News quiz... do you know?
Test your memory and see what you remember from previous news reports. Each question is related to a news story published in the South China Morning Post on Tuesday, June 12, 2001
1. Schoolchildren were sent home early on Monday when afternoon lessons were cancelled due to .
A heavy rain
B typhoon warnings
C traffic congestion
D a strike by primary school
2. The sale of would be banned by the end of the year, a government source said.
A live quail
B ducks and geese
C live poultry except chickens
D pigeons and pheasants
3. A training programme for secondary students, teachers and school-leavers will take place over the summer in an attempt to address the information technology skills shortage.
A $1.9 million
B $6.9 million
C $9 million
D $19 million
4. Secretary for Education and Manpower Fanny Law Fan Chiu- fun said separate pass and fail figures for serving and non- serving teachers who sat the controversial English benchmark test.
A it was important to release
B there was little point releasing
C it was unfair to release
D she was considering releasing
5. All New World First Bus vehicles are to be fitted with before the end of the year.
A safety belts
C environmentally-friendly engines
D on-board TVs
6. At least five families have lined up to provide a foster home for an 11-year-old boy abandoned when his mother in put him on a flight to Hong Kong on his own.
A the United States
Answers - 1A, 2C, 3C, 4B, 5D, 6A