Have I got fake news for you

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

(a) A nine-year-old boy has con­vinced the lead­ers of a small town to over­turn a cen­tury-old ban on snow­ball fights

(b) A ho­tel chain is of­fer­ing a “selfie ser­vice”, in which In­sta­gram celebri­ties take pho­tos of guests’ hol­i­days and post them on so­cial me­dia

(c) Nige­ria’s pres­i­dent has de­nied he is dead and been re­placed by an im­poster

(d)A group has called for Christ­mas pop songs to be banned be­cause they set up un­rea­son­able ex­pec­ta­tions of snow, do­mes­tic har­mony and peace on Earth

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

(a) Abor­tion Bill (b) Le­gal ad­vice (c) Christ­mas lights (d) Feeder schools

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

(a) Ire­land im­ported 14,000 tonnes of Bri­tish pota­toes last year

(b) Brexit will af­fect ¤19m worth of im­ports from the UK, ac­cord­ing to the CSO

(c) The Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion spent ¤1.8m post­ing pa­per payslips in 2017

(d) The FAI has been al­lo­cated just 300 tick­ets to Ire­land’s first Euro 2020 qual­i­fy­ing match next March

5. Fill in this head­line: ---- driven round the U-bend

(a) Plumbers (b) Wash­room at­ten­dants (c) En­vi­ron­men­tal­ists (d) Su­per­bugs

6. Who sang Silent Night to for­mer US pres­i­dent Ge­orge HW Bush on his deathbed?

(a) Michael Bublé (b) Ro­nan Ty­nan (c) Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (d) Ozzy Os­bourne

7. Po­lice were called af­ter whose Ger­man shep­herd dog was al­leged to have at­tacked a flock of sheep and killed a preg­nant ewe?

(a) Clau­dia Schif­fer (b) Kanye West (c) Ryan Gosling (d) Ser­ena Wil­liams

8. What was Taoiseach Leo Varad­kar ac­cused of do­ing at a Kylie Minogue concert on Mon­day night?

(a) The Lo­co­mo­tion (b) Get­ting a free meal and not tip­ping the 3Arena wait staff

(c) Us­ing the Gov­ern­ment jet to fly his friends in for the gig

(d) Singing loudly along to Kylie’s hits and an­noy­ing other con­cert­go­ers

9. What are the French anti-fuel tax pro­test­ers known as?

(a) Red army (b) Blue bri­gade (c) Yel­low vests (d) Yel­low bel­lies

10. Which artist was top of the Spo­tify charts in Ire­land in 2018?

(a) Post Malone (b) Dua Lipa (c) Drake (d) Anne-Marie

3. Who is this?

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