Have I got fake news for you
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?