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

It's been revealed that rats are capable of feeling what?

  1. Regret
  2. Ice cream headaches
  3. Ratty

2.) Multiple Choice Question

Where did Fifa chief Sepp Blatter suggest a World Cup could one day be held?

Sepp Blatter
  1. At sea
  2. In space
  3. Antarctica

3.) Multiple Choice Question

Toy-maker Lego forced the UK government to stop doing what?

  1. Showing only boys playing with it in parenting guides
  2. Constructing town models for public consultations from its bricks
  3. Using its characters to illustrate anti-Scottish independence campaign

4.) Multiple Choice Question

What did London Mayor Boris Johnson promise to do to allay public fears?

Boris Johnson
  1. Give up cycling
  2. Stand in front of water cannon
  3. Remove all eels from Thames

5.) Multiple Choice Question

Which of the following words will be added to the Collins English Dictionary?

  1. Adorkable
  2. Duckface
  3. Felfie
  4. Gaybourhood

6.) Missing Word Question

Malaysia swarmed by giant *

  1. bees
  2. moths
  3. wasps

7.) Multiple Choice Question

The world's oldest what has died at the age of 24?

  1. Cactus
  2. Printer cartridge
  3. Cat


  1. It's regret. According to scientists in Minnesota, they ponder missed opportunities to eat their favourite things.
  2. It's outer space. Blatter predicted: "We will have not only have a World Cup, we will have inter-planetary competitions. Why not?"
  3. Lego asked not to be associated with the Treasury's campaign because it was "politically neutral".
  4. It's stand in front of a water cannon. The mayor said he wanted to demonstrate the device was safe after he authorised the Metropolitan Police to buy three of them.
  5. It's adorkable. The word, meaning "socially inept or unfashionable in a charming or endearing way" was added after a vote of Twitter users. It beat duckface ("the traditional 'pouting' facial expression in selfies"), felfie (a farmer selfie) and gaybourhood ("a gay-friendly neighbourhood").
  6. It's moths. Thousands of the furry insects, with a wingspan of up to 16cm (6in), have descended on the country, invading homes and even disrupting a national football match.
  7. It's a cat. Tortoiseshell Poppy, recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the longest-lived of her species, passed away in Bournemouth. The average lifespan for a cat is 15 years.

Your Score

0 - 3 : What the cat dragged in

4 - 6 : Cat got your tongue

7 - 7 : Top cat

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