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.

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1.) Multiple Choice Question

Early editions of the new Bridget Jones book had to be scrapped after they were found to contain pages from whose autobiography?

Bridget Jones books
  1. David Jason
  2. Paul Hollywood
  3. John Bishop

2.) Multiple Choice Question

The winners of the 2013 Nobel prizes are being named in Stockholm this week. But what age was the youngest ever Nobel laureate?

Nobel prize medal
  1. 25
  2. 31
  3. 23

3.) Multiple Choice Question

Cardiff City FC announced their new head of recruitment this week. Which of these statements about him is false?

Cardiff City
  1. He's just finished work experience
  2. He's 23 years old
  3. He's from Uzbekistan

4.) Multiple Choice Question

Silvio Berlusconi's fiancee said she was shocked, after moving in with the former Italian PM, by his housekeeping arrangements. What was he overpaying for?

  1. Red roses
    red rose
  2. Green beans
    green beans
  3. Black satin sheets
    black silk sheets

5.) Missing Word Question

Australia * survives 15km ride stuck in car engine

  1. possum
  2. wombat
  3. platypus

6.) Multiple Choice Question

"He's a brand. It's like buying a Porsche." Who?

  1. Designer Marc Jacobs, who is setting up his own label
  2. Artist Jeff Koons, designing Lady Gaga's new LP cover
  3. Artist Damien Hirst, commissioned to create 14 sculptures for Qatar

7.) Multiple Choice Question

A French MP has been fined by parliament for making what sexist gesture to a woman colleague?

French parliament
  1. Saying "Calmez vous, ma cherie"
  2. Clucking like a chicken
  3. Shouting "Witch!"


  1. It's David Jason. Publishers Vintage blamed the mistake on "a Bridget moment" and have withdrawn the offending copies.
  2. Australian-born scientist Lawrence Bragg was 25 when he was awarded the Nobel prize for physics in 1915. He died in Ipswich in 1971.
  3. Alisher Apsalyamov is from Kazakhstan, not Uzbekistan. Staff were reported to be "gobsmacked" at the appointment by club owner Vincent Tan.
  4. It's beans. Berlusconi had been paying 80 euros (68) a kilo - 16 times the going rate, according to Francesca Pascale.
  5. The platypus found its way into the car as it crossed a flooded river south of Canberra. It's now been released back into the wild, unharmed but possibly a bit travel sick.
  6. It's Hirst, whose sculptures of a giant womb and naked toddler have been unveiled in Qatar. "Damien Hirst is acceptable because he's a brand," said a local cultural official.
  7. Philippe Le Ray was censured for interrupting rival Veronique Massonneau with clucking noises - "chicken" is considered a sexist insult in France.

Your Score

0 - 3 : Chicken feed

4 - 6 : Freshly plucked

7 - 7 : Cock of the walk

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