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

A man's 50-page legal challenge was rejected in US courts. Which electronic product was he demanding the right to marry?

  1. His games console
  2. His laptop
  3. His smartphone

2.) Multiple Choice Question

A newly discovered type of tyrannosaur has been given which nickname?

Newly-discovered species of Tyrannosaur
  1. Pinocchio
  2. Gepetto
  3. Jiminy

3.) Missing Word Question

New blood can 'recharge old * '

  1. battery
  2. body
  3. brain

4.) Multiple Choice Question

Supermarket Morrisons was heavily criticised for projecting an image of one of its products across the arms of the Angel of the North. Which product?

Angel of the North
  1. A baguette
  2. A cucumber
  3. A draught excluder

5.) Multiple Choice Question

The Broadway production of Matilda the Musical was reportedly hit by what this week?

Cast members of Broadway production of Matilda the Musical
  1. Factional dispute between Beliebers and Directioners
  2. Outbreak of head lice
  3. Wildcat cast strike over social media ban

6.) Multiple Choice Question

A teacher in Colombia was accused of stealing what from his pupils?

  1. Club Penguin coins
  2. Panini stickers
  3. Pokemon cards

7.) Multiple Choice Question

Helena Costa became the highest-profile woman to take charge of what?

Helena Costa
  1. A submarine
  2. A Kentucky Derby-winning racehorse
  3. A men's football team


  1. It's his laptop. Chris Sevier, an opponent of same-sex marriage, argued that the love he has for the "porn-filled" Apple computer was no different to that between gay couples.
  2. It's Pinocchio. It's official name is Qianzhousaurus Sinensis, but the creature's long nose reminded University of Edinburgh scientists of the wooden boy.
  3. It's brain. Injecting the blood of young mice into older rodents boosted their brainpower, a study found.
  4. It's a baguette. Morrisons was forced to apologise for the stunt after it was criticised by the sculpture's designer Antony Gormley as well as social media users.
  5. It was an outbreak of head lice. Six out of 16 child performers were affected, the New York Post reported.
  6. It's Panini stickers. A 13-year-old student in the city of Bucaramanga reported the unnamed teacher after seeing him in the staff room attaching stickers he had confiscated from students who traded them in class, according to reports.
  7. It's a men's football team. Costa was named head coach of French Ligue 2 team Clermont Foot. In 1999 Carolina Morace took charge of Italian Serie C1 side Viterbese for two matches. Rosie Napravnik's horse finished 19th in the Kentucky Derby. In the UK three women became the Royal Navy's first female submariners.

Your Score

0 - 3 : Relegated

4 - 6 : Mid-table mediocrity

7 - 7 : Champion

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