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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
An Albanian woman discovered that she had had one of the following embedded in her cheek for 12 years. Which was it?
A: A needle
B: A bullet
C: One of her husband's teeth
Question 2
Old-fashioned Singer sewing machines have been fetching high prices in Saudi Arabia thanks to rumours they contain a (possibly mythical) substance with astonishing powers. Which substance?
A: Black diamond
B: Red mercury
C: Amber nectar
Question 3
Bo, a Portuguese water dog, was chosen by the Obamas as the “First Puppy”. Why?
A: They wanted a dog that would not shed hair
B: They wanted a dog that could swim well
C: They wanted a dog that would help improve relations with Portugal
Question 4
Research this week showed that an Amazonian ant has dispensed with sex and become an all-female species. What else did scientists discover?
A: The ants are no longer physically capable of sexual reproduction
B: The females herded the males into concentration camps and worked them to death
C: Any male ants arising from asexual reproduction are immediately eaten
Question 5
Pythons have been in the news more than usual this week. Which of the following “stories” was not reported on the BBC News website?
A: Four pythons escaped from a container on an Australian passenger aircraft
B: A man in Kenya survived a three-hour python attack by biting its tail
C: A python in a US zoo is being sued for frightening children
Question 6
The successful cloning of which creature was announced this week, and where?
A: A camel in Dubai
B: A kangaroo in Australia
C: A cat in Iran
D: A goat in Sudan
Question 7
The remains of which ancient lovers are teams of archaeologists hoping to uncover in a dig near Alexandria?
A: Akhnaten and Nefertiti
B: Alexander and Roxanne
C: Mark Anthony and Cleopatra

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