Globalpost - The Week That Was - Oct 23-29

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 144

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Week Quizzes & Trivia

What happened this week? Do you know? Do you remember? Test your wits with GlobalPost's The Week That Was Quiz for Oct 23 through 29.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What African country had a spate of terror attacks this week?
    • A. 

      Zimbabwe

    • B. 

      Kenya

    • C. 

      Liberia

    • D. 

      Mali

  • 2. 
    Where is Muammar Gaddafi buried?
    • A. 

      In Libya's capital, Tripoli.

    • B. 

      In an undisclosed location in the Libyan desert.

    • C. 

      In his birthplace in Sirte.

    • D. 

      Gaddafi has not been buried, he is still alive.

  • 3. 
    Who won Argentina's presidential election?
    • A. 

      Hugo Chavez

    • B. 

      Dilma Roussof

    • C. 

      Cristina Kirchner

  • 4. 
    South Korea is holding new talks over North Korea's nuclear program.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    What is a 50% Greek haircut?
    • A. 

      Left half head shaved, right half hair long.

    • B. 

      The European Union agreement that holders of the Greek national debt will only get paid half of what they are owed.

    • C. 

      The traditional Greek hairstyle worn in Athens in 500 B.C.

    • D. 

      The half price for haircuts offered because of new Greek austerity measures.

  • 6. 
    Serious flooding is expected in ____________.
  • 7. 
    Who is Zeinab al-Hosni?
    • A. 

      One of this year’s Nobel Peace prize winners

    • B. 

      An Egyptian journalist jailed by the ruling military council for her critical reporting.

    • C. 

      Libya’s new minister in charge of the country’s vast oil reserves.

    • D. 

      A Syrian woman believed to have been murdered by security forces.

  • 8. 
    The United States is expanding its use of drones around the world. In what country was the most recent based used for launching drones opened?
    • A. 

      Somalia

    • B. 

      Oman

    • C. 

      Ethiopia

    • D. 

      Yemen

  • 9. 
    Who was revealed to be a relation of Britain's Prince Charles?  
    • A. 

      U.S. President Barack Obama.

    • B. 

      Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    • C. 

      Vlad the Impaler

    • D. 

      Beyonce

  • 10. 
    The European Union’s bailout fund is looking to raise more cash from China.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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