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.

The Earth

1.) Multiple Choice Question

Re-elected Fifa president Sepp Blatter wants to set up a "Solution Committee" to help resolve a rumbling corruption row. Who has he asked to join it?

Sepp Blatter, re-elected unopposed
  1. Henry Kissinger
  2. Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge
  3. Jimmy Carter

2.) Multiple Choice Question

Hackers posted a fake article on the news website of US public broadcaster PBS. Who was said to be alive, well and living in New Zealand?

  1. Princess Diana
    Princess Diana
  2. Elvis Presley
  3. Tupac Shakur

3.) Multiple Choice Question

A sperm whale has died after being stranded on a beach in England. The North Sea, which borders the UK's east coast, is its usual habitat. True or false?

The beached whale in Redcar, England
  1. True
  2. False

4.) Missing Word Question

Canadians defend ' * ' baby

  1. no-gender
  2. panda
  3. 100-decibel


The parents have only told a handful of people whether Baby Storm is a boy or girl. The couple has been accused of imposing their ideology on their children - Storm's brothers, aged five and two, are also encouraged to challenge gender norms in their clothing choices.

No-gender baby

5.) Multiple Choice Question

The space shuttle Endeavour touched down for the final time on Wednesday, bringing its 19-year flying career to a close. Is it the last shuttle that Nasa will send into space?

Endeavor lands
  1. Yes
  2. No

6.) Multiple Choice Question

Russia is famed for its vodka, but domestic sales have slumped by almost 30% in the last decade. Which beverage has seen a 40% spike in sales in the same period in Russia?

Russia man drinks vodka in Moscow fountain
  1. Gin
  2. Bottled water
  3. Beer
  4. Cranberry juice

7.) Multiple Choice Question

Who says they are experiencing "only some difficulties which will be solved inside our family"?

  1. Sepp Blatter, steering Fifa's troubled ship
  2. Cheryl Cole, sacked as judge of US X Factor
  3. Venus and Serena Williams, who both pulled out of the French Open
    Venus and Serena


  1. It's Kissinger, former US national security adviser and, reportedly, an avid football fan. Sponsors such as Coca-Cola and Emirates have taken the unusual step of urging Fifa to tackle the scandal or risk tarnishing the image of the game.
  2. It's Tupac Shakur, who died in a shooting in 1996. A group claiming to be behind the hack said it was in retaliation for a PBS investigation into Wikileaks.
  3. It's false. Sperm whales occasionally take a wrong turning into the North Sea, but marine biologists say that it is highly unusual for them to make it their home. Rescuers said the whale might have starved to death if it had returned to the sea.
  4. The full headline is: Canadians defend 'no-gender' baby. A Toronto couple say they will keep their infant's sex a secret so the child can develop his or her own gender identity.
  5. It's the second-to-last shuttle flight before Nasa retires its fleet after a 30-year programme. The shuttle Atlantis will make the final flight in July. Endeavour will go on display at a Los Angeles science museum.
  6. It's beer, making Russia the fourth-largest market for the drink after China, the US and Brazil.
  7. It's Blatter, who said: "Football is not in a crisis, only some difficulties which will be solved inside our family." Meanwhile, tennis greats Venus and Serena withdrew from the French Open due to injuries - the first grand slam tournament since 2003 without either Williams sister.

Your Score

0 - 2 : Aced

3 - 5 : Deuce

6 - 7 : Grand slam

The world news quiz is published every week on a Friday.

If you missed our world news quiz last week, you can catch up here: Weekly world news quiz 27 May

And if you want to give your long-term memory a vigorous workout, here is the quiz from the week before: Weekly world news quiz 20 May

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