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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: September 16, 2007

Quiz[edit]

1

A U.S. soldier and Iraqi police officers.
On Monday, the General commanding the U.S. forces in Iraq announced a possible withdrawal of 30000 troops by the summer of 2008. Who is the chief U.S. officer in Iraq?

General Davidson
General Petraeus
General Casey
General Ward

2 The Prime Minister of Japan resigned this week. What was his name?

Heika Akihito
Hirohito Naruhito
Nobutaka Machimura
Shinzo Abe

3

Asafa Powell.
Image: Jonas Witt.
Jamaican runner Asafa Powell set a new world record last Sunday, for what distance?

100m
500m
1000m
Marathon

4 Which country was rocked by multiple earthquakes this week?

Indonesia
Thailand
Japan
China

5 What former Philippine President was found guilty of plunder this week?

Joseph Estrada
Gloria Arroyo
Fidel V. Ramos
Miriam Defensor Santiago

6 Which U.K. bank this week got emergency support from the Bank of England?

HSBC
Bank of Scotland
Northern Rock
Barclays Bank

7


Image: IRIN.
In what African country is opposition leader Ernest Bai Koroma ahead in the presidential run-off elections?

South Africa
Zimbabwe
Sierra Leone
Togo

8 Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov resigned on Wednesday. What reason did he cite?

He wanted President Putin to be able to make important choices, like personnel.
He was compromised in corruption scandals.
He disagrees with President Putin over internal Russian affairs.
He will not stand in the upcoming elections.

9 On Monday, the Cassini space probe flew by Saturn's moon Iapetus. What is so special about that moon?

It resembles "Death Star" from the Star Wars series
One side is much darker than the other side
Previous photographs showed possible lakes on the moon
The moon has another satellite orbiting it

10 What disease did the World Health Organisation send people to investigate in the Democratic Republic of Congo?

Bubonic plague
Ebola
Dysentery
Malaria