Quiz of the week's news


It's the world news 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.

Planet Earth, seen from space

1.) Multiple Choice Question

Brazil's ministry for women has called for a ban on a racy ad by model Gisele Bundchen. It's not the first time this year her work has caused controversy. Another ad was altered where?

Gisele (Getty Images)
  1. Dubai
  2. Russia
  3. Indonesia

2.) Multiple Choice Question

Feminists in France have launched a campaign to get rid of the term mademoiselle - mostly used for women under the age of 30. What do they want to replace it with?

French (Thinkstock)
  1. Ms
  2. Madame
  3. Nothing

3.) Multiple Choice Question

Heidi, the cross-eyed critter whose wonky gaze won hearts across the world, has died. What type of creature was she?

  1. Guinea pig
  2. Opossum
  3. Wombat

4.) Multiple Choice Question

Marathon swimmer Diana Nyad was forced to abandon a dangerous swim from Cuba to Florida, after training for two years. What derailed her third record-setting attempt?

  1. Sharks
  2. Sunstroke
  3. Jellyfish

5.) Multiple Choice Question

"I'm sure all Saudi women will be so happy, I know I am." So tweeted a Saudi Princess this week. What had pleased her?

saudi women
  1. The country's women getting the vote
  2. Reprieve for a woman sentenced to 10 lashes for defying the kingdom's ban on women driving

6.) Multiple Choice Question

Vladimir Putin announced he would run for what term of his presidency?

Putin (AP)
  1. Second
  2. Third
  3. Fourth

7.) Multiple Choice Question

Silver worth more than £150m was found in a shipwreck off the Irish coast this week. The SS Gairsoppa was on its way back to Britain from where?

  1. Australia
  2. Africa
  3. India


  1. It's Dubai. In March, an ad for H&M featuring Ms Bundchen was digitally enhanced with extra shirts to hide her cleavage.
  2. It's madame. The feminists say all women should be addressed as madame, no matter their age or marital status.
  3. She's a Virginia Opossum, a marsupial native to North America. Her death was announced by Leipzig Zoo in Germany on Wednesday. Heidi became an internet darling after appearing in the German tabloid Bild.
  4. It's jellyfish - Portuguese Man o'War to be exact. The waters were also infested with sharks and barracudas. She was stung so badly that she had to abandon the swim after 40 hours.
  5. It was the reprieve for the woman driver. Princess Ameerah al-Taweel tweeted her thanks to King Abdullah for overturning the sentence. It is the only country which bans women - including foreigners - from driving. Earlier in the week, the king also announced women would be able to vote from the 2015 elections.
  6. It's third. If elected, Mr Putin could serve as Russia's president until 2024.
  7. It's India. The ship is said to have diverted after it ran out of fuel during a storm. It was bought down by a torpedo attack from a German submarine in 1941.

Your Score

0 - 3 : Bronze

4 - 6 : Silver

7 - 7 : Gold

The world news quiz is published every week on a Friday.

If you missed it last week, you can catch up here: Weekly world news quiz 23 September

And if you want to give your long-term memory a vigorous workout, here is the quiz from the week before: Weekly world news quiz 16 September


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