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4/12/08

sneakydeaky quiztime (V)

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water......

SNEAKYDEAKY QUIZTIME V

(THERE..........IS..........NO...........ESCAPE)

So for any newbies joining us this week, let's do a quick recap of the rules:

a) read the ten (YES TEN!) questions
b) pop your answers down in an e-mail and send them over
c) once i stop laughing, your answered are marked
d) answers are published Wednesday morning and winner declared.

And of course, you wanna know what prize is on offer this week. Well, thanks to last week's winner and her sparkling suggestion, we've arranged A ROMANTIC EVENING FOR TWO WITH RAFAEL "STUDMUFFIN" CORREA*. First you dine with him in a secluded and intimate restaurant** then all being well you get to walk hand in hand down the moonlit beaches of Quito*** with the world's sexiest male head of state****.

The coolest of cool prizes, and waiting for the big winnah. It's a beaut we know, so the questions are a ratchet tougher this week. Bring 'em on!

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1) When asked about the difference between the price of milk in March and the official inflation numbers for said product, what was the reason given by Argentina's cabinet chief A. Fernandez?

a) "Milk was freely available at various prices."
b) "The agro strike doesn't count."
c) "Maybe people buy a different kind of milk."
d) "The gov't is not lying. Why do I have to keep repeating that?"

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2) Here's a part of Latin America, according to Google Earth. Why is it covered with water?

a) It rained a lot
b) Typical for the time of year
c) Somebody plugged up the river
d) It's always like that round here

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3) Which country's government decreed a 10% rise for all workers in private companies this week?

a) Paraguay
b) Dominican Republic
c) Bolivia
d) Uruguay

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4) Due to inflationary pressures, both Chile and Peru recently announced direct aid programs for its low-income citizens. How much more has Chile set aside for its program than Peru?

a) Twice as much money
b) Three times as much money
c) Five times as much money
d) Ten times as much money

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5) The average Latin American is responsible for what quantity of greenhouse gas per year?

a) 3.8 tonnes
b) 7.5 tonnes
c) 12.3 tonnes
d) 23.4 tonnes

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6) What percentage of Honduras' GDP is made up of remittances from abroad?

a) 7%
b) 13%
c) 19%
d) 25%

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7) Which stock lost 4.6% after Otto recommended it as a buy this week?

a) ARU.to
b) ECH
c) PCU
d) DNT.to

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8) Who is still the worst Finance Minister in Latin America?

a) Martin Lousteau
b) Martin Lousteau
c) Martin Lousteau
d) Martin Lousteau

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9) Which of these was the best performing stock market index this week (Mon 7th to Fri 11th)?

a) The S&P 500
b) The Argentine Merval
c) The Nasdaq Composite
d) The Brazilian Bovespa

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10) Which Latin American president asked their defence minister to resign this week?

a) Klishtina
b) Lula
c) Evo
d) Studmuffin

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I know you can do it! Be brave! Write to otto.rock1(AT)gmail(DOT)com with your answers, and snag that big night with Rafa. The answers will be published here on Wednesday 16th April.

Toodle pip!


*not included in prize: air flight, accommodation, price of meal (cos Rafa is broke and you gotta stump the bill, I'm afraid)
**just you, him, and 58 bodyguards (and yes, you gotta feed them from your credit card, too)
***just to prove how serious this prize really is
****Sarkozy? Not even close