Weekly world news quiz


It's the World News 7 days 7 questions weekly quiz - a chance to find out how much global news from the past week you've read, heard and watched... and how much has lodged in the old grey matter.


1.) Multiple Choice Question

Former Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock from South Africa became Princess Charlene of Monaco this week. What's the rest of her official title?

  1. Her Noble Highness
  2. Her Serene Highness
  3. Her Gracious Highness

2.) Multiple Choice Question

In Australia, what "world first initiative" was introduced as a bill in parliament this week?

Cigarette butt
  1. A ban on outdoor smoking
  2. The introduction of prescription-only tobacco
  3. A ban on logos and branding on tobacco packaging

3.) Missing Word Question

Printer produces 3D *

  1. Chocolate
  2. Toys
  3. Furniture

4.) Multiple Choice Question

A report published in a British academic journal this week said which novels should come with a health warning?

A girl reading
  1. Stieg Larsson's thrillers
  2. Mills & Boon romances
  3. Harry Potter adventures

5.) Multiple Choice Question

A Japanese politician resigned after appearing to insult the victims of the March quake and tsunami. What unusual explanation did he have for his behaviour?

Japan ex-minister
  1. Having the wrong blood type
  2. Eating too much red meat
  3. His star sign

6.) Multiple Choice Question

"The perfect example of a modern man" - who was described as such this week?

  1. Prince William touring Canada with his new wife
  2. The new face of L'Oreal, Hugh Laurie
  3. Wimbledon winner Novak Djokovic

7.) Multiple Choice Question

A statue of Ronald Reagan was unveiled near the US Embassy in Grosvenor Sq, London, this week, joining other presidential statues. Which of the following, however, has a statue opposite the Houses of Parliament?

Ronald Reagan
  1. John F Kennedy
  2. Abraham Lincoln
  3. Franklin Roosevelt


  1. It's Her Serene Highness - a title used to address members of some European royal families.
  2. It's a ban on logos etc. Australia's government introduced a bill that would stop companies from displaying their distinctive colours, brand designs and logos on cigarette packs, in an attempt to make smoking less attractive to young people.
  3. It's chocolate. The 3D printer that prints layers of chocolate instead of ink or plastic was developed by University of Exeter researchers.
  4. It's Mills & Boon. Writing in the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, psychologist Susan Quilliam said the romance novels featured unrealistic sexual expectations and too much unprotected sex.
  5. It's the wrong blood type. Ryu Matsumoto, Japan's reconstruction minister, said after his resignation: "My blood's type B, which means I can be irritable and impetuous, and my intentions don't always come across."
  6. It was Hugh Laurie. The House actor has been made a brand ambassador for the company, which described him as the "perfect example of a modern man - genuine, uninhibited, strong and willing to pursue his passions to the end".
  7. It's Abraham Lincoln. The Parliament Square statue was unveiled in July 1920, and was installed to commemorate 100 years of peace between Britain and the US after the end of the War of 1812.

Your Score

0 - 2 : Leicester Square

3 - 5 : Trafalgar Square

6 - 7 : Grosvenor Square

The world news quiz is published every week on a Friday.

If you missed it last week, you can cath up here: Weekly world news quiz 30 June

And if you want to give your long-term memory a vigorous workout, here is the quiz from the week before: Weekly world news quiz 23 June

More World stories



Copyright © 2018 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.