Test Your Research Skills

on 19th August 2005

 

Test your knowledge of current affairs with our top news quiz:

 

1. What day was 19th August 2005?

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Saturday

 

2. A' Level students were celebrating because almost a of them have been awarded A Grades this year.

 

3. James Blunt was at no.1 in the singles chart for the fifth week in a row with ...

    You're Great.

    You're Acceptable.

    You're Not bad.

    You're Beautiful.

 

4. Police announced that there is going to be a national database which records pictures of criminals' ...

    scars and tattoos.

    favourite holiday destinations.

    motor vehicles.

    friends and relatives.

 

5. At Sainsbury's, a pack of two boneless salmon fillets was on offer (buy 1 get 1 free). What was the price for a single pack?

    4.99

    5.99

    6.99

    7.49

 

6. Researchers at Harvard Medical School announced that girls who ate chips regularly were more likely to get ____________ than those who didn't.

    stomach ulcers

    breast cancer

    bullied

    poor exam results

 

7. The Royal Mint launched a competition to find new designs for ...

    the shape of British coins.

    a waterproof cash machine.

    the reverse side of British coins.

    an invisible chewing gum.

 

8. There was bad news for ___________ on the tiny Outer Hebridean islands of North Uist and Benbecula. In an effort to control their number, they are going to be shot by conservationists.

    hedgehogs

    tortoises

    rabbits

    litter-louts

 

9. Pope Benedict XVI was in ____________, on his first foreign visit since becoming Pope in April this year.

    Austria

    Germany

    Denmark

    Italy

 

10. Pop star Madonna was recovering, after breaking a collarbone and cracking several ribs whilst ____________ on her 47th birthday.

    water-skiing

    bungee-jumping

    horse-riding

    playing Su Doku

 

11. Hollywood star Rob Lowe was starring in "A Few Good Men" at the ____________ in London's West End.

    London Palladium

    Palace Theatre

    Adelphi

    Theatre Royal Haymarket

 

12. On BBC 1 there was a primetime repeat for "My Family" while ITV 1 countered with a repeat of "Foyle's ____________".

    Life

    War

    Bookshop

    Follies

 

13. The England football squad was down in the dumps after a 4-1 defeat in a friendly against ____________ on Wednesday night.

    France

    Denmark

    Spain

    San Marino

 

14. In London the weather was overcast and the temperature was around ...

    8C.

    19C.

    29C.

    34C.

 

15. Anthony was still celebrating after winning Big Brother 6 on Channel 4. What is his surname?

    

 

16. Former Northern Ireland Secretary sadly died today.

 

17. Name the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, who has been called upon to resign by the family who are mourning the death of Brazilian electrician Jean Charles de Menezes:

    

 

18. There have been accusations that A' Level exams are getting ...

    better.

    stronger.

    easier.

    harder.

 

19. It was announced that England soccer star Michael Owen and his wife Louise are expecting their ____________ child.

    first

    second

    third

    fourth

 

20. Sony's new games console - the PSP - was available to pre-order in the UK. How much will it cost?

    99.99

    149.99

    179.99

    249.99

 

 

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