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  1. Weekly Quiz 10/10/11

  2. Question 1 Which member of the Royal family is due to begin pilot training in El Centro, California? • a. Prince Andrew • b. Prince William • c. Prince Harry

  3. Question 2 What is the name of the head of Apple (the technology company) who passed away last week?

  4. Question 3 A charity event was deemed irresponsible by the Advertising Standards Authority last week. What did it ask participants to do? • a. swim across the Thames • b. compare their sunburn • c. get tattoos supporting the charity

  5. 4 Name this politically active musician.

  6. Question 5 Wayne Rooney has had a busy week. Which of the following did not happen? • a. he was sent off during an international match • b. his father was arrested on sports betting charges • c. he crashed one of his expensive cars

  7. Question 6 The city of Sirte has been in the news a lot due to ongoing conflict. Which country is it in? • a. Yemen • b. Syria • c. Libya

  8. Question 7 Why has Amanda Knox been in the news recently? • a. she is an American who has been found innocent of murder • b. she is a Country singer nominated for 10 Grammy awards • c. she is an American athlete trying to represent Great Britain

  9. 8 What country are these celebrating players from?

  10. Question 9 An international rating agency has just downgraded the credit rating of 12 major UK banks. What is the agency’s name? • a. Murphy’s • b. Moody’s • c. Malloy’s

  11. Question 10 Microsoft has recently made one of its biggest buys so far when it purchased....? • a. Google • b. Facebook • c. Skype

  12. Question 11 Why has the Pacific nation of Tuvalu requested emergency help from other countries around the world? • a. the have just experienced a tsunami • b. they are in urgent need of water • c. rising sea-levels have flooded their main village

  13. 12 What large event was held in this Cardiff landmark on the weekend?

  14. Question 13 A new UK bicycle has grabbed attention in the news recently. What is unusual about it? • a. the frame is made of bamboo • b. it has a solar powered motor • c. it is made entirely from recycled cell phones

  15. Question 14 A group of three cricketers are currently on trial for their involvement in a betting scam. What country are they from? • a. England • b. Pakistan • c. South Africa

  16. Question 15 Which university has been in the news after accusations it has cheated to let some students get qualifications? • a. University of Wales • b. University of Ulster • c. University of Glasgow

  17. 16 What is the name of the country coloured white?

  18. Question 17 Three women were presented with a significant international award for their work on human rights in Liberia and Yemen. What is the name of this major annual award?

  19. Question 18 Someone from the UK has just won £101 million in which international lottery? • a. Euromillions • b. elGordo • c. Mega Millions

  20. Question 19 Which Scottish city has the larger population, Glasgow or Edinburgh?

  21. 20 Name this famous politician.

  22. Answers

  23. 1 Which member of the Royal family is due to begin pilot training in El Centro, California? • c. Prince Harry - Over the next eight weeks the prince (or Captain Wales as he will be called) will learn to fly tactically during the day and night. For the first time he will fire the Apache's hellfire missiles on the vast military ranges in California and nearby Arizona.

  24. 2 What is the name of the head of Apple (the technology company) who passed away last week? • Steve Jobs - he was the head of the company for most of the time since it began in 1976. He was the driving force behind the iPod, iPhone and iPad devices.

  25. 3 A charity event was deemed irresponsible by the Advertising Standards Authority last week. What did it ask participants to do? • b. compare their sunburn - The competition encouraged people to submit images of their sunburned bodies and offered a prize of a free holiday for two to the ‘worst burn’

  26. 4 Name this politically active musician. • Bono (His real name is Paul David Hewson)

  27. 5 Wayne Rooney has had a busy week. Which of the following did not happen? • c. he crashed one of his expensive cars - he was sent off in England’s 2 -2 draw with Montenegro and his father was arrested along with 9 other men over concerns about the circumstances around a game between Motherwell and Hearts.

  28. 6 The city of Sirte has been in the news a lot due to ongoing conflict. Which country is it in? • c. Libya - fighting continues in parts of the country with pro-Gadaffi forces putting up resistance in his home tome of Sirte.

  29. 7 Why has Amanda Knox been in the news recently? • a. she is an American who has been found innocent of murder - she won her appeal against a conviction of killing her room-mate while studying in Italy

  30. 8 What country are these celebrating players from? from? • France (They defeated England in the Quarter-Finals of of the 2012 Rugby World Cup )

  31. 9 An international rating agency has just downgraded the credit rating of 12 major UK banks. What is the agency’s name? • b. Moody’s - the agency downgraded firms including Lloyds TSB, RBS, Nationwide and Santander UK. It believes the government was less likely to support some firms if they got into trouble.

  32. 10 Microsoft has recently made one of its biggest buys so far when it purchased....? • c. Skype - Microsoft is buying internet voice and video calling company Skype for just over £5.4 billion to boost its presence on the internet.

  33. 11 Why has the Pacific Ocean nation of Tuvalu requested emergency help from other countries around the world? • b. they are in urgent need of water - Severe droughts over the last 6 months have caused the shortage. Australia and New Zealand are to airlift desalination equipment (removes salt from seawater) to the Pacific nation to help them.

  34. 12 What large event was held in this Cardiff landmark on the weekend? • Michael Jackson Tribute Concert (Millennium Stadium)

  35. 13 A new UK bicycle has grabbed attention in the news recently. What is unusual about it? • a. the frame is made of bamboo - The designers, of the £1750 bike, say the natural material has the strength of steel but the responsiveness of carbon fibre. It was these properties rather than environmental factors that prompted them to build a bamboo frame.

  36. 14 A group of three cricketers are currently on trial for their involvement in a betting scam. What country are they from? • b. Pakistan - former captain Salman Butt and fast bowler Mohammad Asif are alleged to have taken bribes to bowl deliberate no balls.

  37. 15 Which university has been in the news after accusations it has cheated to let some students get qualifications? • a. University of Wales - the media have exposed a scam in which overseas students are offered help to cheat their way to University of Wales-validated degrees and visas.

  38. 16 What is the name of the country coloured white? • Italy (Currently experiencing economic challenges)

  39. 17 Three women were presented with a significant international award for their work on human rights in Liberia and Yemen. What is the name of this major annual award? • The Nobel Peace Prize

  40. 18 Someone from the UK has just won £101 million in which international lottery? • a. Euromillions - UK ticket holders have banked the Euromillions jackpot more than 15 times in the last two years.

  41. 19 Which Scottish city has the larger population, Glasgow or Edinburgh? • Glasgow - is the largest city with 578 000 people compared to Edinburgh’s 457 000.

  42. 20 Name this famous politician. • Sarah Palin (She has ruled out running in the next US Presidential Elections)