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September 2008: Quiz


Question 1: North Korean leader ________ is said by Chinese authorities to be suffering irregular convulsions following a stroke which kept him from attending the country's 60th anniversary celebration.
Kim Jong-ilJucheKorean reunificationKim Il-sung

Question 2:
  • British bank Lloyds TSB completes a £12.2bn takeover of rival ________, the UK's largest mortgage lender.
    Alliance & LeicesterHBOSNorthern RockBradford & Bingley

Question 3: The President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez gives the United States ambassador 72 hours to leave Venezuela in part to show solidarity with the President ________ who recently expelled the U.S.
Simón BolívarAndrés de Santa CruzEvo MoralesJorge Quiroga

Question 4: Xinhua reports that 20 people are trapped in a coal mine in the ________ province of China following flooding.
HenanQi County, KaifengXingyangDengzhou

Question 5: ________, one of the contractors, is known also for training the Croatian military in 1995 'prior to their invasion of the ethnically-Serbian Krajina region, which led to the displacement of 200,000 refugees'.
Defense Intelligence AgencyUnited States ArmyMilitary Professional Resources Inc.Bosnia and Herzegovina

Question 6: A mudslide caused by an illegal mine in ________ province in China kills 254 people.
HebeiYu County, ShanxiShanxiPingyao

Question 7: ________ decides to sell Gatwick Airport following a recent ruling by the United Kingdom Competition Commission.
London Heathrow AirportBAA LimitedAberdeen AirportLondon Gatwick Airport

Question 8: The ________ classifies Haumea as the fifth dwarf planet in the Solar System and names it after the Hawaiian goddess of childbirth and fertility.
ParisMoscowInternational Astronomical UnionRome

Question 9: A Thai court rules that Prime Minister ________ must be removed from office for receiving payment for appearing on a television cooking show.
Thaksin ShinawatraAbhisit VejjajivaSamak SundaravejSomchai Wongsawat

Question 10: Six men have been found guilty of terrorism-related offences in Melbourne, ________.
AustraliaBarbadosCanadaUnited Kingdom

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