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.
At 13:01:57 in SportLeague Two side Bury have signed Huddersfield Town midfielder Duane Holmes on loan until January.
At 12:58:32 in EnglandA £300,000 specialist play facility for young heart patients has been officially opened at a North East hospital.
At 12:58:12 in SportOlympic champions Helen Glover and Heather Stanning broke a 12-year-old world record as they clinched their first world title as a combination.
At 12:44:53 in SportCharlton have signed left-sided midfielder Frederic Bulot on a season-long loan from Standard Liege.
At 12:39:20 in SportRyder Cup veteran Paul Lawrie feels fellow Scot Stephen Gallacher "deserves" a place in the European team at next month's tournament.
At 12:35:40 in SportLiverpool defender Daniel Agger has returned to his native Denmark, after agreeing terms with Brondby.
At 12:31:15 in EnglandA park in Manchester has reopened after a £5.5m project to return it to its original Victorian glory.
At 12:21:16 in WalesA woman has been ordered to pay £860 for dumping a bag of rubbish at a recycling bank in Llanelli.
At 12:19:02 in EnglandThe victim of a suspected homophobic attack has marched in the Leicester Pride event.
At 12:16:09 in EnglandA dedicated burial site for the Gurkha Nepalese community is to be created in west London.
Harvard CitationBBC News, 2011. Weekly world news quiz [Online] (Updated 5th Aug 2011)
Available at: http://www.ukwirednews.com/news/175505/Weekly-world-news-quiz [Accessed 30th Aug 2014]
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