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2011 News quiz

15 Dec

Scribd file with quiz questions from 2011 that have been compiled from blog posts for easier use http://www.scribd.com/doc/76472823/News-2011-Fin-2

Original blog with quiz questions at:
https://readingpower.wordpress.com/2011/12/14/2011-current-affairs-quiz/
Sources and various quizzes:
http://education.theage.com.au/cmspage.php?intid=135
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/US/studentnews/08/04/quiz.thu/index.html see answers below
http://www.infoworld.com/t/misadventures/the-infoworld-news-quiz-aug-26-2011-170875
http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/yearinreview/sns-yir-news-quiz,0,4277634.triviaquiz
http://www.quiznightchief.com/Trivia-Quiz-Questions/Australia-2011-News-Quiz-Questions.html
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/10/111031-population-7-billion-earth-world-un-seven/
Weekly
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/2011/1209/The-Monitor-s-Weekly-News-Quiz-for-Dec.-4-9-2011/OCCUPY
Online
http://www.news.com.au/technology/google-crowns-rebecca-black-the-hottest-search-of-2011/story-e6frfro0-1226223597641
Some questions just for fun…
Q1. In which battle did Richard III die?
* his last battle

Q2. Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?
* at the bottom of the page

Q3. River Ravi flows in which state?
* liquid

Q4. What is the main reason for divorce?
* marriage

Q5. What is the main reason for failure?
* exams

Q6. What can you never eat for breakfast?
* Lunch & dinner

Q7. What looks like half an apple?
* The other half

Q8. If you throw a red stone into the blue sea what it will become?
* it will simply become wet

Q9. How can a man go eight days without sleeping ??
* No problem, he sleeps at night.

Q10 How can you lift an elephant with one hand?
* You will never find an elephant that has only one hand..

Q11 If you had three apples and four oranges in one hand and four apples and three oranges in other hand, what would you have ?
* Very large hands

Q12 If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men to build it?
* No time at all, the wall is already built.

Q13 How can u drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?
*Concrete floors are very hard to crack.

2011 News trivia question- name 3 of the 5 European countries most noted in the media for their debt troubles in 2011 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-12-22/banks-gorge-on-unlimited-euro-loans/3743126

General knowledge quiz, not necessarily 2011 http://www.kwc.im/documents/GKP_Q_2011-12.pdf

CNN quiz (see link above) answers

1. Atlantis
2. Westminster Abbey, London
3. Osama bin Laden was killed by US special forces at a compound in Abbottabad, near the Pakistani capital, Islamabad.
4. Friday, 11 March 2011
5. Irene
6. Sudan
7. Italy
8. Tucson Arizona
9. Standard and Poors
10. Tunisia

 
2 Comments

Posted by on December 15, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

2 responses to “2011 News quiz

  1. Leo

    December 26, 2011 at 7:12 am

    Q1. In which battle did Napoleon die?
    * his last battle

    Napoleon didn’t die in battle.

     
    • Anne Weaver

      December 26, 2011 at 7:39 am

      Thanks Leo, I have changed it to Richard III🙂

       

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