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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
What can happen to people who drink too much coffee, according to new research?
A: Their speech speeds up
B: They temporarily lose their sense of smell
C: They hallucinate
Question 2
A controversial sculpture that lampoons national stereotypes has been unveiled at the main EU Council building in Brussels. What image was used to depict Malta?
A: A dwarf elephant
B: A knight in armour
C: A dead bird
Question 3
"The Beast" is another name for Barack Obama's new...
A: Fitness coach
B: Car
C: Administration newsletter
Question 4
There has been a surge in the number of internet users in China, according to a new report this week. At the end of 2008, the number of net users in China was almost the same as the entire population of...
A: The US
B: France
C: India
Question 5
A lobster believed to be some 140 years old was freed from the confines of a tank at a New York restaurant, after a plea by an animal rights group. How do you deduce the approximate age of a lobster?
A: From its weight
B: By counting the number of concentric rings on its claws
C: From the length of its antennae
Question 6
In his last press conference as president, what did George W Bush say he could not see himself doing after he left office?
A: Sitting on a beach
B: Making after-dinner speeches
C: Playing golf
Question 7
The world's largest fish market in Tokyo has reversed a ban on tourists attending its auctions. What had the tourists been accused of doing to the fish to warrant the ban?
A: Licking them
B: Stealing them
C: Laughing at them

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