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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 your friends to see how they measure up?

Question 1
New York's National Debt Clock ran out of digits this week to show the exact amount of the current US national debt. What was the number that the clock was unable to display?
A: One trillion dollars
B: Ten trillion dollars
C: A hundred trillion dollars
Question 2
Three scientists shared the Nobel Prize for Chemistry this week, for finding the mechanism behind a distinctive animal feature. What did they discover?
A: What makes jellyfish glow
B: What makes the spots on each giraffe unique
C: What makes walruses appear to blush in the spring
Question 3
A tourist island paradise held its first ever multi-party presidential election this week. Which country was it?
A: Seychelles
B: Fiji
C: Maldives
Question 4
A couple found an unusual way to fund the return flights for their honeymoon. What did they do to get the tickets?
A: They worked as cabin staff on the flight
B: They recycled rubbish to earn air miles
C: They auctioned a video of their wedding night on eBay
Question 5
The famous Cunard ocean liner, the QE2, is on a farewell tour of the UK, before being retired in November. What will it be then turned into?
A: A yacht for the Saudi royal family
B: A refugee detention centre in Australia
C: A floating hotel in Dubai
Question 6
Members of a foreign ethnic minority who had been cleared for release from the Guantanamo Bay detention camp had their release order blocked by a US federal appeal court. Who are they?
A: Berbers from Algeria
B: Uighurs from China
C: Manipuris from India
Question 7
Israelis were suprised to hear the French foreign minister quoted as saying this about a possible Iranian nuclear bomb: "I honestly don't believe that it will give any immunity to Iran. First, because you [Israelis] will eat them before." What did he actually say?
A: You will hit them before
B: You'll ignite them before
C: You delete them before

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