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Weekly Quiz. 06/01/14. Question. 1. We have had some terrible weather in the UK in recent weeks. But what type of situation are central regions of Canada and the United States currently experiencing?. a. blizzards and extremely low temperatures b. a heat wave

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Weekly Quiz

06/01/14

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Question

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We have had some terrible weather in the UK in recent weeks. But what type of situation are central regions of Canada and the United States currently experiencing?

  • a. blizzards and extremely low temperatures
  • b. a heat wave
  • c. smoke pollution from wild fires
which european country has become the latest to adopt the euro currency
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Which European country has become the latest to adopt the Euro currency?
  • a. Ukraine
  • b. Latvia
  • c. The Czech Republic
what type of accident is retired formula 1 driver michael schumacher recovering from
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What type of accident is retired Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher recovering from?
  • a. a motor racing accident
  • b. a horse riding accident
  • c. a skiing accident
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What is the common name for this controversial type of aircraft?

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Why has there been a major international effort to collect passengers from a Russian research ship in Antarctica?
  • a. six of the passengers are seriously ill with food poisoning
  • b. the ship was stuck in ice
  • c. a fuel leak left the ship stranded
what is the name of the london theatre that suffered a ceiling collapse during the holiday break
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What is the name of the London theatre that suffered a ceiling collapse during the holiday break?
  • a. The Apollo
  • b. The London Palladium
  • c. The Dominion Theatre
what caused around 70 people to be injured at a beach in argentina recently
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What caused around 70 people to be injured at a beach in Argentina recently?
  • a. a toxic dye was released into the water by a nearby clothing factory
  • b. a school of carnivorous fish attacked them
  • c. a freak wave surprised the swimmers on an otherwise calm day
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Which man is the current Pope of the catholic church, the one on the left or right of this picture?

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Question

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Which of the following African countries is currently struggling with armed conflict amongst its people?
  • a. Togo
  • b. South Sudan
  • c. Ethiopia
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Question

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Top footballers are amongst those complaining about an increase to the top tax rate in France. What tax rate is being proposed for the highest income earners in France?

  • a. 35%
  • b. 45%
  • c. 55%
  • d. 75%
prince william is returning to university as a full time student what is he studying
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Prince William is returning to university as a full-time student. What is he studying?
  • a. European History
  • b. English Literature
  • c. Agricultural Management
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In which major world city did these New Year celebrations take place?

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Angela Lansbury and Penelope Keith were among those that became Dames in the New Year’s Honours List. In what field are these women famous?

  • a. music
  • b. acting
  • c. sport
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What country has this flag?

what web service has been hacked revealing the personal details of over 4 6 million users
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What web service has been hacked revealing the personal details of over 4.6 million users?
  • a. Facebook
  • b. Snapchat
  • c. Instagram
the funeral for ronnie biggs was recently held in london why was ronnie biggs famous
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The funeral for Ronnie Biggs was recently held in London. Why was Ronnie Biggs famous?
  • a. he was a footballer with long-standing records
  • b. he was a television comedian
  • c. he was a famous criminal
the red arrows have just celebrated 50 years of what kind of performances
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The Red Arrows have just celebrated 50 years of what kind of performances?
  • a. flying
  • b. rock music
  • c. ballet
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Name this UK woman

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We have had some terrible weather in the UK in recent weeks. But what type of situation are central regions of Canada and the United States currently experiencing?

  • a. blizzards and extremely low temperatures - A record-breaking winter storm has already blanketed areas of Canada and the north-eastern US with up to 2ft (60 cm) of snow. Forecasters say temperatures in the US Mid-West could feel as low as -58F (-50C) with the effect of wind chill. Authorities have warned residents to remain indoors, both for their own safety and to keep roads clear for snow removal.
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2Which European country has become the latest to adopt the Euro currency?
  • b. Latvia - the country celebrated the new year as the 18th member of the eurozone, with the euro becoming the official currency after midnight as New Year's rockets exploded in the skies over the capital, Riga.
what type of accident is retired formula 1 driver michael schumacher recovering from1
3What type of accident is retired Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher recovering from?
  • c. a skiing accident - The seven-time champion, who retired in 2012, is in a medically induced coma after suffering head injuries during a fall in the resort of Meribel last Sunday.
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What is the common name for this controversial type of aircraft?

  • Drone
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5Why has there been a major international effort to collect passengers from a Russian research ship in Antarctica?
  • b. the ship was stuck in ice - Although the 52 passengers were rescued last Thursday by helicopter, the ship (and one that was sent to help the rescue) remain stuck in the ice.
what is the name of the london theatre that suffered a ceiling collapse during the holiday break1
6What is the name of the London theatre that suffered a ceiling collapse during the holiday break?
  • a. The Apollo - Up to 90 people were injured, seven seriously, after a section of ornate plaster ceiling measuring about 10 metres (33 feet) by 10 metres fell onto the audience at the 112-year-old Apollo Theatre during an evening performance before Christmas.
what caused around 70 people to be injured at a beach in argentina recently1
7What caused around 70 people to be injured at a beach in Argentina recently?
  • b. a school of carnivorous fish attacked them - Thousands of bathers were cooling off in the Parana River in Rosario, 300km (186 miles) north of Buenos Aires, on Christmas Day when the attack happened. Officials blamed the attack on the palometa fish, a type of piranha, that is big, voracious and has sharp teeth.
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Which man is the current Pope of the catholic church, the one on the left or right of this picture?

  • the right - Pope Francis
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9Which of the following African countries is currently struggling with armed conflict amongst its people?
  • b. South Sudan - Negotiations have started between the warring parties with hopes that a ceasefire can be agreed next week. At least 180,000 people have been displaced in the world’s newest country since the conflict began on 15 December.
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Top footballers are amongst those complaining about an increase to the top tax rate in France. What tax rate is being proposed for the highest income earners in France?

  • d. 75% - The government will make employers liable for the 75% tax on salaries exceeding 1m euros (£830,000).The levy will last two years, affecting income earned this year and in 2014. Polls suggest a large majority in France back the temporary tax. The highest tax rate in the UK is 45% and is applied to individuals.
prince william is returning to university as a full time student what is he studying1
11Prince William is returning to university as a full-time student. What is he studying?
  • c. Agricultural Management - he will attend Cambridge University to learn about issues facing the UK's rural communities and farming industry during the 10-week bespoke course. The studies are expected to give him a foundation for when he takes over the Duchy of Cornwall from Prince Charles. The duke graduated from the University of St Andrews in 2005 with a degree in geography.
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In which major world city did these New Year celebrations take place?

  • Sydney
in what country would you find the taj mahal1
13In what country would you find the Taj Mahal?
  • India - it is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, and is considered one of the most photographed buildings in the world.
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Angela Lansbury and Penelope Keith were among those that became Dames in the New Year’s Honours List. In what field are these women famous?

  • b. acting - The list featured more women than men for the first time. With 611 awards - women made up the majority (51%) of the list - the previous highest proportion was 47%.
which uk sportsman has recently announced his engagement to tennis star caroline wozniacki1
15Which UK sportsman has recently announced his engagement to tennis star Caroline Wozniacki?
  • Rory McIlroy - Two-time major winner McIlroy, 24, and former world number one Wozniacki, 23, revealed their plans last week. The Northern Irishman and the Dane have been in a relationship since 2011 and have regularly appeared together in public.
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What country has this flag?

  • North Korea
what web service has been hacked revealing the personal details of over 4 6 million users1
17What web service has been hacked revealing the personal details of over 4.6 million users?
  • b. Snapchat - the disappearing-message service popular with young people, has had its security breached, with hackers collecting and publishing the usernames and phone numbers of some 4.6 million of its users.
the funeral for ronnie biggs was recently held in london why was ronnie biggs famous1
18The funeral for Ronnie Biggs was recently held in London. Why was Ronnie Biggs famous?
  • c. he was a famous criminal - Biggs was part of the Great Train Robbery gang which escaped with £2.6m from the Glasgow to London mail train in 1963. He was given a 30-year sentence but escaped from Wandsworth prison in 1965 and avoided recapture by living in Brazil. In 2001 he returned to the UK seeking medical help but was sent to prison. He was released on compassionate grounds in 2009 after contracting pneumonia.
the red arrows have just celebrated 50 years of what kind of performances1
19The Red Arrows have just celebrated 50 years of what kind of performances?
  • a. flying - the famous aircraft group, first performed aerial displays in 1964, and are based at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire.
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Name this UK woman

  • J K Rowling
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