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The Slow News Quiz

This month’s quiz looks back three months to the events of January 2015. For a chance to win our grand prize – a copy of ‘Print is Dead. Long Live Print’ – get at least seven out of ten answers correct and enter below before 10th April.

On 1st January, a 19th country joined the Eurozone. Was it

On 5th January, the Republic of Ireland became the first European country in 16 years to sell which foodstuff legally in the United States?

On 6th January, a 220-year-old time capsule buried by US founding father Samuel Adams was opened in Massachusetts. Which of the following items did it contain?

Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision/Press Association Images

Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision/Press Association Images

On 11th January, this director’s film won three Golden Globe awards. Who is he?

On 11th January, what false claim did journalist Steven Emerson make about Birmingham in an interview on Fox News?

On 20th January, the capital of Yemen, Sana’a, fell to the Houthi rebel group. Are the Houthis predominantly:

On 23rd January, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia died aged 90. How old was he when he came to the throne?

On 25th January, Greek anti-austerity party Syriza won the Greek election. Which of the following pledges did they not make to the Greek electorate?

On 29th January, why was a man entering the studios of Dutch news broadcaster NOS arrested?

On 30th January, which newly elected leader of the African Union pledged to focus on “issues of infrastructure, value addition and benefication, agriculture and climate change in the context of Africa’s development”.

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