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Test your knowledge of current affairs with our fun news quiz...

on 7th April 2006

Test your knowledge of current affairs with our fun news quiz...


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


1. A swan was found to be infected with ____________ on a farm in Fife, Scotland.

    a bad cold

    bird flu



2. Credit card companies were ordered by the Office of Fair Trading to cut their fee for late payments to a minimum of ____________.






3. In a move that will change our high streets forever, it was announced that ____________ will be moving all their business online and that their stores will be replaced by Currys.digital.



    PC World



4. Prime Minister Tony Blair and Chancellor Gordon Brown attempted to put ____________ at the launch of Labour's local election campaign in London.

    up with each other

    on a bet for the Grand National

    the kettle on for a nice cup of tea

    on a united front


5. Pop legend Gene Pitney died suddenly aged 65. His classic songs include "Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart" and "24 Hours From ____________".




    the nearest cash point


6. TV presenter Davina announced that she is four months pregnant with her third child.


7. Over a people were protesting on the streets of Paris in France against the government's new employment law, the First Employment Contract (CPE).


8. Business news: cable provider NTL agreed to pay £962.4m for ____________. This will enable them to offer customers a so-called "quadplay" deal, which will include fixed line telephone, broadband internet access, cable TV and mobile phone services all in the same package.



    Virgin Mobile



9. Around the country practical jokers were out in force last Saturday because it was ____________.

    April Food Day

    April Silliness Day

    April Fun Day

    April Fool's Day


10. ____________ reached the semi-finals of the Champions League with a 0-0 draw against Juventus at the Stadio delle Alpi in Turin. They will face Spanish side Villareal in two weeks' time.

    Derby County



    Belper Town


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