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 lastditch 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)