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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
What was in the gift box that Michelle Obama presented to Laura Bush at the White House on inauguration day?
A: A collection of poems
B: A diary and pen
C: A Bible
Question 2
The Iraqi government failed to find a buyer for Saddam Hussein's $30m luxury yacht this week. What did they blame?
A: The global slump
B: The garish interior decor
C: The notoriety of its previous owner
Question 3
Why did more Britons than Americans die on the Titanic?
A: Because they wore inappropriate clothing for swimming
B: Because they were more polite, queuing for the lifeboats
C: Because they wanted to finish their supper and didn't get into the lifeboats in time
Question 4
New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has hailed the pilot, who landed the plane in the Hudson, as a hero. How will Captain Chesley Sullenberger and his crew be honoured?
A: With the keys to the city
B: With an open invitation to City Hall
C: With a plaque on the banks of the Hudson
Question 5
The Oscar nominations are in, with nods for Frank "Richard Nixon" Langella, Sean "Harvey Milk" Penn and Brad Pitt for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The first two are real-life figures, but who is Button?
A: A character in a short story by F Scott Fitzgerald
B: A character in an Oscar Wilde poem
C: A character in a novel by Ernest Hemingway
Question 6
An ex-KGB man has bought the Evening Standard for 1. In his spying days in London in the 80s, how did he use the paper?
A: He used articles to devise coded messages
B: He carried a copy to identify himself to other agents
C: He scoured it daily for titbits to send back to Moscow
Question 7
Hundreds called emergency services after spotting something in the sky. What was it?
A: An unidentified flying object
B: A huge ball of light
C: Flocks of threatening-looking birds

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