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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
New research suggests that athletes who ate one of the following before a race clocked up a faster time. Which?
2.) Multiple Choice Question
Evidence presented to the Leveson Inquiry in London, investigating media ethics, revealed the real Christian name of Rupert Murdoch to be what?
3.) Multiple Choice Question
Two Welshmen have been charged with stealing a penguin from an Australian theme park. It's claimed they took it to their hotel. How were they caught?
- A chambermaid found it in the bath
- They posted about it on Facebook
- They asked a fishmonger for feeding advice
4.) Missing Word Question
Plans for * mining emerge
- Mariana Trench
5.) Multiple Choice Question
Activists in Mumbai have launched a campaign to demand that women have better access to what?
6.) Multiple Choice Question
A football swept away from a town in Japan during the tsunami in 2011 has been found where?
- Western Australia
7.) Multiple Choice Question
England commemorated the death of St George on 23 April. Which of the following also died on that day?
- Dracula author Bram Stoker
- Spencer Perceval, the only British prime minister to have been assassinated
- It's beetroot, or more specifically baked beetroot. Beetroot has high levels of nitrates, the chemicals which have been already shown to boost athletic performance.
- It's Keith Rupert Murdoch. The Australian-born media mogul was named after his father, a journalist. Mr Murdoch told the inquiry he had never asked a British prime minister for any favours. Mungo was revealed to be one of Hugh Grant's middle names earlier in the inquiry. And Newton is the real name of Newt Gingrich, who has conceded defeat in the Republican race for the White House.
- They posted about their exploits on Facebook. In a statement, Sea World said it had received a call from a member of the public who spotted the penguin being chased out of the water in an estuary near the theme park - possibly by a shark - and then being chased back in by a dog.
- It's asteroid. Details have emerged of the plan by billionaire entrepreneurs to mine asteroids for their resources. The multi-million-dollar plan would use robotic spacecraft to squeeze chemical components.
- It's toilets. Currently, women have to pay to use public toilets while men can use the services for free. The campaign has been dubbed the "Right to Pee" campaign.
- It's Alaska. Sixteen-year-old Misaki Murakami's name was written on the ball that was swept out to sea in March 2011, from the town of Rikuzen-takata. David Baxter found it more than a year later on Alaska's Middleton Island and his wife translated the message.
- It's Shakespeare, who died in 1616. The day was marked by the launch of a festival produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company. It will highlight new productions, global collaborations and radical interpretations of the Bard's plays by some of the world's leading theatre companies. Stoker died on 20 April 100 years ago, and 200 years since Perceval's death will be commemorated on 11 May.
0 - 3 : Much ado about nothing
4 - 6 : Love's labour's lost
7 - 7 : All's well that ends well
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