Quiz of the week's news


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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1.) Multiple Choice Question

Celebrations for Real Madrid got a bit out of hand when they won the Copa del Rey. What happened?

  1. The ceremonial open-top bus was stolen
  2. The trophy fell under the ceremonial open-top bus
  3. The ceremonial open-top bus was invaded by fans

2.) Multiple Choice Question

Several hundred Anglicans in England and Wales have been converting to Catholicism as they join a special section of the Roman Catholic Church. What is it known as?

  1. Concordat
  2. Ordinariate
  3. Episcopate

3.) Multiple Choice Question

The US Postal Service admitted an embarrassing mistake this week. The stamp of the Statue of Liberty issued features a photo of a Las Vegas casino's replica Statue of Liberty rather than the original. Which of these two pictures shows the original statue?

statue of liberty
  1. Left
  2. Right

4.) Missing Word Question

Men worried by heavy * use

  1. sunbed
  2. porn
  3. video game

5.) Multiple Choice Question

Elisabeth Sladen, who died this week, was widely regarded as the best-loved of Doctor Who's assistants. She also starred in a spin-off children's TV series in her role as Sarah Jane Smith. But which of these was not a Doctor Who assistant ?

Elisabeth Sladen
  1. Nyssa
  2. Adric
  3. Sorra

6.) Multiple Choice Question

Kate Middleton has had a coat of arms created for her ahead of her wedding to Prince William. Which of these images is it ?

  1. A
    Duchess of Cornwall coat of arms
  2. B
    Coat of Arms
  3. C
    Kate Middleton coat of arms

7.) Multiple Choice Question

What is the name of the RAF's huge new aircraft, that arrived in the UK for the first time this week?

  1. Voyager
  2. Vulcan
  3. Venturer


  1. It's answer two. The prized trophy was dropped from the top of the ceremonial open-top bus. One of the players, Sergio Ramos, lost his grip on the cup after holding it above his head. It ended up under the wheels of the double-decker bus.
  2. It's ordinariate, which was set up by Pope Benedict and allows former Anglicans to keep some of their traditions and welcomes married priests.
  3. It's the one on the left. The facial features on the Las Vegas replica are more sharply defined than on the original. It also has a rectangular patch on the crown that is not on the statue in New York. The postal service printed three billion of the first-class stamps and while it "regrets" the mix up, the stamps will continue to be sold.
  4. It's porn. New research revealed a quarter of men aged 18-24 are worried about the amount of porn they are watching on the internet.
  5. It's Sorra. Adric, played by Matthew Waterhouse, was a maths genius who travelled with Doctors four and five. While Nyssa, played by Sarah Sutton, was an aristocratic orphan companion of the fourth and fifth Doctors.
  6. It's C. The first coat of arms is that of the Duchess of Cornwall, the second is the arms of Diana, Princess of Wales.
  7. It's the Voyager. The plane flew in from Airbus Industrie's factory in Spain. It is almost 60m (197ft) long and has a 60m wingspan. It is twice the size of a Lancaster bomber and is a converted Airbus A330-200 airliner, can carry 291 troops for more than 6,000 miles (9,600km).

Your Score

0 - 3 : Hasta La Vista baby

4 - 6 : You're not artificially intelligent

7 - 7 : A blockbuster score

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