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) Renua has in­vited pres­i­den­tial run­ner-up Peter Casey to be its new leader.

(b) A re­searcher at a sta­tion in Antarc­tica stabbed his col­league be­cause he kept re­veal­ing the end­ings of books.

(c) A new Dublin ver­sion of Mo­nop­oly has re­placed the posh roads with shop­ping cen­tres and tourist at­trac­tions.

(d) A de­signer has cre­ated a boot made from hu­man sweat and fun­gus for use on Mars.

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

(a) Fires (b) Car­a­van (c) Midterm (d) Birthright

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

(a) Pa­tients failed to show up for 500,000 out­pa­tient ap­point­ments in 2017.

(b) Pa­tients on trol­leys are ex­pected to top 1,000 in a day this win­ter, ac­cord­ing to the IMO.

(c) The world’s an­i­mal pop­u­la­tion has de­clined by 60 per cent since the 1970s.

(d) Birth rates in Ire­land have fallen 30.2 per cent since 2010.

5. Fill in this head­line: British chan­cel­lor de­clares ---- “fi­nally com­ing to an end”

(a) Brexit scare­mon­ger­ing. (b) UK aus­ter­ity. (c) Ir­ish whinge­ing. (d) Euro­pean supremacy.

6. Ire­land “leads the EU” in what re­spect, ac­cord­ing to new re­search?

(a) Most gen­er­ous coun­try. (d) Best golf cour­ses. (c) Best tax-avoid­ance base. (d) Stick­ing it to the Brex­i­teers.

7. “Se­ri­ously, ev­ery time you come out in sup­port of Trump you ex­pe­ri­ence a mas­sive back­lash. Why do you keep putting your hand back on the hot stove?” – Who was the re­cip­i­ent of this an­gry email?

(a) Kanye West. (b) Leo Varad­kar. (c) Roseanne Barr. (d) Boris John­son.

8. Who is the odd one out?

(a) Rory Gal­lagher. (b) So­nia O’Sul­li­van. (c) Roy Keane. (d) Mother Jones.

9. Akira Kura­sawi’s The Seven Samu­rai was voted best- ever for­eign lan­guage film in a BBC poll. Which English-speak­ing clas­sic repli­cated the plot?

(a) The Mag­nif­i­cent Seven. (b) The Dirty Dozen. (c) Some Like It Hot. (d) The Ital­ian Job.

10 Belfast’s Wind­sor Park is in the run­ning to host which tour­na­ment in 2021?

(a) Cham­pi­ons League Fi­nal. (b) Europa League Fi­nal. (c) Women’s Cham­pi­ons League Fi­nal. (d) Uefa Su­per Cup.

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