Quiz of the week's news
Published: 3rd Aug 2012 00:56:29
7 days quiz
It's the Magazine's 7 days, 7 questions quiz - an opportunity to prove to yourself and others that you are a news oracle. Failing that, you can always claim to have had better things to do during the past week than swot up on current affairs.
1.) Multiple Choice Question
The rapper Snoop Dogg has announced he has changed his name. To what?
2.) Multiple Choice Question
Two generals were sacked in Belarus following a stunt aerial invasion of the capital, Minsk, it emerged. Who were the "paratroopers"?
The bears, carrying pro-democracy slogans, were dropped by a Swedish light aircraft. Officials in the eastern European state initially denied the incident took place on 4 July, but this week two generals were dismissed over the incident.
3.) Multiple Choice Question
"Sideburns have not been as popular since..." Whose facial hair did Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins say his own had surpassed in the public's affections?
4.) Multiple Choice Question
Athletes in London's Olympic Village are greeted by the words: "To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield." From which poem is this taken?
5.) Multiple Choice Question
A German cruise ship company has clamped down on which activity commonly associated with their compatriots?
6.) Multiple Choice Question
Inmates at Kirseberg prison in Malmo, Sweden, have been banned from which activity commonly associated with life behind bars?
7.) Missing Word Question
* spiders lay better eggs
0 - 3 : Down came the rain
4 - 6 : Out came the sun
7 - 7 : Up the spout again
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Harvard CitationBBC News, 2012. Quiz of the week's news. [Online] (Updated 03 Aug 2012)
Available at: http://www.manchesterwired.co.uk/news.php/1444264-Quiz-of-the-weeks-news [Accessed 12th June 2013]
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At 13:56:56 in OtherLeaked documents have suggested the US government is able to access details of smartphone and internet activity under the Prism scheme. But ...
At 13:55:04 in OtherWill Smith's latest film After Earth has debuted at the top of the UK box office despite its poor reception in the US....
At 13:08:56 in OtherThe introduction of new subsidies for offshore wind power projects by the Scottish government have been welcomed. ...
At 12:34:21 in OtherNearly 200 flights in and out of the UK have been cancelled, as a strike by French air traffic controllers enters its second day....
At 11:51:22 in OtherThe father of former England footballers Gary and Phil Neville has appeared in court accused of indecently assaulting a 46-year-old woman....
At 11:49:33 in OtherA choirmaster who was jailed for six years for indecently assaulting a former pupil, has lost an appeal to get his jail sentence reduced....
At 08:22:43 in OtherSexual offences against children in NI are at the highest level ever recorded, a children's charity has said....
At 00:04:33 in BusinessThe government is to set up a new body aimed at attracting increased investment into the British offshore wind industry....
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