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

Construction has been completed on Scotland's newest landmark, the 30m (100ft) Kelpies sculpture at Falkirk. What are kelpies?

  1. Rare breed of racehorse
  2. Supernatural horse from folklore
  3. Spirit invented by poet Robert Burns

2.) Missing Word Question

Man searches landfill for dumped 4m * haul

  1. stamp
  2. art
  3. bitcoin

3.) Multiple Choice Question

Prince William joined in a rendition of Livin' On A Prayer with Taylor Swift and Jon Bon Jovi. But who are the couple being spoken about in the song?

  1. Johnny and Tina
  2. Tommy and Gina
  3. Bonnie and Dino

4.) Multiple Choice Question

Sony submitted a patent for a new computer in the form of what?

  1. Wig
  2. Hat
  3. Scarf

5.) Multiple Choice Question

Fans of Scunthorpe football club have been asked not to dress up as which animal that caused their former manager to have a serious cycling accident?

  1. Squirrels
  2. Badgers
  3. Deer

6.) Multiple Choice Question

In his latest video Eminem revives a character from which 1980s computer-style animation?

  1. Max Headroom
  2. Transformers
  3. Tron

7.) Multiple Choice Question

Now That's What I Call Music compilations celebrated their 30th anniversary this week. Which artist has made more appearances than any other?

  1. Rihanna
  2. Kylie Minogue
  3. Robbie Williams


  1. It's a supernatural waterhorse from Celtic folklore. The Kelpies are the world's largest pair of equine sculptures and one of the UK's tallest pieces of public art.
  2. It's bitcoin. A man has been searching a landfill site in south Wales hoping to find a computer hard drive containing 7,500 bitcoins - a virtual form of currency for use online.
  3. It was Tommy and Gina, a blue-collar couple struggling financially.
  4. It was a wig, in the latest development in wearable computing.
  5. It was squirrels. Alan Knill, now manager of visiting Torquay, says he could have been killed in the squirrel-related crash last year.
  6. It was Max Headroom. Eminem dresses as the surreal TV presenter for the video for Rap God.
  7. It was Robbie Williams. Also, this week, Labour leader Ed Miliband revealed himself to be a fan of Williams's single Angels.

Your Score

0 - 3 : Falling

4 - 6 : New entry

7 - 7 : Number one

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