Friday, December 19

Weekly world news quiz

This was how bad I did! hahahah
I haven't really got time to read thru every single article on the page, not even browsing thru the title, hence the " Bottom of the Class" results

It's the end of another week... Just how much do you remember about the headlines from the past seven days?

Test your knowledge of world news events in our quiz.

When you've got your result, why not e-mail the quiz to your friends to see how they measure up?

You got 1 right!

Bottom of the class

Question 1
Lawyers for Carla Bruni, wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, have filed a lawsuit against a company for selling which object featuring a nude image of her?
A: A heat-sensitive mug

B: A bag

C: A towel
I chose -

A; based on the fact that i've seen such a mug hahaha

The answer was B
The lawyers are claiming $160,000 in damages from the firm, Pardon, based in the Indian Ocean island of Reunion. They said permission had not been given for the use of the image.
Read more: Bruni sues over nude bag picture

Question 2

A temporary tent has been set up next to a platform in London's Liverpool Street railway station. What for?

A: It's a free bar to treat passengers to Christmas tipples as a thank you for putting up with late trains during the year

B: A temporary lost property office for all the items lost on the way to and from Christmas parties

C: To treat people who are too drunk to get home, and so stop them clogging up hospitals

I chose - B; I thought was bcos lost of ppl get themselves drunk and lost their stuff, hence they needed a Lost property Office wor ...

The answer was C
The tent - a field hospital more commonly associated with natural disasters or war zones - operates each Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings throughout the December party season, often not seeing off their final casualties until 0400. The ambulance service's mission is to treat as many people who have overindulged at the office party as possible.
Read more: London's festive revelry reality

Question 3

Scientists appear to have solved the mystery of the beaked whale. The male of the species sports a puzzling pair of teeth, like tusks, which grow outside its jaw. What does it use them for?

A: For group grooming
B: To aid sexual selection

C: To help communication

I chose - A; never thought it would be an aid for Sexual Selection, clearly i didnt read this one!

The answer was B
The beaked whale is the only cetacean species with tusks, and scientists have long wondered why, since their diet is primarily squid. Scientists have now used DNA analysis to show the teeth probably evolved as secondary sexual traits to help females select males of the right species.
Read more: Whales' teeth are aid to mating

Question 4

A Russian man says he has been granted an unusual patent. On what?

A: The word "Blin" which literally means pancake in Russian and is used to convey surprise

B: The thumbs up sign

C: The emoticon ;-)

I chose - A; How can this happen?!?! Then what abt (=_=")???

The answer was C
Entrepreneur Oleg Teterin said the trademark for the ;-) emoticon was granted to him by Russia's federal patent agency. But critics doubt the trademark's legal basis as the emoticon has been in the public domain for years. Mr Teterin said he would chase firms using the symbol without permission.
Read more: Russian hopes to cash in on ;-)

Question 5

Drillers looking for geothermal energy in Hawaii have inadvertently made a hole directly into what?
A: A volcano's magma chamber

B: A hitherto unknown oil deposit

C: An underground lake

The answer was A

Molten rock pushed back up the borehole several metres before solidifying, making it perfectly safe to study, in what is said to be the first time magma has been found in its natural habitat. It has been described as a geologist's dream - a unique opportunity to study up close the volcanic processes that built the Earth's continents.
Read more: Drillers break into magma chamber
*this is the only 1 i got it right ... sad! (=_=")

Question 6

Researchers say watching romantic comedies can have a damaging effect on what?
A: Your bank balance - shopping scenes encourage excess spending B: Your relationships - idealised romances create unrealistic expectations C: Your mental health - the images of a perfect lifestyle can exacerbate depression I Chose - C; cos of the word "depression" lor ...

The answer was B
Rom-coms have been blamed by relationship experts at the UK's Heriot-Watt University for promoting unrealistic expectations when it comes to love. Read more: Rom-coms 'spoil your love life'

Question 7

The winner of Miss World is not just a pretty face. What is Russian beauty Miss Sukhinova studying at university?

A: Engineering

B: Astrophysics

C: Neuroscience

I chose - B , i thought she was unusual hahahaha

The answer was A
Russian contestant Kseniya Sukhinova, from Siberia, won the Miss World 2008 competition at a ceremony in South Africa. According to Russian news agency RIA Novosti, she is a studying cybernetic systems at Tyumen's Oil and Gas University. Read more: Russian crowned Miss World winner

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