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.) Missing Word Question

* 'help reduce fear of crime'

  1. Blue lights
  2. Large dogs
  3. Pom-poms

2.) Multiple Choice Question

Hawaii has passed an act to protect celebrities from paparazzi. What has it been dubbed?

  1. Steven Tyler Act
  2. Bruce Springsteen Act
  3. Jon Bon Jovi Act

3.) Multiple Choice Question

Researchers identified a security flaw in Android phones when put in what?

Nexus phone
  1. Freezer
  2. Oven
  3. Microwave

4.) Multiple Choice Question

"Of the 1,426 billionaires on our list, not one... goes to greater measure to try to affect his or her ranking," said Forbes this week. Who complained about his wealth being underestimated?

  1. Russia's Roman Abramovich
  2. Mexico's Carlos Slim
  3. Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal

5.) Multiple Choice Question

Bonnie Tyler has been chosen as the UK's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. Which act scored the UK's last win?

Bonnie Tyler
  1. Bucks Fizz
  2. Katrina and the Waves
  3. Gina G

6.) Multiple Choice Question

In 1999, Hugo Chavez changed the official name of Venezuela. To what?

  1. Republic of Venezuela
  2. People's Republic of Venezuela
  3. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

7.) Multiple Choice Question

Representatives from 193 countries are trying to settle the UN budget. Hosting the talks, the US has called for a ban on what during discussions?

  1. National flags
  2. Mobile phones
  3. Alcohol


  1. It was pom-poms. Guerrilla knitters are installing them in trees in Leicester to make people feel safer.
  2. It's the Steven Tyler Act. The Aerosmith singer pressed for change after photos of him and his girlfriend and published in a magazine.
  3. It was a freezer. In an experiment, a team in Germany chilled the phone to -10C.
  4. It was Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal. His office attacked the methodology of Forbes. Carlos Slim was top and Roman Abramovich failed to make the top 100.
  5. It was Katrina and the Waves in 1997 with Love Shine A Light. Bucks Fizz won in 1980 and Gina G came 8th in 1996.
  6. It's the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, in honour of Chavez's revolutionary hero Simon Bolivar.
  7. It's alcohol. "We make the modest proposal that the negotiating rooms should in future be an inebriation-free zone," Joseph Torsella, a US ambassador to the UN told the General Assembly's budget committee.

Your Score

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7 - 7 : Corking

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