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) A Ger­man town has set up Elvis-themed pedes­trian lights

(b) Pedes­tri­ans in a small town in Ger­many en­coun­tered a choco­late-cov­ered street after a spillage at a nearby sweet fac­tory

(c) The Ital­ian gov­ern­ment is to plead with teach­ers not to give their pupils ex­ces­sive home­work over Christ­mas

(d) Coro­na­tion Street and EastEn­ders will air Brexit-themed episodes on Christ­mas Day, with char­ac­ters bick­er­ing over the UK’s de­par­ture from the EU

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

(a) Con­fi­dence vote

(b) Stras­bourg

(c) Na­tional Ma­ter­nity Hos­pi­tal

(d) Con­fi­dence and sup­ply

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

(a) The rich­est 10 per cent cause one-third of life­style car­bon emis­sions

(b) Ir­ish eco­nomic growth could be al­most halved by a hard Brexit, ac­cord­ing to ESRI

(c) Pub­lic sec­tor pensions are worth 80 per cent more than those in pri­vate sec­tor

(d) Fos­sil fuel ac­counted for 90 per cent of en­ergy usage in Ire­land in 2107, ac­cord­ing to SEAI

5. Fill in this head­line:

Christ­mas shop­pers face --- this week­end

(a) Huge queues

(b) Ma­jor toy short­ages

(c) Se­vere wind and rain

(d) Mas­sive price hikes

6. Ire­land has been ranked worst coun­try in the EU for what?

(a) Cli­mate ac­tion

(b) Lan­guage skills

(c) In­fra­struc­ture

(d) Health ser­vices

7. Which is the most streamed 20th­cen­tury song?

(a) Smells Like Teen Spirit

(b) Sweet Child O’Mine

(c) Bo­hemian Rhap­sody

(d) Agadoo

8. Cher has an­nounced her first gigs in 15 years, with a date at the 3Arena. Her 1999 song Be­lieve is cred­ited with kick­ing off what tech­no­log­i­cal in­no­va­tion?

(a) Stream­ing

(b) Au­to­tune

(c) Im­mer­sive video

(d) Loss­less com­pres­sion

9. A video mock­ing Theresa May’s Brexit deal fea­tured May as which iconic fic­tional char­ac­ter?

(a) Darth Vader

(b) Gol­lum

(c) Fred­die Krueger

(d) Mr Bean

10. Who was the most-googled per­son in the UK in 2018 (don’t google it, now!)

(a) Ant McPartlin

(b) Rox­anne Pal­let

(c) Meghan Markle

(d) Demi Lo­vato

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