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A photo of a house for sale in Ipswich, Suffolk, was withdrawn by estate agents because it featured what in the front room?

For Sale sign
  1. A pig
  2. A machine gun
  3. A toilet

2.) Multiple Choice Question

The Japanese government launched a campaign urging citizens to stockpile what?

  1. Baked beans
  2. Firewood
  3. Matches
  4. Loo paper

3.) Multiple Choice Question

A US flight was diverted after a furious row broke out between passengers. One had reclined her seat in order to give her more room to do what?

  1. Cut her own hair
  2. Knit
  3. Play Scrabble

4.) Multiple Choice Question

Watching which genre of film is most likely to make you fat, according to researchers at Cornell University?

Man watching television with bowl of popcorn
  1. Action
  2. Horror
  3. Musicals
  4. Rom-coms

5.) Missing Word Question

Thieving * hands out money

  1. monk
  2. mongoose
  3. monkey

6.) Multiple Choice Question

Which firm parodied Apple's advertising campaigns while creating an ad for a "bookbook"?

  1. Littlewoods
  2. Argos
  3. Ikea

7.) Multiple Choice Question

Police are investigating after an ice bucket challenge was undertaken by a man at a Waitrose in Essex. Why?

  1. Stole necessary items
  2. Did it in nude
  3. Triggered terror alert


  1. The particulars of the 120,000 property showed a pig with its head resting on a settee. Estate agents Connells, which withdrew the photo, said the animal was the home owner's pet. The sale attracted much interest on social media, where some inquired whether the pig was included in the price.
  2. The government unveiled its "Let's stockpile toilet paper!" campaign to mark Disaster Prevention Day, warning that nearly half the nation's supply comes from one of its most earthquake-prone areas.
  3. It's knit. The Delta Air Lines flight from New York to Palm Beach was rerouted when Amy Fine, 52, grew irate at an older woman who had leaned her seat back while knitting.
  4. The findings, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, suggested people snacked far more during action films.
  5. A monkey in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh stole 10,000 rupees (100) from a nearby home. The creature was first spotted sitting on a tin roof with a bundle of notes before it playfully started throwing them down one by one. Surprised holidaymakers ran around, collecting the falling notes for nearly an hour, eyewitnesses said.
  6. It was Ikea promoting its catalogue. The ad contained the line: "The 2015 Ikea catalogue comes fully charged, and the battery is eternal."
  7. It was the theft. The man used a bottle of water, bag of ice and a bucket, worth 4 in total, but did not pay before leaving.

Your Score

0 - 3 : Wet blanket

4 - 6 : Dowsing

7 - 7 : Ice ice baby

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