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

Superman's alter ego, Clark Kent, is quitting his job as a journalist, DC Comics says. Why?

Christopher Reeve as Superman
  1. Hates doorstepping people
  2. Tired of showbiz stories
  3. Appalled by phone hacking

2.) Multiple Choice Question

Rod Stewart admitted he had never actually held an occupation that has long been part of his pre-fame backstory. What was it?

Rod Stewart
  1. Binman
  2. Gravedigger
  3. Apprentice footballer

3.) Multiple Choice Question

Several Dutch communities are considering a proposal to help cyclists. What is it?

  1. Heated cycle lanes to prevent ice
  2. Piped music to discourage earphone use
  3. Tarpaulins over cycleways to block rain

4.) Missing Word Question

* and humans live in harmony

  1. Hyenas
  2. Hippopotami
  3. Honey badgers

5.) Multiple Choice Question

Rumours of Fidel Castro's demise proved exaggerated this week. Which complaint did the former Cuban leader say he couldn't remember suffering?

Fidel Castro
  1. Common cold
  2. Sore throat
  3. Headache

6.) Multiple Choice Question

Argos is to give the traditional print-based catalogue a digital makeover. What was Argos named after?

Argos catalogue
  1. The town in Greece
  2. Letters from the founder's first name and surname combined
  3. The ship Jason and the Argonauts sailed in

7.) Multiple Choice Question

Research into unusual insurance claims made by mobile phone owners found that one farmer had damaged his phone...

mobile phone
  1. After a llama snatched it out of his rear pocket
  2. By accidentally inserting it into the rear of a cow while calving
  3. After it got caught in his combine harvester


  1. He's tired of showbiz stories. DC says the Man of Steel feels hard news has given way to "soft" entertainment articles and he could reinvent himself as a blogger.
  2. It's a gravedigger. In his newly released autobiography, Stewart says he was employed measuring plots at Highgate Cemetery but never did any spadework. He was, however, also employed as a printer and signed apprentice papers with Brentford FC.
  3. It's heated cycle lanes to prevent ice. The Netherlands contains an estimated 18 million bicycles despite a population of fewer than 17 million.
  4. An international study found large hyena populations are living alongside human communities in Africa without coming into conflict.
  5. An article in the Cuban media published under Mr Castro's name declared: "I don't even remember what a headache is."
  6. It's the town in Greece. The founder of the High Street chain, Richard Tompkins, was on holiday in the Greek town when he settled on the plan for catalogue shops.
  7. It was the cow's rear. The farmer was apparently trying to use his iPhone as a torch while helping deliver a calf.

Your Score

0 - 3 : luzr

4 - 6 : Gr8

7 - 7 : 2d4

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