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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 a friend to see how they measure up?

Question 1
What was bought for 130,000 euros by the head of an Argentine airline this week?
A: The first ballpoint pen, invented by Hungarian Ladislav Biro, who moved to Argentina in the 1940s
B: The silk shroud of Argentina's most famous first lady, Eva Peron, who died in 1952
C: The shirt worn by Diego Maradona in the infamous 1986 "Hand of God" match against England
Question 2
Why did local officials in the US state of Oregon stop marriages this week?
A: To avoid being accused of discrimination by not wedding gays
B: To make a statement after the number of divorces filed each week outnumbered marriages
C: So they could pilot a new union for all couples, whether heterosexual, gay or polygamous
Question 3
"That clearly does not apply to a number of members". Who said this, about what?
A: A female Australian MP who objected to the house speaker accusing legislators of having "more balls than brains"
B: A male American who is suing his health club after a fitness instructor referred to the group as "ladies"
C: A Nigerian prisoner angered by a newspaper's suggestion that those in the nation's jails were criminals
Question 4
What argument are violinists in a German orchestra using to support their demand to be paid more than their colleagues?
A: They play more notes per concert
B: The weight of the instrument on the shoulder makes it more tiring to play
C: The violin is the only instrument which is not dispensable in an orchestra
Question 5
Oxford University is offering its dons a new course. What is it?
A: Cycling. The university wants a greener Oxford without compromising academic lives
B: Hand-writing. Students can often barely read their teachers' scrawlings
C: Temperance. Colleges are spending too much on alcohol, so dons are learning how to say no
Question 6
What priceless piece of heritage has gone missing from the Indian state of West Bengal?
A: The walking stick of Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of the nationalist movement against British rule
B: The Nobel prize medal of Rabindranath Tagore, renowned poet and author
C: The inauguration papers of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru , India's first prime minister
Question 7
Monty Python's film The Life of Brian is to return to cinemas following the success of The Passion of the Christ. What is the advertising slogan?
A: Return of the King
B: Mel or Monty?
C: Crucifixion? Could be worse...

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