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Last Updated: Thursday, 18 March, 2004, 17:55 GMT
Weekly world news quiz

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 a friend to see how they measure up?

Question 1
Why was a French driver ordered to seek counselling this week?
A: He had tried to mow down a passer-by he thought was al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden. It was not
B: His obsession with "magic tree" car air fresheners was deemed to be out of control. There were so many hanging from the ceiling of his car he could barely see through his back window
C: He ploughed into a fruit stall after seeing an advert for a drink which uses such a scene to illustrate the refreshing nature of the beverage. The man was thirsty
Question 2
The wills of a million Britons, many famous, were put online this week. What did William Shakespeare leave his wife Anne Hathaway?
A: The manuscripts of his unpublished plays
B: His second best bed
C: His shares in the Globe Theatre in London
Question 3
Who was sentenced for an impersonation that went wrong this week?
A: A wannabe robber who had sought to pose as a bank teller he thought he looked like. He had come in on the man's day off hoping to gain access to the bank's vault
B: Two representatives from a frozen food company who had secured jobs on financial magazines by using the names of established business journalists. They had hoped to write favourable company reports
C: Seven policeman who had been involved in a scam to cover-up the fact they had allowed a prisoner to escape. One had been persuaded to impersonate the escapee in court
Question 4
How is Australia trying to improve the credibility of country music among young people?
A: Encouraging established Australian pop stars like Kylie Minogue to include country elements in their hits
B: Establishing a country music academy where the talents of gifted youngsters will be nurtured in country fashion
C: Introducing a new law which obliges radio station to devote 3.5 minutes per hour to country music
Question 5
"The stench sometimes stays with me for days. It's like a flashback." Who said this about what?
A: A judge in an annual US competition to establish the nation's smelliest shoes. A 10-year-old boy was this year's winner
B: Germany's highest paid public health official. The man, who inspects meat plants for rotting carcasses, was justifying his wage of over 300,000 euros
C: A Thai artist who spends three hours every week in a dustbin - which is in use. The woman says she is trying to make a point about the world she is living in
Question 6
What was declared by China to be a misconception about the Great Wall, which should be removed from school textbooks?
A: That it is the only man-made object that can be seen from space. In fact, it cannot be seen at all
B: That dead bodies were one of the main components of the structure. In fact they would have weakened it
C: That it was built to keep out invaders. In fact, the wall's construction was intended to create jobs
Question 7
Scientists this week revealed that they had discovered a new planet in our solar system, which they have named Sedna. Who or what has the planet been named after?
A: The moon orbiting Vulcan, the home planet of Star Trek's Mr Spock
B: The ocean goddess of Canada and Greenland's Inuit natives
C: The mother of Pluto, god of the underworld. Pluto is the closest planet to Sedna

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