Quiz of the week's news

7 days quiz

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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F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has turned a mugging to his advantage - selling the rights of a picture of himself with a black eye, to an advertiser. Click NEXT for the question

Bernie Ecclestone

1.) Multiple Choice Question

Ecclestone's shiner is pictured lower right. Match up the other black eyes to these names.

Black eyes
  1. 1. Mark Wahlberg, 2. Mike Tyson, 3. Robert Downey Jr
  2. 1. Michael Ballack, 2. Peter Falk, 3. Downey Jr
  3. 1. Wahlberg, 2. Falk, 3. Robert De Niro

2.) Multiple Choice Question

Official tea towels marking the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton have been banned by the Royal Household, according to the Sun. What other type of official ephemera has been proscribed?

Royal engagement mugs
  1. Biscuit tins
  2. Jars
  3. T-shirts

3.) Multiple Choice Question

A printing error has rendered more than one billion US $100 notes unusable. Why have they not been destroyed?

One-hundred dollar bills
  1. The technology doesn't exist
  2. They are being kept for a financial emergency
  3. A presidential signature is needed first

4.) Multiple Choice Question

Cook Jamie Oliver has taken the honour of being the fastest-selling non-fiction author from comedian Peter Kay. Oliver's 30-Minute Meals has sold 735,000 copies in 10 weeks. But who wrote Britain's biggest-selling cookbook?

Jamie Oliver
  1. Nigella Lawson
  2. Fanny Cradock
  3. Delia Smith
  4. Mrs Beeton

5.) Multiple Choice Question

Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni made a brief visit to the Taj Mahal during an official trip to India. Mrs Bruni Sarkozy revealed to a religious official that there was something she prayed for. What?

Carla Bruni
  1. World peace
  2. Artistic inspiration
  3. A son

6.) Multiple Choice Question

A group of hackers that has carried out a spate of cyber-attacks against companies they see as anti-Wikileaks is known as...

Julian Assange on Interpol site
  1. Dissemin8
  2. Hackwizards
  3. Masters of Deception
  4. Anonymous

7.) Multiple Choice Question

And finally, the birthday question. Pamela Stephenson celebrated her 61st birthday by topping the Strictly Come Dancing leaderboard. Fellow sexagenarians Ann Widdecombe and Felicity Kendal have been knocked out. Who is the oldest?

Pamela Stephenson, Ann Widdecombe, Felicity Kendal
  1. Pamela
  2. Ann
  3. Felicity


  1. It's option 2 - German footballer Michael Ballack, Columbo actor Peter Falk and Hollywood star Robert Downey, Jnr.
  2. It's T-shirts, according to the newspaper, which says the ban was revealed in a formally worded memo from Royal Household chief the Lord Chamberlain, Earl Peel. In response, the paper has set up the Sun Society for the Protection of Royal Tea Towels.
  3. It's the technology. Officials said it would take between 20 and 30 years to sort the faulty notes from the correctly printed ones by hand. A machine that can do the job is being designed, and the process is expected to be completed in 2012.
  4. It's Delia, whose How To Cook (Book 1) has sold more than a million copies.
  5. A son. According to reports, the couple had a private audience with cleric Peerzada Rais Mian Chishti, the shrine's guardian. He was quoted as saying that "Begum Sarkozy" was an "extremely family-orientated lady" and revealed how she had told him she was praying for a son.
  6. It's Anonymous. A member of the group calling himself Coldblood told the BBC that "thousands" of people had joined what he described as a "war of data". Coldblood is not an official spokesperson for Anonymous.
  7. It's Felicity, aged 64. Ann is 63, and lasted 10 weeks in the dancing contest despite/because of her limited abilities and her partner's comedic choreography. And Pamela turned 61 last Saturday.

Your Score

0 - 3 : Something of the night

4 - 6 : Not the Nine O'Clock News

7 - 7 : The Good Life

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