Have I got fake news for you

The Irish Times - Weekend Review - - NEWS REVIEW -

1. One of these is fake news. Which is it?

a) Fox pre­sen­ter says a church is the best place to be shot, be­cause you’re nearer to Je­sus. b) Fa­mously reclu­sive singer Sia has posted nude pic­tures of her­self on Twit­ter. c) Don­ald Trump in­ad­ver­tently killed Ja­panese pres­i­dent Shinzo Abe’s pre­cious Koi carp by dump­ing an en­tire tub of fish food into their tank. d) What­sApp has in­tro­duced a new fea­ture al­low­ing senders to take back mes­sages they re­gret send­ing.

2. Who said this?

“The in­ter­ac­tions in Dáil Éire­ann can be very ma­cho. I re­ally don’t like it, I think you can get your job done nice and qui­etly, get your tar­gets, do what you need to do, with­out shout­ing or roar­ing.” a) Frances Fitzger­ald b) Bren­dan Howlin c) Mary Mitchell O’Con­nor d) Si­mon Har­ris 3. Who is this?

4. Which of these fig­ures is not cor­rect?

a) 100 – the num­ber of deaths in Ire­land at­trib­uted to poor air qual­ity b) 280 – the num­ber of char­ac­ters in a Twit­ter tweet, in­creased from 140 c) 3.75% – the pay rise sought by Ir­ish Rail staff d) £3,150 – the flat fee “Br­ex­pats” will be charged by Surf Air to fly in their ex­ec­u­tive jets

5. Which of these words ap­peared most on irish­times.com in the past week?

a) Par­adise b) Texas c) Rail d) Off­shore 6. Who is the odd one out? a) Bono b) Queen El­iz­a­beth (above) c) Bren­dan O’Car­roll d) Vladimir Putin 7. Hu­manoid Sophia the Robot was un­veiled at the Web Sum­mit in Lis­bon. How did she de­scribe Ire­land? a) A scenic place with lots of “craic” b) A mag­i­cal place full of rain and crazy peo­ple c) A green land where every­one drinks black liq­uid d) A good lo­ca­tion for tech com­pa­nies with a skilled work­force 8. A book stolen from Marsh’s Li­brary 177 years ago has been re­turned. What is it? a) The Da Vinci Code b)The Skep­tikal Chymist c) Gul­liver’s Trav­els d) The Book of Com­mon Prayer 9. Who is the star of the new M&S Christ­mas ad? a) Peter Rab­bit b) Win­nie the Pooh c) Padding­ton Bear d) Bugs Bunny (above) 10. Slaven Bilic has been sacked as West Ham man­ager. Who is re­plac­ing him? a) David Moyes b) Louis Van Gaal c) Alex Fer­gu­son d) Mick McCarthy

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