Weekly world news quiz
Published: 5th Aug 2011 01:52:36
It's the World News 7 days 7 questions weekly quiz - a chance to find out how much global news from the past week you've read, heard and watched... and how much has lodged in the old grey matter.
1.) Multiple Choice Question
As President Obama turned 50, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev released a birthday message. What did he praise Obama for doing?
2.) Multiple Choice Question
The mayor of Vilnius, capital of Lithuania, released video of himself riding atop an armoured personnel carrier through the city's streets. What is he cracking down on?
"I want to point out that if you have a car and more money it doesn't mean that you can park it everywhere," Mr Zuokas was quoted as saying.
3.) Multiple Choice Question
Jeddah is planning to build the world's tallest building - a 1,000m (3,280ft) tower - by 2016. But which city is currently home to the tallest building?
4.) Multiple Choice Question
Which country that currently has one of the lowest driving ages in the developed world has raised the minimum driving age from 15 to 16?
5.) Missing Word Question
* finally spotted in space
6.) Multiple Choice Question
The music video channel MTV began broadcasting in the US at midnight on 1 August 30 years ago. What was the first music video played?
7.) Multiple Choice Question
Footage from Alfred Hitchcock's first film has been uncovered in New Zealand. Reels for the 1923 silent film, The White Shadow, had been mislabeled - what as?
0 - 2 : Notorious
3 - 5 : Shadow of a Doubt
6 - 7 : Spellbound
The world news quiz is published every week on a Friday.
Harvard CitationBBC News, 2011. Weekly world news quiz. [Online] (Updated 05 Aug 2011)
Available at: http://www.manchesterwired.co.uk/news.php/175505-Weekly-world-news-quiz [Accessed 23rd May 2013]
At 07:37:40 in OtherAirline Flybe is dropping its direct flights from Belfast City Airport to London Gatwick....
At 21:46:08 in OtherSix men and two women have been arrested in connection with a house fire in Huddersfield which killed eight members of the same family....
At 20:10:01 in OtherA couple married for 87 years have travelled to Buckingham Palace to attend a royal garden party....
At 18:37:46 in OtherUp to 20 people are to lose their jobs at Britvic in Belfast, after the soft drinks company announced it was to close its factory....
At 15:16:41 in OtherBritvic is to close its factory in Chelmsford, the city where the company was founded in the 19th Century, as part of plans to cut hundreds ...
At 14:29:37 in OtherA man who tried to smuggle more than 700 rare and endangered corals and clams into the UK has been jailed....
At 13:49:32 in OtherHow much are the police and crime commissioners costing you? ...
At 13:38:37 in OtherTwo nuns have been cleared of assaulting girls in their care at an approved school in Renfrewshire....
At 13:32:08 in OtherA witness for the prosecution in the Norman Moffatt murder trial has admitted she was addicted to prescription drugs when she said the accus...
At 13:20:32 in OtherTwo men have admitted their involvement in stealing jewellery and watches worth £730,000 in a heist in Edinburgh....
News In Other Categories
More children may drown without better school swimming provision, the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) has warned. ...
American writer Lydia Davis has been awarded the Man Booker International prize for her "achievement in fiction on the world stage"...
Car parts and bicycle retailer Halfords has seen a big drop in annual profits. ...
With the doors to its brand new £1million training centre officially open, one of the UK's leading apprentice training providers, Bristol ba...
CCTV images have been released of three men after about 100 cars were damaged in an arson attack on a scrap yard....
We all have nearly 200 different types of fungi colonising our feet, scientists have discovered....