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.

Number 7

1.) Multiple Choice Question

What did London Zoo do to all of its 16,000 animals this week?

  1. Photograph them
  2. Weigh them
  3. Give them individual Facebook pages

2.) Multiple Choice Question

An elderly parishioner stunned cultural officials with a bizarre, unauthorised restoration of a Jesus Christ fresco. What was the artwork's name?

  1. Santa Trinita
  2. Polittico di Badia
  3. Ecce Homo

3.) Multiple Choice Question

According to reports, the next paying passenger to fly to the International Space Station could be a well-known star of musical theatre. Which one?

  1. Elaine Paige
    Elaine Paige
  2. Ruthie Henshall
    Ruthie Henshall
  3. Sarah Brightman
    Sarah Brightman

4.) Multiple Choice Question

A Finnish teenager won an off-beat competition by throwing what object 101.46m (333ft)?

Measuring tape
  1. Mobile phone
  2. Paper aeroplane
  3. Javelin made of chocolate

5.) Missing Word Question

Bitten handler 'forgives * '

  1. snake
  2. raccoon
  3. hippopotamus

6.) Multiple Choice Question

Taylor Swift's new single, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, became the second most downloaded track in a single week in the US, behind what?

  1. Boyfriend, Justin Bieber
    Justin Bieber
  2. Right Round, Flo Rida
    Flo Rida
  3. Firework, Katy Perry
    Taylor Swift

7.) Multiple Choice Question

Bass singer Tim Storms has won a competition to sing a note so low that it may never have been sung before. Which note?

  1. C#
  2. D
  3. E


  1. Staff weighed them. Everything from gorillas down to insects was checked as part of the annual health programme.
  2. It's Ecce Homo, or Behold the Man, by Elias Garcia Martinez. The fresco held pride of place in the Sanctuary of Mercy Church near Zaragoza, Spain, before the woman took her brush to it.
  3. It's Sarah Brightman. The Phantom of the Opera star has already visited the Cosmonaut Training Centre outside Moscow ahead of the 2015 flight, the Russian news agency Interfax reported.
  4. Ere Karjalainen threw a Nokia mobile phone. The world record using modern javelins is 98.48m.
  5. It was a King Cobra snake. Mark O'Shea of West Midlands Safari Park was the unfortunate victim, bitten on the foot in a feeding mishap.
  6. It's Right Round, which sold 636,000 in a single week in 2009. Swift sold 623,000 copies last week. The songs by Bieber and Perry are sixth and eighth respectively.
  7. It was low E (41.203 Hertz) - over two octaves below middle C.

Your Score

0 - 3 : Flat

4 - 6 : Middle C

7 - 7 : Sharp

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