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.
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At 11:54:01 in ScotlandTraffic restrictions will affect part of the A9 in the Highlands from next Monday due to work being done towards upgrading the road to dual carriageway.
At 11:52:10 in EnglandA crash between a police vehicle and a car in Cumbria has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
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At 11:44:30 in SportScottish duo Kirsty Gilmour and Imogen Bankier have been handed a tough draw in the women's doubles badminton at Glasgow 2014.
At 11:42:02 in SportBoss Shaun Wane has heaped praise on the youngsters helping Wigan Warriors through their latest injury crisis.
At 11:41:09 in EnglandPolice searching for a missing Sunderland man they fear may have been murdered have urged anyone who recognises his car to get in touch.
Harvard CitationBBC News, 2011. Weekly world news quiz [Online] (Updated 5th Aug 2011)
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