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  • Hoodoo
    November 3, 2007 Wisconsin quiz Awesome October In yet another unofficial but unquestionably reliable survey taken at the worldwide headquarters of The
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 4, 2007
      November 3, 2007

      Wisconsin quiz

      Awesome October

      In yet another unofficial but unquestionably reliable survey taken at
      the worldwide headquarters of The Wisconsin Quiz, for the 10th
      straight year, October was voted the most spectacular month in
      Wisconsin.

      Of course, it didn't hurt that Brett Favre threw that 82-yard,
      game-winning pass against the Broncos on Monday night.

      And other things happened as well.

      1. The dollar value of Wisconsin dairy exports increased to a record
      $76 million for the first six months of the year, according to figures
      released by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and
      Consumer Protection. The increase was up what percentage from 2006? a.
      49 percent; b. 59 percent; c. 69 percent; d. 89 percent

      2. Where does Wisconsin rank nationally in monthly payments to foster
      parents, according to a report by Children's Rights, a New York-based
      advocacy group?

      3. Miller Brewing Co. announced it had formed a joint merger with what
      brewer based in Golden, Colo.?

      4. What did the town of Richfield sell for about $8,000 each on eBay
      after an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel alerted buyers to
      the sale?

      5. Where does Wisconsin rank nationally when it comes to car-deer
      crashes, according to State Farm Insurance?

      6. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, in an effort to
      placate fishermen, proposed eliminating 6,000 nesting pairs of birds
      on five Lake Michigan islands. Name the big black birds that are
      depleting fish stocks by each eating as much as a pound of fish a day.
      7. This beloved Packers legend, who played in the Lombardi era and
      scored the first touchdown in Super Bowl history, died after a fall at
      his home in Minnesota.

      8. Wisconsin farmers planted more than 4 million acres of corn this
      year, about 400,000 acres more than in 2006, according to state and
      federal statistics. The corn crop promises to be the largest in state
      history. Roughly what percentage of the crop will be used for ethanol?
      a. 20 percent; b. 28 percent; c. 33 percent; d. 40 percent

      9. Eric Blake of Appleton found a 3.92-carat diamond at an Arkansas
      diamond park. This brings to mind a diamond unearthed in 1876 in the
      town of Eagle, Wis. It was variously reported as 15.37 and 16.25
      carats. Where did it size up among other U.S. diamonds?

      10. This 27-year-old athlete, who grew up in Burlington, agreed to a
      six-year, $67 million deal with the Dallas Cowboys.


      Answers:

      1. d. 89 percent;

      2. Fourth-lowest (state pays $346 a month for a 9-year-old in foster
      care compared to Washington, D.C., which pays $869);

      3. Coors Brewing Co.;

      4. Two tiny, 10-foot-wide by 20-foot-long boat lots on Bark Lake that
      were sold for more than four times the asking price;

      5. Third, behind West Virginia and Michigan (Wisconsin drivers have a
      1 in 99 chance of hitting a deer in the next year);

      6. Double-crested cormorants;

      7. Max McGee;

      8. a. 20 percent;

      9. It was the largest found in the U.S. up to that time. Sadly, it was
      stolen from the American Museum of Natural History in 1964 and never
      recovered;

      10. Quarterback Tony Romo.


      Wausau Daily Herald -
      http://www.wausaudailyherald.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071103/WDH0101/711030578
    • dawn marie
      Hoodoo wrote: November 3, 2007 Wisconsin quiz Awesome October In yet another unofficial but unquestionably reliable survey taken
      Message 2 of 2 , Nov 4, 2007
        Hoodoo <hoodoo@...> wrote: November 3, 2007

        Wisconsin quiz

        Awesome October

        In yet another unofficial but unquestionably reliable survey taken at
        the worldwide headquarters of The Wisconsin Quiz, for the 10th
        straight year, October was voted the most spectacular month in
        Wisconsin.

        Of course, it didn't hurt that Brett Favre threw that 82-yard,
        game-winning pass against the Broncos on Monday night.

        And other things happened as well.

        1. The dollar value of Wisconsin dairy exports increased to a record
        $76 million for the first six months of the year, according to figures
        released by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and
        Consumer Protection. The increase was up what percentage from 2006? a.
        49 percent; b. 59 percent; c. 69 percent; d. 89 percent

        2. Where does Wisconsin rank nationally in monthly payments to foster
        parents, according to a report by Children's Rights, a New York-based
        advocacy group?

        3. Miller Brewing Co. announced it had formed a joint merger with what
        brewer based in Golden, Colo.?

        4. What did the town of Richfield sell for about $8,000 each on eBay
        after an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel alerted buyers to
        the sale?

        5. Where does Wisconsin rank nationally when it comes to car-deer
        crashes, according to State Farm Insurance?

        6. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, in an effort to
        placate fishermen, proposed eliminating 6,000 nesting pairs of birds
        on five Lake Michigan islands. Name the big black birds that are
        depleting fish stocks by each eating as much as a pound of fish a day.
        7. This beloved Packers legend, who played in the Lombardi era and
        scored the first touchdown in Super Bowl history, died after a fall at
        his home in Minnesota.

        8. Wisconsin farmers planted more than 4 million acres of corn this
        year, about 400,000 acres more than in 2006, according to state and
        federal statistics. The corn crop promises to be the largest in state
        history. Roughly what percentage of the crop will be used for ethanol?
        a. 20 percent; b. 28 percent; c. 33 percent; d. 40 percent

        9. Eric Blake of Appleton found a 3.92-carat diamond at an Arkansas
        diamond park. This brings to mind a diamond unearthed in 1876 in the
        town of Eagle, Wis. It was variously reported as 15.37 and 16.25
        carats. Where did it size up among other U.S. diamonds?

        10. This 27-year-old athlete, who grew up in Burlington, agreed to a
        six-year, $67 million deal with the Dallas Cowboys.

        Answers:

        1. d. 89 percent;

        2. Fourth-lowest (state pays $346 a month for a 9-year-old in foster
        care compared to Washington, D.C., which pays $869);

        3. Coors Brewing Co.;

        4. Two tiny, 10-foot-wide by 20-foot-long boat lots on Bark Lake that
        were sold for more than four times the asking price;

        5. Third, behind West Virginia and Michigan (Wisconsin drivers have a
        1 in 99 chance of hitting a deer in the next year);

        6. Double-crested cormorants;

        7. Max McGee;

        8. a. 20 percent;

        9. It was the largest found in the U.S. up to that time. Sadly, it was
        stolen from the American Museum of Natural History in 1964 and never
        recovered;

        10. Quarterback Tony Romo.

        Wausau Daily Herald -
        http://www.wausaudailyherald.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071103/WDH0101/711030578





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