Do you know your news? Sept. 1

Marisa Nelson

1. A Syracuse man was found by two passersby on Antelope Island calling for help on Aug. 29. Later that night he passed away; officials say his wounds were consistent with a _______ attack.

a. Bison

b. Antelope

c. Crane

d. Elk

2. Fires raging in California have caused damage to over 750,000 acres. Over the weekend, crews said that the __________ helped them to make great progress in getting them under control.

a. National Forest Service

b. Rain

c. Cooler weather temperatures

d. Aid from other states

3. Hurricane Laura caused destruction in Louisiana and other surrounding states this past week. The Louisiana Department of Health recorded 14 deaths; approximately how many residents could remain without electricity for up to a month?

a. 4,000

b. 350,000

c. 600,000

d. 575,000

4. On Aug. 29, the commencement for the WSU class of 2020 was held at Stewart Stadium to honor the class of 2020. How many graduates were recognized at the ceremony?

a. 3,000

b. 780

c. 5,700

d. 900

5. Schools are now back in session and since then the Utah Department of Health has reported how many COVID-19 outbreaks as of Aug. 29?

a. 10

b. 0

c. 25

d. 7


1- The correct answer is A, bison. According to KSL, Larry Adams was found by rangers and other visitors to the island, but no one witnessed the accident.


2- The correct answer is C, cooler weather temperatures. According to USA Today, the fire crews are making positive progress but are worried about the high temperatures and gusty winds that will come with this next week.


3- The correct answer is B, 350,000. According to USA Today, many residents could be without power or water for up to a month while damages are repaired.

4- The correct answer is C, 5,700. According to Deseret News, not all graduates were in attendance, but those that were wore masks and were spaced six feet apart. The other guests were social-distanced as well.


5- The correct answer is D, 7. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, only 55 people have tested positive and there have been 0 deaths.