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August 28, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Quiz results: We fail at spelling Weyerhaeuser. … Weyerhauser?

If a timber giant is going to move its headquarters to downtown Seattle, we all better learn how to properly spell the company’s name. Of the more than 1,000 people who have taken our multiple-choice spelling quiz, just 19 percent were able to identify the correct spelling of the prominent Northwest company that has been around for generations. (Spoiler alerts…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: quiz, Seattle, spelling

August 27, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Spelling in Seattle is hard.
And that timber company
doesn’t make things easier

Can you spell the Seahawks’ kicker’s last name? Test your Seattle spelling skills. The timber company that’s moving its headquarters to downtown Seattle has been one of the most prominent Northwest businesses for generations. It also has one of the most difficult names to spell. In honor of Pioneer Square’s newest business, take…


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May 9, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Take the Friday news quiz!

Did you catch all the “talkers” in the news this week? Feeling pretty Seattle-savvy? Take our quiz to test your knowledge — and maybe pick up a few bits you might have missed. For May 2-8, 2014: Time limit: 0 Quiz-summary 0 of 6 questions completed Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Information . You have already completed the quiz before. Hence you can not start it again. Quiz…


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December 29, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Quiz: What’s your business IQ? (2012 edition)

Photo credit, from left: Paul Sakuma / AP, Alan Berner / Seattle Times, Microsoft BIZ QUIZ: The 2008-09 recession is but a memory for booming Northwest companies. Amazon, Boeing and Microsoft were hiring. New products and new landlords emerged. Test your knowledge of how local companies fared in 2012. Take the quiz Your score:…


Comments | More in Business/Technology, General news | Topics: Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft

December 24, 2011 at 8:00 PM

What's your business IQ?

A Boeing 787 takes off from Boeing Field for a test flight with Mount Rainier visible in the background. (Photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

BIZ QUIZ | 2011 separated the winners from the losers of the Great Recession. The bigs — Microsoft,, Starbucks — got bigger; a few more small community banks disappeared. Boeing delivered its long-delayed 787 Dreamliner and 747-8 cargo jet and sealed the tanker deal with the Pentagon. So take this test and see if you’re a winner. Good luck!


Comments | More in Business/Technology | Topics: 2011 | A look back, quiz