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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
A French appeals court has said "voodoo dolls" of President Nicolas Sarkozy may remain on sale, under one condition. Which?
A: The doll must have a safety warning about the sharp pins it comes with
B: The doll must carry a label saying it is offensive to Mr Sarkozy
C: The doll must come with a leaflet explaining that sticking pins into dolls to affect living people has nothing to do with the genuine voodoo religion
Question 2
Politicians in an Australian state could be breathalysed before voting after reports of bad behaviour by MPs. What is one alleged example of such behaviour?
A: An MP allegedly danced in his underpants at a drunken party in his parliamentary office
B: A male MP allegedly groped a female MP's breasts at a party in his office
C: An MP allegedly vomited in the state parliament after having drunk too much beforehand
Question 3
In 1572, a "new star" appeared in the sky which stunned astronomers and exploded ancient theories of the universe. Why was this "new star" in the news again this week?
A: Astronomers found out that the "star" is in fact an Earth-like planet
B: A manuscript has been found that shows that astronomy at the time was much more advanced than previously thought
C: Faint light traces of it have been glimpsed again
Question 4
A survey asked Britons what their favourite free pastimes are. Which came top?
A: Window-shopping
B: Gossiping
C: Sex
Question 5
A human skull will no longer appear in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Hamlet. Why?
A: Because it may distract the audience
B: For hygiene reasons
C: Because of audience complaints
Question 6
Complete this headline from the BBC News website:"Pole dancing [...] at gallery"
A: Curators
B: Robots
C: Art students
Question 7
The polar bear Knut has been a star attraction of Berlin Zoo since he was a cub. He may now have to leave Berlin Zoo. Why?
A: Because of a contract with the zoo his father comes from that entitles that zoo to the cub
B: Because of a deal with the Norwegian government to repopulate Arctic areas with polar bears
C: Because his mate is pregnant with cubs and zoo veterinarians fear Knut, now fully adult, may harm the cubs when they are born

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