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.

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1.) Multiple Choice Question

At 22, Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy is the youngest golfer to win the US Open since 1911. How old was Tiger Woods - who sat out this year's tournament due to injury - when he first won it?

Rory McIlroy cupcakes
  1. 22 and a half
  2. 23
  3. 24
  4. 25

2.) Multiple Choice Question

"It made my world much more complete." Said who?

  1. US First Lady Michelle Obama about a meeting with Nelson Mandela
    Michelle Obama
  2. Applicant on temporarily being accepted on an exclusive dating website for "beautiful people"
    BeautifulPeople website
  3. Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on listening to Dave Lee Travis while under house arrest
    Aung San Suu Kyi

3.) Multiple Choice Question

A British teenager faces extradition to the US over computer offences. He is suspected of involvement with the hacking group Lulz Security (LulzSec). What is Lulz a derivative of?

  1. Lots of love
  2. Laugh out loud
  3. Love and laughs

4.) Multiple Choice Question

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Prince Edward Island on their official tour of Canada, it was announced. It's the backdrop for screen adaptations of one of Kate's favourite childhood books, but which is it?

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
  1. Little Women
  2. Pollyanna
  3. Anne of Green Gables

5.) Multiple Choice Question

Barack Obama has announced he will now do some of his own tweeting. But how will the US president sign his tweets to distinguish them from messages sent by his staff?

Barack Obama
  1. PBO
  2. Barack1
  3. BO
  4. Obama1

6.) Missing Word Question

Wimbledon strawberries and cream * launched

  1. sandwich
  2. cheese
  3. pizza

7.) Multiple Choice Question

Conservationists were baffled when an emperor penguin turned up on a beach in New Zealand, far from its usual home. Where do experts believe the flightless bird came from?

The lost penguin
  1. Antarctica
  2. Falkland Islands
  3. Galapagos Islands


  1. Tiger was aged 24 years, five months and 19 days when he won the US Open in 2000. The win also made him the youngest golfer to achieve a career Grand Slam - winning all golf's major championships in the same calendar year.
  2. It's Suu Kyi. She revealed her unlikely lifeline in a Radio Times interview. She listened to him on the BBC World Service. Michelle Obama this week met Mandela on a visit to South Africa and dating website BeautifulPeople apologised for booting off 30,000 "ugly" applicants after a computer virus allowed them to sign up. The site denies the story was a publicity stunt.
  3. It's laugh out loud - as in they see their hacking activities as having a joke at somebody else's expense. Ryan Cleary, 19, was arrested this week in the UK in a joint operation by Scotland Yard and the FBI.
  4. It's Anne of Green Gables. Kate reportedly loved the plucky heroine in the classic Canadian novel and asked to visit the island.
  5. He will sign his tweets BO. Up until now staff have tweeted for him, but he is to start himself as part of his campaign to get re-elected next year. He is already the third most-followed person on Twitter with over 8m followers.
  6. It's sandwich. Made from British strawberries and Cornish clotted cream, the Tesco sandwich contains 435 calories - nearly a quarter of a woman's recommended daily intake.
  7. It's Antarctica. New Zealand's department of conservation admits it has no idea how the penguin made it 3,000km (1,864 miles) from its usual home, but penguin experts think it may have taken a wrong turn while looking for squid and krill.

Your Score

0 - 3 : Lost

4 - 6 : Middle of the road

7 - 7 : Home and dry

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