Have I got fake news for you

The Irish Times - Weekend Review - - NEWS REVIEW -

1. One of these news sto­ries is fake – which one?

a) Scientists have de­vel­oped an en­zyme that eats plas­tic. b) A man wants to bill his wife for costs of ac­com­mo­dat­ing his “dis­rup­tive” mother-in-law. c) The pro­duc­ers of Star Wars have ap­plied to use New­grange as a lo­ca­tion for the movie fran­chise’s next in­stal­ment. d) TDs and Sen­a­tors who don’t pay their Dáil bar tabs will have them de­ducted from their wages.

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

a) Air strikes. b) Comey. c) INM. d) Scout­ing. 3. Who is this? 4. Who said this and who were they re­fer­ring to? “He im­pressed me as a wit­ness. He had sub­stan­tive ma­te­rial. He made it clear to me he wasn’t leak­ing to the me­dia or look­ing for no­to­ri­ety.”

5. One of these fig­ures is off the mark. Which one?

a) Gov­ern­ment spend­ing is set to rise by ¤2.6bn next year. b) Gar­daí over­stated sex crimes by 26%. c) Star­bucks is clos­ing 8,000 of its US stores for a half day to hold racial-bias ed­u­ca­tion for its em­ploy­ees. d) The founders of Cairn Homes re­ceived a share al­lo­ca­tion of ¤6.14m in 2017.

6. Fill in this head­line:Young peo­ple urged to check ----

a) Exam re­sults. b) Vot­ing reg­is­ter. c) CAO points. d) Face­book ac­counts.

7. Which Ir­ish builder has won the con­tract to fin­ish five schools fol­low­ing the col­lapse of Bri­tish con­struc­tion firm Car­il­lion?

a) BAM. b) John Paul Con­struc­tion. c) PM Group. d) Cramp­ton.

8. Ir­ish coun­try mu­sic leg­end Big Tom died this week aged 81. What was the orig­i­nal name of his band?

a) The Main­line Boys. b) The Mag­nif­i­cent Main­lin­ers. c) The Mighty Main­lin­ers. d) McBride & the Main­lin­ers.

9. Which sec­tor has the most ab­sen­teeism due to health is­sues, ac­cord­ing to re­search by the ESRI and HSA?

a) Health. b) Ed­u­ca­tion. c) Law en­force­ment. d) Rev­enue.

10. Former US first lady Bar­bara Bush has died aged 92. What was the nick­name given to her by her family?

a) The Beloved b) The En­forcer c) The Queen B d) The In­sti­ga­tor

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