Quiz of the week's news

Weekly news quiz

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

"We all know what happened then was wrong and must not happen again." Who said?

  1. Australia's ex-PM Kevin Rudd on being ousted from power
    Kevin Rudd
  2. UK television broadcaster ITV after singer Adele flicked her middle finger at the audience
  3. Germany ex-president Christian Wulff on the scandal that cost him his job
    Christian Wulff

2.) Multiple Choice Question

One of the terms of the EU's second Greek bailout was a third-party "escrow" account to service the debt. The word comes from the French for what?

Protest in Athens
  1. Scroll
  2. Candle wick
  3. Trust

3.) Multiple Choice Question

Which US city was the subject of the blues song that President Barack Obama joined in with, alongside Mick Jagger and BB King?

BB King
  1. Chicago
  2. New York
  3. Nashville

4.) Missing Word Question

* extinction theory challenged

  1. Dinosaur
  2. Male
  3. Tiger

5.) Multiple Choice Question

While on a UK school visit, the Duchess of Cambridge revealed the name of her new puppy. It's called after which other animal?

Duchess of Cambridge at a school
  1. Cat
  2. Wolf
  3. Mouse

6.) Multiple Choice Question

American Xavier Alvarez has lied about playing hockey for the Detroit Red Wings and about rescuing the US ambassador in the Iran hostage crisis. But he broke the law when lying about...

Liar graphic
  1. being a woman
  2. being related to the president
  3. receiving a military medal

7.) Multiple Choice Question

Facebook censorship rules have been revealed, after protests over breastfeeding photos being removed. Which of the following images is not allowed?

  1. Deep flesh wounds
  2. Ear wax
  3. Marijuana use


  1. It's Mr Rudd, who resigned as foreign minister in order to challenge Prime Minister Julia Gillard to a Labor Party leadership contest. Joachim Gauck has been named as Wulff's successor, while ITV apologised to Adele for cutting short her acceptance speech.
  2. It's scroll or scrap, from the Old French word "escroue". The escrow account is part of the tougher oversight that Athens must undergo in return for the 130bn euro loan.
  3. It's Chicago. The song was Sweet Home Chicago and the president took the microphone momentarily at a White House event to mark Black History Month.
  4. It's male. Previous research has suggested the Y sex chromosome, which only men carry, is decaying genetically so fast that it will be extinct in five million years' time. But a new US study in Nature suggests the genetic decay has all but ended.
  5. It's the wolf. The Duchess told pupils the cocker spaniel, which she and Prince William have owned since Christmas, is called Lupo, Italian for wolf.
  6. It's receiving a military medal - specifically the Medal of Honor. Alvarez is in a battle with the government at The Supreme Court in Washington over what he says is his right to lie.
  7. It's ear wax. According to the leaked document, images of marijuana use are allowed as long as they don't show the drug being bought, sold or grown. Ear wax is banned but deep flesh wounds are permissible.

Your Score

0 - 3 : Face down

4 - 6 : Face the music

7 - 7 : Face lift

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