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

Legal action is being pursued in California by people who claim what activity in schools breaks laws on promoting religion?

US school
  1. Yoga
  2. Meditation
  3. Choral singing

2.) Multiple Choice Question

Lawmakers in Venezuela have voted to approve a 52m ($79m) credit to import what, in an effort to relieve a chronic shortage?

  1. Beer
  2. Toilet paper
    Toilet paper
  3. Rice

3.) Multiple Choice Question

The body's fungal diversity has been mapped. Which part of the anatomy is home to most fungi?

  1. Groin
  2. Ear canal
  3. Heel
  4. Crook of the elbow

4.) Missing Word Question

* made from Highland cow stomach lining

  1. Dress
  2. Handbag
  3. Sofa

5.) Multiple Choice Question

It was revealed this week that Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin first broke the ice in Moscow during a drinking session until 3am. What did Churchill drink?

Stalin and Churchill
  1. Caucasian red wine
  2. Finnish vodka
  3. Crimean champagne

6.) Missing Word Question

Pupils panic over a 'giant' *

  1. Sunflower
  2. Pigeon
  3. Badger

7.) Multiple Choice Question

Japanese climber Yuichiro Miura, 80, again became the oldest person to reach the peak of Everest. How old was the youngest to have made the summit?

  1. 16
  2. 13
  3. 11


  1. It's yoga. The plaintiffs say references to Ashtanga yoga indicate a religious element, illegal in a US state school.
  2. It's toilet paper. The money will also be used to buy toothpaste and soap because the products are currently in short supply. The oil-rich nation relies on imports, but currency controls have restricted its ability to pay for foreign goods.
  3. It's heel. The next richest in fungi were toenails, and the space between the toes. The elbow had "moderate" amounts of fungi, while the head and trunk had lower levels.
  4. It's handbag. Jocelyn Mather, a design student at Edinburgh Napier University, created a handbag collection using tripe as a lining or outer material.
  5. Churchill stuck to "comparatively innocuous effervescent Caucasian red wine", a report noted. The food was in the form of a whole suckling pig.
  6. It's badger. The "giant" creature has caused "hysteria" at Folkestone School for Girls in Kent. Pupils were advised not to approach the badger.
  7. It was 13-year-old Jordan Romero who reached the top in 2010. Neither Nepal nor China now issues permits to under-16s so the record is probably safe for now.

Your Score

0 - 3 : Summat's up

4 - 5 : Base camp

6 - 7 : Summit

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