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The Slow News Quiz #5

This month’s quiz looks back three months to the events of May 2015. Get at least seven out of ten answers correct and enter your details below before 1st September for a chance to win a limited edition poster print of the cover of DG #1.

US officials released Osama bin Laden’s letters and the contents of his library. Which of these books did he not have on his shelf?

Which country was declared free of Ebola by the World Health Organisation on 9th May?

What did the trending hashtag #EdStone refer to?

Why did France’s far-right Front National party suspend its founding leader Jean-Marie Le Pen?

What would be classified as Russian state secrets following a decree issued by Vladimir Putin on 28 May?

Which oil corporation got a conditional approval to explore for oil in the Arctic from the US government on 11 May?

After weeks of protests, army generals attempted but failed to overthrow the president of _____ on 13 May

On 14 May, Johnny Depp’s wife Amber Heard got into trouble over smuggling ____ to Australia on a private jet

Why did Kent police sidetrack a cyclist participating in the World Naked Bike Ride?

Why were Prince Charles’s letters to government ministers known as “black spider memos”?

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If you’d like to be entered for the prize draw to win a limited edition poster print of the cover of DG #1, featuring art by Shepard Fairey, please give us your name and email address before clicking ‘check answers’.

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