Have I got fake news for you

The Irish Times - Weekend Review - - NEWS REVIEW - Quiz of the Week

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

a) Star Wars fans are lob­by­ing to have May 4th made a na­tional hol­i­day b) Two coun­cil waste man­age­ment em­ploy­ees were caught dump­ing a sofa on a foot­path c) A doc­tor’s note de­scrib­ing Don­ald Trump’s health as “as­ton­ish­ingly ex­cel­lent” was dic­tated, it turns out, by Mr Trump him­self d) Face­book is in­tro­duc­ing a new fea­ture that will al­low you to vir­tu­ally en­ter your old snap­shots in 3D

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

a) Cer­vi­calCheck b) HSE c) Re­peal d) Cus­toms

4. Who said this?

“I will tell you what I think play­ing with fire is: blun­der­ing into the pol­i­tics of North­ern Ire­land with a pol­icy which is some­times clue­less and some­times delin­quent with a can of petrol in one hand and a box of matches in the other. That is play­ing with fire. That is what we are in dan­ger of do­ing” a) Labour’s Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer b) Sinn Féin MEP Martina An­der­son c) For­mer Con­ser­va­tive at­tor­ney gen­eral Do­minic Grieve d) For­mer Con­ser­va­tive min­is­ter and EU com­mis­sioner Chris Pat­ten

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

a) Par­ents of pupils at Nord Anglia In­ter­na­tional School, which is open­ing in Dublin, can ex­pect to pay up to ¤24,000 a year in school fees b) 76 per cent of soft drinks sold in Ire­land will not be li­able for the new sugar tax c) 50,000 young peo­ple are not reg­is­tered to vote d) 71 per cent of fi­nal-year nurs­ing stu­dents are think­ing about leav­ing the State

6. Fill in this head­line: Big fall in con­sumer taste for ----

a) Av­o­cado toast b) Veni­son c) Pork d) E-cig­a­rettes 7. Ire­land is the fourth most ex­pen­sive place in the EU, ac­cord­ing to a CSO price study. Which coun­try is Europe’s prici­est? a) Lux­em­bourg b) Den­mark c) Fin­land d) Swe­den 8. A web­site that fa­cil­i­tates global cy­ber­at­tacks has been shut down. What is it called? a) Ddossier b) DataRam c) We­bStresser d) Oran­jCrush 9 Danny Healy-Rae has threat­ened to sue Shane Ross for call­ing him a what? a) Kerry Mad Max b) Road traf­fic ter­ror­ist c) Drink-driver’s best friend d) Fi­esta fas­cist a) Avengers Infinity War Part 2 b) Guardians of the Galaxy 3 c) Cap­tain Marvel d) Ant-Man and the Wasp

3. Who is this?

10. With Avengers Infinity War con­quer­ing the box of­fice, the next movie in the Marvel cin­e­matic uni­verse is due out in July. What’s it called?

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