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.

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1.) Multiple Choice Question

Rupert Murdoch's appearance before MPs this week was interrupted when the media tycoon was allegedly attacked with an improvised custard pie. Which of these has not had one thrown at them?

Sylvester Stallone, Robert Kilroy-Silk, Ann Widdecombe and Karl Lagerfeld
  1. Sylvester Stallone
  2. Robert Kilroy-Silk
  3. Ann Widdecombe
  4. Karl Lagerfeld

2.) Multiple Choice Question

The Museum of Liverpool has opened its doors. It includes quotes about the city from people associated with it, including Beatle George Harrison. He said Liverpool was a good place to what?

Museum of Liverpool
  1. Wash your hair
  2. Get a pint of beer
  3. Join a band

3.) Multiple Choice Question

Atlantis completed the final space shuttle mission this week, bringing Nasa's 30-year programme to a close. Christopher Ferguson was the commander. He is also drummer in the astronauts' band, but what is it called?

Spaec Shuttle Atlantis
  1. Mach 5
  2. Hypersonic
  3. MaxQ

4.) Multiple Choice Question

"Get a grip." Who said it this week?

  1. Chancellor George Osborne to European leaders meeting to sort the debt crisis
    George Osborne
  2. A 999 operator to a boy who called the police after his parents told him he couldn't play his Xbox
    Police badge
  3. Wendi Deng to security guards after a custard pie was thrown at her husband
    Wendi Deng

5.) Missing Word Question

"My baby makes me eat * "

  1. furniture polish
  2. tyres
  3. lard

6.) Multiple Choice Question

The Dalai Lama was a guest judge on Australia's TV cookery show MasterChef, but said he would not judge the food. Why?

Dalai Lama
  1. It contained meat, which he doesn't eat
  2. It was against his Buddhist beliefs to judge
  3. He had a cold

7.) Multiple Choice Question

Library closures across the country were challenged for the first time at the High Court this week. Which of these bands has contributed towards the legal costs of library supporters?

  1. Depeche Mode
    Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode
  2. N-Dubz
  3. Coldplay
    Chris Martin of Coldplay


  1. It's Robert Kilroy-Silk. He had a bucket of slurry thrown over him following remarks he made about Arabs. Stallone was hit with a pie at the opening of a Planet Hollywood restaurant in Canada. Anti-racist activists threw one at Widdecombe in protest at Conservative policy on asylum seekers. PETA activists targeted designer Lagerfeld for using fur.
  2. It's wash your hair. Harrison said this was because of the city's "nice soft water".
  3. It's MaxQ and all members are Nasa astronauts. MaxQ stands for maximum dynamic pressure, this defines the maximum airspeed the space shuttle can withstand without doing damage due to heat loads, according to Nasa. Mach 5 is five times the speed of sound and hypersonic relates to speeds of more than Mach 5.
  4. It's Chancellor George Osborne. He urged European leaders to sort their differences out. They met in Brussels on Thursday to try and resolve the debt crisis and save the euro.
  5. It's furniture polish. Seven-months pregnant Emma Veness made the news after she was diagnosed with Pica, a rare disorder which sees sufferers crave non-food items.
  6. It's because it was against his Buddhist beliefs to judge. He said: "As a Buddhist monk, it is not right to prefer this food or that food." He also added that all the dishes he was presented with "had a special taste and beauty".
  7. It's Depeche Mode. Others who have reportedly also contributed are the Pet Shop Boys, Nick Cave and Goldfrapp.

Your Score

0 - 3 : Just can't get enough

4 - 6 : Everything counts

7 - 7 : Halo

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