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.

Number seven

1.) Multiple Choice Question

The largest Native American tribe in the US is trying to dub Star Wars to help preserve its traditional language. Which one?

Star Wars
  1. Navajo
  2. Cherokee
  3. Apache

2.) Multiple Choice Question

A pizza sent to the Italian embassy in London has been returned to Cumbria after eight years. Why?

Italian flag
  1. It was impounded because of its thick base
  2. The toppings were radioactive
  3. Staff say they never ordered it

3.) Multiple Choice Question

A bronze object that featured as a backdrop for a naked Madonna in her infamous 1992 book Sex has appeared on Ebay. What is it?

  1. A fish
  2. A replica Leaning Tower of Pisa
  3. A clam shell

4.) Multiple Choice Question

Police in Devon have warned that they will prosecute people found drunk in charge of what?

Police officers
  1. Mobility scooters
  2. Skateboards
  3. A horse

5.) Missing Word Question

Man arrested for letting son, nine, drive *

  1. Ferrari
  2. truck
  3. train

6.) Multiple Choice Question

UK audiences have watched The Killing and other Danish dramas, but which British detective show is the top-rated imported drama in Denmark?

Killing jumpers abound
  1. Midsomer Murders
  2. Miss Marple
  3. Poirot

7.) Multiple Choice Question

The tiniest stop-motion movie ever has been made. It's a one-minute video of a boy playing with what?

Boy animation
  1. An atom
  2. An ant
  3. An elephant


  1. It's Navajo. Fluent speakers have been invited for a casting call in Window Rock, Arizona, to dub the roles of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and others, according to tribal officials.
  2. The toppings were radioactive. "Pizza Cumbriana" was made with contaminated mud in protest at Italian plans to send spent fuel to the UK. It has now been buried.
  3. It's a huge bronze fish over which Madonna draped herself. It was bought as a poolside ornament by its current owner in 1990.
  4. It's mobility scooters. Officers say that there has been a 60% rise in "anti-social incidents" involving them. Speeding was also a problem.
  5. It's Ferarri. Indian businessman and car enthusiast Mohammed Nisham was arrested after posting a video online. The boy's five-year-old brother was in the passenger seat.
  6. It's Midsomer Murders, which is shown in a primetime slot on the DR1 channel on a Saturday night.
  7. It's an atom. Researchers at IBM made the film by manipulating single atoms on a copper sheet.

Your Score

0 - 3 : Small fry

4 - 5 : Middling

6 - 7 : Mighty atom

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