Quiz of the week's news


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

Despite the Queen cutting costs last year, royal travel expenses rose £600,000 to £6m. Which was the most expensive trip?

The Queen on a train
  1. Charles visiting Delhi for Commonwealth Games
  2. Andrew visiting Kazakhstan
  3. Queen visiting United Arab Emirates and Oman

2.) Multiple Choice Question

"The perfect example of a modern man." Who was described as such this week?

  1. Hugh Laurie, the new face of L'Oreal
    Hugh Laurie
  2. Prince William by the Canadian prime minister
    Prince William
  3. Ashley Cole in GQ magazine
    Ashley Cole

3.) Multiple Choice Question

Prince Albert of Monaco married Charlene Wittstock, despite rumours she'd tried to flee home to South Africa. What is her official title now?

Princess Charlene
  1. Her Noble Highness (HNH)
  2. Her Gracious Highness (HGH)
  3. Her Serene Highness (HSH)

4.) Missing Word Question

New research suggests * for fertility

  1. feng shui
  2. flossing
  3. fish fingers

5.) Multiple Choice Question

A report published in a British academic journal this week said which novels should come with a health warning?

Person reading a book
  1. Stieg Larsson's thrillers
  2. Harry Potter books
  3. Mills & Boon romance novels

6.) Multiple Choice Question

A statue of Ronald Reagan was unveiled in the square in front of the US Embassy in London this week. Which US president doesn't have a statue there?

Statue of Ronald Reagan
  1. Abraham Lincoln
  2. Franklin Roosevelt
  3. Dwight Eisenhower

7.) Multiple Choice Question

Adele's Someone like You has become the first single to sell over one million copies in the UK in 2011. Which of these hasn't hit one million sales since 2000?

  1. Poker Face by Lady Gaga
  2. Baby by Justin Bieber
  3. Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis


  1. It's the Queen's visit to the United Arab Emirates and Oman. The charter flight taking her and Prince Philip cost £356,253. Travel costs for Charles and Camilla's trip to Delhi came to £298,089 and Prince Andrew amassed a travel bill totalling £353,212 on six official visits abroad.
  2. It's Hugh Laurie, who was unveiled as the new face of L'Oreal's Men Expert range. The company described Laurie as "genuine, uninhibited, strong and willing to pursue his passions to the end".
  3. It's Her Serene Highness, Princess Charlene.
  4. It's flossing. Researchers say women who want to improve their chances of having a baby should floss daily. Why? Inflammation, which when left unchecked can interfere with the body's normal functionings.
  5. It's Mills & Boon. Writing in the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, psychologist Susan Quilliam said the romance novels featured unrealistic sexual expectations and too much unprotected sex.
  6. It's Abraham Lincoln. His statue can be found opposite the Houses of Parliament.
  7. It's Baby by Justin Bieber. Someone Like You is one of only 16 singles since 2000 to hit one million sales.

Your Score

0 - 3 : Flop

4 - 6 : Bubbling under

7 - 7 : Hit

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