Have I got fake news for you?

The Irish Times - Weekend Review - - NEWS REVIEW -

1. Which of these sto­ries is not fake news?

a) China is con­sid­er­ing pub­lic flog­ging for any­one dis­re­spect­ing the Chi­nese na­tional an­them b) A Swiss ex­pert says an “in­vis­i­ble” Bor­der is a pos­si­bil­ity af­ter Brexit c) New Zealand is ban­ning Aus­tralians from buy­ing houses d) Cana­dian prime min­is­ter Justin Trudeau went to work dressed as Thor for Hal­loween

2. Which of these names ap­peared most of­ten on irish­times.com last week?

a) Ibrahim Halawa (above) b) Car­les Puigde­mont c) Kevin Spacey d) Tom Humphries

3. A seem­ingly in­nocu­ous tweet about Manch­ester United landed a prom­i­nent pub­lic fig­ure in hot water. Who was it?

a) Min­is­ter for Trans­port Shane Ross b) Min­is­ter of State at the OPW Kevin “Boxer” Mo­ran c) Newstalk pre­sen­ter Ciara Kelly d) To­day FM pre­sen­ter Matt Cooper

4. Who said this?

“It is an­other one where things get blown out and they love to just… any chance they get the love to throw me un­der the bus”

a) Min­is­ter for Trans­port Shane Ross b) US pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump c) UFC fighter Conor McGre­gor d) UK chan­cel­lor Philip Ham­mond 5. Who is this?

6. What is the main is­sue bog­ging down talks on restor­ing the North­ern Ire­land Assem­bly?

a) Same-sex mar­riage b) The Ir­ish Lan­guage Act c) Deal­ing with the past d) In­quests into past killings

7. Which of these women is not in the list of top 10 earn­ers at RTÉ?

a) Claire Byrne b) Miriam O’Cal­laghan c) Kathryn Thomas d) Mar­ian Fin­u­cane

8. Aus­tralian min­is­ter for con­sumer af­fairs Mar­lene Kairouz is in hot water over a racist re­mark. What did she say?

a) “If any Abos ring your door­bell sell­ing jew­ellery, don’t buy any­thing off them.” b) “If any­body knocks at your door who has an Ir­ish ac­cent, ask them to leave.” c) “If any pom­mie comes look­ing for an Aus­tralian pass­port be­cause of Brexit, don’t en­ter­tain their re­quest.” d) “If any Ki­wis come here look­ing to buy a house, we should run them out of the coun­try.”

9. Dan Brown is – un­sur­pris­ingly – at the top of the Ir­ish best­seller lists for Oc­to­ber. What’s his latest book called?

a) Ori­gin b) Ex­o­dus c) Da Vinci Re­turns d) The Bo­ti­celli Co­nun­drum

10. Who is the high­est-earn­ing dead pop star?

a) Elvis Pres­ley b) John Len­non c) Bob Mar­ley d) Michael Jackson

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