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# let's get down to quizness
Quiz: How much do you know about UFOs?
Test your knowledge of the world’s close encounters with the third kind.

THIS WEEK, IT emerged that the Irish Aviation Authority will investigate the reported appearance of an unidentified flying object over Irish skies last week.

Imaginations raced at the thought that Ireland could be the spot where first contact could have been made, and that this, of all the locations in the universe, was where extraterrestrial life had chosen to visit.

So in celebration, we’ve put together a UFO-themed quiz so you can test your knowledge of the world’s close encounters with the third kind.

What is the name of the New Mexico town where a “flying disc” is purported to have crashed in 1947?
Santa Fe

Las Cruces
The first UFO sighting in recorded history dates back to 1440BC, when the leader of which ancient civilisation reported seeing “fiery disks” floating over the skies?

Gardaí chased a UFO around which Irish town in 2016?

Last week's UFO was spotted off the coast of which county?

Hollywood was slightly obsessed with UFO movies in the 1950s, but which of these came first?
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Forbidden Planet
I Married a Monster from Outer Space
Which actor produced a radio version of War of the Worlds that caused mass panic in the US in 1938?
Fred Astaire
Errol Flynn

Orson Welles
Clark Gable
And according to an astronomer in War of the Worlds, how big were the chances of anything coming from Mars?
Ten to one
A hundred to one

A thousand to one
A million to one
Which Beatle claimed to have seen a UFO over New York in 1974?

Which US President filed an official report of an alleged UFO sighting in 1969?
Richard Nixon
Gerald Ford

Jimmy Carter
Ronald Reagan
Finally, complete the tagline for the 1990s mystery-drama The X Files: "The truth is ____"
Out there

Stranger than fiction
In the skies
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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What are ewe doing!?!
Really baaad
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Turtley awful
Shell of a bad effort
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That went swimmingly enough
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Clever cat
Almost purr-fect
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Top dog
Pawsitively brilliant
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