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Quiz #229: 13 January-27 January

Jan 10 2020 16:03
finweek team

For the first quiz of 2020, we are giving away a copy of How Much is Enough? Maximising Wealth and Well-being, by Andrew Bradley, Arun Abey and Andrew Ford. Enter this week's quiz online here. The answers will be published right here on 3 February 2020. Good luck!

Below are the answers to the questions to ‘Quiz #228: 9 December 2019-13 January 2020, which appeared in the 12 December edition of the magazine.

1. On 10 December 2013, Peter Higgs and François Englert were awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for discovering a particle known as what?

The God particle.

2. True or false? Sibanye-Stillwater was acquired by Lonmin for $286m.

True.

3. Which of these three companies filed the largest bankruptcy in history?

Lehman Brothers.

4. Which former president of Egypt was removed from power in the Egyptian revolution of 2011?

Hosni Mubarak.

5. ANN7 was a satellite TV news channel established by which well-known family?

The Gupta family.

6. True or false? In 2018, Switzerland’s second-largest bank, Credit Suisse, pulled out of South Africa.

True.

7. In 2014, Nhlanhla Nene was appointed South Africa’s minister of finance. Who did he take over from? 

Pravin Gordhan.

8. True or false? Facebook is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

False.

9. In 2015, the University of the Witwatersrand announced the discovery of the single largest fossil hominin find in Africa. What name was given to the species?

Naledi.

BONUS QUESTION IN THE MAGAZINE:

Which country won the 2010 Fifa Soccer World Cup?

Spain.

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