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Weekly World News Quiz


It's the World News 7 days 7 questions weekly quiz - a chance to find out how much global news from the past week you've read, heard and watched... and how much has stayed lodged in the old grey matter.

7 days graphic

1.) Multiple Choice Question

A couple who won Israel's biggest-ever lottery prize claimed the $20m (£13m) payout this week after a four-month delay. Where did they find the lucky ticket?

Lottery winners
  1. Under a mattress
  2. In the car glovebox
  3. In a jacket pocket
  4. In a pile of papers

2.) Multiple Choice Question

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza married Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik amid controversy about his divorce. What did he say were the grounds for the annulment?

Malik and Mirza
  1. They had not had sex
  2. She sent him misleading photos
  3. She was already married

3.) Multiple Choice Question

It's 40 years since Apollo 13 captain Jim Lovell (left) was said to have uttered the words "Houston, we have a problem". But what actually DID he say?

Jim Lovell
  1. Houston, we've got a problem
  2. We have a problem, Houston
  3. Houston, we've had a problem

4.) Multiple Choice Question

American Jordan Romero is attempting to climb Mount Everest, in an effort to be the youngest person to scale the world's highest peak, at 13. What is he taking with him to keep up with schoolwork?

Jordan Romero
  1. Audiobooks
  2. A Maths teacher
  3. An Algebra book
  4. An iPad with learning apps

5.) Multiple Choice Question

Michelle Obama made a trip to Haiti this week to highlight the plight of earthquake victims. At a school she visited, she got involved with a class, but what did she draw?

Michelle Obama with children in Haiti
  1. A blue bird
  2. A pink fish
  3. A green cat
  4. A white elephant

6.) Multiple Choice Question

A South Korean woman is celebrating after passing the theory part of her driving test at the 950th attempt. But why was she so keen to be able to drive?

Cha Sa-soon
  1. To get goods to market
  2. To drive her new car
  3. To visit her grandchild
  4. To visit her husband in hospital

7.) Multiple Choice Question

Why was a plan to scatter some of the ashes of Everest conqueror Sir Edmund Hillary at the mountain's peak called off this week?

Hillary and Tenzig
  1. The pastor fell sick
  2. Bad weather
  3. Volcanic ash cloud delayed climbers' flights
  4. It would bring bad luck


  1. It was the pile of papers. The couple, who were presented with their prize at a news conference during which they wore masks to conceal their identities, only realised their luck when they double-checked the numbers.
  2. It was the false photo. The union between two of South Asia's top sporting personalities came after Malik, at the last minute, divorced first wife Ayesha Siddiqui, whom he had married over the phone.
  3. It's option 3 - Houston, we've had a problem.
  4. His mother, Leigh Ann Drake, told the BBC World Service Jordan was taking his algebra book and some writing assignments as he would "have some down-time in those tents".
  5. It was the fish. Mrs Obama's unannounced visit was her first official trip overseas without her husband.
  6. Cha Sa-soon, 68, wanted to get goods to market. She has spent 5m won ($4,200, £2,600) on driving tests so far. She must still pass the practical test to get on the road.
  7. Sherpas thought it may have brought bad luck. After Sir Edmund's death in 2008 most of his ashes were spread in Auckland harbour, while the rest were given to the Sherpa community. As the world's highest mountain is considered sacred to the Buddhist Sherpas, those Ashes will now be kept at a monastery nearby.

Your Score

0 - 3 : Base camp

4 - 6 : Getting there...

7 - 7 : On top of the world!

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