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					Weekly Quiz

              24/10/11
                Question
                   1


President Obama has just announced an end
 to America’s military involvement in which
                  country?
              a. Afghanistan
                   b. Iraq
                c. Somalia
                Question
                   2


How long has the dispute between Basildon
Council and the residents of Dale Farm been
                 going for?
               a. 10 years
               b. 10 weeks
               c. 10 years
                Question
                   3



What discovery has excited archeologists
working in the west Highlands in Scotland?
  a. a near-complete dinosaur skeleton
        b. a fully intact Viking boat
  c. the remains of a Stone Age village
              Question
                 4
Name this sportsman who recently won an
           event in Shanghai.
                Question
                   5



In what country was Muammar Gaddafi finally
          apprehended last week?
                  a. Iraq
                 b. Syria
                 c. Libya
                   Question
                      6



    What are some Premier League clubs
      suggesting for future seasons?
  a. getting rid of the off-side rule to get more
                        goals
    b. playing more Premier League games
                      overseas
c. scrapping promotion and regulation of teams
                 between leagues
               Question
                  7


 What significant number is the world’s
population set to reach later this month?
                a. 2 billion
                b. 7 billion
               c. 20 billion
              d. 100 billion
                Question
                   8

What country is the Queen currently visiting?
                   Question
                      9



UK driver Dan Wheldon tragically lost his life in
  a crash during what type of motor racing?
                a. Formula One
                   b. IndyCar
                   c. Nascar
                 Question
                   10


 Which London building has had to close to
visitors due to the ongoing ‘Occupy’ protests
           against corporate greed?
           a. St Paul’s Cathedral
          b. The Tower of London
           c. Westminster Abbey
                  Question
                    11



In which country did the prince who was next in
 line to the throne pass away on the weekend?
                 a. Denmark
               b. Saudi Arabia
                   c. Japan
                Question
                  12

What place was this photo taken in last week?
                Question
                  13


 Bangkok continues to be affected by large
scale flooding. What country is Bangkok the
                 capital of?
               a. Thailand
               b. Indonesia
                c. Vietnam
                 Question
                   14


On what airline were 200 unhappy passengers
 stranded inside a stationary plane for over 8
          hours at Gatwick airport?
              a. British Airways
                  b. Air India
                  c. Qantas
                 Question
                   15


 In which UK country is a group of politicians
attempting to ban parents from smacking their
                  children?
                 a. England
                 b. Scotland
                  c. Wales
             d. Northern Ireland
               Question
                 16
In what country are these people protesting
         about financial hardship?
                Question
                  17



What unusual situation did officers in Ohio,
   USA have to deal with last week?
    a. An out of control hot air balloon
         b. a 50km long traffic jam
      c. escaped dangerous animals
                   Question
                     18




True or False, Britain has got all 193 countries
 in the United Nations to agree to stop armed
   conflicts during the 2012 Olympic Games.
              Question
                19



Which country won the Rugby World Cup?
               a. France
           b. New Zealand
              c. Australia
Question
  20




           What is the name of
           the latest business
               this man is
               promoting?
Answers
                      Answer
                        1

 President Obama has just announced an end to America’s
           military involvement in which country?




b. Iraq - the war began when the United States
(under George Bush) and the UK (under Tony Blair)
intervened to prevent Sadam Hussein from
developing and using Weapons of Mass
Destruction.
                       Answer
                         2

  How long has the dispute between Basildon Council and
        the residents of Dale Farm been going for?




a. 10 years - The dispute finally ended when
Travelers marched peacefully from the site after
several days of tense and violent confrontations
with bailiffs and police. The travellers had lost a
last-ditch attempt to stave off the evictions at the
Court of Appeal early last week.
                        Answer
                          3

  What discovery has excited archeologists working in the
              west Highlands in Scotland?




b. a fully intact Viking boat - The site, at
Ardnamurchan, is thought to be more than 1,000
years old. Artefacts buried alongside the Viking in
his boat suggest he was a high-ranking warrior. It is
considered to be one of the most important Norse
graves ever excavated in Britain.
                   Answer
                     4




                 Name this sportsman who recently won
                         an event in Shanghai.




Andy Murray
(Won the Shanghai Masters ATP event last week)
                      Answer
                        5

      In what country was Muammar Gaddafi finally
                apprehended last week?




c. Libya - after months of conflict between
government and rebel forces, the former leader was
killed during battle in his hometown of Sirte.
                       Answer
                         6

 What are some Premier League clubs suggesting for future
                       seasons?




c. scrapping promotion and regulation of teams
between leagues
                         Answer
                           7

   What significant number is the world’s population set to
                   reach later this month?




b. 7 billion - The population continues to grow
rapidly, and the United Nations warns that the
world's population could more than double to 15
billion by the end of this century
            Answer
              8




            What country is the Queen currently
                         visiting?




Australia
                         Answer
                           9

   UK driver Dan Wheldon tragically lost his life in a crash
             during what type of motor racing?




b. IndyCar - He was one of 15 drivers involved in a
major crash in the final race of the year. Drivers had
raised concerns about safety on the small and
super-fast track prior to the race.
                         Answer
                           10

  Which London building has had to close to visitors due to
  the ongoing ‘Occupy’ protests against corporate greed?




a. St Paul’s Cathedral - It has closed to visitors for
the first time since World War II because
anti-capitalist protesters have been camping on its
doorstep for over week
                         Answer
                           11

  In which country did the prince who was next in line to the
             throne pass away on the weekend?




b. Saudi Arabia - Sultan bin Abdulaziz al-Saud was
86 and the brother of the current King. Unlike in
European monarchies, the line of succession does
not move directly from father to eldest son, but
moves down a line of brothers.
                     Answer
                       12




                   What place was this photo taken in last
                                 week?




Dale Farm
(The site that Travelers have been evicted from)
                         Answer
                           13

  Bangkok continues to be affected by large scale flooding.
         What country is Bangkok the capital of?




a. Thailand - The death toll has risen to 356 while
an estimated 113,000 people have been displaced
from their homes. Thailand Premier warns that the
flooding could last 6 weeks more.
                       Answer
                         14

  On what airline were 200 unhappy passengers stranded
   inside a stationary plane for over 8 hours at Gatwick
                          airport?




b. Air India - fog caused the plane to be diverted
from Heathrow to Gatwick airport. The eight hour
wait caused tempers to flare and police had to be
called to monitor the frustrated passengers.
                         Answer
                           15

  In which UK country is a group of politicians attempting to
         ban parents from smacking their children?




c. Wales - Several countries around the world have
already banned parents from smacking.
         Answer
           16




          In what country are these people
         protesting about financial hardship?




Greece
                        Answer
                          17

  What unusual situation did officers in Ohio, USA have to
                   deal with last week?




c. escaped dangerous animals - dozens exotic
animals we set free by their owner and officers had
to shoot many of the animals to protect the public.
The animals included lions, wolves, tigers, giraffes,
camels and bears.
                         Answer
                           18

    True or False, Britain has got all 193 countries in the
  United Nations to agree to stop armed conflicts during the
                    2012 Olympic Games.




True - It is a traditional symbolic gesture from the
UN members, but unfortunately, is often broken.
The Georgia War that erupted on the eve of the
Beijing Olympics in 2008 is a recent example.
                       Answer
                         19


         Which country won the Rugby World Cup?




b. New Zealand - The game with France was very
close, 8-7. It is the first time the All Blacks have won
the trophy since 1987.
                    Answer
                      20




                  What is the name of the latest business
                          this man is promoting?




Richard Branson
(Virgin Galactic will send passengers into space. The
‘Spaceport’ was opened in New Mexico last week)

				
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