Have I got fake news for you

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

a) A mon­key has been granted copy­right of a selfie it took b) A Chi­nese fam­ily hired a stand-in for their de­ceased daugh­ter to spare her grand­mother the grief c) Women who drink cof­fee while preg­nant are more likely to have obese chil­dren d) A shop in Co Louth has hon­oured a gift voucher bought 23 years ago

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

a) Macron b) Wa­ter c) Bonus d) Liver­pool

3. Who is this?

4. Who said this?

“It’s very im­por­tant to recog­nise that there are dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories of boom and bust cy­cles. What hap­pened in Ire­land and Spain was a clas­sic plain vanilla real es­tate boom-bust cy­cle.” a) Davy chief economist Conal Mac Coille b) Cen­tral Bank head Philip Lane c) Bank of Eng­land gover­nor Mark Car­ney d) IMF head Chris­tine La­garde

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

a) A bad Brexit deal will see North’s gro­cery bills rise by 30 per cent b) Ir­ish pa­tients have been de­nied ac­cess to nine new drugs, mostly can­cer ther­a­pies, due to pric­ing c) The HSE deficit is set to reach ¤100m for the first quar­ter d) Li­braries in Dublin is­sued more than ¤360,000 in fines for over­due books in 2017

6. What links th­ese four peo­ple?

a) Na­tional Plough­ing As­so­ci­a­tion di­rec­tor Anna May McHugh b) For­mer min­is­ter Alan Shat­ter c) TV scriptwriter Ste­fanie Preiss­ner d) Blind­boy Boat­club from The Rub­ber­ban­dits

7. A new statue was un­veiled in Lon­don’s Par­lia­ment Square, the first mon­u­ment hon­our­ing a woman in this pub­lic space. Who is it?

a) Ed­u­ca­tion cam­paigner Frances Buss b) Suf­fragette leader Em­me­line Pankhurst c) Fem­i­nist leader Mil­li­cent Fawcett d) So­cial re­former and Na­tional Trust co-founder Oc­tavia Hill

8. Ir­ish singing priest Fr Ray Kelly im­pressed the Bri­tain’s Got Tal­ent judges with his ren­di­tion of which song?

a) Hal­lelu­jah b) Take Me to Church c) Chas­ing Cars d) Ev­ery­body Hurts

9. Ryanair has an­nounced new routes from where?

a) Slove­nia b) Bos­nia and Herze­gov­ina c) Mace­do­nia d) Mon­tene­gro

10. Which lucky Ir­ish band have been cho­sen to sup­port The Rolling Stones at Croke Park on May 17th?

a) Otherkin b) The Coronas c) The Aca­demic d) Walk­ing on Cars

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