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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At 05:01:03 in WorldThe US has carried out a military operation against al-Shabab militants in Somalia, officials say.
At 04:14:02 in Business
At 03:22:59 in SportRadamel Falcao's loan move to Manchester United was the major deadline day signing as Premier League summer spending hit a record £835m.
At 02:54:26 in HeadlinesDouglas McAuthur McCain went to Syria, one of the many Americans who have taken part in the civil war, and died while fighting alongside Islamist militants. How did he and other Americans make their way to the battleground?
At 02:43:03 in Headlines
At 02:31:21 in HeadlinesThe media is reaching saturation point in its coverage of the ice bucket challenge. But what has actually been achieved?
At 02:23:12 in BusinessA British activist who campaigns for better working conditions is set to go on trial in Thailand charged with criminal defamation.
At 02:07:43 in HeadlinesTo some, it is a party that speaks up for the people, challenging Germany's pro-European political establishment, and tackling tough issues which other parties are afraid to mention.
At 02:01:53 in Entertainment
At 01:57:27 in HeadlinesCoral reefs may look static to the naked eye, but scientists have now seen "violent" activity on their surface.
Harvard CitationBBC News, 2012. Quiz of the week's news [Online] (Updated 3rd Aug 2012)
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