World weekly quiz

World weekly 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 stayed lodged in the old grey matter.


1.) Multiple Choice Question

Paul the Octopus became a sensation during the World Cup for correctly predicting the outcome of as many matches as he has legs. What is he going to do with his new-found fame?

Paul the Octopus
  1. Nothing, he's going to retire
  2. He's been bought by a Spanish businessman as a mascot
  3. He's going to star in a film

2.) Multiple Choice Question

In a ceremony that drew some criticism in France and Africa, soldiers from 13 former French African colonies joined the French Bastille Day military parade on the Champs Elysees. Which country sent an all-female unit, known as the Amazones?

  1. Libya
  2. Benin
  3. Ethiopia

3.) Multiple Choice Question

French MPs this week voted to approve a ban on certain Islamic veils in public places. Which of these would you not see if the bill becomes law?

compsite picture
  1. Hijab (left)
  2. Chador (centre)
  3. Niqab (right)
  4. All of the above

4.) Multiple Choice Question

Members of a Native American sporting team were barred from entering the UK because their Iroquois tribal passports were not accepted. They were to have taken part in the world championship of a sport they helped invent. What was it?

  1. Badminton
  2. Lacrosse
  3. Hockey

5.) Multiple Choice Question

"No-one wants to prevent a mother being a mother, or a father being a father," said Brazil's leader President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. About what proposed law?

  1. Legalisation of gay marriage
  2. Smacking ban
  3. Legalisation of abortion

6.) Missing Word Question

Big hips * women's memory

  1. Immobilise
  2. Improve
  3. Impair

7.) Multiple Choice Question

The latest Fifa football world rankings were published this week, with World Cup winners Spain at the top. But which country made the biggest jump in the rankings?

Spanish team
  1. New Zealand
  2. The US
  3. Uruguay


  1. Paul's going to retire. A spokesman at Germany's Oberhausen Sea Life aquarium said Paul would "do what he likes to do best... delight children who come visit to him."
  2. It was Benin. The elite female soldier corps known as Le Benin Amazone date back to the Kingdom of Dahomey - which became Benin. The kingdom was founded in the 17th Century and survived until late 19th Century.
  3. It's the niqab, along with the burqa, which is not pictured here. The bill would make it illegal to wear garments that incorporate a full-face veil, anywhere in public. There are estimated to be only about 2,000 women wearing the full veil in France.
  4. It's lacrosse, which was invented by Native Americans some 1,000 years ago. The team has always travelled on documents used by the Iroquois people, rather than US or Canadian passports, as an expression of their Iroquois identity. The Iroquois tribal territories, known as the Iroquois confederacy, stretch from the north-eastern US into eastern Canada.
  5. It's a proposed smacking ban. Brazil's president sent a bill to Congress which would ban the use of corporal punishment on children. He said it was not meant to prevent parents educating their children.
  6. It's impair. According to US researchers, a woman's body shape may influence how good her memory is. Although carrying excess weight anywhere appears to impair older women's brains, carrying it on the hips may make matters worse, they say.
  7. It was New Zealand, which climbed 24 spots to 54th. Brazil came third behind Spain and the Netherlands, with Germany climbing two places to No 4.

Your Score

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4 - 5 : Second division

6 - 7 : Premier league