n Word of the week: “myrmidon.” It is a blindly loyal, unscrupulous assistant. The word is derived from the name of a warlike Greek race that accompanied Achilles to the Trojan War.

According to the Department of Energy, in the years 2004 and 2005 (the last full years for which data is available), the U.S. state that produced the most coal, more than one-third of the nation’s total output, was:

A) Pennsylvania

B) Alaska

C) Wyoming

D) West Virginia

Friday’s answer: Gorgonzola, Romano and Parmesan cheeses are all named for Italian towns or cities. The word “mozzarella” is derived from an Italian word meaning “cut off.”


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