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.


1.) Multiple Choice Question

"Last night changed my life and I will never forget it." Who said?

  1. Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on giving birth to a baby girl
    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
  2. Justin Timberlake on escorting US Marine Kelsey De Santis to her annual ball
    Justin Timberlake
  3. Silvio Berlusconi after resigning as Italy's prime minister
    Silvio Berlusconi


Timberlake accepted the invitation and they went to the ball last Friday. She described the night as "wonderful". On his website the singer said it "turned out to be one of the most moving evenings I've ever had".

Kelsey De Santis and Justin Timberlake

2.) Multiple Choice Question

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, attended the Remembrance Day ceremony in London, with other royals. Which poppy did she wear?

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

3.) Multiple Choice Question

Benetton has withdrawn a poster featuring the Pope and an imam sharing a kiss. Earlier, another fake photo featuring which amorous duo was also pulled?

  1. Sarkozy and Merkel
  2. Sarkozy and Berlusconi
  3. Berlusconi and Merkel


Another Benetton poster that survived features Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy, shown here on a street in Paris.

Poster in Paris

4.) Multiple Choice Question

The Occupy Wall Street protesters were evicted from Zuccotti Park in New York, then allowed to return without tents. Who was Zuccotti?

Zuccotti Park
  1. Charity worker
  2. Businessman
  3. Priest

5.) Missing Word Question

Too much * can depress older women

  1. TV
  2. knitting
  3. dancing

6.) Multiple Choice Question

Non-white people make up the majority of Brazil's population for the first time, according to initial results of the 2010 census. Are there more self-identified Asians or indigenous people?

Beach in Rio
  1. Asians
  2. Indigenous
  3. Same

7.) Multiple Choice Question

Which country has the most billionaires, according to the Africa rich list published by Forbes magazine?

  1. South Africa
  2. Botswana
  3. Egypt
  4. Nigeria


  1. It's Justin Timberlake. US Corporal Kelsey De Santis invited the singer via YouTube to her Marine Corps Ball.
  2. It's number four, the two poppies entwined. Number one was worn by the Duchess of Cornwall, the second by the Countess of Wessex and the third by Samantha Cameron, wife of the UK prime minister. The poppy is a symbol worn in several Commonwealth countries to remember the war dead.
  3. It's Berlusconi and Merkel. It was withdrawn because Berlusconi resigned. The remaining pictures in the advertising campaign include President Obama kissing Hugo Chavez.
  4. He's a businessman. John Zuccotti made his name in real estate development in New York and was once deputy mayor.
  5. It's TV. Watching too much television can make older women depressed, a new study has shown.
  6. It's Asians. There were 2m Brazilians who said they were Asian and 817,000 who said they were indigenous.
  7. It's Egypt, with seven billionaires, mostly from two families, the Sawiris and Mansours, according to Forbes. South Africa was second with four.

Your Score

0 - 3 : Broke

4 - 6 : Bit short

7 - 7 : Loaded

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