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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
Who cited declining health as he stood down from his post this week?
A: US television news anchor Dan Rather
B: Hong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa
C: Bolivian President Carlos Mesa
Question 2
South Africa is to change the name of its capital city from Pretoria to the more African-sounding Tshwane. What does Tshwane mean?
A: Our pride
B: Place of safety
C: We are all the same
Question 3
Why did air traffic controllers advise aircraft this week to steer clear of an area south of Seattle, Washington state?
A: Mount St Helens was erupting
B: The US army was conducting missile-firing exercises
C: A dense smog cloud was drifting south from Seattle
Question 4
International Olympic Committee delegates visited Paris this week to inspect its proposals for the 2012 Olympics. Why did they call at the Eiffel Tower?
A: Some of the delegates wanted to see the view from the top
B: The Olympic village will be composed of mini-Eiffel towers around the base of the original
C: It has been proposed as the site for the beach volleyball competition
Question 5
Which Colombian animal recently landed in legal hot water?
A: Pacho, a donkey detained as a suspect after a traffic accident
B: A dog called Murphy who failed to appear as a witness in criminal trial
C: A horse found laden with explosives following a failed bomb attempt by Colombian guerrilla group, FARC
Question 6
According to research out this week, far from being murdered, the Egyptian King Tutankhamun probably died of...
A: Syphilis
B: Malaria
C: A broken leg
Question 7
How are officials in Mexico City trying to tackle one of the highest crime rates in the world?
A: By ordering the city's police force to read more in an attempt to improve their work
B: By banning police officers from watching popular soaps in their lunch hour in an attempt to keep them focused on the job
C: By offering police officers financial incentives to report corrupt colleagues

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