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Title: Weekly Quiz


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Weekly Quiz
05/12/11
2
How many public sector workers are reported to
have gone on strike last week?
Question
1
  • a. 11 million
  • b. 5 million
  • c. 2 million

3
Which of the following European countries had
parliamentary elections last weekend?
Question
2
  • a. France
  • b. Italy
  • c. Russia

4
In which UK city did a floating car become a
shipping hazard last week?
Question
3
  • a. Swansea
  • b. Portsmouth
  • c. Liverpool

5
4
What country is this politician from? a. USA b.
South Africa c. France
6
Which zoo is excitedly awaiting the arrival of
what will be the only two pandas in the UK?
Question
5
  • a. Edinburgh Zoo
  • b. Chester Zoo
  • c. Colchester Zoo

7
Why were 45000 people in the German city of
Koblenz evacuated last Saturday?
Question
6
  • a. there was a chemical spill from a paint
    factory
  • b. an unexploded WWII bomb was discovered
  • c. there were concerns that flash flooding might
    occur on the River Rhine

8
What are local councils across the UK stockpiling
a record amount of in preparation for winter?
Question
7
  • a. heating oil
  • b. salt
  • c. charity food parcels

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8
What building was being vandalised in this scene?
10
Iran has been in the news a lot this week. What
is the capital city of Iran?
Question
9
  • a. Baghdad
  • b. Kabul
  • c. Tehran

11
Why has Londons Oxford Street been closed to
traffic over the weekend?
Question
10
  • a. so the UKs largest Christmas tree could be put
    up
  • b. to make things safer for Christmas shoppers
  • c. a new tube station is being built

12
What did authorities discover in Mexico last week?
Question
11
  • a. a tunnel to the United States
  • b. the worlds largest dinosaur bone
  • c. 100 million of ancient gold coins
  • d. the lost city of Atlantis

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12
What day last week was this photo taken?
14
Who is the current Chancellor of the Exchequer?
Question
13
15
Which of the following is true about the
footballer Gary Speed?
Question
14
  • a. he played the most games for Wales
  • b. he scored the most goals for Wales
  • c. He had both coached and played for Wales

16
In what year was the Euro currency introduced?
Question
15
  • a. 1945
  • b. 1999
  • c. 2000

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16
What country has this flag?
18
What is the government considering doing to the
HS2 High Speed Rail link between London and
Birmingham to protect the area of outstanding
natural beauty near Chilterns?
Question
17
  • a. abandoning the project
  • b. making the track go around the Chilterns area
  • c. building a tunnel to go under the area

19
Which of the following countries is not in
Englands pool for the Euro 2012 tournament?
Question
18
  • a. France
  • b. Sweden
  • c. Germany

20
What human-made feature allows boats to travel
directly from the Mediterranean Sea to the Indian
Ocean?
Question
19
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20
Name this TV personality who has been in the news
for making controversial comments
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