Have I got fake news for you
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