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 woman has been jailed for caus­ing crim­i­nal dam­age to a packet of Pringles

(b) A south Dublin foot­ball club faked the death of one of its play­ers to get a match post­poned

(c) Un­der the new US visa deal, Ir­ish ap­pli­cants will have their Twit­ter his­tory checked for anti-Trump tweets

(d) A gi­ant cow weigh­ing a whop­ping 1,400kg has been spared the abat­toir be­cause he’s too big to fit into the ma­chin­ery

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

(a) Storm Diana (b) Cy­ber Mon­day (c) Toy Show (d) De­nis Naugh­ten

(a) Bank of Ire­land is sell­ing off eight of its branches for a to­tal of ¤10m

(b) Cash buy­ers can save up to 50 per cent on the price of a house

(c) More than 1,000 pa­tients in Ire­land have sued med­i­cal de­vices firm DePuy over faulty hip re­place­ments

(d) The EU’s new bag­gage rules are ex­pected to cost Ir­ish re­gional air­ports ¤4m

5. Fill in this head­line: re­search finds older peo­ple’s ----- in­creases with age

(a) Sex­ual ap­petite (b) Qual­ity of life (c) Sense of hu­mour (d) Danc­ing skill 6. Pogues leader Shane MacGowan mar­ried his long-term fi­ancée Vic­to­ria Mary Clarke in a cer­e­mony in Copen­hagen this week. Who was the guest of honour? (a) Johnny Depp (b) Keith Richards ( above) (c) Rus­sell Crowe (d) Daniel O’Don­nell 7. The Mars InSight lan­der suc­cess­fully landed on Mars, but its first pho­to­graph was a lit­tle hazy. Why? (a) Lens cap left on (b) Sud­den dust storm (c) Cam­era out of fo­cus (d) Mar­tians tam­pered with set­tings 8. Film di­rec­tor Bernardo Ber­tolucci has died aged 77. His most no­to­ri­ous movie,

Last Tango in Paris, fa­mously used which fridge item? (a) Moz­zarella (b) But­ter (c) Ketchup (d) Hum­mus 9. Ire­land is in 10th place in the Le­ga­tum Pros­per­ity Rank­ings, scor­ing high on a num­ber of “pil­lars of pros­per­ity”. On which pil­lar did Ire­land score its low­est rank­ing? (a) Safety and se­cu­rity (b) Health (c) Busi­ness en­vi­ron­ment (d) Nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment 10. Which uniquely Ir­ish pas­time has been given Unesco spe­cial cul­tural sta­tus? (a) Set-danc­ing (b) Sean-nós singing (c) Hurl­ing and camo­gie (d) Bog-snorkelling

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

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