The Global News Quiz – Test Your Knowledge…

By Tom Nagorski

Jul 13, 2012 2:38pm

All taken from this week’s “Global Note”:

QUESTIONS

1)      The Gates Foundation announced a major companion to provide more of what for women around the world?

2)      Who is Thomas Lubanga?

3)      Which world leader had a mysterious attractive woman at his side?

4)      In what island nation did a Crown Prince marry his second cousin?

5)      Whose neighbors called her “unbearable”?

6)      Who was an official speaking about when he told reporters, “We are on the way to an autopsy”?

7)      Which country celebrated its first birthday?

8)      Why did the charity Oxfam profit from Roger Federer’s Wimbledon victory?

9)      Who called a tragedy “a banal accident”?

10)  In what capital did a tiger kill a man?

11)  Where did a homeless couple return a bag containing $10,000 in cash?

12)  This week 9 climbers died on the French peak “Mont Maudit.” What does the name mean?

13)  What new tool is the U.S. Navy deploying to the Persian Gulf?

14)  Who is Ibrahim al-Qosi?

15)  Which city was given this forecast: “Cloudy, With A Chance of Chaos”?

16)   Who was the subject of this headline: “(He) terrorizes Europe; his return is a danger.”

17)  Who is buying the Italian fashion house Valentino?

18)  Which airline’s crew uniforms will be sold at Banana Republic?

19)  What name was given to the kitten that survived a freight-container Pacific crossing?

 ANSWERS

1)      Access to contraception.

2)      A Congolese warlord found guilty of using child soldiers – and sentenced to 14 years in the first-ever verdict for the International Criminal Court.

3)      North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The woman attended a concert with him in Pyongyang and accompanied him to a memorial service marking the anniversary of his grandfather’s death.

4)      Tonga.

5)      Susan Boyle.

6)      Yasser Arafat.

7)      South Sudan.

8)      Oxfam International took home $157,597 thanks to a bet placed by a now-deceased donor – he had bet Federer would win seven Wimbledon titles by 2019, and when he died he left the betting slip to Oxfam.

9)      Costa Concordia Captain Francesco Schettino, in his first television interview.

10)  Copenhagen.

11)  Sao Paolo.

12)  “Cursed Mountain.”

13)  Underwater Drones.

14)  The Guantanamo detainee freed this week – who was once Osama Bin Laden’s driver.

15)  London. As the Washington Post wrote, “Less than three weeks before the start of the 2012 Olympics, British officials and athletes around the globe are bracing for a dark threat to the London Games: English weather.”

16)  Silvio Berlusconi.

17)  The royal family of Qatar.

18)  Virgin America. For security reasons, Banana Republic won’t sell the exact outfits. The attendants’ trench coat, aviator sunglasses and tote bags can be yours for $78 to $250, USA Today reports.

19)  “Ni hao”, which means “hello” in Mandarin. (The kitten set sail from Shanghai).

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