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 02:01:53 in EntertainmentEverything But The Girl musician Ben Watt has been announced as part of the 15-strong longlist for the Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction.
At 01:57:27 in HeadlinesCoral reefs may look static to the naked eye, but scientists have now seen "violent" activity on their surface.
At 01:53:31 in HealthWatching action films may make you more likely to pile on the pounds, according to US researchers.
At 01:38:45 in SportWith £150m of attacking talent already at his disposal, few expected Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal to dip back into the transfer market for another forward.
At 01:38:02 in SportThe transfer window has closed and now clubs and managers know what they will be dealing with until it reopens on 1 January.
At 01:29:13 in ScotlandLabour MP Jim Murphy is resuming his street tour of Scotland ahead of the independence referendum, following its suspension last week.
At 01:25:40 in ScotlandSuperfast computer technology is to be piloted in the Highlands.
At 01:20:52 in ScotlandFormer prime minister Gordon Brown has said an independent Scotland would become "an international outcast" if it refused to accept a share of UK debt.
At 01:19:02 in ScotlandChildren's entertainers The Singing Kettle have announced they are to stop performing from early next year.
At 01:15:10 in ScotlandWater voles have been recorded in a part of the Highlands for the first time in 20 years.
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 2nd Sep 2014]
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