Quiz of the Year

The answers to LKL’s 2012 Quiz of the Year. How many did you get? 1 The Watermelon Economy It was Lee Seung-han, the boss of Tesco in Korea, who accused Lee Myung-bak of running a watermelon economy: on the outside, lots of rhetoric about “green” growth, but actually red on the inside. “Not even communist […]

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LKL Quiz of the Year 2012

by Philip Gowman 24 December 2012
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We gave it a rest last year, but we’ve brought it back for 2012: the LKL Quiz of the Year, featuring some of the top celebrity stories of the year, as well as one or two from the business and cultural pages. Some, but not all, of these stories might have been featured on LKL […]

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LKL 2010 Quiz of the Year – the answers

by Philip Gowman 7 January 2011
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Here are the answers to LKL’s 2010 Quiz of the Year. Picture Quiz 1. Jong Tae-se is the emotional coal miner. The Korean footballer, born in Japan, wept as he lined up for the DPRK national team in the 2010 World Cup. After their less than successful campaign, the DPRK footballers were said to have […]

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LKL Quiz of the Year 2010

by Philip Gowman 30 December 2010
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Picture Quiz 1. Identify the main face in this picture. Why is he so emotional about being a miner? 2. Where is this picturesque scene, and why has it been in the news this year? 3. What has someone got very wrong, and what was the occasion? 4. What is this pastime, and why was […]

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Quiz of the Year 2009 cancelled

by Philip Gowman 28 December 2009
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There won’t be an LKL quiz of the year this year – too depressing. Most of the questions would have been about suicide. I agree with the Korea Times: good riddance to 2009. Keywords: General post tags: Quiz of the Year

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LKL 2008 Quiz of the year – the answers

by Philip Gowman 1 January 2009
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LKL’s annual quiz about the year’s events in Korea, including plenty of celebrity trivia.

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LKL Quiz of the Year 2008

by Philip Gowman 30 December 2008
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LKL’s second quiz of the year. Korean politics, celebrities and trivia.

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LKL 2007 Quiz of the Year – the answers

by Philip Gowman 1 January 2008

Question 1: Corporate crooks and corruption Match the alleged quote with the appropriate chaebol The conglomorate had run a vast network that bribed government officials, prosecutors, tax collectors, journalists and scholars I don’t want to take a gamble on causing a crisis in the country’s economy The sentence of one year and six months is […]

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LKL Quiz of the Year 2007

by Philip Gowman 24 December 2007

As a bit of seasonal fun, here’s a little quiz to test your knowledge of the events of the past year. Question 1: Corporate crooks and corruption An easy one to warm up with. Match the alleged quote with the appropriate chaebol The conglomorate had run a vast network that bribed government officials, prosecutors, tax […]

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