Quiz of the week's news

7 days 7 questions

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.

Graphic of the number seven

1.) Multiple Choice Question

It was revealed this week that which unlikely figure turned down a request from David Cameron?

David Hasselhoff and Darren Gough
  1. Ex-cricketer and dancing champ Darren Gough
  2. Former Baywatch lifesaver David Hasselhoff


But Mr Cameron did meet David Hasselhoff by chance outside the Commons. The prime minister and the former Baywatch star, now a judge on ITV's Britain's Got Talent, had a brief chat.

David Hasselhoff and David Cameron

2.) Multiple Choice Question

Staying with David Cameron, about what did he say: "It makes me physically ill..."

  1. Closing libraries
  2. Anti-social behaviour
    Boy with hooded top
  3. Votes for prisoners

3.) Multiple Choice Question

Christina Aguilera got "lost in the moment" and mangled the fourth line of the US national anthem at the Super Bowl. Her version was...

Christina Aguilera
  1. "O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?"
  2. "What so proudly we watched at the twilight's last gleaming."


Not that Green Bay Packers fans will remember the incident. For them 2011 will be the year their team from Wisconsin won a fourth Super Bowl, beating the Pittsburgh Steelers in a ding-dong thriller.

Green Bay Packers fans

4.) Multiple Choice Question

Meryl Streep has been cast to play Lady Thatcher in a new film The Iron Lady. Can you spot the Hollywood hairline?

Thatcher hair
  1. Top
  2. Bottom


And here is the unofficial dame of modern cinema playing the woman who dominated British politics for a generation. Streep described it as a daunting challenge.

Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher

5.) Multiple Choice Question

A Belgian MP is calling for a sex strike to push the country's leaders to form a government. The notion is inspired by classical comedy Lysistrata but where did the MP say she got the idea?

  1. Italy
  2. Colombia
  3. Kenya

6.) Missing Word Question

Sacked * lady won't go back

  1. lipstick
  2. dinner
  3. Avon

7.) Multiple Choice Question

Which animal did Russian President Dmitry Medvedev say would benefit from the country's decision to stay on permanent "summertime"?

President Medvedev
  1. Bear
  2. Cow
  3. Horse
  4. Owl


  1. It was Darren Gough, who was phoned by the prime minister and asked if he would stand as Conservative candidate in Barnsley Central. He said he was too busy but would help the campaign.
  2. It's the votes for prisoners. MPs voted overwhelmingly to oppose the move, in defiance of a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights. The coalition announced new criminal orders to tackle yobs and there were protests over library closures.
  3. It's the second option. She took the second line, "What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming," and changed it slightly. The correct fourth line she intended to sing, as all American schoolchildren know, is the first option above.
  4. It's the bottom. The film began shooting in London and promises to chronicle Margaret Thatcher's rise to power. Jim Broadbent will co-star as husband Denis.
  5. It is Kenya, where women announced a ban on sex in 2009 to try to force a political settlement. Talks between Flemish and French-speaking parties on a coalition have been deadlocked since June, and Belgium is now close to the world record for failing to form a government after an election.
  6. It's dinner lady. Carol Hill was dismissed from Great Tey Primary School in Essex after telling a parent that his daughter had been bullied in the playground.
  7. It's the cow. Russia will from next autumn stop putting its clocks back in winter. President Dmitry Medvedev said prolonged daylight would be healthy for all, and cows would adjust to being milked at a different time.

Your Score

0 - 3 : Moo-t point

4 - 6 : Cattle are lowing

7 - 7 : Milking it!

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