The Big Weekly Quiz 😴 🕵️‍♂️ 🚆 16/12/23

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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According to a recent survey, what percentage of Americans think Biden's spending too much on aid to Ukraine? (MONDAY)

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German publishing giant Axel Springer just announced a deal with which company to allow access to its publications to train its AI models? (THURSDAY)

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Which accountancy firm this week announced the culling of over 10% of partners in consulting and about 4% of partners in strategy as part of a firm-wide overhaul? (WEDNESDAY)

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Occidental put in a massive cash-and-shares offer for which company this week? (TUESDAY)

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Cigna just called off its proposed mega merger with which company this week? (MONDAY)

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Which Chinese e-commerce player is currently subject to a US lawsuit brought by Temu for using "mafia-style" tactics to intimidate its suppliers? (FRIDAY)

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What does TSMC stand for? (TUESDAY)

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What's General Motors' autonomous vehicle unit called? (THURSDAY)

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Which insurance company announced this week that it has developed an AI model with Google that it plans to use to automate the underwriting process for specialist risks? (WEDNESDAY)

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Who owns Zara? (THURSDAY)

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M&G just bought a stake worth $20m in which bitcoin trading business? (MONDAY)

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Who is Argentina's new president? (THURSDAY)

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Which consumer goods company is now facing investigation by the CMA for "greenwashing"? (WEDNESDAY)

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According to research by Hamptons, tenants' monthly rental bills have increased by roughly how much since 2010? (MONDAY)

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According to the latest GfK consumer confidence survey, UK consumer confidence has just reached its highest level in how long? (FRIDAY)

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TikTok just agreed to invest $1.5bn in which Indonesian company this week to take its holding to 75.01%? (TUESDAY)

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Which French company has just said that it is looking at splitting itself into three separately-quoted entities to reduce its "conglomerate discount"? (FRIDAY)

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Which toy maker announced it was going to cut 20% of its workforce this week? (TUESDAY)

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Who owns UK high street retailer Boots? (WEDNESDAY)

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The IEA reckons that OPEC+ now has what market share in oil? (FRIDAY)

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The Big Weekly Quiz 16/12/23
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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