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.

number 7

1.) Multiple Choice Question

The Koh-i-Noor diamond is to stay in the UK and will not be returned to India, says David Cameron. What does Koh-i-Noor mean?

Queen Mother's crown
  1. Mountain of light
  2. Queen of the night
  3. Jewel in the crown

2.) Multiple Choice Question

Still in India, who WASN'T in the huge British delegation?

  1. Dame Kelly Holmes
    Dame Kelly Holmes
  2. Patricia Hewitt
    Patricia Hewitt
  3. Lord Digby Jones
    Lord Digby Jones
  4. Sir Steve Redgrave
    Sire Steve Redgrave

3.) Multiple Choice Question

Tony Hayward has stepped down as BP's chief executive as the clean-up of the oil spill goes on. What was his parting shot?

Tony Hayward
  1. I've been demonised
  2. It wasn't our accident
  3. Environmental impact is very, very modest

4.) Multiple Choice Question

Who was told they were a "good lad", to much furore?

'Good lad'
  1. Boy, 5, wrongly accused of stealing crisps
  2. F1 driver Felipe Massa
  3. Dr Watson, in BBC One's new, contemporised Sherlock Holmes

5.) Multiple Choice Question

The parliament of Catalonia has voted to ban bullfighting. Which region was the first to outlaw the sport in 1991?

Bullfight in Barcelona
  1. Andalucia
  2. Canary Islands
  3. Murcia

6.) Multiple Choice Question

Attention was focused on an east London building site this week, with the Olympics opening ceremony two years away. Which venue has been nicknamed The Pringle?

Two London 2012 venues
  1. Velodrome (top)
  2. Aquatic centre (bottom)


Triple Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy christened the new track. Given British prowess in this sport, personified by Sir Chris, the stadium has also been optimistically nicknamed the "medal factory" by journalists.

Chris Hoy

7.) Multiple Choice Question

On Tuesday, three esteemed figures from TV and film will be opening birthday presents. But whose cake will have the most candles?

  1. Martin Sheen
    Martin Sheen
  2. Sir Terry Wogan
    Sir Terry Wogan
  3. Steven Berkoff
    Steven Berkoff


  1. Koh-i-Noor is Persian for "mountain of light". Britain has owned it since the Treaty of Lahore when Punjab became part of the Empire in the mid 19th Century. It was most recently seen on the late Queen Mother's crown at her funeral.
  2. It was Lord Jones, former CBI boss. Dame Kelly and Sir Steve were in the sports delegation and Ms Hewitt represented the UK India Business Council. There were more than 60 people in total.
  3. Mr Hayward said he had been "demonised and vilified". The other two statements he made earlier in the crisis. His successor is American Bob Dudley (also pictured).
  4. It was Massa. After he controversially allowed team-mate Fernando Alonso to overtake him in the German Grand Prix, Ferrari's race engineer Rob Smedley was heard saying: "Good lad. Just stick with it now, sorry." Tadhg Mooney, 5, won damages from Lidl for defamation. The very modern Sherlock began on Sunday.
  5. The Canary Islands was the first, but the ban in Catalonia is significant because the sport has had a strong, if dwindling, following there.
  6. It's the £95m velodrome, which is expected to be the first major venue completed, in January 2011. The aquatic centre is considered more "wavy" than "Pringly". Click the arrow to see inside the velodrome.
  7. It's Steven Berkoff, who will be 73. Sir Terry is one year younger and Martin Sheen is the baby of the trio - he'll be 70.

Your Score

0 - 3 : Berk

4 - 6 : Tog

7 - 7 : Mr President

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