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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 your friends to see how they measure up?

Question 1
Why has a group sprung up to collect funds for German teen Sven Jaschan?
A: To buy him a flat after it was discovered that he was sleeping in his university library
B: To pay for his defence against charges of computer sabotage
C: To support him for life after he wrote on his weblog that he never wants to work
Question 2
Sonia Gandhi has passed up the chance to become the fourth member of her family to become Indian prime minister. Manmohan Singh will head the government instead; he will be the first Indian prime minister who is what?
A: A Sikh
B: A former businessman once convicted of corruption
C: A Communist
Question 3
A judge threw out a case against Greenpeace activists this week. Who took action against them, and how?
A: The US, which argued they had broken a 19th-Century law designed to prevent sailors from being lured off their ships by prostitutes
B: Iceland, which sued them for damages to a whaling boat that had rammed a Greenpeace ship interfering with a hunt
C: Italy, which accused them of piracy for trying to board a ship bringing genetically modified maize into the country
Question 4
Scientists have suggested a link between cancer of the oesophagus and what dietary trend?
A: A decline in the eating of carbohydrates
B: A replacement of sugar with artificial sweeteners
C: An increase in the consumption of fizzy drinks
Question 5
Pope John Paul II celebrated his 84th birthday this week with the publication of a new autobiography - in which he reveals he considered what profession before entering the priesthood?
A: Acting
B: Teaching
C: Skiing
Question 6
In what country was parliament NOT disrupted by violence this week?
A: The UK
B: Zimbabwe
C: Taiwan
Question 7
Geologists have named a new period in Earth's history, the Ediacaran. Who was upset by the name?
A: Aborigines whose word for a range of hills in south Australia was used
B: Russian geologists who wanted it named after a rock system in the former Soviet Union
C: A Belgian electronics firm who said the name was too similar to theirs

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