News quiz... do you know?

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 13 June, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 13 June, 2001, 12:00am

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

B radios

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

B Canada

C Britain

D Australia

Answers - 1A, 2C, 3C, 4B, 5D, 6A