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) A man has died as a re­sult of eat­ing a slug eight years ago.

(b) Bill Gates bran­dished a jar of poo at an expo in China.

(c) The founder of the in­ter­net has con­demned his cre­ation as a dystopia.

(d) The North is to get new ban­knotes made of re­cy­cled wet wipes.

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

(a) Tyrrel­stown (b) No-deal Brexit (c) Web Sum­mit (d) Democrats

3. Who is this statue sup­posed to be?

(a) Leo Sayer (b) Art Gar­funkel (c) Mo­hamed Salah (d) Marv from Home Alone

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

(a) Skin can­cer deaths among Ir­ish men have dou­bled in 30 years.

(b) More than 20,000 fa­thers have taken a two-week pa­ter­nity leave pay­ment since it was in­tro­duced in 2016.

(c) Only 60 af­ford­able home loans have been drawn down de­spite more than 1,000 ap­pli­cants for the scheme.

(d) One in 10 gar­daí may have stress dis­or­der.

5. Fill in this head­line: Par­ents urged not to buy _______ for chil­dren at Christ­mas

(a) Smart­phones (b) PlayS­ta­tions (c) Quad bikes (d) Tat­toos

6. What did out­go­ing HSE head Tony O’Brien com­pare Min­is­ter for Health Si­mon Har­ris to?

(a) A fright­ened lit­tle boy. (b) A nappy-headed lol­ly­gag­ger. (c) A rab­bit in the head­lights. (d) A tod­dler play­ing doc­tors and nurses.

7. How did The Spice Girls (mi­nus Posh) an­nounce they were re­form­ing for a world tour?

(a) Press con­fer­ence in Pic­cadilly Cir­cus. (b) Sur­prise ap­pear­ance on Gra­ham Nor­ton. (c) Mock news bul­letin. (d) Crash­ing Vic­to­ria Beck­ham’s fash­ion show.

8. Which of France’s over­seas ter­ri­to­ries just voted to re­main a part of France?

(a) French Guyana (b) New Cale­do­nia (c) Saint-Mar­tin (d) Guade­loupe

9. Which age-old de­bate has been set­tled by Oa­sis singer Liam Gal­lagher?

(a) The Bea­tles v The Rolling Stones (b) Tayto v Walk­ers (c) Mar­vel v DC (d) Friends v Frasier

10. Collins Dictionary has an­nounced its word of 2018. What is it?

(a) Gaslight (b) Plog­ging (c) Sin­gle-use (d) #MeToo

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