Presentation on theme: "23/03/15 Weekly Quiz Wk 26. Question 1 Which past King of England was reinterred (reburied) 530 years after his death, in a ceremony at Leicester Castle."— Presentation transcript:
Question 1 Which past King of England was reinterred (reburied) 530 years after his death, in a ceremony at Leicester Castle on the weekend? a. King Richard III b. King George III c. King Edward III
Question 2 Which world leader disappeared recently, causing some people to question his health? a. Kim Jong Un (North Korea) b. Barack Obama (United States) c. Vladimir Putin (Russia)
Question 3 Which attraction in the UK has just been ranked as the most popular for tourists to visit? a. Tower of London b. British Museum c. The National Gallery
Question 4 What type of eclipse is shown in this photo from Europe last week? a. a solar eclipse b. a lunar eclipse c. a polar eclipse
Question 5 Which of the following announcements has Prince Harry not made in the last week? a. that he will participate in a 1,000-mile trek around Britain later this year b. that he will leave the army in June c. that he will begin studying Economics at Cambridge University
Question 6 In which country were 19 people victims of a terrorist attack at a museum? a. Tunisia b. Israel c. Egypt
Question 7 Which fashion brand has Elton John encouraged people to boycott after controversial comments were made about IVF babies? a. Christian Dior b. Prada c. Dolce and Gabbana
Question 8 What is the name of the man holding the red case
Answer 1 Which past King of England was reinterred (reburied) 530 years after his death, in a ceremony at Leicester Castle on the weekend? a. King Richard III - In an unprecedented event, the medieval king was reinterred in the presence of royalty and England's highest cleric, in a solemn service broadcast live on national television.
Answer 2 Which world leader disappeared recently, causing some people to question his health? c. Vladimir Putin (Russia) - Vladimir Putin was not seen by the public for 10 days recently without explanation. He emerged again and met with Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev, who said Putin drove him around the palace's park before their talks, adding that "the president of Russia not only walks, but speeds around. ”
Answer 3 Which attraction in the UK has just been ranked as the most popular for tourists to visit? b. British Museum - The list of the top 10 most visited sites contained only one attraction outside London, with the newly-built Library of Birmingham at number 10. Edinburgh Castle and Chester Zoo made the top 20.
Answer 4 What type of eclipse is shown in this photo from Europe last week? a. a solar eclipse b. a lunar eclipse c. a polar eclipse a. a solar eclipse - People across Europe got to see the rare event where the Moon almost totally blocks out the Sun
Answer 5 Which of the following announcements has Prince Harry not made in the last week? c. that he will begin studying Economics at Cambridge University - The Walk of Britain is designed to raise awareness of Walking with the Wounded - the charity helping injured members of the armed forces back into independence.
Answer 6 In which country were 19 people victims of a terrorist attack at a museum? a. Tunisia - Gunmen stormed a famed museum in Tunisia's capital. Tourists who had lost their lives included one Briton, five Japanese, four Italians, two Colombians, two Spaniards, two French, and one person from Poland.
Answer 7 Which fashion brand has Elton John encouraged people to boycott after controversial comments were made about IVF babies? c. Dolce and Gabbana - The singer criticised the designers after they called children born through IVF "synthetic" in a magazine interview. Stefano Gabbana has since said that "it was never our intention to judge other people's choices."
Answer 8 What is the name of the man holding the red case George Osborne - The Chancellor is holding the famous red box that contains the Budget
Answer 9 What is the capital of Bulgaria? Sofia - Sofia is the 15th largest city in the European Union with a population of around 1.3 million
Answer 10 Which of the following teams won rugby ' s Six Nations Championship? a. Ireland - they retained their Six Nations title on points difference ahead of Wales and England, after following one of the most incredible days in the tournament since it was first played in 1883.
Answer 11 What did officials in a Philippines airport find hidden in a passengers backpack that has made the news recently? b. a sleeping baby - A two-month old baby has been found in a backpack after airport scanners detected an unusual object in the bag. The infant's mother smuggled her sleeping son in the backpack after not obtaining the right immigration papers for her son to leave the Philippines.
Answer 12 What caused this scene in Chicago last week? a. a chemical spill b. a Greenpeace protest c. St Patrick ' s Day c. St Patrick ' s Day - The Chicago River has been turned green in honour of St Patrick's Day for more than 50 years. A harmless orange vegetable dye is used to get the desired green hue
Answer 13 Should clocks be put forwards or backwards one hour when British Summer Time starts this weekend? Forwards - The easiest way to remember is ' Spring forward, Fall back ' (fall means autumn in the US)
Answer 14 Which Australian soap opera has just celebrated its 30th Anniversary? b. Neighbours - The show was first broadcast in 1985 and now goes out to more than 50 countries around the world. As part of the show ' s anniversary, a special programme has been broadcast featuring a number of the show ' s former cast members.
Answer 15 The Adult Minimum Wage in the UK has just been raised by 20p. What is the minimum wage now? a. £6.70 - The statutory minimum for 18 to 20-year- olds will also go up by 3% from October, from £5.13 to £5.30, and by 2% for 16 and 17-year-olds, taking the rate to £3.87, as the Low Pay Commission advised.
Answer 17 In which country would you be most likely to see a sombrero? a. Mexico - The wide brimmed hats were traditionally worn by horseback-riders and provided shade from the intense Mexican sun.
Answer 18 What featured on a teenager ' s winning design for the new £1 coin? b. plants from around the UK - The image created by David Pearce features the four plants (rose, thistle, leek, shamrock) associated with the four nations that make up the UK.
Answer 19 What type of renewable energy is an experimental two- person plane using to travel around the world at the moment? b. solar power - The Solar Impulse left Abu Dhabi on 9 March. It will likely be another five months before they return to the United Arab Emirates, having crossed both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans in dozens of separate flights.
Answer 20 Name the person wearing white trousers Michelle Obama - America ' s popular First Lady regularly makes appearances on US television.