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

Daniel Day-Lewis became the first man to win three lead acting Oscars but he needs one more to equal the record for any person. Who holds that honour?

Daniel Day Lewis
  1. Meryl Streep
  2. Ingrid Bergman
  3. Katharine Hepburn

2.) Multiple Choice Question

Still with the Oscars, how did an Iranian news agency edit Michelle Obama after she awarded Argo Best Picture?

The Oscars
  1. Deleted some of her words
  2. Digitally altered her dress
  3. Removed her appearance altogether

3.) Multiple Choice Question

Animal rights activists have complained about Beyonce's trainers. Which of the following animal skins was NOT used to make them?

  1. Anaconda
  2. Python
  3. Stingray
  4. Crocodile

4.) Multiple Choice Question

Following an internet trend, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood have both tweeted links to versions of their songs comically intercut with what animal?

Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift
  1. Screaming goat
  2. Angry killer whale
  3. Squeaking squirrel

5.) Multiple Choice Question

A woman was discovered trying to get a seat on the Beijing subway by having a fake what?

Beijing subway
  1. Broken leg
  2. Baby under a blanket
  3. Pregnancy belly
  4. Guide dog

6.) Multiple Choice Question

The departing Pope Benedict XVI is giving up his trademark red shoes. What colour will he now wear instead?

  1. Black
  2. White
  3. Brown

7.) Multiple Choice Question

Mario Balotelli has commissioned a life-size statue to immortalise himself. What quality has he asked the artist to evoke?

Mario Balotelli
  1. Courage
  2. Defiance
  3. Virtue
  4. Fearlessness


  1. It's Hepburn, with four awards. Streep and Bergman are among 12 actresses to have won two Best Actress awards.
  2. It's altered her dress. It was photoshopped to cover up her bare shoulders and neck.
  3. It's python. Beyonce's trainers reportedly contain anaconda, stingray, crocodile, ostrich and calf's fur. Husband Jay-Z has shoes containing python.
  4. It's screaming goat. A slew of YouTube cuts have comically interspersed pop starlets with the upset caprine.
  5. It's the belly. The woman was caught out wearing a false silicone stomach.
  6. It's brown. Benedict is thought to have been very happy with a pair of brown shoes he was given in Leon in Mexico.
  7. It's defiance. Balotelli wants to be shown with his muscles highlighted and an expression of defiance.

Your Score

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