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2013 newsthink photo quiz for schools
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Important note: The quiz takes a light-hearted approach. It is meant to be
fun as well as educational. However, because it is news-related it refers to
events that have badly affected very many people. Please be encouraged
to maintain sensitivity to dignity and respect - keeping in mind the people
behind the stories, even while enjoying the fun and argument of the quiz.
Please also note that this quiz includes a photograph of people being
treated with first aid as well as photos of people with nose bleeds. If you
or your students are upset by the sight or discussion of blood then it's
possibly best to avoid round 1 and round 3.
Round 1
1. What does this dramatic picture show?
a. First aid in a conflict zone in the Syrian town of Aleppo.
b. A scene from a major first aid movie being filmed in Boston, Lincolnshire.
c. First aid in action after the bomb blasts during the marathon in Boston,
Massachusetts, USA.
Round 1
2. Someone is reassuring the injured person, while someone else puts
pressure on the bleeding wound. Is this:
a. A perfect example of what to do, that may have saved her life.
b. Wrong! They should be running her under a cold tap for ten minutes.
c. A bit dodgy as they're not wearing gloves and the ground is mucky.
Round 1
3. Argument
How do you think you personally would react in the seconds after a bomb
blast - seek safety or go to help others? What would it depend on?
Round 2
1. What is happening in the photo?
a. An attempt to uproot a post by brute strength fails as a woman falls over.
b. Pedestrians struggle against strong winds in central Brussels, the same storm
that brought down power lines in southern England.
c. A hip-hop dance company performs a breakdance version of ‘singing in the
Round 2
2. Powerful winds devastated parts of the Philippines when Typhoon Haiyan struck
in November. The aid effort was hampered by logistical issues. What is meant by
‘logistical issues’?
a. Problems with logic, not being able to think things through properly.
b. Problems with the co-ordination and delivery of aid because of blocked roads,
insufficient vehicles, poor communication and inaccessible areas.
c. No one knows what it means. It's just a handy excuse that sounds impressive.
Round 2
3. Argument
If you live in an area of extreme weather and frequent storms you develop
skills to deal with them and are better able to cope. Do you agree or disagree?
Explain why.
Round 3
1. Four people pictured here are trying to stop something. What?
a. The medical condition epistaxis, otherwise known as a nosebleed.
b. A rare form of panic attack during which you feel your nose is falling off.
c. Intrusive celebrity photographers from Rhino magazine taking candid pictures
of their nose.
Round 3
2. You have a nosebleed. What should you do?
a. Put pressure on the bleeding by putting a heavy object, such as a wardrobe, on your
b. Get someone to give you a fright. It might give you hiccups, but your nosebleed should
c. Pinch your nose just above your nostrils for ten minutes, lean forward and breathe
through your mouth.
Round 3
3. Argument
You tell someone that you feel weak and wobbly at the sight of blood. What's
the best response they can give? What is the worst?
Round 4
1. What is going on in this picture?
a. An attempt on the Guinness World Record for going nowhere in the greatest amount of
time possible.
b. People leaving a city caught up in armed conflict are taking as much as they can carry,
possibly more.
c. A group of holidaymakers is waiting for roadside assistance. They suspect they may
have a flat battery.
Round 4
2. Humanitarian aid agencies have been working in the Central African Republic for
the past 11 months helping those affected by war. Which of the following have
they not been doing?
a. Providing food, latrines and first aid services.
b. Visiting detainees, reuniting children with parents and running drama projects to raise
awareness of the need to respect hospitals and other health facilities.
c. Supplying arms, burying survivors & raising awareness of the need for drama projects.
Round 4
3. Argument
Might people's suffering be reduced if armed conflicts such as that in the
Central African Republic were better known throughout the world? Give
examples of how international pressure and aid can help people in conflict
Round 5
What does the photograph show?
a. Marathon runner Mo Farah playing a charity football match in support of refugees and
internationally displaced people.
b. Marathon runner Mo Farah in his little-known part-time job as an Arsenal winger.
c. Arsenal football club's recent signing who happens to look quite a lot like marathon
runner Farah.
Round 5
2. Mo Farah captained the Arsenal XI which played a World Refugee XI captained by
Fabrice Muamba. What do these two sporting heroes have in common?
a. Both are trained accountants.
b. Both played cricket for Yorkshire.
c. Both came to the UK as children from war-torn countries in Africa - Mo from Somalia
and Fabrice from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Round 5
3. Argument
Think of three things that Mo and Fabrice's classmates could have done to
make them feel welcome in the UK.
Round 6
1. What is happening in this photograph?
a. Actors rehearse a Hollywood musical on the history of umbrellas.
b. People are treated for injuries following an earthquake in Minxian, China.
c. A health authority implements a new rapid discharge policy for patients.
Round 6
2. Which of the following is the most likely reason that patients are outside in the
car park?
a. The patients are worried about infection if they mix with others in the hospital itself.
b. Many people lack vitamin D, and sunshine is a good source.
c. Hospital buildings damaged in the original shock are unsafe and there is a risk of more
damage from aftershocks and tremors.
Round 6
3. Argument
After a disaster such as an earthquake children (and adults) often become
confused and anxious. Do you think a distressed child needs professional
support from a trained counsellor? Can those around them help? Should
support be different in the immediate aftermath compared to, say, a month
Round 7
1. What does the photograph show?
a. A woman searching for personal belongings in what is left of her house after a
b. A woman preparing for a Punch and Judy performance on an urban beach.
c. A researcher from a TV company planning the next episode of Worst DIY
Round 7
2. What is the official advice from the US weather service for people in the
path of a violent storm such as a tornado?
a. Get in, get down, cover up.
b. Get up, go out, get with it.
c. Get on, get off, get over it.
Round 7
3. Argument
Imagine you were searching your home after a devastating storm. What would
you hope to find? What physical thing would you miss most if it were
destroyed or missing?
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This quiz was written by PJ White of alt62 and published in December 2013.
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Photo captions and credits
Photo 1: Bystanders help an injured woman at the scene of the first explosion near the finish line of the Boston
Marathon on 15 April 2013. © John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Photo 2: A pedestrian holds onto a post in front of a woman falling down during strong winds in central Brussels
on 28 October 2013 . © REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
Photo 3: Clockwise from top left: Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro suffers from a nosebleed during a tennis
match against Slovakia's Karol Beck in Rotterdam on 16 February 2012 © KOEN SUYK/AFP/Getty Images;
Italy's Carolina Kostner holds her nose through her first spin during the World Figure Skating Championships in
London 16 March 2013 © Toronto Star/Getty Images; Brazilian footballer David Luiz tries to stop his nose from
bleeding during a game against Mexico on 19 June 2013 © REUTERS/Jorge Silva ;Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe
Bryant (L) checks on team mate Pau Gasol (R) of Spain as his nose bleeds during an NBA basketball game on 6
January 2013 © REUTERS/Danny Moloshok.
Photo 4: People leave a town caught up in fighting between rebels and regional forces in the Central African
Republic in January 2013 © SIA KAMBOU/AFP/Getty Images
Photo 5: Mo Farah competes for the ball during a charity football match between Arsenal Legends XI and
World Refugee Internally Displaced Persons XI in Barnet on 23 June 2013 . © Alex Broadway/Getty Images
Photo 6: Injured people receive hospital treatment after an earthquake on 22 July 2013 in Minxian, China. ©
ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images
Photo 7: An Oklahoman woman searches what is left of her house after a powerful tornado on 20 May 2013. ©
Brett Deering/Getty Images