Welcome to the final Friday Quiz for August! We've been enjoying the conversation around the quiz and it's always a pleasure giving out the big "Official Woo-Hoo!" so we want to keep the momentum going as we look toward the end of summer and the beginning of the Fall Quiz Season.
If you haven't played before, here's how it works: Click on the image below to begin the quiz. There are five questions, each one related to an article that's appeared on Enterprise Efficiency in the last week. Put your answers to each of the questions in an email message to me -- and be sure to include your Enterprise Efficiency username! If you get all five answers correct, you'll be recognized in the comments with the coveted, official Woo-Hoo!
To make things just a bit more interesting, today I'll issue the rare "Double Woo-Hoo" to the first person who sends in five correct answers, and I'll also give a "Double Woo-Hoo" to every fourth set of correct answers.
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