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.

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1.) Multiple Choice Question

Ahead of his Democratic convention speech, President Barack Obama released details of one of his favourite recipes. What was it for?

Barack Obama
  1. His wife Michelle's fresh garden salad
  2. Hawaiian pizza
  3. Home-brewed honey ale

2.) Multiple Choice Question

Well-known for cultivating his macho image, Russian President Vladimir Putin was photographed this week doing what?

Vladimir Putin
  1. Shooting a tiger with a tranquiliser gun
  2. Heading a migration of cranes on a hang-glider
  3. Riding horses bare-chested in Siberia


President Putin piloted a motorised hang-glider to lead a flock of Siberian white cranes who were raised in captivity on their migration flight to central Asia, according to the RIA-Novosti news agency.

Vladimir Putin in a motorised hang-glider with a crane

3.) Multiple Choice Question

In which country, well known for its love of tobacco, has an indoor smoking ban come into effect?

Cigarette ends
  1. Lebanon
  2. Turkey
  3. Egypt

4.) Multiple Choice Question

At Prime Minister's Questions, David Cameron said Labour leader Ed Miliband was not "butch" because he buys what for shadow chancellor Ed Balls?

David Cameron and Ed Miliband at Prime Minister's Questions
  1. Coffee
  2. Chocolate
  3. Flowers

5.) Missing Word Question

Spain lifts live TV * ban

  1. gambling
  2. bullfighting
  3. porn

6.) Multiple Choice Question

The UK's 2013 Good Pub Guide was published this week, with the inclusion of a new category. What was it?

  1. Best beer garden
  2. Best pub quiz
  3. Best outside loo

7.) Multiple Choice Question

Adele's album 21 clocked up its 79th week in the US Billboard Top 10, edging ahead of Michael Jackson's Thriller in the all-time list. Which album has spent the longest in the Top 10?

  1. Bruce Springsteen's Born In The USA
  2. The Sound of Music soundtrack
  3. Def Leppard's Hysteria


  1. It's home-brewed honey ale. Some 13,000 people signed a petition demanding to know how the Hawaiian-born president's favourite tipple was made. Michelle Obama has famously cultivated a vegetable garden at the White House.
  2. It's heading a migration of cranes in a hang-glider - Putin was photographed bare-chested on horseback in 2008 and in the same year apparently sedated a tiger, although this version of events is disputed.
  3. It's Lebanon. The new law has prompted sit-in protests in a country where 45% of men and 30% of women are estimated to be regular smokers. Egypt and Turkey have already imposed their own bans.
  4. It's coffee. A newspaper gossip column had suggested Miliband always buys the drinks when he and Balls share a hot beverage.
  5. It's bullfighting. The first live fight in six years was broadcast after Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said transmissions could resume.
  6. It was Outside Loo of the Year. The dubious honour goes to a family-run pub in Hertfordshire whose gents' toilet was voted the "most stylish" they had come across.
  7. It's The Sound of Music, with 109 weeks. Springsteen's album has 84 weeks and Def Leppard's Hysteria 79 weeks.

Your Score

0 - 3 : Rolling in the deep

4 - 6 : Tired

7 - 7 : Best for last

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