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.

The number seven

1.) Multiple Choice Question

A documentary about Vladimir Putin was shown on Russian state TV at the weekend. What was the title?

Vladimir Putin
  1. The Credo of the Hardest Path
  2. The Philosophy of the Soft Way
  3. The Quantum of Kind Toughness

2.) Multiple Choice Question

A 10-year-old joyrider in Norway was found in a snowy ditch having gone for a drive with his 18-month-old sister. How did he explain the situation?

Mobile phone
  1. Said he was in school experiment
  2. Said car was large toy
  3. Said he was a dwarf

3.) Multiple Choice Question

The authorities in Copenhagen are offering couples a unique chance to get married in the run-up to which event?

  1. Eurovision final
  2. Little Mermaid restoration
  3. Filming of The Bridge

4.) Missing Word Question

Runway * caused microlight crash

  1. sheep
  2. ducks
  3. cows

5.) Multiple Choice Question

Police in Beaumont, Texas, fined a man for standing at a junction carrying an AK-47 rifle and wearing which costume?

  1. Banana
  2. Horse
  3. Fox

6.) Multiple Choice Question

Eight vintage Corvette cars were damaged by which disaster at a museum in Kentucky?

  1. Flood swept them away
  2. Sinkhole swallowed them
  3. Hurricane blew them away

7.) Multiple Choice Question

A test of parking spaces in 17 European nations found which country had the smallest?

Parking spaces
  1. Germany
  2. Italy
  3. Spain


  1. It's The Philosophy of the Soft Way.
  2. The boy said he was a dwarf and had left his driving licence at home. The car was 10km along the road to his grandmother's house.
  3. It's the Eurovision song contest final. The offer is aimed at both same-sex and mixed-sex couples.
  4. It was a flock of sheep, interrupting take-off at an airfield in East Lothian. The owner of the sheep has agreed not to keep them near the runway.
  5. It was a banana costume. The man was advertising a local security shop.
  6. It was the sinkhole swallowing the cars. The vehicles were all described as rare.
  7. It was Spain. As an example, Barcelona's parking spaces are only 2.2m by 4.5m (7.2ft by 14.8ft).

Your Score

0 - 3 : Prang

4 - 6 : Squeezed in

7 - 7 : Vroom

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