Quiz of the week's news

7 days 7 questions

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



He's 26 years old, worth $6.9bn and has just had a movie made about him - Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Click NEXT for the question.

Mark Zuckerberg

1.) Multiple Choice Question

But which of these actors takes the Zuckerberg role in the film, The Social Network?

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

2.) Multiple Choice Question

Liverpool FC is braced for a Red Sox revolution - but which literary anti-hero helped start a red sock revolution of his own?

Boston Red Sox pitcher
  1. Holden Caulfield (Catcher in the Rye)
  2. Jay Gatsby (The Great Gatsby)
  3. Adrian Mole (The Secret Diary of...)
  4. Alex (A Clockwork Orange)

3.) Multiple Choice Question

Here's a summary of David Cameron's conference speech - the larger the word, the more often it featured. Which word has been removed?

Camerone speech Wordle
  1. Fairness
  2. Society
  3. People
  4. Generation

4.) Multiple Choice Question

Still with the Conservative leader and prime minister, Mr Cameron saluted his adoring crowd after the speech against the backdrop of Motown hit It Takes Two. But who sang it?

Mr and Mrs Cameron
  1. Stevie Wonder and Syreeta
  2. Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston
  3. Rod Stewart and Tina Turner

5.) Multiple Choice Question

"Like eating those very dry cheese biscuits" - who on what?

  1. Ken Clarke on the state of his mouth before making his conference speech
  2. Kent teacher Aydin Onac on eating a tarantula to raise school funds
  3. Rebecca Adlington on bug which has struck swimmers at Commonwealth Games

6.) Multiple Choice Question

It's dinosaur discovery of the week - the question that likes to keep you abreast of paleontological events as they happen. What unit of measurement was used as a comparator for this creature?

  1. A domestic cat
  2. A family car
  3. A double-decker bus

7.) Multiple Choice Question

Who did Commonwealth Games chief Suresh Kalmadi mistakenly credit for attending the opening ceremony?

Suresh Kamaldi
  1. Robert Mugabe
  2. Princess Diana
  3. Usain Bolt


  1. It's two - actor Jesse Eisenberg. One is British actor James Buckley, three is Juno star Michael Cera and four is Hollywood old-timer Mark Wahlberg.
  2. It's Adrian Mole - the Red Sock Revolution was initiated by his paramour Pandora after Mole was penalised for wearing red socks to school. Liverpool FC's board has agreed a deal with Boston Red Sox owner New England Sports Ventures, although it is being fought by Liverpool's current owner.
  3. It was "people". Mr Cameron repeated the word "people" 28 times - two fewer than "government". "Society" featured 23 times and "generation" - a watchword of Labour leader Ed Miliband's speech - just twice.
  4. It was Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston. The single was released in 1966. A version by Stewart and Turner reached number 5 in the UK charts in the early 1990s.
  5. It was the head teacher of Orpington in Kent who ate the venomous spider. It was imported from Cambodia where they are considered a delicacy.
  6. It's a domestic cat - which this Prorotodactylus would roughly have been the same size as. Scientists announced this week that footprints of this Prorotodactylus led them to believe that dinosaurs walked the Earth nine million years earlier than previously thought.
  7. It was Princess Diana. Mugabe's Zimbabwe resigned from the Commonwealth and Bolt could not attend the Games because of scheduling issues. Mr Kalmadi told a news conference "Yes, Princess Diana was there" before correcting himself to say "Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall".

Your Score

0 - 2 : It takes zero to two

3 - 6 : It takes a few

7 - 7 : It takes IQ

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