The Brainy Global News Quiz 6 October 2017Quizzes | 0 comments Welcome to The Brainy Global News Challenge 7 October 2017Test your knowledge of English vocabulary with this quiz about the events of this week. This quiz is designed to go beyond the usual type of news questions and challenge your general knowledge and depth of current vocabulary. GEOGRAPHY: This week saw a tumultuous referendum in Catalonia. The region voted to gain independence from Spain. Where exactly is the region of Catalonia? A. B. C. D. CRIME AND PUNISHMENT: The American football superstar from the 1980s, O.J. Simpson, was released on parole this week after serving 9 years of a 33 year sentence for armed robbery. His first trial in 1994 was followed on TV by a captivated global audience of more than 150 million viewers and finally after an 8 month trial he was found not guilty. What was this first charge against him? Double homicide. Bank robbery. Shop lifting. Fraud. CINEMA: This week saw the release of the cult film, Blade Runner 2049. This is the sequel to the first film which was released 35 years ago. Calculate the exact year. 1979 1981 1982 1985 AMERICAN CONSTITUTION: In the wake of the shocking shooting in Las Vegas, anti-gun control supporters cited the 2nd Amendment to justify their rights to own guns. What does the 2nd amendment actually say? All citizens have the right to own guns in order to protect themselves. It is the basic right of all Americans to bear arms if they have an approved license. Arms, being essential to self protection, it is therefore the right of all citizens to bear weapons. A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. SOCIETY: The French government passed a ground breaking law concerning body image in advertising. What was it ? Any advertising photos showing women must mention their real weight. All commercials should feature the equal number of men and women. Any advertising images in which a body of the model has been modified must bear a warning message , "image retouched". Only women over the age of 18 will be permitted in TV commercials, magazines and bill board posters. ...AND THE WINNER IS ...: This week the Nobel prizes for physics, medicine, literature and peace were awarded. All the awards, except the peace prize, are awarded by the Swedish Nobel Committee. Where is the peace prize awarded from? Amsterdam Oslo Copehagen Helsinki R.I.P. This week the American singer/songwriter Tom Petty died suddenly at the age of 66. What was the name of his group? The Heartbreakers. The Moonrakers. The Boneshakers. The Songmakers. BLACK CABS TURN GREEN : This headline appeared in the press this week. What does it refer to ? The Black Sea is plagued by algae. Electric black taxis in London will replace petrol driven taxis. In the UK green tea is now more popular than black tea. Green is the new Black. MEDICINE: This week the anti-flu vaccination has been available across Europe. What are the classic symptoms of flu? A high temperature, red eyes, swollen ankles. Aching muscles, red spots, ear ache. A red rash, sneezing and a high temperature. A headache, aching muscles, a high temperature but feeling cold. ENVIRONMENT: This week the Our Oceans Conference was held in Malta. Check out the website: https://ourocean2017.org. World leaders and experts in ocean pollution raised the urgent issue of the deteriorating quality of the seas and marine life due to plastic pollution. It takes about 450 years for a plastic bottle to biodegrade on land. What happens to plastics in water? Plastics dissolve completely. Plastics break down into small particles called micro-plastic and are consumed by marine life. Plastics become toxic when in contact with salt water and these chemicals kill marine life.. Plastics sink to the bottom of the oceans and disturb the natural flow of the waves.Related posts:The lights went out25 Off The Wall Facts about FranceThe Great big EFLPodBlog David Bowie fanatic's qui...Can you name these world cities from a single pict...Christmas Songs - Introductions QuizUK Election Quiz - for those who have wondered wha...2 SharesShare2TweetSharePin Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.