Weekly world news quiz

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It’s the end of another week… Just how much do you remember about the headlines from the past seven days?


Question 1

US scientists say they have developed a “super water” – what do they say are its main benefits? It

A: Neutralises viruses
B: Hydrates more rapidly
C: Freezes at a much lower temperature

Question 2

Nicolas Sarkozy, France’s new president, kept an election pledge by giving seven cabinet posts to women in his new government. They now run all but one of the following ministries. Which one?

A: Justice
B: The interior
C: The environment


Question 3

Argentine scientists believe they have found a cure for jetlag for people flying into eastern time zones. What is it?

A: Viagra
B: Raw meat
C: Nitrous oxide (laughing gas)


Question 4


When two rival candidates won exactly the same number of votes at a council election in the Philippine town of Bontoc, by what means did they decide the winner?

A: The roll of a die
B: The toss of a coin
C: The smack of a fist


Question 5

German police have adopted a controversial tactic used by the former East German secret police to keep track of potentially violent protesters during the G8 summit in June. Which Stasi tactic is being revived?

A: The electronic bugging of suspects’ clothing
B: The compilation of scent samples for sniffer dogs
C: The marking of suspects’ clothes with “invisible” paint

Question 6

Zoo animals behaving wildly caused a stir in Europe and Taiwan. Which of the following had a dozen armed police on its tail?

A: A Dutch gorilla
B: A German elephant
C: A Taiwan orangutan

Question 7

Hollywood stars Al Pacino and Robert De Niro are teaming up for only the second time in their careers, Variety reports. What roles will they have in the proposed new film?

A: San Francisco taxi drivers
B: Investigators hunting a serial killer
C: Bounty hunters in Alaska

Story from BBC NEWS

(RESULTS: 1-A, 2-C, 3-A, 4-B, 5-B, 6-C, 7-B)
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