Weekly world news quiz

Quiz of the week's quiz

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.

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1.) Multiple Choice Question

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Canada tour kicks off next week. As part of it, they will visit Prince Edward Island, the setting for what is reportedly one of Kate's favourite books - which?

William and Catherine
  1. Little House on the Prairie
  2. Anne of Green Gables
  3. Pollyanna

2.) Multiple Choice Question

These aren't our staff, these are our _______. A company claims legal ownership of the right to call its employees what?

  1. geeks
  2. geniuses
  3. partners
  4. cast members

3.) Multiple Choice Question

A British teenager faces extradition to the US accused of website attacks. He is suspected of involvement with the hacking group Lulz Security (LulzSec). What is Lulz a derivative of?

  1. Lots of love
  2. Laugh out loud
  3. Love and laughs

4.) Multiple Choice Question

Caps have recently been in the news - but who this week voted to keep their patrol caps?

  1. US Army personnel
  2. Surf life savers in Australia

5.) Multiple Choice Question

Which UN Convention is Bolivia close to withdrawing from after its congress cleared the way on the grounds the convention is discriminatory?

  1. UN Convention on the Law of the Sea
  2. UN Convention on Narcotics
  3. UN Climate Change Convention

6.) Multiple Choice Question

An unusual galaxy cluster spawned by a huge cosmic smash-up of four different clusters has been observed by astronomers. Its nickname has been taken from which of the following mythical characters?

  1. Nyx
  2. Tartarus
  3. Pandora

7.) Multiple Choice Question

Barack Obama has announced he will now do some of his own tweeting. But how will the US president sign his tweets to distinguish them from messages sent by his staff?

  1. PBO
  2. Barack1
  3. BO
  4. Obama1


  1. It's Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. The children's classic about an orphan girl, Anne, was set in the fictional village of Avonlea on Prince Edward Island.
  2. It's geeks - US retailer Best Buy, which sells electronics, claims it has exclusive rights to call its employees geeks. It has pursued at least a dozen claims against rival firms and individuals.
  3. It's laugh out loud - as in the international group sees its activities as having a joke at somebody else's expense. Ryan Cleary, 19, was arrested this week in the UK in a joint operation by Scotland Yard and the FBI. LulzSec says he has nothing to do with the group.
  4. It's the surf savers. They voted to keep their signature red and yellow patrol cap after coming under pressure to get rid of it because it was seen by some as "uncool". Last week, the US Army ditched the beret in favour of the patrol cap.
  5. It's the Convention on Narcotics. The country is protesting against the classification by the convention that the coca leaf as an illegal drug. President Evo Morales argues it is discriminatory, as the chewing of coca leaves is deeply rooted in Bolivia's indigenous culture.
  6. It's Pandora. Pandora's Cluster is so named because it comprises so many unusual phenomena. It is a mess of four galaxy clusters that have collided over the course of 350 million years.
  7. He will sign his tweets BO. Up until now staff have tweeted for him, but he is to start himself as part of his camapign to get re-elected next year. He's already the third most-followed person on Twitter, with more than eight million followers.

Your Score

0 - 2 : LOL

3 - 5 : GR8

6 - 7 : WTG

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