Quiz of the week's news

News quiz

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

This signature was in the news this week. Why?

  1. Mistake by Barack Obama's signature machine
  2. It might feature on dollar bills
  3. It's Harry Styles's - One Direction have signed a new multi-millon pound, three-year contract

2.) Multiple Choice Question

Australia's Bureau of Meteorology has added new colours to its meteorology heat maps of the country, to reflect an increased scale of temperature - above 50C. What is the hottest colour?

Burnt landscape
  1. Black
  2. Vermilion
  3. Deep purple
  4. Pink

3.) Missing Word Question

Chinese dad hires virtual *

  1. son
  2. hitmen
  3. tutor

4.) Multiple Choice Question

Sweden has issued international arrest warrants for two Britons suspected of masterminding a ring to smuggle what?

  1. Garlic
  2. Ginger
  3. Moose meat

5.) Multiple Choice Question

A Scottish woman has been acquitted of entering what as a candidate in last year's Aberdeen city council election?

Polling station
  1. Dead relative
  2. Pet dog
  3. Mannequin

6.) Multiple Choice Question

Filming began this week on the movie Frank, with Michael Fassbender playing the eponymous role. Which Frank?

  1. Frank Sidebottom
  2. Frank Sinatra
  3. Frank Zappa
  4. Frankie Howerd


Frank tells of a musician who joins a band led by Fassbender's mysterious title character.

Fassbender as Sidebottom

7.) Multiple Choice Question

Which institution is more unpopular than head lice and cockroaches, according to a survey?

  1. UK's House of Lords
  2. US Congress
  3. The UN


  1. It's the signature of Jack Lew, who is expected to be named by President Obama as the successor to outgoing Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. The treasury secretary's signature appears on all dollar bills.
  2. It's pink. Deep purple was also added. Previously, the highest temperature on the range was 50C, represented by black.
  3. It's hitmen. A man in China hired virtual "assassins" to hunt down his son in online video games and kill off his avatar, according to local media. The man was concerned about the amount of time his 23-year-old son was spending online.
  4. It's garlic. The pair are alleged to have organised shipments of Chinese garlic to Norway, which is not in the EU and not subject to its tariffs, then across the border into Sweden. Garlic smuggling can be a lucrative business.
  5. Renee Slater had been charged with adding a candidate she knew was, in fact, a mannequin. But in a trial this week, a sheriff ruled there was no case to answer. Ms Slater told BBC Scotland she had wanted to represent the voice of the silent majority in the Torry area of Aberdeen.
  6. It's Frank Sidebottom. The film is based on the memoir by author Jon Ronson and is a inspired by Frank Sidebottom - the persona of cult musician and comedian Chris Sievey from Manchester, who died in 2010.
  7. It's the US Congress, which is less popular than cockroaches, used car salesmen and head lice among other things, according to a poll by Public Policy Polling.

Your Score

0 - 3 : Pest

4 - 6 : Popular

7 - 7 : Perfect

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