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Weekly world news quiz

At 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
Who would have thought a few years ago before Starbucks started we would be paying four or five bucks for a coffee? If someone could do that for coffee, we ought to be able to do it with ...... What?
A: Water
B: Newspapers
C: Bananas
Question 2
A spokesman for the Dalai Lama this week welcomed news of an unexpected decision. What was it?
A: Russia will grant him a visa after years of refusing to let him visit
B: Kentucky Fried Chicken will not open outlets in Tibet
C: The Tibetan yak will be declared a protected species
Question 3
Harry Potter author JK Rowling has revealed the title of the next adventure of the schoolboy wizard. What is it?
A: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
B: Harry Potter and the Pillar of Storge
C: Harry Potter and the Golden Fleece
Question 4
Female traffic wardens in Berlin have won the right not to wear their distinctive caps. On what grounds?
A: They mess up their hair-dos
B: They attract bird waste
C: They dye everything else in the wash dark blue
Question 5
Why was Miami International Airport flooded with Cubans this week?
A: They wanted to get to the island before a US travel ban took effect
B: They were human-rights activists protesting against the Castro government
C: They were former prisoners who had been allowed to leave Cuba to join families in the US
Question 6
What did the former Soviet republic of Georgia do this week to try to integrate more closely with Europe?
A: It banned the death penalty
B: It dropped its unique alphabet in favour of the Latin one
C: It moved its clocks back one hour
Question 7
Pictures of President Bush in Ireland were censored this week. What was he doing?
A: Drinking a brand of cola which is not available in Ireland
B: Apparently having an altercation with his host, Irish PM Bertie Ahern
C: Wearing a vest while standing at the window of an Irish castle

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