Quiz of the week's news

7 days 7 questions

It's the Magazine's 7 days 7 questions weekly quiz - a chance to find out how much news from the past week you've read, heard and watched... and how much has stayed lodged in the old grey matter.


1.) Multiple Choice Question

Cristiano Ronaldo has a newborn son, which he's named after himself. But which Ronald is the Portuguese footballing ace named after?

Cristiano Ronaldo
  1. His own father
  2. Ronald Reagan
  3. Ronnie Wood
  4. L Ron Hubbard

2.) Multiple Choice Question

The European Space Agency's Planck telescope has captured the first image of the entire universe, but which bit is the light from the birth of the universe?

Ancient cosmic light
  1. Bright white in centre
  2. Blue swaths
  3. Mottled yellow patches

3.) Multiple Choice Question

Two gay men from Iran and Cameroon have been granted asylum in the UK by the Supreme Court. The judge said instead of facing persecution at home, they should be free to enjoy exotic cocktails and concerts by which gay icon(s)?

  1. Village People
  2. Liza Minnelli
  3. Bette Middler
  4. Kylie Minogue

4.) Missing Word Question

' * ' kiss lands girl in hospital

  1. French
  2. Nut
  3. Meningitis

5.) Multiple Choice Question

Lindsay Lohan has been jailed for 90 days for breaking her probation. It's not the first time she's been behind bars - how long was her last stretch inside?

Lindsay Lohan
  1. 84 minutes
  2. Three days
  3. 24 days

6.) Multiple Choice Question

Plans are afoot to change the way some pensions are calculated, using the consumer prices index (CPI) measure of inflation instead of the retail prices index (RPI). What does RPI include that CPI doesn't?

  1. Mortgage payments
    Mortgage and money
  2. Garlic bread
    Garlic bread
  3. Mineral water
    Bottled water

7.) Multiple Choice Question

Despite saying he wouldn't succumb to the "titles and flunkery", John Prescott has joined the House of Lords. What is his official title?

No longer just John Prescott
  1. Lord Prescott
  2. Baron Prescott of Kingston-upon-Hull
  3. Viscount Prescott of Hull
  4. Lord Prescott, Marquess of Kingston-Upon-Hull


  1. It's Ronald Reagan. Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro's second given name is in honour of his father's favourite actor.
  2. It's the mottled yellow patches, which can be traced to the embers of the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago.
  3. It's Kylie. Judge Rodger said he wanted to "illustrate the point with trivial stereotypical examples from British society" as he made his ruling on Wednesday.
  4. The full headline is 'Nut' kiss lands girl in hospital. A British schoolgirl with a nut allergy was rushed to hospital after a kiss from her boyfriend, who'd eaten cereal with hazelnuts. She made a full recovery.
  5. Lohan spend 84 minutes in jail in 2007 for drunk driving and cocaine use. That same year, her friend Paris Hilton spent 24 days of a 45-day sentence in prison. She had been released after three days, but was ordered back by a court.
  6. It's mortgage payments. The other two appear in both the government's 2010 baskets of goods and services used to calculate inflation.
  7. It's Baron Prescott of Kingston-upon-Hull.

Your Score

0 - 3 : Commoner

4 - 6 : Earl

7 - 7 : Duke

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