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Kiwi Kids News - Set 1 - 2011

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Kiwi Kids News - Set 1 - 2011

  1. 1. Kiwi Kids NewsCurrent Events ChallengeQUESTIONS 2011 Set 1<br />
  2. 2. 1. The 83rd Academy Awards were held in what city?a. New Yorkb. Los Angelesc. Washingtond. Las Vegas<br />
  3. 3. 2. What is the name of the Egyptian President who was over thrown earlier this year?a. Hosni Mubarakb. AbasiAdomc. Medhat Selahd. MostafaKamel<br />
  4. 4. 3. MoammarGadhafi is the leader of what country?a. Zimbabweb. Turkeyc. Sudand. Libya<br />
  5. 5. 4. Which Australian State was devastated by floods in January?a. Queenslandb. NSWc. Sth Australiad. Victoria<br />
  6. 6. 5. What Asian nation suffered a 8.9 magnitude earthquake?a. Thailandb. Koreac. Japand. Laos<br />
  7. 7. 6. What was the name of the cyclone which hit Brisbane earlier this year?a. Williamb. Yasic. Katrinad. Sunflower<br />
  8. 8. 7. Who is this person who celebrated 21 years of freedom on the 11th February?a. Michael Jordanb. Barak Obamac. Mike Moored. Nelson Mandela <br />
  9. 9. 8. Who is Prince William’s fiancé?a. Ruth Fordb. Kate Winsletc. Kate Middletond. Rachel Smith<br />
  10. 10. 9. What movie won the ‘Best Film’ award at the Academy Awards?a. Toy Story 3b. The King’s Speechc. Inceptiond. True Grit<br />
  11. 11. 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<br />
  12. 12. 11. Who won the New Zealand Ironman Champs held in Taupo?a. Cameron Brownb. Hamish Carterc. TerenzoBozzone<br />
  13. 13. 12. How many teams are competing in the 2011 Super Rugby competition?a. 15b. 9c. 12d. 14<br />
  14. 14. 13. Which American NFL team won the 2011 Super Bowl?a. Giantsb. Packersc. Steelersd. Colts<br />
  15. 15. 14. Who did the Silver Ferns (New Zealand Netball Team) play earlier this year?a. Australiab. Fijic. Englandd. Samoa<br />
  16. 16. 15. Who won the Wellington Rugby Sevens Competition?a. Fijib. Samoac. New Zealandd. England<br />
  17. 17. 16. Who won the supreme award at the Halberg’s Sport Awards?a. All Whitesb. Ritchie McCawc. All Blacksd. MahyDrysdale<br />
  18. 18. 17. What is the nickname of the Wellington based Football team that plays in Australia?a. Knightsb. Phoenix c. Unitedd. Rangers <br />
  19. 19. 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<br />
  20. 20. 19. Who is captaining the Black Caps in the Cricket World Cup?a. John Wrightb. Daniel Vetorric. Ross Taylord. Brendon McCullum<br />
  21. 21. 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<br />
  22. 22. 21. Who is the MP who has been expelled from the Maori Party?a. Pita Sharplesb. Simon Bridgesc. Hone Harawirad. Ruth Dyson <br />
  23. 23. 22. What complaint forced Sir Peter Jackson into hospital?a. Broken legb. Stomach upsetc. Shinglesd. Sunburn<br />
  24. 24. 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<br />
  25. 25. 25. Because of the Christchurch earthquake what national event has been put on hold?a. Electionb. Censusc. Red Nose Dayd. Easter<br />
  26. 26. 24. What was the magnitude of the earthquake which hit Canterbury on the 22nd February?a. 6.3b. 4.9c. 7.9d. 6.1<br />
  27. 27. 26. How many earthquakes has Christchurch suffered since September 2010 ?a. 40b. 400c. 40,000d. 4,000<br />
  28. 28. 27. What is the name of the process where water rises through soil to form murky soup?a. Liquid mudb. Liqificationc. Diversificationd. Distillation<br />
  29. 29. 28. Who is this person?a. Simon Barnettb. John Keyc. Gerry Brownleed. Bob Parker<br />
  30. 30. 29. How deep underground was the Christchurch earthquake?a. 15kmb. 5kmc. 50kmd. unknown<br />
  31. 31. 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<br />
  32. 32. 31. Ritchie McCaw has had an operation on which body part?a. Fingerb. Toec. Nosed. Arm<br />
  33. 33. 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 <br />
  34. 34. 33. What has the British Prime Minister bought and put into his house?a. New carpetb. A Catc. 42cm Plasma TVd. A Sauna<br />
  35. 35. 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<br />
  36. 36. 35. Where did 3 astronauts complete a mock 500 day space trip to Mars?a. India b. Englandc. USAd. Russia<br />
  37. 37. 36. In America, Philadelphia, Bakersfield and Fresno have been announced as the most..a. Toxic b. Beautifulc. Spaciousd. Las Vegas<br />
  38. 38. 37. Who forgot the words to the USA National Anthem at the Super Bowl?a. Madonna b. Britney Spears c. Christina Aguilerad. Bono<br />
  39. 39. 38. What kind of comic sold for $1.1m at an auction in America?a. Spidermanb. Batmanc. The Hulkd. Charlie Brown<br />
  40. 40. 39. How many couples got married at the Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day?a. 14 b. 4c. 300d. 87<br />
  41. 41. 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<br />
  42. 42. Kiwi Kids NewsCurrent Events ChallengeANSWERS 2011 Set 1<br />
  43. 43. 1. The 83rd Academy Awards were held in what city?b. Los Angeles<br />
  44. 44. 2. What is the name of the Egyptian President who was over thrown earlier this year?a. Hosni Mubarak<br />
  45. 45. 3. MoammarGadhafi is the leader of what country?d. Libya<br />
  46. 46. 4. Which Australian State was devastated by floods in January?a. Queensland<br />
  47. 47. 5. What Asian nation suffered a 8.9 magnitude earthquake?c. Japan<br />
  48. 48. 6. What was the name of the cyclone which hit Brisbane earlier this year?b. Yasi<br />
  49. 49. 7. Who is this person who celebrated 21 years of freedom on the 11th February?d. Nelson Mandela <br />
  50. 50. 8. Who is Prince William’s fiancé?c. Kate Middleton<br />
  51. 51. 9. What movie won the ‘Best Film’ award at the Academy Awards?b. The King’s Speech<br />
  52. 52. 10. What is the name of Lady Gaga’s recent single that has a 7minute video?d. Born this Way<br />
  53. 53. 11. Who won the New Zealand Ironman Champs held in Taupo?a. Cameron Brown <br />
  54. 54. 12. How many teams are competing in the 2011 Super Rugby competition?a. 15<br />
  55. 55. 13. Which American NFL team won the 2011 Super Bowl?b. Packers<br />
  56. 56. 14. Who did the Silver Ferns (New Zealand Netball Team) play earlier this year?c. England<br />
  57. 57. 15. Who won the Wellington Rugby Sevens Competition?c. New Zealand <br />
  58. 58. 16. Who won the supreme award at the Halberg’s Sport Awards?a. All Whites <br />
  59. 59. 17. What is the nickname of the Wellington based Football team that plays in Australia?b. Phoenix <br />
  60. 60. 18. This lady won the Halberg Sportswoman of the Year for the 5th time in a row. What is her name?c. Valarie Adams <br />
  61. 61. 19. Who is captaining the Black Caps in the Cricket World Cup?b. Daniel Vetorri<br />
  62. 62. 20. What was the name of the former World Number 1 tennis star who played in Auckland in the ASB Classic?c. Maria Sharapova<br />
  63. 63. 21. Who is the MP who has been expelled from the Maori Party?c. Hone Harawira<br />
  64. 64. 22. What complaint forced Sir Peter Jackson into hospital?b. Stomach upset<br />
  65. 65. 23. What colour did Air New Zealand paint one of their planes to show their support for Rugby World Cup 2011?a. Black<br />
  66. 66. 24. What was the magnitude of the earthquake which hit Canterbury on the 22nd February?a. 6.3 <br />
  67. 67. 25. Because of the Christchurch earthquake what national event has been put on hold?b. Census<br />
  68. 68. 26. How many earthquakes has Christchurch suffered since September 2010 ?d. 4,000 <br />
  69. 69. 27. What is the name of the process where water rises through soil to form murky soup?b. Liqification<br />
  70. 70. 28. Who is this person?d. Bob Parker<br />
  71. 71. 29. How deep underground was the Christchurch earthquake?b. 5km<br />
  72. 72. 30. What day is celebrated on the 6th February each year in New Zealand?a. Waitangi Day <br />
  73. 73. 31. Ritchie McCaw has had an operation on which body part?b. Toe<br />
  74. 74. 32. Labour leader Phil Goff started the year with a new look. What had he done?a. Dyed his hair <br />
  75. 75. 33. What has the British Prime Minister bought and put into his house?b. A Cat<br />
  76. 76. 34. How did Lady Gaga make her entrance at the Grammy Awards?c. In a fake egg<br />
  77. 77. 35. Where did 3 astronauts complete a mock 500 day space trip to Mars?d. Russia <br />
  78. 78. 36. In America, Philadelphia, Bakersfield and Fresno have been announced as the most..a. Toxic <br />
  79. 79. 37. Who forgot the words to the USA National Anthem at the Super Bowl?c. Christina Aguilera <br />
  80. 80. 38. What kind of comic sold for $1.1m at an auction in America?a. Spiderman <br />
  81. 81. 39. How many couples got married at the Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day?a. 14 <br />
  82. 82. 40. A rock that fell through a house during the Christchurch Earthquake sold for how much on Trade Me?b. $60,000<br />

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