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 22:00:20 in PoliticsThe zero-hours contract - alongside the payday loan and the bad bank - has gained a kind of totemic significance in the public imagination.
At 22:00:03 in ScotlandScottish independence would leave working people north and south of the border worse off, Ed Miliband has claimed.
At 21:50:40 in BusinessInternet retailer Amazon reported a 32% jump in profits to $108m (£64m) in the first quarter of 2014.
At 21:48:30 in EnglandPolice have carried out a series of raids in east London, following a BBC London investigation into shops willing to deal in stolen smartphones.
At 21:47:39 in BusinessMicrosoft reported net profit of $5.66bn (£3.37bn) in the first quarter, a decline from the same period last year but better than market estimates.
At 21:45:57 in SportGreat Britain beat the Netherlands 4-3 in their latest World Championship Division 1 Group B outing in Vilnius.
At 21:34:40 in SportThe Scottish Professional Football League will look into allegations that a Kilmarnock player's signature was forged on a contract.
At 21:11:26 in EnglandA farmer accused of manslaughter after a walker was killed by his bull has denied that the animal was aggressive.
At 21:09:55 in SportJurgen Klopp has ruled himself out of contention to become the next manager of Manchester United.
At 20:52:56 in WalesA 15 year-old girl has been cut free after becoming trapped in a children's swing in a park in Denbighshire.
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 24th Apr 2014]
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With the doors to its brand new £1million training centre officially open, one of the UK's leading apprentice training providers, Bristol based S&B Automotive Academy, is showcasing its world-class facilities by launching a series of foreign student exchanges for the first time in its 41-year history. To get a flavour of what life is like as an apprentice in the UK, the Academy hosted 16 apprentice engineers and bus drivers from the G9 Automotive College in Hamburg, Germany, as part of a Europe-wide vocational training initiative called the ‘Leonardo Programme’ with support from the European Social Fund. In a reciprocal arrangement, S&B will be sending nine apprentices to Germany during February 2012 so that they can get an appreciation of life in the automotive industry on the Continent. A further three German exchange groups are being planned for next year. Designed to assist the development of vocational skills and training across Europe, including work placements for trainees, the Leonardo Programme has a budget of €1.75bn, which is helping to encourage UK organisations to work with their counterparts abroad. In what is expected to be another challenging year for employers in the UK automotive sector, S&B’s Chief Executive, Jon Winter, claims that the exchange initiative will bring many benefits to the Academy and its apprentices: “In a world of global automotive brands, it’s important for our learners to understand the international context of the industry they have chosen to make their career. This new exchange programme will enable apprentices and Academy staff alike to achieve a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities within the automotive arena in Europe. With the Academy’s influence also extending to the USA and Asia, there’s every possibility that this initiative could move further afield in the future.” Continued Winter: “The need for skilled technicians across the world is on the increase and we actively encourage our apprentices to look at broader horizons during their training. Many of them have already learned the phrase ‘Vorsprung durch Gelehrtheit’, quite simply, ‘Advancement through learning.” In the 2010/11 academic year, S&B doubled the number of successful Apprenticeships over the previous year with some 350 apprentices graduating from the Academy. At the same time, achievement levels reached an all-time high with an overall success rate of 85%. For those learners on the Advanced Apprenticeship three-year programme, success rates were even higher, at over 98%. PHOTO CAPTION: As part of their exchange visit, S&B Automotive Academy arranged for the German apprentices to visit Hampshire bus operator, Bluestar, at its Barton Park depot. The students are pictured with S&B’s Andy West (3rd right) and Steve Prewett, Bluestar’s Area Engineering Manager (2nd right). Ends http://www.sandbaa.com
Skin grown in the laboratory can replace animals in drug and cosmetics testing, UK scientists say.
Great Britain beat the Netherlands 4-3 in their latest World Championship Division 1 Group B outing in Vilnius.
Police have carried out a series of raids in east London, following a BBC London investigation into shops willing to deal in stolen smartphones.
Internet retailer Amazon reported a 32% jump in profits to $108m (£64m) in the first quarter of 2014.
A 15 year-old girl has been cut free after becoming trapped in a children's swing in a park in Denbighshire.