Quiz of the week

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) An air­line ac­ci­den­tally sold busi­ness class tick­ets worth $16,000 for just $675

(b) Net­flix has pleaded with sub­scribers not to take the “Bird Box chal­lenge”, in which peo­ple go around blind­folded like the San­dra Bul­lock char­ac­ters

(c) China is plan­ning to launch a “fake moon” into space to brighten up the night sky

(d) EastEn­ders is plan­ning to bring more char­ac­ters back from the dead, and will dismiss the last 20 years of the soap as “just a dream”.

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

(a) Shut­down (b) New Year (c) Ap­ple (d) Manch­ester City 3. Who is this?

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

(a) Nama is on tar­get to de­liver a ¤3.5bn sur­plus by the time it winds down

(b) The new Jed­dah Tower in Saudi Ara­bia will be the first sky­scraper to pass the 1km mark

(c) Tourism fig­ures are ex­pected to rise 12% for 2019

(d) A per­son who hacked into the Luas web­site has de­manded a ran­som of 1 bit­coin

5. Fill in this head­line: Mitt Rom­ney says Don­ald Trump is caus­ing ----

(a) Global dis­may (b) Chaos and con­fu­sion (c) Stock mar­ket jit­ters (d) An epi­demic of Twit­ter-thumb

6. Nasa has re­leased a pho­to­graph of Ul­tima Thule, a ce­les­tial ob­ject about a bil­lion miles be­yond Pluto. What is its un­usual shape?

(a) Christ­mas tree (b) Snow­man (c) Rein­deer (d) Am­phibi­ous land­ing craft

7. The Uni­ver­sal: Ad­ven­tures in Space and Time is com­ing to Dublin’s 3Arena on Feb 16. What is it?

(a) Ire­land’s first Trekkie con­ven­tion (b) Prof Brian Cox’s new sci­ence show (c) The story of Hawk­wind (d) A Blur/Bowie trib­ute act

8. The British Open will take place in July, only the se­cond time in 160 years it will be held out­side of Eng­land or Scot­land. Where will it be?

(a) Antrim (b) Caernar­von (c) Gi­bral­tar (d) The in­de­pen­dent monar­chy of Brex­i­ta­nia

9. Ac­tor Bob Ein­stein aka Marty Funkhouser in Curb Your En­thu­si­asm has died aged 76. What fa­mous com­edy char­ac­ter did he cre­ate in the 1970s?

(a) Mr Bill (b) The Un­known Comic (c) Chuck Stein­hof­fer III (d) Su­per Dave Os­borne

10. A new en­ergy scan­dal looms in Stor­mont which could dwarf the “cash for ash” con­tro­versy. What has New­ton Emer­son named it?

(a) Dough for glow (b) Moo for poo (c) Bung for Dung (d) Wedge for veg

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