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The European Union - The award has been seen as a very controversial choice.Who won the 2012 Peace Nobel Prize?

       a. Barack Obama
       b. The European Union
       c. Al Weiwei
       d. Mo Yan

Turkey - It was thought that the airplane carried Russian weapons, which proved to be false.In a recent scandal, a Syrian airplane that was headed to Damascus was forced to land in one of the nearby countries. Where did it land?

       a. Jordan
       b. Turkey
       c. Israel
       d. Azerbaijan

Three - His main opponent was senator Henrique Capriles.Hugo Chavez won the recent presidential elections in Venezuela. How many times has he won in total?

       a. Two
       b. Four
       c. Three
       d. One

Michael Schumacher - Michael is a seven-time World Champion and is generally regarded as one of the best F1 drivers of all time.Which famous Formula 1 driver has recently announced his retirement from the sport?

       a. Jarno Trulli
       b. Luis Hamilton
       c. Michael Schumacher
       d. Kimi Raikkonen

Taken 2 - So far, the movie is getting mediocre reviews.What is the newest film starring Liam Neeson?

       a. Looper
       b. Taken 2
       c. The Expendables 2
       d. The Hobbit

An anti-Islamic film What triggered the outrage in the Middle East that lead to major rioting at many US Embassies?

       a. A controversial sermon by one of the pastors in the US
       b. A military raid in Afghanistan
       c. An anti-Islamic film "Innocence of Muslims"
       d. A song by a country musician

Georgia - Georgia's president Saakashvili was defeated by Bidzina Ivanishvili.Which country in the Caucasus region has been through parliamentary elections recently?

       a. Armenia
       b. Georgia
       c. Kazakhstan
       d. Azerbaijan

Nigeria - The shootout happened in the city of Mubi.A shootout at a university on the 2nd of October left about 20 people dead. In which country did t take place?

       a. Ethiopia
       b. Somalia
       c. Nigeria
       d. Angola

Hong Kong - Considered the deadliest maritime disaster since 1971A ferry collision, that killed 36 people, happened in which Asian city?

       a. Shanghai
       b. Hong Kong
       c. Beijing
       d. Seoul

Russia - Three crewmembers died during the crash, one was severely injured.A military airplane crashed recently in territory belonging to the Ukraine. Which country did the plane belong to?

       a. Belarus
       b. Russia
       c. Ukraine
       d. Poland

Parachute jump from 39 km - It took him 5 years to prepare for the jump.What is the latest Felix Baumgartner stunt?

       a. A jetpack flight to the higher layers of the atmosphere
       b. A dive 11 km deep into the sea
       c. Parachute jump from 39 km
       d. The fastest speed reached on a boat.

Jewellery - King Otumfuo Osei Tutu II is the 16th ruler of Ashanchi.While on a visit to Norwegia, the king of Ghana had his property stolen. What was it?

       a. Jewellery
       b. Crown
       c. A staff
       d. Car

Los Angeles - The spaceship made 25 flights total.The space shuttle Endeavour is going to rest in which US city?

       a. Washington
       b. Los Angeles
       c. New York
       d. San Francisco

Lance Armstrong - The US Anti-Doping Agency took away all the titles Armstrong won between 1999 and 2005.Which famous sportsman was stripped of all his titles due to a doping scandal?

       a. Lance Armstrong
       b. Usain Bolt
       c. Michael Schumacher
       d. Michael Phelps

Galileo - Galileo is thought to be more accurate than the GPS.What is the name of the European counterpart for the GPS system?

       a. Galileo
       b. Newton
       c. Archimedes
       d. Erasmus

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