The Big Weekly Quiz 📈 🏡 🦄 27/01/24

This quiz is designed to test how much you’ve retained from this week’s editions of Watson’s Daily. Here are some things to keep in mind, so please read before you dive in!
  • Try to answer the questions by really thinking about the answer – and do NOT Google them because you will just be cheating yourself!
  • At the end of every question you will see a day in CAPITAL LETTERS, which is the edition where that question originated from.
  • If you don’t know the answer, go back to the edition that contains the question and you will be able to find it.
I do things this way because if you see the answer in context, you are far more likely to remember it rather than if I told you the answer straight away like in a pub quiz! I’m trying to help you learn! That said, best of luck 😉👍

This is a timed quiz. You will be given 15 seconds per question. Are you ready?

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Roughly how much did China spend on chip imports in 2023? (TUESDAY)

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Which US bank sent out "letters of education" this week to employees to "cajole" them into coming back to the office? (THURSDAY)

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Roughly how big is the EU's Covid recovery fund? (WEDNESDAY)

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Which building society cut some of its mortgage rates this week to their lowest levels for 8 months in a bid to win business? (WEDNESDAY)

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Which two ESG investors is Exxon suing currently for allegedly diminishing "the company's existing business"? (MONDAY)

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What's the name of Royal Caribbean's newest ship which will be the world's biggest operating cruise ship? (MONDAY)

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Which AI voice-cloning start-up became a unicorn this week? (TUESDAY)

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According to research by the CMA, roughly what proportion of UK employees think they've got non-compete clauses in their contracts? (FRIDAY)

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What's the name of BYD's new luxury brand? (MONDAY)

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UK automotive lenders could potentially face a bill of what size following a current FCA investigation on historic commission arrangements? (THURSDAY)

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Which country said this week that it would ratify Sweden's bid to join NATO? (THURSDAY)

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Which biotech company looks set to follow the success of Novo Nordisk and Eli Lilly with its upcoming anti-obesity drugs this year? (WEDNESDAY)

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Sony just called off its mooted $10bn merger with which Indian company? (TUESDAY)

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Which major economy defied fears of recession this week with news of a surprising GDP rise of 3.3% in Q4? (FRIDAY)

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Who owns Vice Media? (FRIDAY)

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With which franchise did Netflix just strike a 10-year, $5bn deal to broadcast their shows in the US and overseas? (WEDNESDAY)

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The finance chief of which European car company said that he reckoned the 2035 deadline for petrol-powered cars could be delayed further? (FRIDAY)

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Which company this week became the second company in the world to hit a $3tn valuation? (THURSDAY)

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According to the Recruit Works Institute, roughly what percentage of Japan's population is currently over 60? (TUESDAY)

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Homeowners who sold up last year banked roughly how much profit on average? (MONDAY)

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The Big Weekly Quiz 27/01/24
More reading required! 🤔
Oh dear. You really need to up your game! Either you need to get a subscription to Watson's Daily or you need to read more closely 😱
Not your finest work. More reading required! 😉
You gave it a good go! There's more work to do, though... 🤓
That was good, but you can do better - I'm sure of it! 👍
Good effort! You are definitely paying attention, but you can still do better 💪
That was a good effort - got to just sharpen up a bit more! 👏👏👏
Ooooooh! Very well done! You can still do better, though ????
So near yet so far! How frustrating! 😱😱😱
GADDANGIT!!! You were sooooo close! Well done, though - great effort 👍👍👍
Perfect score - really well done! 🍾🍾🍾
WELL DONE!!! SUPERB JOB!

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