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Monday, 21 October, 2002, 12:16 GMT 13:16 UK
Quiz: World leaders v Pop stars
A survey has suggested people nowadays know their soapstars and popstars, but have little idea about world leaders. See which is your stronger suit by taking our test.

(Get the answers by placing your cursor over the picture. Alternatively, answers in full are at the bottom of the page.)

Who wasn't veepee?

Clinton, Ford and Bush. The correct answer is Clinton
Two of these three were US vice-president before stepping up to the top job in the Oval Office. But one wasn't?

 

Who didn't "sell out"?

Norman Cook, Johnny Vegas and David Bowie. The answer is Norman Cook
The celebrity wedding photo spread is a "must" for many in the public eye. But which of these above celebrities, did not sell their wedding photos for publication?

 

Who's not European?

Gerhard Schroeder, Jose Maria Aznar and Alejandro Toledo. Toledo is the correct answer
All have fine heads of hair. But only two of them are leaders of European nations? Which one isn't?

 

Who kept it real?

Audley Harrison, Nigel Benn & Chris Eubank. The answer's Harrison
In the survey, almost a third of people could name at least one winner of the Channel 4 reality TV show Big Brother. But which of these boxers has avoided appearing in a celebrity reality TV programme?

 

Who didn't follow father?

Kim Jong-il, Megawati Sukarnoputri, and Junichiro Koizumi. Koizumi is the correct answer
Everyone knows George W. Bush followed in his father's footsteps. But so did two out of these three world leaders. Which one didn't?

 

Who's the boss?

Kimberley Walsh, Linzi Brown, and Geri Halliwell. The answer's Geri.
ITV1's Popstars: The Rivals is attracting Saturday audiences of almost seven million. All of the above have appeared on the show, but which one is judging the other two?


ANSWERS

Who wasn't veepee?
The answer is A, Bill Clinton, who was elected president in 1992 having been governor of Arkansas. B is Gerald Ford who became vice-president to Richard Nixon in 1973, and became president in 1974 after Nixon resigned over Watergate. C is George Bush Senior, who was Ronald Reagan's vice-president from 1981 to 1989 and then president until 1993.

Who didn't 'sell-out'?
The answer is A, Norman "Fatboy Slim" Cook. Comedian Johnny Vegas sold his wedding snaps to Viz magazine, for 1, and David Bowie and Imam sold their wedding pictures to Hello! magazine.

Who's not European?
The answer is C, Alejandro Toledo, the president of Peru. A is Gerhard Schroeder, the German chancellor, and B is Jose Maria Aznar, the prime minister of Spain.

Who kept it real?
The answer is B, Olympic gold medallist Audley Harrison. Nigel Benn took part in ITV1's I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, while Chris Eubank took part in Comic Relief's Celebrity Big Brother.

Who didn't follow father?
The answer is C, Junichiro Koizumi, prime minister of Japan. The first was Kim Jong-il, the leader of North Korea and the son of Kim Il-sung who even though he died in 1994 is the country's "eternal president". In the middle is Megawati Sukarnoputri, the president of Indonesia, whose father was President Sukarno.

Who's the boss?
The answer is C, Geri Halliwell. A is Kimberley Walsh and B is Linzi Brown, who are both contestants on the show.

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