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

British sandwich chain Pret a Manger's chief executive says he can predict sales figures in stores by looking at staff's what?

Pret A Manger staff
  1. Facial hair
  2. Body language
  3. Shoes

2.) Multiple Choice Question

A 214-year-old law in Paris has been formally expunged. What did it ban women from doing?

Eiffel Tower in Paris
  1. Wearing trousers
  2. Drinking alone
  3. Addressing older men as "tu"

3.) Multiple Choice Question

A cat is to replace the iron in Monopoly. But which of these is NOT a metal token in the popular board game?

Monopoly cat
  1. Diamond ring
  2. Thimble
  3. Battleship
  4. Racing car

4.) Missing Word Question

Prolonged * linked to lower sperm count

  1. dancing
  2. bicycling
  3. TV viewing

5.) Multiple Choice Question

Producers of which televised awards ceremony reportedly asked attendees to "please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack"?

  1. Grammies
  2. Oscars
  3. Baftas

6.) Multiple Choice Question

A construction worker avoided serious injury in Boston after falling 30ft into what?

Hard hat
  1. Bubble wrap
  2. Insulation foam
  3. Wet cement

7.) Multiple Choice Question

A study in the US found that mixing alcohol with diet mixer led to a different breath-alcohol level than mixing it with the full sugar version of the same mixer. Higher or lower?

A police officer breathalyzing a woman
  1. Lower
  2. Higher


  1. It's body language. Boss Clive Schee said he looked at whether staff were smiling and touching each other.
  2. It was trousers. The long superseded law from 1800 had been modified in 1892 and 1909 to allow women to wear trousers if they were "holding a bicycle handlebar or the reins of a horse".
  3. The diamond ring is not a standard token in the interminably long board game.
  4. It was TV viewing. Researchers found clocking up 20 hours a week of TV time appears to be detrimental to sperm production.
  5. It was the Grammies. The reported missive from CBS also included the line: "Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic."
  6. It was bubble wrap. The man had to be cut from the wrap and suffered back and shoulder injuries.
  7. The diet drink led to a higher breath-alcohol level.

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