World weekly news quiz


It's the World News 7 days 7 questions weekly quiz - a chance to find out how much global news from the past week you've read, heard and watched... and how much has stayed lodged in the old grey matter.


1.) Multiple Choice Question

"If that lets everybody have a laugh, then that's fine." Who said this?

  1. Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell, after questions about her CV
  2. Sarah Murdoch after announcing the wrong winner in Australia's Next Top Model competition
  3. France's former justice minister Rachida Dati after making a sex gaffe

2.) Multiple Choice Question

Which country has revealed plans for a hotel in space?

  1. The US
  2. Russia
  3. China
  4. India

3.) Multiple Choice Question

After concerns this week that it would not be ready, the Commonwealth Games in Delhi is expected to kick off on Sunday. Which animals have been deployed to help with security?

  1. Monkeys
  2. Elephants
  3. Camels

4.) Missing Word Question

Ancient giant * unearthed

  1. penguin
  2. pyramid
  3. squid

5.) Multiple Choice Question

A judge in Ontario, Canada, overturned a ban on what this week?

  1. Same-sex marriage
  2. Possession of marijuana
  3. Pimping, soliciting and running brothels

6.) Multiple Choice Question

Premier Foods was ordered to pay nearly £17,000 after a man found what in a loaf of bread from the company?

loaf of bread
  1. A toe-nail
  2. A mouse
  3. A razor blade

7.) Multiple Choice Question

Who was referred to as "brilliant comrade"?

  1. Britain's newly annointed Labour Party leader Ed (rhymes with "red") Miliband
  2. Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, despite his party losing seats in parliamentary election
  3. North Korea's tipped leader-to-be Kim Jong-un


North Korea - the land that wheeled-suitcases forgot. Here, delegates arrive for the North Korean Worker's Party which annointed Kim Jong-un.



  1. It was Rachida Dati, who mixed up the words fellatio and inflation - which sound very similar in French - during a TV interview, sparking a viral web video.
  2. It's Russia. The Moscow-based company Orbital Technologies says that its "comfortable" four-room guest house could be in orbit by 2016. Guests would be ferried via a shuttle normally used to transport cosmonauts to the International Space Station.
  3. It's monkeys. Delhi authorities have deployed a contingent of large black-faced langur monkeys at the Commonwealth Games venues to scare away smaller simians.
  4. It's penguin - full headline "Ancient giant penguin unearthed in Peru". The bird lived 36 million years ago.
  5. It's the running of brothels. In a 131-page ruling, Judge Susan Himel found national laws banning brothels, solicitation of clients and managing sex workers violated a provision of the constitution guaranteeing "the right to life, liberty and security".
  6. It's the mouse. Stephen Forse found a rodent that was missing a tail as he was making sandwiches for his children in 2009. He said he noticed a dark-coloured object with fur in the corner of three or four slices.
  7. It's Kim Jong-un. He has been given the title of "Brilliant Comrade", and follows his father, the "Dear Leader", and his grandfather, the "Great Leader".

Your Score

0 - 2 : Dear Loser

3 - 5 : Leader-to-be

6 - 7 : Glorious Leader

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