22/09/14 Weekly Quiz. Question 1 What was the outcome of the Scottish independence vote? a. 58% Yes - No 42% b. 55% Yes - No 45% c. 45% Yes - No 55% d

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  • 22/09/14 Weekly Quiz
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  • Question 1 What was the outcome of the Scottish independence vote? a. 58% Yes - No 42% b. 55% Yes - No 45% c. 45% Yes - No 55% d. 42% Yes - No 58%
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  • Question 2 True or false, Alex Salmond has announced that he will step down as Scotlands First Minister?
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  • Question 3 When did Scotland last have independence? a. 1066 b. 1470 c. 1707
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  • Question 4 Name this UK politician
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  • Question 5 Which retail chain has closed stores due to financial troubles? a. Currys b. Carphone Warehouse c. Phone 4U
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  • Question 6 Which island nation has the Duke of Cambridge visited as a last-minute replacement, because sickness prevented the Duchess from attending?
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  • Question 7 What game has Microsoft just acquired through buying gaming company Mojang for 1.5 billion? a. Destiny b. Minecraft c. Grand Theft Auto
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  • Question 8 What television programme does this photo relate to?
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  • Question 9 The United States recently commemorated the September 11th attacks in New York.. In what year did the attacks occur? a. 2001 b. 2004 c. 2007
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  • Question 10 Apple has been criticised for automatically downloading an album onto peoples devices without their permission. Which band created the album? a. Rolling Stones b. U2 c. Mumford & Sons
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  • Question 11 The people of Catalonia were watching the Scottish vote very carefully, as many there want to gain independence one day. What country is Catalonia currently a part of? a. Spain b. France c. Italy
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  • Question 12 What are these people queuing for?
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  • Question 13 What position is Wales on the current Fifa football rankings? a. 29th b. 59th c. 119th
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  • Question 14 The Chinese website alibaba.com has just listed on the New York Stock Exchange for a value of around US$165 billion. What type of website is alibaba.com? a. a gaming website b. a music website c. a shopping website
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  • Question 15 True or false, The Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St Andrews was the first golf club in the world to allow women to be members?
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  • Question 16 Which country has this flag?
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  • Question 17 Which UK pharmaceutical company has been fined $490m by China for bribery? a. GlaxoSmithKline b. Unilever c. Johnson & Johnson
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  • Question 18 In which continent would you find the Amazon River? a. South America b. Africa c. Asia
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  • Question 19 Which UK stadium has been announced as the host of the Euro 2020 football finals? a. Old Trafford b. Emirates Stadium c. Wembley
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  • Question 20 Of which country is this woman the leader?
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  • Answer 1 What was the outcome of the Scottish independence vote? c. 45% Yes - No 55% - Around 85% of eligible voters turned out to cast a vote
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  • Answer 2 True or false, Alex Salmond has announced that he will step down as Scotlands First Minister? True - After seven years, Mr Salmond is to step down in November as first minister of Scotland and as leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) after voters rejected independence in last weeks referendum.
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  • Answer 3 When did Scotland last have independence? c. 1707 - The Kingdom of Scotland emerged as an independent sovereign state in the Early Middle Ages. However, it entered into a political union with England on 1 May 1707 to create the new Kingdom of Great Britain
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  • Answer 4 Name this UK politician Gordon Brown - the former Prime Minister led a strong No campaign in the Scottish independence vote
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  • Answer 5 Which retail chain has closed stores due to financial troubles? c. Phone 4U - The chain has closed 550 stores and blamed the move on mobile network EE's decision not to renew its contract, which followed a similar move from Vodafone earlier in September.
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  • Answer 6 Which island nation has the Duke of Cambridge visited as a last-minute replacement, because sickness prevented the Duchess from attending? Malta - The trip was to celebrate Maltas 50th anniversary and would have been the duchess's first official solo overseas visit. However, she withdrew on doctors' advice after suffering severe morning sickness.
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  • Answer 7 What game has Microsoft just acquired through buying gaming company Mojang for 1.5 billion? b. Minecraft - the game allows players to build structures with retro Lego-style blocks, as well as explore a large map and battle others. It has sold over 54 million copies at this stage.
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  • Answer 8 What television programme does this photo relate to? Doctor Who
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  • Answer 9 The United States recently commemorated the September 11th attacks in New York.. In what year did the attacks occur? a. 2001 - Amongst many other things, the attacks have led to major changes in transport, security and surveillance around the world.
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  • Answer 10 Apple has been criticised for automatically downloading an album onto peoples devices without their permission. Which band created the album? b. U2 - Apple made the album available to about 500 million iTunes customers in 119 countries to coincide with its iPhone 6 and Watch launch event last week. U2's singer Bono acknowledged that not everyone would appreciate the gift. It had not been immediately obvious to many of the account holders how to delete the tracks. The US tech firm is now providing a one- click removal button.
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  • Answer 11 The people of Catalonia were watching the Scottish vote very carefully, as many there want to gain independence one day. What country is Catalonia currently a part of? a. Spain - Catalonia's regional parliament is set to vote on a resolution that could pave the way for a November referendum on independence.
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  • Answer 12 What are these people queuing for? iPhone 6 - Thousands of eager fans queued up at stores around the world, including this one at Covent Garden, to get the latest offering from Apple.
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  • Answer 13 What position is Wales on the Fifa rankings? a. 29th - Wales have risen to their highest world ranking for 20 years after climbing 12 places to join Scotland in joint 29th. England are up to 18th from 20th, while Northern Ireland is 71st.
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  • Answer 14 The Chinese website alibaba.com has just listed on the New York Stock Exchange for a value of around US$165 billion. What type of website is alibaba.com? c. a shopping website - The site, which accounts for 80% of all online retail sales in China, handles more transactions than Amazon and eBay combined.
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  • Answer 15 True or false, The Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St Andrews was the first golf club in the world to allow women to be members? False - it has just voted in favour of allowing women members for the first time in its 260-year history.
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  • Answer 16 Which country has this flag? South Africa
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  • Answer 17 Which UK pharmaceutical company has been fined $490m by China for bribery? a. GlaxoSmithKline - The record penalty follows allegations the drug giant paid out bribes to doctors and hospitals in order to have their products promoted. The court gave some of GSK's former executives suspended jail sentences.
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  • Answer 18 In which continent would you find the Amazon River? a. South America
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  • Answer 19 Which UK stadium has been announced as the host of the Euro 2020 football finals? c. Wembley - The English Football Association won unanimously after the German FA (DFB) withdrew just before the Uefa vote to focus on a bid to stage Euro 2024. Wembley will host the semi-finals as well as the final.
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  • Answer 20 Of which country is this woman the leader? Germany - Angela Merkel is the Chancellor of Germany

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