Quiz of the week's news

7 days quiz

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.

7 days

1.) Multiple Choice Question

Raleigh Chopper designer Alan Oakley has died aged 85. The bike, which became a symbol of the 1970s, spawned a range of smaller bikes following a similar design theme. Which of the following was NOT one of them?

  1. Budgie
  2. Tomahawk
  3. Chippy
  4. Boxer

2.) Multiple Choice Question

"The British middle class is obsessed by what they call bad language. The odd oath, like a word that goes back to Chaucer's time, they will ask you to cut." Said who?

  1. Film director Ken Loach
    Ken Loach
  2. Erotic novel writer EL "Fifty Shades of Grey" James
    EL James
  3. Musician and The Voice judge Will.i.am

3.) Multiple Choice Question

Spaghetti Junction, one of the biggest motorway interchanges in Europe, turned 40 this week. But this nickname can't be found on Ordnance Survey maps. What is its real name?

Spaghetti Junction
  1. Catthorpe Interchange
  2. Gravelly Hill Interchange
  3. Aston Expressway Interchange

4.) Multiple Choice Question

The Asbo (anti-social behaviour order) is to be scrapped in favour of a series of new measures outlined by the government. Which of the following will replace the Asbo?

  1. Crasbo (criminal anti-social behaviour order)
  2. CPI (crime prevention injunction)
  3. FPN (fixed penalty notice)

5.) Multiple Choice Question

There have been plenty of strikes this week, but in which country did taxi drivers bring cities to a halt?

Taxi light
  1. Spain
  2. India
  3. Poland

6.) Multiple Choice Question

Three women hit the headlines after being thrown out of a County Durham tearoom. Why?

Tea cup
  1. Sitting during national anthem
  2. Repeatedly shouting Withnail and I's line: "We want the finest wines available to humanity"
  3. Smoking

7.) Multiple Choice Question

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg tied the knot with Priscilla Chan a day after his company's flotation. A wedding photo on his Facebook page depicts him wearing which nuptial no-no?

  1. His trademark hoodie
  2. Top shirt button undone
  3. Facebook logo on breast pocket


On its website, men's style magazine GQ described his suit as too "work" for a wedding and the undone top button as "unforgivably sloppy even by Silicon Valley's famously relaxed dress codes".

Mark Zuckerberg and Precilla Chan


  1. It's the Boxer, which was a smaller Grifter. Oakley's Chopper was influenced by the film Easy Rider, which featured Harley-Davidson motorbikes. It was a huge success in the UK and the US. Its smallest offspring was the Chippy, not to be confused with the larger Chipper.
  2. It's Ken Loach. Speaking at this week's Cannes festival, he said he was outraged that British censors demanded they trim bad language in The Angel's Share to get a rating that would let viewers aged 15 and over see it.
  3. It's Gravelly Hill Interchange. The nickname was inspired by the sheer number of intersecting traffic lanes, and was coined by local journalist Roy Smith in the 1970s.
  4. It's CPI. An Asbo is a legal court order that can restrict where an individual goes and who they see or what they do. Ministers want to replace the Asbo, which critics say has been turned into a badge of honour, with a number of measures. A CPI will be the closest measure to an Asbo.
  5. It's Poland, where drivers blocked roads in Warsaw, Wroclaw and Gdansk in a dispute over permits. Air pilots in India entered their third week of a walkout over training, while schools and universities in Spain were empty due to a strike about education cuts.
  6. They refused to stand for the national anthem. Tearoom owner Anita Atkinson, who opened her establishment to coincide with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, plays the national anthem at 15:00 each day and expects her customers to stand.
  7. Zuckerberg's wedding snap shows him with his top shirt button undone - about a week after being criticised for wearing a hoodie to a major business presentation.

Your Score

0 - 3 : Disheveled

4 - 6 : On trend

7 - 7 : Dapper

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