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Kiwi Kids News - Set 1 - 2011		Kiwi Kids News - Set 1 - 2011 Presentation Transcript

  • Kiwi Kids NewsCurrent Events ChallengeQUESTIONS 2011 Set 1
  • 1. The 83rd Academy Awards were held in what city?a. New Yorkb. Los Angelesc. Washingtond. Las Vegas
  • 2. What is the name of the Egyptian President who was over thrown earlier this year?a. Hosni Mubarakb. AbasiAdomc. Medhat Selahd. MostafaKamel
  • 3. MoammarGadhafi is the leader of what country?a. Zimbabweb. Turkeyc. Sudand. Libya
  • 4. Which Australian State was devastated by floods in January?a. Queenslandb. NSWc. Sth Australiad. Victoria
  • 5. What Asian nation suffered a 8.9 magnitude earthquake?a. Thailandb. Koreac. Japand. Laos
  • 6. What was the name of the cyclone which hit Brisbane earlier this year?a. Williamb. Yasic. Katrinad. Sunflower
  • 7. Who is this person who celebrated 21 years of freedom on the 11th February?a. Michael Jordanb. Barak Obamac. Mike Moored. Nelson Mandela
  • 8. Who is Prince William’s fiancé?a. Ruth Fordb. Kate Winsletc. Kate Middletond. Rachel Smith
  • 9. What movie won the ‘Best Film’ award at the Academy Awards?a. Toy Story 3b. The King’s Speechc. Inceptiond. True Grit
  • 10. What is the name of Lady Gaga’s recent single that has a 7minute video?a. Starstruckb. Poker Facec. Bad Romanced. Born this Way
  • 11. Who won the New Zealand Ironman Champs held in Taupo?a. Cameron Brownb. Hamish Carterc. TerenzoBozzone
  • 12. How many teams are competing in the 2011 Super Rugby competition?a. 15b. 9c. 12d. 14
  • 13. Which American NFL team won the 2011 Super Bowl?a. Giantsb. Packersc. Steelersd. Colts
  • 14. Who did the Silver Ferns (New Zealand Netball Team) play earlier this year?a. Australiab. Fijic. Englandd. Samoa
  • 15. Who won the Wellington Rugby Sevens Competition?a. Fijib. Samoac. New Zealandd. England
  • 16. Who won the supreme award at the Halberg’s Sport Awards?a. All Whitesb. Ritchie McCawc. All Blacksd. MahyDrysdale
  • 17. What is the nickname of the Wellington based Football team that plays in Australia?a. Knightsb. Phoenix c. Unitedd. Rangers
  • 18. This lady won the Halberg Sportswoman of the Year for the 5th time in a row. What is her name?a. Lindsay Vonnb. Irene Van Dykec. Valarie Adamsd. Joanne Henry
  • 19. Who is captaining the Black Caps in the Cricket World Cup?a. John Wrightb. Daniel Vetorric. Ross Taylord. Brendon McCullum
  • 20. What was the name of the former World Number 1 tennis star who played in Auckland in the ASB Classic?a. Kim Clijstersb. Milli Smithc. Maria Sharapovad. Kate Knight
  • 21. Who is the MP who has been expelled from the Maori Party?a. Pita Sharplesb. Simon Bridgesc. Hone Harawirad. Ruth Dyson
  • 22. What complaint forced Sir Peter Jackson into hospital?a. Broken legb. Stomach upsetc. Shinglesd. Sunburn
  • 23. What colour did Air New Zealand paint one of their planes to show their support for Rugby World Cup 2011?a. Blackb. Greenc. Yellowd. Hot Pink
  • 25. Because of the Christchurch earthquake what national event has been put on hold?a. Electionb. Censusc. Red Nose Dayd. Easter
  • 24. What was the magnitude of the earthquake which hit Canterbury on the 22nd February?a. 6.3b. 4.9c. 7.9d. 6.1
  • 26. How many earthquakes has Christchurch suffered since September 2010 ?a. 40b. 400c. 40,000d. 4,000
  • 27. What is the name of the process where water rises through soil to form murky soup?a. Liquid mudb. Liqificationc. Diversificationd. Distillation
  • 28. Who is this person?a. Simon Barnettb. John Keyc. Gerry Brownleed. Bob Parker
  • 29. How deep underground was the Christchurch earthquake?a. 15kmb. 5kmc. 50kmd. unknown
  • 30. What day is celebrated on the 6th February each year in New Zealand?a. Waitangi Dayb. 1st Day of schoolc. Beach Dayd. Red Nose Day
  • 31. Ritchie McCaw has had an operation on which body part?a. Fingerb. Toec. Nosed. Arm
  • 32. Labour leader Phil Goff started the year with a new look. What had he done?a. Dyed his hairb. Wore a new suitc. Applied fake tand. Grown a moustache
  • 33. What has the British Prime Minister bought and put into his house?a. New carpetb. A Catc. 42cm Plasma TVd. A Sauna
  • 34. How did Lady Gaga make her entrance at the Grammy Awards?a. On a bikeb. In a carc. In a fake eggd. She ran in
  • 35. Where did 3 astronauts complete a mock 500 day space trip to Mars?a. India b. Englandc. USAd. Russia
  • 36. In America, Philadelphia, Bakersfield and Fresno have been announced as the most..a. Toxic b. Beautifulc. Spaciousd. Las Vegas
  • 37. Who forgot the words to the USA National Anthem at the Super Bowl?a. Madonna b. Britney Spears c. Christina Aguilerad. Bono
  • 38. What kind of comic sold for $1.1m at an auction in America?a. Spidermanb. Batmanc. The Hulkd. Charlie Brown
  • 39. How many couples got married at the Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day?a. 14 b. 4c. 300d. 87
  • 40. A rock that fell through a house during the Christchurch Earthquake sold for how much on Trade Me?a. $500 b. $60,000c. $2,000d. $10,000
  • Kiwi Kids NewsCurrent Events ChallengeANSWERS 2011 Set 1
  • 1. The 83rd Academy Awards were held in what city?b. Los Angeles
  • 2. What is the name of the Egyptian President who was over thrown earlier this year?a. Hosni Mubarak
  • 3. MoammarGadhafi is the leader of what country?d. Libya
  • 4. Which Australian State was devastated by floods in January?a. Queensland
  • 5. What Asian nation suffered a 8.9 magnitude earthquake?c. Japan
  • 6. What was the name of the cyclone which hit Brisbane earlier this year?b. Yasi
  • 7. Who is this person who celebrated 21 years of freedom on the 11th February?d. Nelson Mandela
  • 8. Who is Prince William’s fiancé?c. Kate Middleton
  • 9. What movie won the ‘Best Film’ award at the Academy Awards?b. The King’s Speech
  • 10. What is the name of Lady Gaga’s recent single that has a 7minute video?d. Born this Way
  • 11. Who won the New Zealand Ironman Champs held in Taupo?a. Cameron Brown
  • 12. How many teams are competing in the 2011 Super Rugby competition?a. 15
  • 13. Which American NFL team won the 2011 Super Bowl?b. Packers
  • 14. Who did the Silver Ferns (New Zealand Netball Team) play earlier this year?c. England
  • 15. Who won the Wellington Rugby Sevens Competition?c. New Zealand
  • 16. Who won the supreme award at the Halberg’s Sport Awards?a. All Whites
  • 17. What is the nickname of the Wellington based Football team that plays in Australia?b. Phoenix
  • 18. This lady won the Halberg Sportswoman of the Year for the 5th time in a row. What is her name?c. Valarie Adams
  • 19. Who is captaining the Black Caps in the Cricket World Cup?b. Daniel Vetorri
  • 20. What was the name of the former World Number 1 tennis star who played in Auckland in the ASB Classic?c. Maria Sharapova
  • 21. Who is the MP who has been expelled from the Maori Party?c. Hone Harawira
  • 22. What complaint forced Sir Peter Jackson into hospital?b. Stomach upset
  • 23. What colour did Air New Zealand paint one of their planes to show their support for Rugby World Cup 2011?a. Black
  • 24. What was the magnitude of the earthquake which hit Canterbury on the 22nd February?a. 6.3
  • 25. Because of the Christchurch earthquake what national event has been put on hold?b. Census
  • 26. How many earthquakes has Christchurch suffered since September 2010 ?d. 4,000
  • 27. What is the name of the process where water rises through soil to form murky soup?b. Liqification
  • 28. Who is this person?d. Bob Parker
  • 29. How deep underground was the Christchurch earthquake?b. 5km
  • 30. What day is celebrated on the 6th February each year in New Zealand?a. Waitangi Day
  • 31. Ritchie McCaw has had an operation on which body part?b. Toe
  • 32. Labour leader Phil Goff started the year with a new look. What had he done?a. Dyed his hair
  • 33. What has the British Prime Minister bought and put into his house?b. A Cat
  • 34. How did Lady Gaga make her entrance at the Grammy Awards?c. In a fake egg
  • 35. Where did 3 astronauts complete a mock 500 day space trip to Mars?d. Russia
  • 36. In America, Philadelphia, Bakersfield and Fresno have been announced as the most..a. Toxic
  • 37. Who forgot the words to the USA National Anthem at the Super Bowl?c. Christina Aguilera
  • 38. What kind of comic sold for $1.1m at an auction in America?a. Spiderman
  • 39. How many couples got married at the Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day?a. 14
  • 40. A rock that fell through a house during the Christchurch Earthquake sold for how much on Trade Me?b. $60,000