Tuesday, 9 August 2011


Current affairs round from 7th August 2011

  1. Box office figures for Deathly Hallows: Part 2 have surpassed $1bn. Which of the Potter films came a close second with takings of $974.8m?
  2. According to research carried out by media regulator Ofcom, what percentage of teenagers describe themselves as 'highly addicted' to their smartphones?
  3. Who did England play yesterday in a rugby World Cup warm up game?
  4. Which puppet attacked Paul Daniels with a pizza this week?
  5. British bargain shopping chain Poundland is to branch out into Ireland and mainland Europe, only with a new name. What will its non-UK shops be called?
  6. East Wick, Sweetwater, Pudding Mill were names chosen for new neighbourhoods where this week?
  7. Which US comidienne revealed a desire to run for presidency next year?
  8. What was the USA’s credit rating dropped to yesterday?
  9. The shooting by Police of which 29-year-old man prompted last night’s Tottenham Riots?
  10. NASA launched its Juno probe this week. It’s on a 5 year mission to explore which planet?
  11. Who scored the first goal for Man City in today’s charity shield match?
  12. This week in 1974 which US President resigned?
  1. Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone
  2. 60%
  3. Wales
  4. Sooty
  5. Dealz
  6. Olympic Site
  7. Rosanne Barr
  8. AA+
  9. Mark Duggen
  10. Jupiter
  11. Joleon Lescott
  12. President Nixon

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