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August 13, 1999|MARY ELLEN WALKER

1. Wednesday's total solar eclipse--the last one of the millennium--could be viewed along a global path that extended from Canada's Nova Scotia to:

A. London, England.

B. South Africa.

C. The Bay of Bengal, India.

2. The San Fernando Valley shooting suspect who allegedly opened fire on a Jewish community center:

A. Turned himself over to federal authorities.

B. Was found by police and arrested.

C. Is still being sought.

3. Salt Lake City experienced extremely rare and destructive weather in the form of a:

A. Tsunami.

B. Tornado.

C. Tropical storm.

4. Which movie was tops at the box office last weekend?

A. "The Sixth Sense."

B. "Inspector Gadget."

C. "The Iron Giant."

5. The U.S. Postal Service approved a new way to buy stamps via:

A. Cell phone.

B. The Internet.

C. Television.

6. Health officials are concerned about candy-flavored cigarettes imported from India that have become popular and:

A. Are luring young people to smoke.

B. Have twice the lung cancer risk of filtered cigarettes.

C. Both of the above.

7. The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, which takes visitors from the desert floor to top of Mt. San Jacinto, is getting new cars that will:

A. Move faster up and down the mountain.

B. Rotate for a 360-degree view of the area.

C. Both of the above.

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

1. Vladimir V. Putin

2. Elizabeth Hanford Dole

3. Janet Reno

4. Koh Ikeda

A. Is asking for female support in bid for Republican presidential nomination in order to "make history" and break the ultimate glass ceiling.

B. Popular North Hollywood High science teacher who taught six of last year's top 10 Advanced Placement scholars in the nation.

C. Wants judges to oversee the reentry of prison inmates into society and to supervise their rehabilitation.

D. Russian spy chief who became country's new prime minister.

ANSWERS:

TOP 1-C, 2-A, 3-B, 4-A, 5-B, 6-C, 7-C

PEOPLE 1-D, 2-A, 3-C, 4-B

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