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

In which legislature did a government minister wear these shoes this week?

Bambi shoes
  1. German Bundestag
  2. Scottish Parliament
  3. South Korean National Assembly
  4. US Senate

2.) Multiple Choice Question

How did the Japanese Air Self Defence Force celebrate its 60th anniversary?

Japan's Air Self Defense Force aerobatic display team
  1. Launch of uniform-themed menswear
  2. Release of official PlayStation 4 game
  3. Display by aeroplane-shaped motor scooters


The novelty plane-shaped scooters were piloted in formation by 24 staff members of the force's ground crew.

Aeroplane_shaped scooters

3.) Multiple Choice Question

Which of these did Deborah, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, NOT dislike, according to her obituaries?

Deborah, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire
  1. Bits of paper falling out of magazines
  2. Drivers slowing down on cattle grids
  3. Elvis Presley
  4. Female weather forecasters

4.) Multiple Choice Question

Fulham FC's recently departed coach Felix Magath proposed using what to treat a player's knee injury?

Felix Magath
  1. Cheese
  2. Line dancing
  3. Leeches
  4. Prayer

5.) Multiple Choice Question

A service of evensong at Bath Abbey was abandoned because the choir was drowned out by a busker outside with a guitar. Which song did he play?

Bath Abbey
  1. Ace of Spades
  2. Bridge Over Troubled Water
  3. Sultans of Swing
  4. Welcome to the Jungle

6.) Missing Word Question

Hyenas feast at vulture *

  1. homes
  2. parties
  3. restaurants

7.) Multiple Choice Question

How did Essex County Council say it would deal with a zombie invasion, in response to a Freedom of Information request?

Zombie walk in Prague
  1. Utilise Ghostbusters, X Files, Shaun of the Dead
  2. Risk assessment
  3. Prioritise saving people who don't ask silly questions


  1. It's the Scottish Parliament. The 125 "Bambi Deer" high heels were worn by Angela Constance, cabinet secretary for training and youth and women's employment and MSP for Almond Valley.
  2. It was a display by aeroplane-shaped motor scooters.
  3. It was Elvis, of whom she was a big fan, calling him "the greatest entertainer ever to walk on to a stage". She visited Graceland twice.
  4. It's cheese. Defender Brede Hangeland claimed Magath told him to treat an injured thigh with a block of cheese soaked in alcohol. "I merely suggested it could be worth trying the old wives' tale of applying quark cheese to the injured area," said Magath.
  5. It was Bridge Over Troubled Water. Edward Mason, the Rector of Bath Abbey, said it was "impossible to continue". Afterwards, the busker, Jack Morgan, 31, said he was "approached by some very aggressive reactionaries from the church who came and started shouting at me".
  6. "Restaurants" of dead meat set up for endangered vultures also attract an undesirable clientele of hyenas and jackals, according to a six-year study.
  7. The local authority said Fox Mulder and Dana Scully had "been seconded". It named Dr Venkman, Dr Spengler and Dr Stantz, from the film Ghostbusters, as council experts. It also referred the enquirer to "Shaun c/o The Winchester Tavern, 39 Monson Road, New Cross, South London".

Your Score

0 - 3 : Dead loss

4 - 6 : Stopped dead

7 - 7 : Dead cert

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