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

Blue Peter dog Mabel has died after a 14-year screen career. The white and black rescued dog with one floppy ear was the longest-serving pooch on the BBC children's show. True or false?

Mabel in 1998 with Konnie Huq, Stuart Miles, Katy Hill and Richard Bacon
  1. True
  2. False

2.) Multiple Choice Question

On Thursday the electorate voted on whether to change its voting system, the second UK-wide referendum. The subject of the first?

Schoolboy runs past polling station sign
  1. Adopting the euro
  2. Devolution
  3. UK staying in European Economic Community


Tuesday was the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute gala in New York, one of fashion's biggest nights. It marked the opening of the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition, which honours the late British designer. Many guests wore his creations...

Naomi Campbell, Daphne Guinness and Sarah Jessica Parker in McQueen dresses

3.) Multiple Choice Question

...but which British High Street brand did American actress Ginnifer "Big Love" Goodwin wear?

Ginnifer Goodwin
  1. Topshop
  2. Miss Selfridge
  3. River Island
  4. New Look

4.) Multiple Choice Question

A driver has 39 points on their licence - the most in Britain - but hasn't been banned. What these are for is not known. But what does this sign warn against?

Traffic sign:
  1. Not wearing seatbelt
  2. Using hand-held mobile phone while driving
  3. Child not in booster seat
  4. Failing to do roadside breath test

5.) Missing Word Question

* have 'evolved to love mud'

  1. Hippos
  2. Pigs
  3. Festival-goers

6.) Multiple Choice Question

The Turner Prize shortlist is out. And for only the second time in its history, the exhibition will be staged outside London, at the Baltic Centre in Gateshead. Where was it held the first time it left the capital?

Work by finalist Hilary Lloyd
  1. Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow
  2. Tate Liverpool
  3. The Lowry in Manchester

7.) Multiple Choice Question

And finally, not a birthday, but a birth question. Mariah Carey's newborns Monroe and Moroccan have been named after Marilyn Monroe and the place her husband proposed. Where?

Mariah Carey pregnant
  1. Morocco
  2. Her favourite couscous restaurant
  3. Top tier of Carey's New York apartment


  1. It's false - Mabel was second to Petra, whose 15 years on air made her the longest-serving Blue Peter dog. Mabel died just a month after the passing of her canine co-star, Lucy the Labrador.
  2. It was in 1975, on whether the UK should remain part of the European Economic Community, and the result was yes.
  3. It's Topshop. Her long-sleeve green gown had cut out details around the waist and a thigh-high split.
  4. The sign warns against using a hand-held mobile phone. Twelve points on a licence usually means a temporary ban for a driver, unless they can prove it would cause exceptional hardship.
  5. It's pigs who have evolved to love mud, says a researcher in the Netherlands. His conclusions suggest wallowing is vital for the animals' well-being.
  6. It was at Tate Liverpool in 2008, when the city on the Mersey was the European Capital of Culture.
  7. It's the top of her apartment, called the Moroccan Room, where Nick Cannon proposed.

Your Score

0 - 3 : Norma Jeane Mortenson

4 - 6 : Norma Jeane Baker

7 - 7 : Marilyn Monroe

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