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

Which company is being investigated for allegedly only employing good lookers as sales staff?

Model with bare chest
  1. Abercrombie & Fitch
  2. Top Shop
  3. Louis Vuitton

2.) Multiple Choice Question

A woman who took a a horse into a McDonald's restaurant in Greater Manchester was issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice by a police officer. What for?

  1. Nuisance parking
  2. Causing alarm and distress
  3. Depositing and leaving litter

3.) Multiple Choice Question

Which of the following has launched his political party to contest Australian elections this year?

  1. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange
    Julian Assange
  2. Tennis player Lleyton Hewitt
    Lleyton Hewitt
  3. Actor Russell Crowe
    Russell Crowe

4.) Multiple Choice Question

Which is the most powerful foreign brand in China, according to a poll by global brand research company Millward Brown for the BBC?

China stree scene
  1. Armani
  2. Nike
  3. KFC

5.) Missing Word Question

Beach * ban call stirs French

  1. wine
  2. topless
  3. smoking

6.) Multiple Choice Question

Jane Austen is to feature on the next 10 note, the Bank of England revealed. A mock-up included the words: "I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!" Which Austen character said them?

Austen England
  1. Caroline Bingley
  2. Catherine Morland
  3. Lady Catherine de Bourgh

7.) Multiple Choice Question

What is threatening the famous film set in Tunisia that was Anakin Skywalker's hometown in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace?

Phantom Menace
  1. Locusts
  2. A luxury golf course
  3. Migrating sand dunes


  1. It's Abercrombie & Fitch. Human rights officials in France are investigating the American clothing retailer for choosing staff based on their physical appearance. The company says it employs models to attract customers but the group suspect the employees are in fact sales people.
  2. It was causing alarm and distress - particularly to other customers. The woman was initially refused service while in the saddle in the drive-through lane of the restaurant. She then led the animal inside, where it defecated on the floor.
  3. It's Julian Assange, who is holed up at the Ecuadorean embassy in London. The Australian founder of the whistleblowing website said the WikiLeaks Party would field seven candidates for upper house Senate seats in the states of New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia.
  4. It was KFC. The top 20 included Nike and Armani as well as Adidas and Apple. The masses of new middle-class consumers in China are one of the big targets for global companies battling the sluggish economies of Europe and North America.
  5. It's smoking. A call by France's health minister for local authorities to ban smoking in parks and on beaches has sparked a lively debate.
  6. It's Caroline Bingley, who was trying to attract Fitzwilliam Darcy's attention when she uttered the words. Bingley is uninterested in literature and chooses her book merely because it is the second volume of the one that Darcy is reading at the time.
  7. It's sand dunes, which are migrating over the Tunisian desert. The buildings of the fictional city Mos Espa that featured in The Phantom Menace, Episode I of the Jedi saga, may eventually be buried.

Your Score

0 - 2 : Beware of the dark side

3 - 5 : Honour life by living

6 - 7 : Feel the force

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