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

What is this?

Top printed with tuxedo design
  1. Tour de France jersey worn by Nigel Mitchell, head of nutrition for Team Sky
  2. The new kit of Spanish second division football team Cultural Leonesa
  3. Waiters' uniforms for the forthcoming US Open

2.) Multiple Choice Question

In which city does a cup of coffee tend to be strongest, according to researchers?

  1. Glasgow, Scotland
  2. Pamplona, Spain
  3. Parma, Italy

3.) Multiple Choice Question

The business community in the Irish village of Waterville condemned a cafe owner who banned which group from his premises?

Cafe sign
  1. "Loud Americans"
  2. "Drunk Brits"
  3. "Arrogant French people"
  4. "Germans who reserve tables with towels"

4.) Multiple Choice Question

Why have prisons in Michigan changed the colour of inmates' uniforms from orange to black and white?

Prison uniform
  1. Prisoners complained of orange-induced headaches
  2. Psychologists said it would result in fewer riots
  3. TV's Orange Is The New Black made orange cool

5.) Multiple Choice Question

A Chinese shopping mall was criticised for sexism after it introduced "women-only" car parking spaces. Which of the following did these NOT feature?

  1. Pink lines
  2. Wider by 30cm (14ins)
  3. High heel repair stations

6.) Multiple Choice Question

Four members of Sri Lanka's Commonwealth Games team were stopped by police when they were spotted cycling where?

  1. Grounds of Holyrood Palace
  2. The M74 motorway
  3. Near Faslane Naval Base


They were seen on one of Scotland's busiest stretches of road at the exit for Motherwell and Hamilton before being told they were breaking the law. Olympic champion and England triathlete Alistair Brownlee photographed them and tweeted this picture.

Sri Lankan cyclists on the M74

7.) Missing Word Question

Indian boy has 232 * removed

  1. bunions
  2. teeth
  3. warts


  1. Cultural Leonesa were only planning on using the tuxedo-themed strip for pre-season but the public reaction was so overwhelming they decided to stick with it.
  2. It's Glasgow. Research published in the journal Food and Function found the amount of caffeine per serving of an espresso in the Scottish city ranged from 72mg to 212mg. In Parma it was 73-135mg and 97-127mg in Pamplona. It found coffee in Scotland usually used more heavily roasted beans and the serving sizes were larger.
  3. Peter Fitzgerald posted a sign in his County Kerry cafe banning coach tours and "loud Americans". After a furore on social media, business people and residents took to the streets waving US flags to show Americans were welcome.
  4. Saginaw County Sheriff William Federspiel said the new design "breaks away from that cultural coolness" associated with orange.
  5. The spaces were marked out in pink and 30cm wider than usual. Mall manager Yang Hongjun said this was for "practical reasons" but the move attracted widespread criticism on social media.
  6. It was the M74 motorway.
  7. It's teeth. Ashik Gavai, 17, had the teeth successfully extracted from his mouth during a seven-hour operation. Doctors described his condition as "very rare" and "a world record".

Your Score

0 - 3 : On your bike

4 - 6 : Peloton

7 - 7 : Yellow jersey

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