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Welcome to the Wikinews World News Quiz, giving you a chance to test your knowledge on this week's news.

Last Updated: March 9, 2008

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1.
Rafael Correa.
Image: Roosewelt Pinheiro/Abr.
At a Latin American summit, several South American leaders ended their dispute that had started with the killing of a FARC leader. One of the Presidents involved in the dispute was Rafael Correa, President of which country?
Venezuela
Colombia
Ecuador
See South American leaders end border dispute
Nicaragua

2. After Barack Obama's win in the Wyoming caucus, how big was his lead over Hillary Clinton?

Just 1% of delegates allocated so far
Little over 2% of delegates allocated so far
Almost 4% of delegates allocated so far
Obama has 110 delegates more than Clinton, with 3046 delegates allocated so far. See Obama wins Wyoming caucus
Nearly 8% of delegates allocated so far

3.
Bush with CIA director Michael Hayden (right) and Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte (left).
U.S. President George W. Bush vetoed a bill prohibiting the use of waterboarding by the C.I.A. . Which of the following is not true about waterboarding?
The subject is inclined on the back with the head downwards
It elicits the gag reflex
CIA officers subjecting themselves to the technique sustained it for no longer than 14 seconds
The immediate physical effects are severe but the long term psychological effects are limited
Waterboarding could lead to panic attacks, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. See President Bush vetoes CIA waterboarding ban

4. Tony Blair declard this week: "The man famous for saying 'no' will go down in history for saying 'yes'." He was commenting on the retirement of which Northern Ireland politician?

The First Minister of Northern Ireland
See Northern Ireland's Ian Paisley to resign and retire
The leader of Sinn Fein
The Irish Taoiseach
The former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

5. International arms dealer Viktor Bout was arrested in Thailand. The "Merchant of Death" allegedly delivered weapons to the regime of Charles Taylor in which African country?

Sierra Leone
Liberia
See International arms dealer Viktor Bout arrested in Thailand
Angola
Somalia

6.
Paul Watson in 2005.
Image: David w ng.
Anti-whaling protester Paul Watson accused Japanese whale hunters of shooting at him. Watson is the captain of the vessel named after whom?
Steve "Crocodile Hunter" Irwin
See Protester says Japanese whalers shot him
Robert "The Deer Hunter" De Niro
Charles Darwin
Herman Melville

7. South African sprinter Philip Rabinowitz died at which age?

89
91
95
104
See South African sprinter Philip Rabinowitz dies at age 104

8. The Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta in Canada was elected for its __ consecutive time...

11th
See Conservatives in Alberta, Canada re-elected 11th consecutive time
8th
6th
4th

9.
290 Smurfs during a previous record in San Francisco in May 2006.
Image: Jesse Hull.
A British university fell short of Smurfs for a Smurf gathering world record. At what number does the current record stand?
451
720
884
See British university falls short of Smurf gathering world record
1640

10. Vietnam has recently banned which pets?

Cats
Dogs
Snakes
Hamsters
See Vietnam bans pet hamsters

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