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.


1.) Multiple Choice Question

As London marked one year until the opening of the Olympic Games, the much coveted gold, silver and bronze medals were revealed. The Greek goddess Nike features on them - what does she represent?

  1. Strength
  2. Victory
  3. Speed

2.) Multiple Choice Question

Two pet animals have been found alive in the earthquake zone in Christchurch after 134 days without food. What are they?

  1. Goldfish
  2. Hamster
  3. Python

3.) Multiple Choice Question

As we age, our brains get what, according to a new study?

  1. Lighter
  2. Wider
  3. Heavier

4.) Multiple Choice Question

Lewis Hamilton this week complained the British national anthem is too short. But which nation's anthem, according to a composer arranging them for the Olympics, is the world's shortest?

Lewis Hamilton (Allsport/Getty)
  1. Uruguay
  2. Moldova
  3. Uganda

5.) Missing Word Question

Long winters 'led to bigger * '

  1. hairs
  2. bottoms
  3. eyes

6.) Multiple Choice Question

The A3 Hindhead tunnel has opened. It's the UK's longest road tunnel under land. But what's the longest road tunnel under water?

  1. Mersey Kingsway Tunnel
  2. Mersey Queensway Tunnel
  3. Thames Blackwall Tunnel

7.) Multiple Choice Question

In a monumental motoring moment Ford is phasing out what from its Focus models?

  1. CD players
  2. Exhaust pipes
  3. Car keys


  1. It's Victory. On the medals, she is pictured stepping out of the depiction of the Parthenon to arrive in the host city.
  2. The goldfish Shaggy and Daphne were found in their tank alive. It is thought they may have survived in part by eating other fish in the tank.
  3. It's lighter. By the age of 80, the average human brain has lost 15% of its original weight, according to the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
  4. It's believed to be Uganda's which is a mere eight bars long.
  5. It's eyes. Humans living at high latitude have bigger eyes and bigger brains to cope with poor light during long winters and cloudy days, UK scientists revealed this week.
  6. It's the Queensway tunnel at just over two miles, nearly twice the length of the Hindhead tunnel.
  7. It's saying goodbye to the CD. Ford is dumping the CD player in favour of MP3-friendly systems.

Your Score

0 - 3 : Scratched disc

4 - 6 : Drivetime

7 - 7 : Bachman-Turner Overdrive

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