Quiz of the week's news

7 days quiz

It's the Magazine's 7 days 7 questions 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

Among demonstrators who turned out to protest against the closure of the RAF base Lossiemouth was this brother of a famous face. Who is his celebrity relation?

Lossiemouth protest
  1. Gordon Ramsay
  2. Sir Alex Ferguson
  3. Ewan McGregor
  4. Gail Porter

2.) Multiple Choice Question

In his memoir serialised this week, George W Bush revealed he and strategist Karl Rove once shared a bet on who could read the most books in a year. The winner?

George Bush and Karl Rove
  1. Bush
  2. Rove
  3. Tie

3.) Multiple Choice Question

The Queen joined Facebook this week when she launched the official British Monarchy page. But which social network did she join first?

British Monachy Facebook page
  1. Twitter
  2. YouTube
  3. Flickr

4.) Multiple Choice Question

"An important means of contributing towards the well-being of the most deprived citizens in the community." What?

  1. UK's new universal credit
    Iain Duncan Smith
  2. Free Elton John concert
    Elton John
  3. Irish cheese
    Irish cheese

5.) Missing Word Question

Do parents pass * to kids?

  1. prejudice
  2. addiction
  3. colds

6.) Multiple Choice Question

Pope Benedict XVI has consecrated Barcelona's Sagrada Familia, designed by celebrated architect Antoni Gaudi. But who famously described it as "hideous"?

Sagrada Familia
  1. Pope John Paul II
  2. George Orwell
  3. Prince Charles

7.) Multiple Choice Question

Rupert Bear was 90 this week, first featuring in the Daily Express in 1920. So who is the eldest bear in this illustrious trio?

  1. Winnie the Pooh
    Winnie the Pooh
  2. Paddington
  3. Rupert
    Rupert Bear


  1. It's Ewan McGregor. This is his brother Colin, an RAF flight lieutenant who is based at Lossiemouth.
  2. It was Mr Rove, who read 110 books during 2006, 15 more than Mr Bush. Among the former president's reads that year were biographies of Abraham Lincoln, Babe Ruth and Mark Twain.
  3. It's YouTube. The Royal Channel was launched in 2007, the Twitter account @BritishMonarchy in 2009, and her family's Flickr account in July 2010.
  4. It's cheese. Brendan Smith, the Irish agriculture minister, unveiled an EU-funded scheme to distribute 53 tonnes of Irish cheddar. Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith unveiled a new "simple" welfare benefit. And the EU is investigating why its cash was used to pay for Sir Elton to sing in the main square in Naples.
  5. It's prejudice. The issue of gender stereotyping was debated after a woman in the US provoked an outcry when she posted pictures of her five-year-old son dressed as Scooby Doo's Daphne.
  6. It was Orwell. The Spanish civil war volunteer made the comments after Catalan anarchists attacked the church. Orwell wished they had gone all the way.
  7. It's Rupert, five years older than Winnie the Pooh, who first appeared by name in London's Evening News paper. Marmalade-loving Paddington Bear first appeared in book form in 1958.

Your Score

0 - 3 : Eeyore

4 - 6 : Mr Gruber

7 - 7 : Wise Old Goat

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