Quiz of the week's news

7 days 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.

Number seven

1.) Multiple Choice Question

A newly discovered species of the extinct pterosaur has been called Vectidraco daisymorrisae. Who, or what, is it named after?

Two pterosaurs in the sky
  1. Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter books
  2. A child in the Isle of Wight
  3. A form of Morris dancing
  4. A yellow daisy

2.) Multiple Choice Question

A man in St Louis, Missouri, has been charged with breaking into a church and stealing what?

A wide shot of St Louis, Missouri
  1. Communion wine
  2. Holy water
  3. Ice cream

3.) Multiple Choice Question

The Swedish military has apologised after contributing to the deaths of more than 500 minks. What did they do too close to a mink farm?

A mink
  1. Conduct firearms and explosives training
  2. Fly too low
  3. Spray pesticide

4.) Missing Word Question

Hamster found wandering in *

  1. cruise ship
  2. desert
  3. blizzard

5.) Multiple Choice Question

Deputy Speaker Lindsay Hoyle was praised for telling off raucous MPs at the Budget announcement. Which of these lines did he NOT say?

Deputy Speaker Lindsay Hoyle in the House of Commons
  1. "Panto season is not for another nine months"
  2. "Let's not let this become a circus of the day"
  3. "Hippos have better manners than you"

6.) Multiple Choice Question

Girls Aloud have split up following their reunion tour. Which ONE of the following bands has never played a reunion gig?

Girls Aloud
  1. Status Quo
  2. The Jam
  3. Kiss
  4. Rage Against the Machine

7.) Multiple Choice Question

A one-off gig at the Victoria and Albert Museum by grindcore band Napalm Death has been cancelled at short notice. Officials were afraid that...

Napalm Death in concert
  1. It would distract from the new David Bowie exhibit
  2. Hardcore fans could break the exhibits
  3. Noise levels could damage the building


  1. It's a girl in the Isle of Wight. Daisy Morris was five when she found fossilised bones on a beach in 2008. They have since been identified as belonging to a newly-identified species of the flying pterosaur. Vectidraco translates as "dragon of the Wight".
  2. It's ice cream. The self-confessed "ice cream junkie" is alleged to have been found intoxicated nearby with ice cream on his face and clothing, after breaking into the church's deep freezer.
  3. It's fly too low. When military planes flew past at low altitudes, the adult minks apparently became so frightened that they turned on their young and bit them to death. The military has agreed to pay damages to the farmers.
  4. It was a blizzard. "Poppy" was rescued after being found on an Edinburgh street. It is hoped the one-year-old female's owner comes forward to collect her.
  5. It's the one about hippos - he didn't say that. The Labour MP has been labelled the "hero of the budget" after he repeatedly admonished noisy members of parliament for interrupting Chancellor George Osborne.
  6. It's The Jam. Lead singer Paul Weller appeared to rule out a possible reunion earlier this year."It would be absurd - three 50-year-old geezers jumping around the stage," he said.
  7. It's the fear of noise damage. The V&A cancelled the gig because they thought the "high level of decibels generated by the concert would damage the historic fabric of the building".

Your Score

0 - 3 : Bow out in silence

4 - 6 : Background music

7 - 7 : Deafening chorus

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