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

Munich has announced six special urban zones. What will they be devoted to?

Waitresses in Munich raise their beer glasses
  1. Horn playing
  2. Bicycle culture
  3. Beer and sausages
  4. Nude sunbathing

2.) Multiple Choice Question

A South American rhea, capable of killing a person, is on the loose in Hertfordshire. What kind of animal is it?

  1. Big bird
  2. Big cat
    Big cat
  3. Big monkey
    Monkey on a tyre

3.) Missing Word Question

Dutch unveil glow in the dark *

  1. Cruyff
  2. road
  3. house

4.) Multiple Choice Question

A man in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, by the name of Ed Cocaine was accused of possessing which drug?

  1. Cocaine
  2. Heroin
  3. Xanax

5.) Multiple Choice Question

What innovation has Sheffield shopping centre Meadowhall introduced to help some customers?

  1. Wi-fi free zone
  2. Checkout stress balls
  3. Overtaking lanes

6.) Multiple Choice Question

A woman (not pictured) was charged 2,600 by mobile phone firm Orange after downloading a greatest hits album by which artist while on holiday?

Random woman
  1. Neil Diamond
  2. Johnny Cash
  3. Ke$ha

7.) Multiple Choice Question

Former Manchester Utd manager Sir Alex Ferguson is auctioning off his wine cellar at Christies. Most of his collection consists of what?

Staff at Christies holding Ferguson's wine
  1. Bordeaux
  2. Burgundy
  3. Barolo
  4. Rioja


  1. It's nudity. Statewide laws controlling nude sunbathing in Bavaria expired last autumn. People in Munich are now allowed to go naked provided they restrict themselves to six designated areas across the city.
  2. It's a big bird. The rhea, often called the "South American ostrich", is said to be able to disembowel a person with one flick of its claws. It has been on the run for a month, using its top speed of 40mph to avoid capture.
  3. It's road. Glow in the dark road markings have been unveiled on a 500m stretch of highway in the Netherlands. The paint contains a "photo-luminising" powder that charges up in the daytime and slowly releases a green glow at night.
  4. It was anti-anxiety medication Xanax. The judge in the case laughed when Mr Cocaine confirmed his name.
  5. It was overtaking lanes, brought in after a 10-year-old girl wrote to complain about slow shoppers.
  6. It was Neil Diamond. The woman was on holiday in South Africa at the time. After discussions Orange agreed to reduce the bill to 400.
  7. It's burgundy. Nearly three quarters of the 5,000 bottles come from Domaine de la Romanee Conti, a celebrated producer in the Cote de Nuits area of Burgundy.

Your Score

0 - 3 : Corked

4 - 6 : Plonk

7 - 7 : Vintage

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