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.

Graphic of the number seven

1.) Multiple Choice Question

Australian rock band AC/DC are launching their own range of wine, following in the footsteps of other musicians. Which of these haven't brought out their own brand wines?

AC/DC wine
  1. Def Leppard
  2. Kiss
  3. Iron Maiden
  4. Whitesnake

2.) Multiple Choice Question

The number of people unemployed in the UK rose to 2.49 million in the three months to June. But which category saw the biggest increase in numbers?

Job adverts
  1. Unemployed men
  2. Unemployed women
  3. 16 to 24-year-olds

3.) Multiple Choice Question

A-level pass rates have risen for the 29th year in a row. But what happened for the first time in 15 years with 2011's results?

Students getting A-level results
  1. No increase in total proportion of A or A*
  2. Entries for French and German rose
  3. The number of boys getting A* was equal to girls

4.) Multiple Choice Question

"There were a few raised eyebrows." Who said?

  1. Producer of Jersey Shore after Abercrombie and Fitch offered to pay the cast not to wear its clothes
  2. A flight attendant after actor Gerard Depardieu urinated in front of fellow passengers on a plane
    Gerard Depardieu
  3. David Miliband on the reaction of friends after telling them he was going on holiday to Center Parcs
    David Miliband


US clothing brand Abercrombie and Fitch has offered to pay the cast of the MTV reality show not to wear its clothes, saying it could cause "significant damage to their image". Depardieu urinated into a bottle after being told he could not use the toilet because the plane was preparing for take-off.

The cast of Jersey Shore

5.) Missing Word Question

* becoming addicted to digital TV

  1. Dogs
  2. Babies
  3. Budgies

6.) Multiple Choice Question

Just 15 minutes of exercise a day can boost life expectancy by three years, new research suggests. But how much does the government currently recommend adults do weekly?

A woman running up steps
  1. 100 minutes
  2. 125 minutes
  3. 150 minutes

7.) Multiple Choice Question

A legal battle over the rights of the Village People's song YMCA has broken out. Group member Victor Willis has filed a claim to regain rights to it. But what did he perform as in the group?

The Village People promoting their 25th Anniversary Tour
  1. Construction worker
  2. Policeman
  3. Native American
  4. Biker


  1. It's Def Leppard. Lead singer Joe Elliott launched his own beer last year called Down 'N' Outz.
  2. It's unemployed women, with numbers rising by 21,000 to 1.05 million. The number of unemployed men increased by 18,000 to 1.45 million and unemployment among 16 to 24-year-olds rose by 15,000 to 949,000.
  3. There was no increase in the total proportion getting A or A* grades. Entries for French and German fell again - this year by 4.7% and 6.9% respectively. Boys have closed the gap with girls at the very top grade of A*, but not equalled them.
  4. It's David Miliband, who went on holiday to Center Parcs in France this year.
  5. It's dogs. It's been reported canines are developing a taste for television because, unlike old analogue sets, digital signals supposedly allow them to see programmes the way humans do.
  6. The government recommends adults get 150 minutes of exercise a week. The Lancet study, based on a review of more than 400,000 people in Taiwan, showed 15 minutes per day of moderate exercise, such as brisk walking, could add three years to your life.
  7. It's as a policeman, plus he occasionally performed as a sailor. Willis was the founding member of the group. A 1976 Act of Congress in the US allows recording artists to reclaim the rights to their songs 35 years after their original release.

Your Score

0 - 3 : One-hit wonder

4 - 6 : Mid-chart

7 - 7 : Classic

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