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Weekly world news quiz
The week in questions

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 Japanese opinion poll, published this week, made a startling finding about single women. What was it?
A: Five out of 10 have a drink problem
B: Six out of 10 have never held hands with a man
C: Seven out of 10 would be content to remain single
Question 2
What began this week and ends on 2 August 2012?
A: The return voyage of the Cassini spacecraft from Saturn to earth
B: A new cycle of the study of the Talmud, a Jewish holy text that takes more than seven years to read
C: A scientific study to ascertain whether the so-called "seven-year itch” – the point at which partners are said to tire of their marriage - has any basis in fact
Question 3
In a controversial case in Bangladesh this week, four babies aged between three months and two years old were put on trial. But what were they accused of?
A: Fraud
B: Criminal damage and looting
C: Burglary
Question 4
Uruguay swore in its new President Tabare Vazquez on Tuesday. With which nation did President Vazquez immediately restore diplomatic ties?
A: Cuba
B: China
C: Canada
Question 5
What money-saving measure did Turkmenistan’s authoritarian and eccentric President Saparmyrat Niyazov unveil this week?
A: He ordered all hospitals outside the capital Ashgabat to be closed
B: He ordered new statues of himself to be made from granite rather than gold
C: He ordered all state housing to be fitted with solar panels
Question 6
This week, a US food company was forced to halt production of a new range of sweets, after being threatened with a boycott. Why were the sweets controversial?
A: They came in a range of meat flavours including beef and bacon
B: They were found by a consumer magazine to contain a record number of artificial colours and flavourings
C: They were shaped to look like animals killed on the road
Question 7
Why are Indian scientists maintaining a colony of 500 fat rats weighing 1kg or more?
A: The rats have sensitive noses, and could be trained to replace police sniffer dogs
B: The scientists are hoping to identify a gene that leads to obesity
C: The rat fur is especially fine, and can be used to make clothing for astronauts

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