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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: November 25, 2007

Quiz[edit]

1

A British teacher in Sudan was convicted of blasphemy after letting her pupils name a teddy bear after the prophet Mohammed. Which of the following were not included in her sentence?

15 days imprisonment
40 lashes
she can no longer work as a teacher in Sudan
deportation from the country

2

George W. Bush reads the joint statement, flanked by which two political leaders?
At the peace conference for the Middle East in Annapolis, U.S., which two leaders flanked George W. Bush at the reading of the joint statement (see image)?

Ismail Haniyeh and Ehud Olmert
Mahmoud Abbas and Ismail Haniyeh
Ehud Olmert and Mahmoud Abbas
Shimon Peres and Ismail Haniyeh

3

President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan gave up his post of army general last week. How long did he head the army?

7 years
9 years
11 years
13 years

4

World AIDS Day ribbon hangs from the White House on December 1, 2007.
Image: dbking.
Which of the following events did not take place as part of the December 1 World AIDS Day?

George W. Bush announced that he and the first lady will travel to sub-Saharan Africa early next year
The rock band Queen made a new song freely available from their website
Kevin Rudd promised to increase Australia's financial support to the World AIDS Campaign
In a city in China, official AIDS warning signs were put on hotel bedstands

5

On Tuesday last week, Google announced that the company would in the future start investing hundreds of millions of dollars in what?

Health information
Auto industry
Mobile telephony
Renewable energy

6

Artist's impression of Venus Express orbiting Venus. Image credit: ESA.
New data from the European Space Agency's Venus Express mission found proof of what phenomenon on the neighbouring planet?

Lakes
Rainbows
Lightning
Holes in the atmosphere

7

On Friday night, a Swiss teenage girl was shot from a distance by a man using the firearm he carries because he has what job?

Policeman
Sniper
National Intelligence officer
Soldier

8

Knievel in 1970 at his Florida home.
Image: Sean.
Daredevil "Evel" Knievel died at age 69 last week, what was his name at birth?

Kevin Knievel
Robert Craig Knievel Jr.
James Allen Knievel
Abraham Knievel

9

The draw results for the UEFA Euro 2008 championships were announced last week. Where is the tournament going to take place?

Switzerland and Austria
Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina
Czech Republic and Slovakia
Romania and Bulgaria

10

Eastern shaft of the Zasyadko coal mine.
Image: Yakudza.
A second blast hit a coal mine in Donetsk last week in which country?

Russia
Hungary
Ukraine
Slovakia