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.

A graphic of the number seven

1.) Multiple Choice Question

What crime is on the rise because of the economic downturn, according to UK farmers?

A farmer
  1. Fly-tipping
  2. Sheep rustling
  3. Theft of vegetables

2.) Multiple Choice Question

The Mr Men book series celebrated its 40th birthday this week. Mr Tickle was the very first of the men, but who was the first Miss?

Mr Men books
  1. Little Miss Bossy
  2. Little Miss Chatterbox
  3. Little Miss Busy

3.) Multiple Choice Question

The Royal Navy has its first female warship commander - Lt Cdr Sarah West. Women are barred from some areas of Navy service, but which of these can they do?

Lieutenant Commander Sarah West
  1. Mine clearance involving diving
  2. Serve on the front line
  3. Serve on submarines
  4. All of the above

4.) Multiple Choice Question

"It's communication." Who said?

  1. Nasa on launching a space probe to Jupiter
    Artist's impression of jupiter and Juno space proble
  2. Actor Jeremy Irons on touching a woman's bottom
    Jeremy Irons
  3. Singer Lady Gaga on dressing up as a man
    Lady Gaga

5.) Multiple Choice Question

A German manners watchdog is calling for a total ban on what in the workplace?

An office
  1. Wearing sandals to work
  2. High fives
  3. Kissing on the cheek as a greeting

6.) Multiple Choice Question

The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path has been named the world's third best walk in a survey. Which destination didn't it beat?

The Pembrokeshire Costal Path
  1. Appalachian Trail in US
  2. Inca Trail in Peru
  3. Tiger Leaping Gorge in China
  4. Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania

7.) Multiple Choice Question

Former X Factor finalist Cher Lloyd is at number one in the singles chart with her debut record. It's call Swagger Jagger, but what is the title referring to?

Cher Lloyd
  1. Style
  2. Dancing
  3. Stealing


  1. It's sheep rustling. The National Union of Farmers says 32,926 sheep have already been stolen across the UK, compared with 38,095 taken in the whole of 2010. The downturn and rising meat prices are being blamed.
  2. It's Little Miss Bossy, who was created in 1981. Little Miss Chatterbox came in 1984 and Little Miss Busy in 1990. The series started in 1971 and a total of 120 million Mr Men books have been sold worldwide.
  3. It's serve on the front line. The Royal Navy says the exclusions are for medical reasons and discrimination on the grounds of gender is not tolerated. The submarine ban is currently under review and is expected to be eased.
  4. It's Jeremy Irons. He said in an interview this week that "any woman worth her salt can cope with a pat on the bottom" and called it communication. Lady Gaga dressed up as her male alter ego Jo Calderone to promote her new single. Nasa has launched a probe called Juno.
  5. It's kissing on the cheek. The Knigge Society says a peck on each cheek is a form of "terrorism".
  6. It didn't beat the Appalachian Trail, which topped the list complied by travel adviser Cheapflights.com. Mount Kilimanjaro was fourth, Tiger Leaping Gorge ninth and the Inca Trail 10th.
  7. It's style. Lloyd says Swagger Jagger is about someone criticising you for your style and wearing the same clothes the next day. So now you know.

Your Score

0 - 3 : Dred

4 - 6 : Lame

7 - 7 : Nang

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