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A weekly quiz to put your news knowledge to the test...
We publish a new quiz every Friday. You can sign up here and we will let you know each time we publish a new quiz.
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 April 12, 2024
Six weeks to go before South Africa heads to the polls – and the rollercoaster is in full operation! If you've been keeping up with the shenanigans of our former president, this week's question will be a doddle.
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#50
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 April 5, 2024
The 10-question News Whiz Quiz is on a break. In the meantime, we've included a question in our weekly newsletter to keep you nimble. Sign up for the Friday email newsletter – it's free! The link is in the menu above.
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#49
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 March 29, 2024
The 10-question News Whiz Quiz is on a break. In the meantime, give Cluedle a spin. This popular online word game will turn you into a cryptic clue crossword master in a matter of days. Find the link to sign up on the Games page on this website.
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#48
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 March 15, 2024
The 10-question quiz is on a temporary break. Why not sign up to receive The Outlier newsletter every week — it's got loads of interesting data-driven insights as well as a new quiz question.
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#47
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 March 8, 2024
We're taking a short break from our usual 10-question quiz. We will publish a new weekly quiz question in The Outlier newsletter every week until we resume the longer quiz.
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#46
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 March 1, 2024
A South African trade union has announced it is registering a new political party ahead of the 2024 national elections. Do you know which one? Test your news knowledge with our weekly quiz.
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#45
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 February 23, 2024
This week, we're jumping between political assassinations and Playboy Bunnies. If you've been following the news, you'll know what we're talking about. Time to play this week\'s 10-question quiz.
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#44
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 February 16, 2024
'We say loadshedding must stop because we are in darkness.' Do you know who said this? Play our news quiz and see if you're right.
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#43
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 February 9, 2024
Turn it up! South Africa's winning streak continued at the 2024 Grammy awards. Have you been paying attention? Play our News Whiz Quiz to find out.
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#42
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 February 2, 2024
From record-setting cruise ships to messianic political comebacks, it has been an interesting week. Have you been paying attention? Take our 10-question quiz to test your knowledge of the news. Let's play!
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#41
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 January 26, 2024
If you had to pick one city as the world's coolest, which would it be? New York, Berlin, Madrid or Cape Town? We know the answer! Do you? Test to see if you've been paying attention to the news this week by playing our News Whiz Quiz.
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#40
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 January 19, 2024
The start of the year means going back to school or university – and trying to find the money to pay for it. Maybe you'll have more luck with this week's news quiz. Let's play!
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#39
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 January 12, 2024
Welcome back to our first quiz of 2024! Pantone said their colour for the year focuses on the 'importance of community and coming together with others.' Do you know what the colour is? Play our quiz and find out!
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#38
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 December 22, 2023
That's a wrap! Our last quiz of 2023 is a quick tour through the year's news. Test to see how well you've been paying attention by playing this week's quiz
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 December 15, 2023
It's the countdown to the end of 2023 — and we're not making it easy. Here's a selection of our trickiest quiz questions so far. We chose the ones only 20% or so of you got right. See how you fare a second time around by playing this week's quiz.
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#36
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 December 8, 2023
'I’ve been raised up and down the flagpole of public opinion so many times in the last 20 years,' says Time Magazine's Person of the Year. Do you know who it is? Play our news quiz and find out.
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 December 1, 2023
The international 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign started a day after the parole board made its decision about Oscar Pistorius. Have you been able to keep up with the craziness? Play our news quiz and find out.
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 November 23, 2023
Hold on to your hats! It's been another topsy turvy week on the southern tip of Africa. Have you been paying attention? Test your knowledge for news with our quick quiz. Let's play!
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 November 17, 2023
Love it or hate it, this iconic spread has been in the cupboards of South African families for years. Do you know how many? Play this week's news quiz and find out.
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 November 10, 2023
'I am happy that at least I get to be seen as a South African who should be honoured,' says one of South Africa's great actors after receiving the Order of the British Empire. Do you know who it is? Play our quiz and find out.
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#31
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 November 3, 2023
'I had nothing to hide,' writes one of South Africa's most important personalities of recent times in her new tell-all memoir. Do you know who it is? Play our weekly news quiz and find out.
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#30
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 October 27, 2023
'Keep on dancing till the world ends' is our Britney-inspired mantra this week. Have current events also been keeping you on your toes? Find out by playing our news quiz. Let's dance!
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#29
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 October 20, 2023
The biggest-selling album of all time is Michael Jackon's Thriller, which sold 70-million copies. The biggest-selling video game has sold 300-million. Times change. Are you keeping up? Play our news quiz and find out.
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#28
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 October 13, 2023
This week South Africans found out that there are more of us than ever before. Join our 10-question tour through the news and see how well you've been paying attention. Let's play!
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 October 6, 2023
When 3 top officials of one of South Africa's most important state-owned enterprises resign in a matter of days, you know it's been a week. Have you been paying attention? Test your news knowledge with our quick quiz. Let's play!
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#26
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 September 29, 2023
Changing names and television troubles are the stuff of intrigue – and news. See how well you've been paying attention with our weekly quiz. Let's play!
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 September 22, 2023
Court action and family affairs are the stuff of intrigue – and news. See how well you've been paying attention with our weekly quiz. Let's play!
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 September 15, 2023
From record climate disasters to rugby successes, this has been a busy news week around the world. Test how well you've been paying attention with our weekly news quiz. Let's play!
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 September 8, 2023
It's the end of another busy week at the tip of Africa and we're ready to have some fun. Join us as we test our knowledge of the news with a quick 10-question quiz. Let's play!
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 September 1, 2023
At The Outlier, it's more once a week than once in a blue moon... so here's our latest news quiz. Play along and test how well you have been paying attention.
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#21
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 August 25, 2023
We've been working as hard as athletes at the World Champs to keep up with the news this week. Have you? Test your news knowledge in our weekly quiz. Let's play!
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 August 18, 2023
From slithering snakes to aiming for the moon, things are on the move this week. Have you been paying attention? Find out by taking our news quiz. Let's play!
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#19
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 August 11, 2023
For a blue coin, we will bring back all those colours to your dreams… Let's play! Try out our weekly news quiz of just 10 quick questions.
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#18
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 August 4, 2023
From World Cup goals to own goals, it's never a dull news week if you're South African. Test how well you were paying attention with our quick Friday quiz.
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#17
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 July 28, 2023
X marks the spot! Test your knowledge of the week's news by playing our quick quiz. How will you do?
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 July 21, 2023
From Mandela Day to the Tour de France, it's been a long road through the news this week. Test how well you were paying attention in our weekly quiz. Just 10 quick questions. And it is free to sign up!
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 July 14, 2023
An iconic blonde on a pink carpet, marriage equality, a rocketing social media platform and Wimbledon. It hasn't been all bad news this week. Tickle your brain with our quick quiz.
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 July 7, 2023
It was the young vs the old in the news this week when a cheeky challenger took on social media's (drunk) uncle and a debut rider pipped a 4-time veteran at the post. Were you paying attention? Test your news nous in our weekly quiz.
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 June 30, 2023
Tornados and art are shaking up the world. How closely did you follow the news this week? Test your news knowledge with our weekly 10 questions.
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 June 23, 2023
From containers of weapons on the runway in Warsaw to 3,800m below the sea… Have you been paying attention to the news this week? Test your knowledge in our weekly quiz
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 June 16, 2023
A pile of bones, a fired politician and an 11-year-old on world tour. Were you paying attention this week? Test your knowledge in our weekly news quiz
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 June 8, 2023
Which star is going to parliament? Which South Africans are helping put out fires? Test your knowledge in our weekly quiz.
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#9
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 June 2, 2023
The first of our weekly news quizzes. How well do you know your local government news? We have some quirky animal facts, football tests and one or two entertainment brain-teasers.
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 May 26, 2023
Today we quiz you on Tina Turner, Sports Illustrated and the grand prix
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#7
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 May 12, 2023
Sailing, new money and Harry Potter
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#6
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 April 28, 2023
Resigning mayors and foreign presidents on holiday in SA
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 April 14, 2023
The top performing film in SA and a new Twitter emoji
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 March 31, 2023
A new sport for the 2024 Olympics and the furthest spot from land.
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 March 17, 2023
A cyclone hit Mozambique and this film blew the Oscars away.
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#2
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 March 3, 2023
Our first bi-monthly news quiz.
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#1
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 December 24, 2022
How much can you remember about 2022? Test your recall with our first end-of-year quiz.
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