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1. One of these news sto­ries is fake. Which one?

(a) A “lost” Pi­casso found in a for­est turned out to have been a fake planted there as part of a the­atri­cal pro­duc­tion about art forgery.

(b) A Ger­man teenager was banned from driv­ing – 49 min­utes af­ter get­ting his driver’s li­cence.

(c) Lecturers at a univer­sity have been told not to use cap­i­tal let­ters for fear of scar­ing the stu­dents.

(d) Don­ald Trump has or­dered troops into the re­mote is­land of Sen­tinel af­ter a spear-wield­ing tribe killed an Amer­i­can tourist.

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

(a) Martin O’Neill

(b) Scout­ing

(c) Saudi Ara­bia

(d) DUP

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

(a) Half of boys aged eight are play­ing over-18 video games.

(b) Ir­ish peo­ple would have to pay ¤1,500 a year car­bon tax in or­der for Ire­land to meet its emis­sions tar­gets.

(c) Par­ents of new­borns will be able to take 14 weeks paid parental leave from 2021.

(d) 200 stu­dents in Belfast staged a walk­out over Theresa May’s draft Brexit deal.

5. Fill in this head­line:

Surge in _____ af­ter Brexit vote

(a) Racist tweets.

(b) An­tide­pres­sant pre­scrip­tions.

(c) Al­co­hol sales.

(d) Sales of Union Jacks.

6. Af­ter the suc­cess of Bo­hemian Rhap­sody, El­ton John is get­ting the biopic treat­ment in new movie Rock­et­man. Who is don­ning the gi­ant shades and feather boa?

(a) Taron Eger­ton

(b) Tom Hardy

(c) Ed­die Red­mayne

(d) Bene­dict Cum­ber­batch

7. Brex­i­teer Michael Gove took a quiz to find out who was his Game of Thrones “soul­mate”. Which char­ac­ter do you think it was?

(a) Jof­frey Baratheon

(b) Jon Snow

(c) Pe­tyr Bael­ish

(d) Tyrion Lan­nis­ter

8. Da­mon Al­barn’s band The Good, The Bad & The Queen have re­leased a “Brexit-themed al­bum”. What’s it called?

(a) Olde Coun­try

(b) Sep­tic Isle

(c) Mer­rie Land

(d) Al­bion the Next Plane Outta Here

9. Ir­ish peo­ple do what an av­er­age of 55 times a day, ac­cord­ing to a sur­vey?

(a) Think about sex.

(b) Look at their smart­phone.

(c) Look at them­selves in the mir­ror.

(d) Give out about Don­ald Trump.

10. The Ex­pat City Rank­ing 2018 has placed Dublin as the worst city to find what?

(a) Cheap drink.

(b) Love.

(c) Af­ford­able hous­ing.

(d) Park­ing spa­ces.

3. Who is this?

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