Quiz of the week's news


It's the Magazine's 7 days, 7 questions quiz - an opportunity to prove to yourself and others that you are a news oracle. Failing that, you can always claim to have had better things to do during the past week than swot up on current affairs.

7 days

1.) Multiple Choice Question

Documents revealed that Winnie the Pooh author AA Milne worked for top secret MI7b during World War I. What did he write for them?

Winnie the Pooh
  1. Newspaper propaganda
  2. Espionage cover stories
  3. Code for carrier pigeons

2.) Multiple Choice Question

Who was named most beautiful woman in the world by People magazine?

Clockwise from top left: Kerry, Adele, Freida, Gwyneth
  1. Kerry Washington
  2. Gwyneth Paltrow
  3. Adele
  4. Freida Pinto

3.) Multiple Choice Question

A bank sent out letters this week about what being "demised"?

HSBC sign
  1. Employees' jobs
  2. The prospect of staff bonuses
  3. Dozens of branches

4.) Multiple Choice Question

What material did scientists use to make an ear for a deaf man?

The ear made for a deaf man
  1. Shark fin
  2. Knee cartilage
  3. A human rib

5.) Multiple Choice Question

What did President Obama tell his daughters he'd do if they got a tattoo?

  1. Make them go on a chat show to confess
  2. Get an identical tattoo himself
  3. Bring in a new law requiring parental approval

6.) Multiple Choice Question

Washington State has banned gender specific terms in state documents. What will replace fisherman?

Man fishing on the beach
  1. Fisher
  2. Fisherperson
  3. Fish worker
  4. Fish catcher

7.) Missing Word Question

* portrait painter up for Turner Prize

  1. CCTV
  2. Imaginary
  3. Corpse


  1. It's newspaper propaganda. Milne wrote articles about British war heroes and German atrocities.
  2. It's Paltrow. Washington was second, while Pinto and Adele also made the list
  3. It's employees' jobs. HSBC said it was "demising" posts as part of 3,000 redundancies.
  4. It's the rib. The patient was fitted with an implant called a Bonebridge made from his own rib.
  5. It's getting an identical one. "Mummy and me will get the exact same tattoo in the same place," he told NBC. "And we'll go on YouTube and show it off as a family tattoo."
  6. It's fisher. The ban on gender specific words in state laws will also turn freshman into first year student.
  7. It's imaginary. Lynette Yiadom-Boakye depicts subjects who do not exist outside of her paintings.

Your Score

0 - 2 : Fraud

3 - 5 : Reproduction

6 - 7 : Masterpiece

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