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2018 Year in Review Quiz

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Match these 2018 newsmakers with their notable quotes


1. “A mind should not be so open that the brains fall out; however, it should not be so closed that whatever gray matter which does reside may not be reached.”

2. “I’m not a politician. I’m not a career politician.”

3. “Most of this stuff is part of the job, and you get pretty thick skin as you go along.”

4.  “I knew I was strong enough to say, ‘You won’t whip me, you won’t hold me down, and you won’t shut me up.’"

5. “I’m fast and loud on purpose. I cram 10 pounds of caviar into an eight-pound pack.”

6. “To be honest, I’d rather be designing hotel rooms.”

7. “I think the hardest part was getting the whole costume on.”

8. “I’m rich. I’m famous. That attracts girls. … The last thing I would ever do is have to force anybody or coerce anybody to mess around with me.”

A. Lise-Lotte Lublin, Las Vegas woman who testified against Bill Cosby in his sexual assault trial. Source: New York Times

B. Art Bell, host of paranormal radio show, Coast to Coast AM, who died April 13th. Source: New York Times

C. Elaine Wynn, largest shareholder in Wynn Resorts, on board politics in the wake of Steve Wynn’s resignation as CEO. Source: New York Times

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D. Dennis Hof, brothel owner and accused rapist, who was elected to the Nevada Assembly despite having died. Source: NPR

E. Robin Leach, columnist and host of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” who died Aug. 24th. Source: New York Times

F. Travis Pastrana, stunt rider who recreated three Evel Knievel jumps in July. Source: USA Today

G. Democratic Senator-elect Jacky Rosen, who unseated Sen. Dean Heller Nov. 8. Source: New York Times

H. Pat Skorkowsky, former CCSD superintendent who retired in June, on dealing with frequent criticism from politicians, parents, and media. Source: The Nevada Independent

ANSWERS: 1:B, 2:G, 3:H, 4:A, 5:E, 6:C, 7:F, 8:D

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