.

B) Circumcision medical benefits are dubious.

C) Circumcision means pain for newborn sons.

D) Circumcision means pain for fathers, squeamish about the mere thought of it.

6. The significance of North Dakota's first unmanned aircraft flight was:

A) The Cobra flight lasted 25 minutes.

B) UND aviation officials participated.

C) The plane was owned by a private company, not the military.

D) The blowup doll/pilot was the same one used in the movie "Airplane."

7. The Vatican issued its Ten Commandments for Motorists. What was the most important commandment?

A) Thou shalt not commit road rage.

B) Thou shalt not use alcohol while driving.

C) Thou shalt not drive recklessly.

D) Thou shalt keep a plastic Jesus on the dashboard of your car.

8. The Devils Lake outlet was opened in June. The significance was:

A) It previously had run for only several days, back in 2005.

B) Opening irritated Manitoba officials, citing minnows in outlet channel.

C) Some benefit was received from the $28 million cost.

D) The month's flow lowered the lake level by one-billionth of an inch.

9. The most promising new idea to prevent local residents from smelling the East Grand Forks sugar beet plant fumes is:

A) Use Grand Forks' wastewater treatment plant.

B) Increase plant's wastewater treatment capacity.

C) Eliminate decaying beet pulp.

D) Surgery to remove everyone's olfactory nerve endings.

10. A report showed the best method for killing mosquitoes is:

A) Larvicide.

B) Adultricide.

C) Minimizing larva habitat.

D) Maximizing alcohol content in human bloodstreams.

Bakken reports on local news and writes a column. Reach him at 780-1125, (800) 477-6572 ext. 125 or rbakken@gfherald.com .

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