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.

Graphic of the number seven

1.) Multiple Choice Question

How long did Silvio Berlusconi's "Rubygate" trial last before it was adjourned on Wednesday?

Unwrapping portrait of Ruby and Silvio
  1. Half a day
  2. Hour and a quarter
  3. Nine minutes

2.) Multiple Choice Question

Hundreds of bottles of imitation Australian wine have been seized from UK off-licences. Apart from the taste, there's a giveaway - which misspelling is on the labels of the fake wine?

Wine glasses
  1. Shirax
  2. Reisling
  3. Jacab's Creek
  4. Austrlia

3.) Missing Word Question

* may improve health, say scientists

  1. Shopping
  2. Kebabs
  3. Beer

4.) Multiple Choice Question

Fulham FC owner Mohamed Al Fayed unveiled a controversial statue of the late Michael Jackson at the club's ground in west London this week. Which of these is the new statue?

Michael Jackson
  1. One
  2. Two
  3. Three
  4. Four


The new 7ft 6in statue cost £60,000 to make. It had been intended for Harrods, but Mr Fayed sold the business last year. It got a mixed reaction from Fulham fans, but the club's owner said anyone who didn't like it "could go to hell".

Mohamed Al Fayed and the statue

5.) Multiple Choice Question

At Bob Dylan's first gig in China - amid heightened tension after the detention of outspoken artist Ai Weiwei - authorities reportedly vetted his set list. Which one of these hits DID he sing?

Bob Dylan in China
  1. Blowin' in the Wind
  2. The Times They Are a-Chingin'
  3. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

6.) Multiple Choice Question

Why the ties tucked into the shirt fronts on the hospital visit, David Cameron and Andrew Lansley?

Nick Clegg, David Cameron and Andrew Landsley with nurses
  1. Prevent spread of germs
  2. Like the rolled sleeves, it's thought to denote readiness to get down to work
  3. They'd just had soup for lunch

7.) Multiple Choice Question

Who has tried this week to trademark their catchphrases?

  1. Lady Gaga
    Lady Gaga
  2. Charlie Sheen
    Charlie Sheen
  3. Paris Hilton
    Paris Hilton


  1. It lasted nine minutes - then the judge postponed the trial until 31 May, when the Italian prime minister is next available to attend in person. He denies paying to have sex with Karima el-Mahroug - aka Ruby the Heartstealer - when she was underage.
  2. Australia is spelt "Austrlia" on the back label. The wines are thought to originate from China.
  3. It's shopping. A study in Taiwan showed men and women who shopped daily lived longer than those who shunned retail therapy.
  4. It's picture two. The first is a figure at the Grevin wax museum in Paris, the third is a figure in Madame Tussauds New York, and the fourth is a waxwork in San Francisco.
  5. He played A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall - sample lyric "Where the home in the valley meets the damp, dirty prison/Where the executioner's face is always well hidden..." - but not those two 60s protest songs. Concerts in China tend to be monitored, especially since Bjork shouted slogans supporting Tibetan independence in 2008.
  6. It's for germ prevention. A 2004 study found that doctors' neckties harboured disease-causing bugs.
  7. It's Charlie Sheen, who wants to trademark 22 of his recently coined phrases such as "d'uh, winning" and "tiger blood". Lady Gaga this week said she wants to be nude on all TV shows because she will always be "timeless". Paris Hilton has already trademarked the statement "that's hot".

Your Score

0 - 3 : That's cold

4 - 6 : That's warm

7 - 7 : Hot hot hot

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