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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
A lavish James Bond-themed party proved controversial for whom?
- Executives at US bank Citigroup
- The Swedish Security Service
- London Metropolitan University academics
2.) Multiple Choice Question
Owners of a clothing shop in India have come under fire after they named their business after a notorious dictator. Which one?
- Adolf Hitler
- Josef Stalin
- Pol Pot
The retail unit, which sells Western clothes in Ahmedabad, India, attracted strong criticism from the Jewish community. But co-owner Rajesh Shah (pictured) said he would only change the name if he were compensated for rebranding costs.
3.) Multiple Choice Question
A prison cell gate from Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 27 years, is on sale. The seller says Mandela has another one and uses it as a:
- Cellar door
- Cattle grid
- Garden gate
4.) Multiple Choice Question
Commuters on the London Underground were warned to tuck their trousers into their socks to avoid attacks by which creatures?
5.) Multiple Choice Question
A Taiwanese minister has caused widespread debate on hygiene by advising men to do what?
- Take baths instead of showers
- Ditch electric razors for wet shaves
- Sit down to urinate
6.) Multiple Choice Question
Pen manufacturer Bic was attacked by feminists for bringing out a "For Her" series of ballpoints. What was distinctively "feminine" about the range?
- Coloured purple and pink
- Perfumed with lavender scent
- Half the size of regular pens
7.) Missing Word Question
* grooming postcode lottery
- The party's 5.3m kronor (£508,000) bill left spy agency Sapo shaken and stirred. Citigroup paid $590m (£370m) to shareholders over the bank's subprime exposure. London Metropolitan University lost its licence to teach overseas students.
- It's Adolf Hitler.
- It's a garden gate. The seller says he used to have two of the three cell gates, but one was stolen from him and melted down as scrap.
- It's mice. But the sign at Farringdon station - which said the rodents had been "attacking customers" - was a prank, Tube officials said. Essex police called off their hunt for a lion after reports of a sighting.
- It's sit down to urinate. Stephen Shen said following women's example would help create a cleaner environment.
- They were coloured pink and purple. In protest, Amazon.com pages for the pens were bombarded by sarcastic reviews.
- It's chimp. A study found chimpanzee grooming habits were influenced more by where they lived than by genetic or ecological influences.
0 - 3 : Monkeying around
4 - 6 : Gorilla in the mist
7 - 7 : King of the swingers
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