Friday, May 15, 2009


It's the end of another week... Just how much do you remember about the headlines from the past seven days?

Test your knowledge of world news events in our quiz.

When you've got your result, why not e-mail the quiz to your friends to see how they measure up?

Question 1
Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Israel was not without controversy. Which of the following is true?
A: He failed to remove his red leather shoes at the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem
B: A Vatican spokesman contradicted the Pope's own admission that he had once been a member of the Hitler Youth
C: Crowds who had waited hours to see the Pope complained that the popemobile zoomed past too quickly
Question 2
What happened when Susan Boyle - who achieved global fame when she sang on Britain's Got Talent - appeared on the US talkshow hosted by Oprah Winfrey?
A: She lost her voice
B: She was given a coiffure and heavy make-up that left her barely recognisable
C: Subtitles were displayed so that viewers could understand her Scottish accent
Question 3
Research published this week revealed what differences in the health of men and women?
A: Men suffer from hiccups more frequently than women
B: Women have stronger immune systems than men
C: More women than men are suffering from depression due to the recession
Question 4
What did Communist Czechoslovakian leaders plan to do in 1975, according to local media reports?
A: Create a string of sandy holiday resorts on the Elbe, Oder and Vltava rivers
B: Seize three Croatian islands from the Republic of Yugoslavia
C: Build a rail tunnel, under Austria, to the Adriatic sea
Question 5
Germany is planning to outlaw which activity?
A: Snowball fights
B: Paintballing
C: Nude swimming
Question 6
What prompted the evacuation of an Australian zoo?
A: Rare pigs were found to have swine flu
B: An orangutan escaped from its enclosure
C: A skunk sprayed a visitor with its foul-smelling spray
Question 7
Why has Google Street View begun reshooting photos in Japan?
A: It has been ordered to delete images of temples
B: The cameras had been mounted incorrectly on the Street View cars, causing images to be reversed
C: Citizens complained that the cameras were too high, and were looking over walls into private areas

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