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06/03/17

Weekly Quiz

Current Events

June 19

th

2017

Wk37

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What was the name of the apartment building where a tragic fire took hold in London last week?

a. Grenfell Tower

b. Hampton Tower

c. Brayling Tower

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The UK's highest court, The Supreme Court, will be held outside of London for the first time. To which UK city has it made the temporary move?

a. Bristol

b. Birmingham

c. Edinburgh

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Which mode of transportation is celebrating its 200th anniversary?

a. trains

b. bicycles

c. cars

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Why has this cloud been in the news?

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5

Why was a Bat-signal projected on the tower of Los Angeles Hall in the United States last week?

a. to promote a new Batman movie which will be released in September

b. it was a tribute the first Batman who died last week

c. to promote a new range of Batman Lego

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6

The Great Get Together involved events around the country to mark the life of Jo Cox. What was Jo Cox well known as?

a. a politician

b. a musician

c. a television presenter

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Which Australian actress has won a legal case over a series of magazine articles she claimed ruined her career?

a. Nicole Kidman

b. Rebel Wilson

c. Jessica Marais

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What is the name of this UK comedian?

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In which country did tens of thousands of people hold anti-corruption rallies where protesters chanted “down with the czar”?

a. China

b. Russia

c. Egypt

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What is the name of Microsoft’s new gaming console?

a. Xbox NXT

b. Xbox Xtreme

c. Xbox One X

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Which tennis player won the 2017 French Open title?

a. Rafael Nadal

b. Stan Wawrinka

c. Novak Djokovic

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Which country's navy suffered this damage after a collision with a cargo ship?

a. France b. China c. United States

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From which political party has Tim Farron just stepped down as leader?

a. Liberal Democrats

b. Conservative Party

c. Scottish National Party

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Who is Otto Warmbier and why has he been in the news recently?

a. he is a Russian computer hacker charged with interfering with the US Presidential election

b. he is an Australian scientist who has developed a bionic mouth for mouth cancer patients

c. he is an American university student who has been detained for 17 months in North Korea

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Ariana Grande is to receive honorary citizenship of Manchester. What is a citizen of Manchester called?

a. a Manchesterite

b. a Mancunian

c. a Manchestonian

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Which country has this flag?

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What type of emergency are residents in parts of central Portugal facing?

a. flooding

b. forest fires

c. blizzard

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Which country has the westernmost point of the British mainland?

a. Scotland

b. Wales

c. England

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Liverpool is campaigning to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games after Durban, South Africa lost the hosting rights. What is unusual about the swimming complex Liverpool is proposing for its games?

a. it will have twice as many lanes as normal allowing more swimmers to compete

b. it will be shallow enough for athletes to stand up in and may lead to faster times

c. it will 'float' in a city centre dock

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What is the name of this famous sportsman?

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Answers

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What was the name of the apartment building where a tragic fire took hold in London last week?

a. Grenfell Tower

b. Hampton Tower

c. Brayling Tower

a. Grenfell Tower - Investigators are looking into the safety concerns people had raised about the building prior to the fire, and what role the exterior cladding may have had in the spread of the fire.

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The UK's highest court, The Supreme Court, will be held outside of London for the first time. To which UK city has it made the temporary move?

a. Bristol

b. Birmingham

c. Edinburgh

c. Edinburgh - It is the first time it has sat outside London in its eight-year history. The move provided an opportunity for members of the public and lawyers to observe the workings of the court first-hand. A panel of five judges, including Lord Neuberger, are expected to hear three cases over the four days they are in the Scottish capital.

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3

Which mode of transportation is celebrating its 200th anniversary?

a. trains

b. bicycles

c. cars

b. bicycles - It has been 200 years since inventor Karl von Drais rode a bicycle for the first time, in Germany.

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Why has this cloud been in the news?

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Because it is shaped like Britain - The cumulus cloud appeared in the sky above Huddersfield and bore a striking resemblance of the island of Britain.

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5

Why was a Bat-signal projected on the tower of Los Angeles Hall in the United States last week?

a. to promote a new Batman movie which will be released in September

b. it was a tribute the first Batman who died last week

c. to promote a new range of Batman Lego

b. it was a tribute the first Batman who died last week - Adam West, the US actor known as the star of the 1960s hit TV series Batman, has died aged 88. West had leukaemia.

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The Great Get Together involved events around the country to mark the life of Jo Cox. What was Jo Cox well known as?

a. a politician

b. a musician

c. a television presenter

a. a politician - Jo Cox was a first-term Labour MP who was tragically shot by a man with associated with far-right organisations. The Great Get Together is based on the message in her maiden speech in Parliament that "we have more in common than that which divides us". More than 100,000 events took place across the UK over the weekend to honour her.

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Which Australian actress has won a legal case over a series of magazine articles she claimed ruined her career?

a. Nicole Kidman

b. Rebel Wilson

c. Jessica Marais

b. Rebel Wilson - The Supreme Court of Victoria heard the articles alleged she had lied about her name, age and upbringing in Australia. "I had to stand up to a bully, a huge media organisation, Bauer Media, who maliciously took me down in 2015 with a series of grubby and completely false articles," she told reporters outside court.

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What is the name of this UK comedian?

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Billy Connolly - Comedian Billy Connolly, 74, has been knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours for his services to entertainment and charity.

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In which country did tens of thousands of people hold anti-corruption rallies where protesters chanted “down with the czar”?

a. China

b. Russia

c. Egypt

b. Russia - The protests coincided with Russia Day and the demonstrators appeared to be predominantly younger - those who were born or grew up during Putin's 17 years in power. Czar was the title of rulers or emperors of Russia from the sixteenth century until the Russian Revolution, the term can be used to describe a powerful leader.

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10

What is the name of Microsoft’s new gaming console?

a. Xbox NXT

b. Xbox Xtreme

c. Xbox One X

c. Xbox One X - When it is released to the public it will the most powerful console on the market with an equally big price tag to go with it. 

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Which tennis player won the 2017 French Open title?

a. Rafael Nadal

b. Stan Wawrinka

c. Novak Djokovic

a. Rafael Nadal - Spain’s Rafael Nadal made history by winning a record 10th French Open title with victory over Stan Wawrinka in the Paris final.

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Which country's navy suffered this damage after a collision with a cargo ship?

a. France b. China c. United States

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c. United States - The USS Fitzgerald was in a collision with a container ship on Saturday. The collision led to flooding on board the Navy ship - seven crew members are missing. It remains unclear how and why the collision happened

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From which political party has Tim Farron just stepped down as leader?

a. Liberal Democrats

b. Conservative Party

c. Scottish National Party

a. Liberal Democrats - Tim Farron has said he is to step down as leader of the Liberal Democrats, less than a week after the election.

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14

Who is Otto Warmbier and why has he been in the news recently?

a. he is a Russian computer hacker charged with interfering with the US Presidential election

b. he is an Australian scientist who has developed a bionic mouth for mouth cancer patients

c. he is an American university student who has been detained for 17 months in North Korea

c. he is an American university student who has been detained for 17 months in North Korea - Otto Warmbier was sent back to the US last week but it appears he has been in a coma for over a year while in custody. Warmbier was arrested in North Korea after attempting to steal a propaganda poster from a wall. He had been sentenced to 15 years hard labour.  

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Ariana Grande is to receive honorary citizenship of Manchester. What is a citizen of Manchester called?

a. a Manchesterite

b. a Mancunian

c. a Manchestonian

b. a Mancunian - The council is proposing a new system to recognise outstanding contributions to the city. The US singer is in line to be the first recipient for organising the One Love Manchester concert in aid of victims of the bomb attack at her gig, in which 22 people died.

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Which country has this flag?

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New Zealand

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What type of emergency are residents in parts of central Portugal facing?

a. flooding

b. forest fires

c. blizzard

b. forest fires - Several hundred firefighters and 160 vehicles were dispatched late on Saturday to tackle the blaze, which broke out in the afternoon in the municipality of Pedrogao Grande before spreading fast across several fronts.

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Which country has the westernmost point of the British mainland?

a. Scotland

b. Wales

c. England

a. Scotland - Corrachadh Mòr on the Ardnamurchan peninsula is the westernmost point on Great Britain

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Liverpool is campaigning to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games after Durban, South Africa lost the hosting rights. What is unusual about the swimming complex Liverpool is proposing for its games?

a. it will have twice as many lanes as normal allowing more swimmers to compete

b. it will be shallow enough for athletes to stand up in and may lead to faster times

c. it will 'float' in a city centre dock

c. it will 'float' in a city centre dock - The 50m pool structure, with seating for 5,000 spectators, would be built on the water near Albert Dock. The bid, which also includes events at both Everton's existing and proposed new stadiums, would see some events held in Greater Manchester. Liverpool faces competition from Birmingham to be England's official bid for the games.

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What is the name of this famous sportsman?

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Usain Bolt - The sprinter marked an emotional farewell at a sell-out stadium in Jamaica by winning his final 100m on home soil. The 30-year-old is set to retire in August after the World Championships in London.

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The End

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