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 08:58:28 in SportBoss Chris Coleman is hoping that dual-qualified youngsters George Williams and Tom Lawrence will choose to play for Wales rather then England.
At 08:53:27 in WalesThe 2014 National Eisteddfod is under way in Llanelli, the sixth time the town has hosted the event in its modern form.
At 08:28:24 in ScotlandA motorcyclist has died after being involved in a crash with a camper van on the A9 in the Highlands.
At 08:24:55 in SportLauren Price promised that there is more to come from her after she became the first female Welsh boxer to win a Commonwealth Games medal.
At 08:24:14 in WalesTwo Welsh police forces will develop an £837,000 app to send witness statements from remote locations.
At 08:15:25 in SportTeam Wales' medal hopes rest with the athletics squad on the penultimate day of competition at Glasgow 2014.
At 08:03:37 in SportBritish welterweight champion Frankie Gavin lost his unbeaten record on Friday with a split-decision defeat by European champion Leonard Bundu.
At 07:44:53 in HeadlinesIsrael has carried out fresh attacks on Gaza and militants have launched more rockets into Israel as a hunt continues for a missing Israeli soldier.
At 06:59:59 in SportReports suggesting Dustin Johnson has been suspended for failing a drugs test have been denied by the PGA Tour.
At 06:43:59 in SportFor a list of confirmed transfers, check out the transfers page.
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 Aug 2014]
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Boss Chris Coleman is hoping that dual-qualified youngsters George Williams and Tom Lawrence will choose to play for Wales rather then England.