Quiz of the week's news

7 days 7 questions

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.

Graphic of the number seven

1.) Multiple Choice Question

"Feminists are now amongst the most obnoxious bigots" - said who?

  1. Ex-Sky Sports commentator Andy Gray
    Andy Gray
  2. Ex-Sky Sports presenter Richard Keys
    Richard Keys
  3. Conservative MP Dominic Raab
    Dominic Raab

2.) Multiple Choice Question

Dinosaur discovery of the week - one that shares a close common ancestor with the T-Rex, but has a single claw on each hand, not the more common two or three. What do scientists say they used their middle claw for?

  1. Stabbing prey
  2. Preening
  3. Digging

3.) Missing Word Question

Genghis Khan * tyrant in history

  1. slowest
  2. fattest
  3. greenest

4.) Multiple Choice Question

This photo of Baroness Ashton, the EU's high representative for foreign affairs, in Istanbul was altered by Iranian media. In what way?

Baroness Ashton in Istanbul
  1. Removed necklace
  2. Changed skirt to trousers
  3. Raised neckline


Asriran.com showed Iranian press pictures of Lady Ashton next to Saeed Jalili, Iran's chief nuclear negotiator, with her black top raised higher. They had held talks in Istanbul on Iran's controversial nuclear programme.

Baroness Ashton with Iran's Saeed Jalili

5.) Multiple Choice Question

Lawmakers in New York are looking to crack down on pedestrians doing what as they cross the street?

A street view
  1. Roller blading
  2. Using phones
  3. Reading

6.) Multiple Choice Question

The poor performance of the UK economy in the final quarter of 2010 was partly attributed to snow. But not all sectors were sluggish. Which grew the most?

A street
  1. Hospitality
  2. Construction
  3. Manufacturing

7.) Multiple Choice Question

"Godfather of Fitness" Jack Lalanne died aged 96. He popularised fitness in the US and certain catchphrases. Which is NOT his?

Jack Lalanne
  1. Ten seconds on the lips, and a lifetime on the hips
  2. Feel the burn
  3. Eat right and you can't go wrong


  1. It's Raab, who said men had a raw deal in the workplace. He later said he wasn't talking about all feminists. His comments coincided with Gray's and Keys' derogatory remarks about women in football. Gray was sacked, by Sky and Keys resigned.
  2. It's digging. Linhenykus monodactylus stood just 60cm tall and weighed about the same as a large parrot. It may have used its dino-digits to dig into insect nests.
  3. It's greenest. His military campaigns, which caused the deaths of 40m people and wiped out civilisations, scrubbed about 700m tons of carbon dioxide from the air, according to US research.
  4. It was her neckline, raised to make her outfit less revealing. See the doctored photo by clicking the right arrow.
  5. It's the use of phones and gadgets. Democratic State Senator Carl Kruger has been trying since 2007 to ban the use of mobile phones, iPods and other gadgets by pedestrians in major cities while crossing the street.
  6. It's manufacturing, which grew by nearly 1.5%. The building industry shrank by 3.25%, while hospitality suffered a smaller contraction.
  7. It's "feel the burn", which was a catchphrase used by Jane Fonda.

Your Score

0 - 3 : Mr Bean

4 - 6 : Missed the boat

7 - 7 : Mr Muscle

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