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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
What do 1.5 million Chinese people have in common, according to new research?
A: They all share the same surname
B: They all have blue eyes
C: They are all descendants of one man
Question 2
What aspect of American culture did President Hugo Chavez urge Venezuelans to shun this week?
A: Halloween
B: Country and Western music
C: Coca Cola
Question 3
Jewish rabbis in Israel have issued a list of names that parents should avoid for fear of bringing bad luck to their children. Ariel is on the list, but which of the following is NOT?
A: The names of former settlements in the Gaza Strip
B: Non-Jewish names such as Donna and Shirley
C: Names depicting natural elements, such as wind or fire
Question 4
Three men were jailed in Algeria after being found eating in a restaurant. Why?
A: They were eating at lunchtime, violating the fast that Muslims are supposed to observe in daylight hours during Ramadan
B: They were eating the meat of a type of sheep classed as endangered in Algeria
C: They were civil servants enjoying a long meal who became the first victims of a government crackdown on the waste of taxpayers' money
Question 5
A rock band in Nepal claimed a world record this week - for performing what?
A: The world's longest gig
B: The world's highest gig
C: The world's loudest gig
Question 6
The Washington Post this week claimed the CIA was running a network of secret jails around the world to house high-profile terror suspects. The prisons are, or have been, located in which places, according to the paper?
A: Cambodia, Mexico and former Soviet republics
B: South Korea, western African states and Portugal
C: Eastern Europe, Thailand and Afghanistan
Question 7
Whose light blue 1975 Ford Escort fetched $690,000 (340,000) at auction in Las Vegas this week?
A: The late Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal
B: The late Pope John Paul II
C: Former political journalist and author Hunter S Thompson

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