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

There were two notable deaths this week - actor Herbert Lom and singer Andy Williams. Who was NOT linked to both men?

Herbert Lom and Andy Williams
  1. Robert F Kennedy
  2. Peter Sellers
  3. Henry Mancini

2.) Missing Word Question

* 'leftovers' to fuel cars

  1. Kitchen
  2. Whisky
  3. Abattoir

3.) Multiple Choice Question

What has a priest banned from a church hall because it was "not compatible" with the Catholic faith?

  1. Yoga classes
  2. Alcoholics Anonymous meetings
  3. Bingo

4.) Multiple Choice Question

David Cameron was quizzed on US TV about the Magna Carta. Only three of its 63 clauses are still valid. Which one is not?

Cameron and Letterman
  1. Weights and measures uniform throughout realm
  2. Privileges of the city of London
  3. Right to due process leading to trial by jury

5.) Multiple Choice Question

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has revealed that he is so impressed by a particular country that he wants to become a citizen. Which one?

Steve Wozniak
  1. Republic of Ireland
  2. Australia
  3. Poland

6.) Multiple Choice Question

An Australian teenager has survived a bite from one of the world's most venomous snakes, thanks to rapid treatment. What type of snake is it?

  1. A rattlesnake
  2. A brown water snake
  3. A taipan

7.) Multiple Choice Question

Which of the following is reported to be suing the FBI, after their fans, the Juggalos, were said to have been labelled as a criminal gang?

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  1. A group of strippers
  2. A Russian high-wire act
  3. A rap-metal duo


  1. It's Kennedy, who was friends with Williams. Mancini wrote the music to The Pink Panther, in which Lom starred, and composed Moon River, which Williams sang. Sellers acted alongside Lom in The Pink Panther and alongside Williams' ex-wife, Claudine Longet.
  2. It's whisky. In what is claimed to be a world first, a deal has been signed to turn by-products from a Scottish distillery into fuel for cars.
  3. It's yoga classes. "Yoga is a Hindu spiritual exercise. Being a Catholic church we have to promote the Gospel, and that's what we use our premises for," Father John Chandler from Southampton was quoted as saying.
  4. It's the clause about weights and measures remaining uniform throughout the realm. According to the British Library, only three clauses remain valid, the final one defending the freedom and rights of the English Church.
  5. It's Australia. He told a radio station in Brisbane he enjoyed his regular visits to Australia. "I am... on the way to become an Australian citizen, that's a little-known fact." He said it turned out he could still keep his American citizenship.
  6. It's the inland taipan - known as the "fierce snake" because of the strength of its venom. It is usually shy and reclusive, and can grow up to 2m. A single bite can kill 100 men within 45 minutes
  7. It's rap-metal duo Insane Clown Posse, whose fans are known as Juggalos. According to reports, the FBI's National Gang Threat Assessment report classified Juggalos as a "concern to law enforcement" after becoming alarmed by their "general destructive and violent nature".

Your Score

0 - 3 : Criminal

4 - 6 : Special agent

7 - 7 : Most wanted

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