Test your knowledge of local news in quizzes

July 20—Nose for the News by Sarah Stultz

We launched a fun game for readers on the Tribune website to test their knowledge of local news.

News quizzes come out once a week on Saturdays and feature 10 multiple-choice questions about local stories that have appeared in the newspaper and online that week.

The first quiz went live on Saturday. There were questions about stories on topics such as flood damage, city work to repair a building on South Broadway, the new Veterans Services officer and the county’s search for a new administrator, to name a few.

As you answer each question you will know if you have selected the correct answer, then at the end if you get 80% of the questions correct you win a chance to win a three month digital subscription.

The winner of the subscription will be selected each quarter, and you can win a new chance each week that you participate in the quiz.

Quizzes are one of the many ways we try to reach different types of readers, but they’re also a fun way to pass some free time.

Once school got back to business, I could even see quizzes as a great way to help young people immerse themselves in current news and happenings in their classrooms. We hope teachers will take advantage of the resource.

The quizzes are easy to access at www.albertleatribune.com/contests and do not require a subscription to view.

And while you check out the quizzes, I encourage you to check out the other contests as well.

We recently held our annual Readers Choice contest, and currently there’s the Summer Fun Sweepstakes, which runs until Friday. This contest also includes prizes, including a $175 prize package and a one-year digital subscription. For this one, all you have to do is enter your email for a chance to win.

In the future, we hope to incorporate even more on our contests page with potential contests involving photo submissions and polls.

Have a little fun!

Sarah Stultz is the editor of the Tribune. His column appears every Wednesday.

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