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Weekly Quiz. 22/09/14. Question. 1. What was the outcome of the Scottish independence vote?. a. 58% Yes - No 42% b. 55% Yes - No 45% c. 45% Yes - No 55% d. 42% Yes - No 58%. Question. 2. True or false, Alex Salmond has announced that he will step down as Scotland’s First Minister?.

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22 09 14

Weekly Quiz

22/09/14


What was the outcome of the scottish independence vote

Question

1

What was the outcome of the Scottish independence vote?

  • a. 58% Yes - No 42%

  • b. 55% Yes - No 45%

  • c. 45% Yes - No 55%

  • d. 42% Yes - No 58%


True or false alex salmond has announced that he will step down as scotland s first minister

Question

2

True or false, Alex Salmond has announced that he will step down as Scotland’s First Minister?


When did scotland last have independence

Question

3

When did Scotland last have independence?

  • a. 1066

  • b. 1470

  • c. 1707


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4

Name this UK politician


Which retail chain has closed stores due to financial troubles

Question

5

Which retail chain has closed stores due to financial troubles?

  • a. Currys

  • b. Carphone Warehouse

  • c. Phone 4U


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Question

6

Which island nation has the Duke of Cambridge visited as a last-minute replacement, because sickness prevented the Duchess from attending?


What game has microsoft just acquired through buying gaming company mojang for 1 5 billion

Question

7

What game has Microsoft just acquired through buying gaming company Mojang for £1.5 billion?

  • a. Destiny

  • b. Minecraft

  • c. Grand Theft Auto


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8

What television programme does this photo relate to?


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Question

9

The United States recently commemorated the September 11th attacks in New York.. In what year did the attacks occur?

  • a. 2001

  • b. 2004

  • c. 2007


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Question

10

Apple has been criticised for automatically downloading an album onto people’s devices without their permission. Which band created the album?

  • a. Rolling Stones

  • b. U2

  • c. Mumford & Sons


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Question

11

The people of Catalonia were watching the Scottish vote very carefully, as many there want to gain independence one day. What country is Catalonia currently a part of?

  • a. Spain

  • b. France

  • c. Italy


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12

What are these people queuing for?


What position is wales on the current fifa football rankings

Question

13

What position is Wales on the current Fifa football rankings?

  • a. 29th

  • b. 59th

  • c. 119th


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Question

14

The Chinese website alibaba.com has just listed on the New York Stock Exchange for a value of around US$165 billion. What type of website is alibaba.com?

  • a. a gaming website

  • b. a music website

  • c. a shopping website


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Question

15

True or false, The Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St Andrews was the first golf club in the world to allow women to be members?


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16

Which country has this flag?


Which uk pharmaceutical company has been fined 490m by china for bribery

Question

17

Which UK pharmaceutical company has been fined $490m by China for bribery?

  • a. GlaxoSmithKline

  • b. Unilever

  • c. Johnson & Johnson


In which continent would you find the amazon river

Question

18

In which continent would you find the Amazon River?

  • a. South America

  • b. Africa

  • c. Asia


Which uk stadium has been announced as the host of the euro 2020 football finals

Question

19

Which UK stadium has been announced as the host of the Euro 2020 football finals?

  • a. Old Trafford

  • b. Emirates Stadium

  • c. Wembley


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20

Of which country is this woman the leader?


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Answers


What was the outcome of the scottish independence vote1

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What was the outcome of the Scottish independence vote?

  • c. 45% Yes - No 55% - Around 85% of eligible voters turned out to cast a vote


True or false alex salmond has announced that he will step down as scotland s first minister1

2

True or false, Alex Salmond has announced that he will step down as Scotland’s First Minister?

  • True - After seven years, Mr Salmond is to step down in November as first minister of Scotland and as leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) after voters rejected independence in last week’s referendum.


When did scotland last have independence1

3

When did Scotland last have independence?

  • c. 1707 - The Kingdom of Scotland emerged as an independent sovereign state in the Early Middle Ages. However, it entered into a political union with England on 1 May 1707 to create the new Kingdom of Great Britain


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4

Name this UK politician

  • Gordon Brown - the former Prime Minister led a strong ‘No’ campaign in the Scottish independence vote


Which retail chain has closed stores due to financial troubles1

5

Which retail chain has closed stores due to financial troubles?

  • c. Phone 4U - The chain has closed 550 stores and blamed the move on mobile network EE's decision not to renew its contract, which followed a similar move from Vodafone earlier in September.


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6

Which island nation has the Duke of Cambridge visited as a last-minute replacement, because sickness prevented the Duchess from attending?

  • Malta - The trip was to celebrate Malta’s 50th anniversary and would have been the duchess's first official solo overseas visit. However, she withdrew on doctors' advice after suffering severe morning sickness.


What game has microsoft just acquired through buying gaming company mojang for 1 5 billion1

7

What game has Microsoft just acquired through buying gaming company Mojang for £1.5 billion?

  • b. Minecraft - the game allows players to build structures with retro Lego-style blocks, as well as explore a large map and battle others. It has sold over 54 million copies at this stage.


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What television programme does this photo relate to?

  • Doctor Who


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9

The United States recently commemorated the September 11th attacks in New York.. In what year did the attacks occur?

  • a. 2001 - Amongst many other things, the attacks have led to major changes in transport, security and surveillance around the world.


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10

Apple has been criticised for automatically downloading an album onto people’s devices without their permission. Which band created the album?

  • b. U2 - Apple made the album available to about 500 million iTunes customers in 119 countries to coincide with its iPhone 6 and Watch launch event last week. U2's singer Bono acknowledged that not everyone would appreciate the gift. It had not been immediately obvious to many of the account holders how to delete the tracks. The US tech firm is now providing a one-click removal button.


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11

The people of Catalonia were watching the Scottish vote very carefully, as many there want to gain independence one day. What country is Catalonia currently a part of?

  • a. Spain - Catalonia's regional parliament is set to vote on a resolution that could pave the way for a November referendum on independence.


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12

What are these people queuing for?

  • iPhone 6 - Thousands of eager fans queued up at stores around the world, including this one at Covent Garden, to get the latest offering from Apple.


What position is wales on the fifa rankings

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What position is Wales on the Fifa rankings?

  • a. 29th - Wales have risen to their highest world ranking for 20 years after climbing 12 places to join Scotland in joint 29th. England are up to 18th from 20th, while Northern Ireland is 71st.


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The Chinese website alibaba.com has just listed on the New York Stock Exchange for a value of around US$165 billion. What type of website is alibaba.com?

  • c. a shopping website - The site, which accounts for 80% of all online retail sales in China, handles more transactions than Amazon and eBay combined.


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True or false, The Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St Andrews was the first golf club in the world to allow women to be members?

  • False - it has just voted in favour of allowing women members for the first time in its 260-year history.


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Which country has this flag?

  • South Africa


Which uk pharmaceutical company has been fined 490m by china for bribery1

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Which UK pharmaceutical company has been fined $490m by China for bribery?

  • a. GlaxoSmithKline - The record penalty follows allegations the drug giant paid out bribes to doctors and hospitals in order to have their products promoted. The court gave some of GSK's former executives suspended jail sentences.


In which continent would you find the amazon river1

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In which continent would you find the Amazon River?

  • a. South America


Which uk stadium has been announced as the host of the euro 2020 football finals1

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Which UK stadium has been announced as the host of the Euro 2020 football finals?

  • c. Wembley - The English Football Association won unanimously after the German FA (DFB) withdrew just before the Uefa vote to focus on a bid to stage Euro 2024. Wembley will host the semi-finals as well as the final.


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Of which country is this woman the leader?

  • Germany - Angela Merkel is the Chancellor of Germany


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