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.

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1.) Multiple Choice Question

Ohio State University hospital is planning to name its emergency room after which clothing brand?

  1. Abercrombie & Fitch
  2. Billabong
  3. H&M

2.) Multiple Choice Question

All of the following words were added to Oxford Dictionaries Online this week. Which is an exclamation of delight?

  1. Balayage
  2. Squee
  3. Twerk
  4. Derp

3.) Multiple Choice Question

Miley Cyrus's controversial performance with Robin Thicke at an awards show generated Twitter traffic of 306,100 tweets per minute. But what event holds the record?

Miley Cyrus
  1. Superbowl blackouts
  2. Women's World Cup final
  3. Japanese anime broadcast
  4. 2012 US election

4.) Missing Word Question

Sri Lanka ' * weddings' condemned

  1. dog
  2. naked
  3. Elvis

5.) Multiple Choice Question

Cartoon rabbit Miffy is to get a revamp in the UK. The character is known by what name meaning "little rabbit" in its native Netherlands?

  1. Mondje
  2. Liefje
  3. Nijntje

6.) Multiple Choice Question

Film students angered Daimler after making a mock Mercedes Benz advert in which a car did what?

Mercedes-Benz logo
  1. Travelled safely underwater
  2. Crushed a Porsche
  3. Ran over a young Hitler

7.) Multiple Choice Question

An alleged mobile phone thief who assaulted a woman in Brooklyn, New York, was caught after making what sartorial error while running away?

Handcuffs generic
  1. Sagging trousers fell down
  2. Flip-flop fell off
  3. Oversized beanie hat covered eyes


  1. It's Ohio-based Abercrombie & Fitch, which donated $10m. Troubled Billabong this week reduced the value of its brand to zero. H&M is opening its first store in South Africa.
  2. It's squee. Balayage is a technique for highlighting hair, twerk refers to a particular dance and derp is related to stupidity.
  3. The record was set at the beginning of August during a broadcast of Castle in the Sky on Japanese TV. Fans tweeted the word "balus" in unison, with traffic of 143,199 tweets per second.
  4. It was dogs. A mass "wedding" of police dogs was criticised for using Buddhist symbols.
  5. It's Nijntje. Liefje means "my lovely" or beloved. Mondje is a diminutive of mouth.
  6. The viral spoof advert showed a modern Mercedes in a turn-of-the-20th-Century Austrian village featuring a young Adolf Hitler. Unamused, Daimler insisted on multiple disclaimers making clear the "ad" was nothing to do with them.
  7. It was the sagging trousers. A nearby traffic policeman quickly apprehended the suspect - 21-year-old Joel Donaldson - after his trousers fell down to his ankles, preventing him running.

Your Score

0 - 3 : Belt up

4 - 6 : Half-mast

7 - 7 : Belt and braces

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