World weekly news quiz

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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 stayed lodged in the old grey matter.

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1.) Multiple Choice Question

The citizens of which country were revealed to have the fewest friends on their social networks, according to a new report?

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  1. Japan
  2. Norway
  3. China

2.) Multiple Choice Question

The Queen officially named Cunard's new Queen Elizabeth cruise ship this week. It is the third ship to carry the title. The original was launched in 1938, but what happened to it?

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  1. Scrapped for metal in the war
  2. Destroyed in a fire in Hong Kong
  3. Made into a museum

3.) Multiple Choice Question

Why was the famous Paris landmark the Eiffel Tower - which hardly ever closes - shut to tourists earlier this week?

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  1. Because of a shortage of staff
  2. Because of a security alert
  3. Because a foreign head of state was being given a private tour

4.) Multiple Choice Question

Many of the Chile miners emerged from the depths of the mountain wearing the same T-shirts, bearing what slogan?

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  1. "In his hand are the depths of the Earth and the mountain peaks belong to him."
  2. "Pure, Chile, is your blue sky. Pure breezes cross you as well."

5.) Multiple Choice Question

"We've learned a lot in this process. And we are clear that we did not go about this in the right way," said who?

  1. International retailer Gap
    gap
  2. The board of Liverpool Football Club
    liverpool FC
  3. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
    deforestation

6.) Multiple Choice Question

Eulalia Garcia, 101, became a US citizen more than 100 years after she crossed from Mexico into the US. What did she say she was looking forward to doing as an American?

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  1. Taking the oath of allegience
  2. Voting in the mid-terms
  3. Visiting Walt Disney World

7.) Multiple Choice Question

What makes airplane food taste so bland?

airline food
  1. Altitude
  2. Background noise
  3. Air pressure

Answers

  1. It's Japan. According to large-scale research project, looking at online behaviour around the globe, Malaysian users had the highest average number of friends (233), closely followed by Brazil (231) and Norway (217).
  2. It was destroyed in a fire in Hong Kong in 1975. The second QE2 was launched in 1967 on the Clyde, she will be berthed off the Arabian Gulf and turned into a luxury hotel.
  3. It was the shortage of staff. The Eiffel Tower was open to tourists again on Wednesday, after workers joined a nationwide walk-out on Tuesday.
  4. It's an extract from Biblical Psalm 95, verse 4. The second phrase is the opening line of the national anthem, which was sang when the 33rd miner was rescued.
  5. It was Gap. The international retailer scrapped its new logo after thousands of shoppers flooded social networking sites attacking the new design.
  6. It's the mid-term elections. Ms Garcia, who entered the US on 12 October 1909, became a citizen on the 101st anniversary of her arrival.
  7. It's background noise. Blindfolded diners assessed the sweetness, saltiness, and crunchiness, as well as overall flavour, of foods as they were played white noise. While louder noise reduced the reported sweetness or saltiness, it increased the measure of crunch.

Your Score

0 - 2 : Inedible

3 - 4 : Bland

5 - 7 : Tasty

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