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

Sports fans attending the London 2012 Olympics will pay £4.20 for a 330ml bottle of Heineken - equivalent to £7.23 a pint. What is the national average for a pint of beer, according to the British Beer and Pub Association?

Man drinking a pint of beer
  1. £2.50
  2. £3.17
  3. £4.05

2.) Multiple Choice Question

Scientists believe they have dispelled the long-held belief that humidity is to linked to swing bowling - when a delivery curves sideways in mid-air. What are they now linking it to?

Cricket bowler
  1. Cloud cover
  2. Static electricity
  3. Small hands

3.) Multiple Choice Question

Villagers near Great Yarmouth in Norfolk are celebrating a victory in the High Court against what?

Royal Courts
  1. Plans for a wind farm
  2. The local authority's attempt to compulsorily acquire a village green
  3. The dumping of radioactive waste

4.) Multiple Choice Question

This medal has been awarded to children in the UK for the first time. Who by?

  1. The Scout Association
  2. The British Olympic Association
  3. The Ministry of Defence

5.) Multiple Choice Question

Michelle Obama has agreed to sponsor what?

Michelle Obama
  1. A navy submarine
  2. A girls' school in the UK
  3. A nationwide push for people to grow their own fruit and veg

6.) Multiple Choice Question

A study has found that supervolcanoes with the power to destroy civilisations may be much more likely to erupt than was previously thought. A supervolcano is simmering under which of the following?

Artist's impression of lava
  1. Torres del Paine, Chile
  2. Yellowstone National Park, US
  3. Santorini, Greece

7.) Missing Word Question

Male * makes women 'glow'

  1. sweat
  2. hormone
  3. contact


  1. It's £3.17. While this is the national average there is a regional difference in pricing, with the average price less than £3.00 in the north of England. Some of the other food on offer for the Olympics includes toasted teacakes with Yorkshire butter at £2.10, cod and chips from £8, and a cup of tea from £2.00.
  2. It's cloud cover. Researchers believe this creates the ideal environment for swing bowling because it reduces turbulence in the air caused by heating from sunlight. Humidity has been consistently cited as a crucial factor in achieving swing.
  3. It's plans for four giant wind turbines. The plans sparked a storm of local protest and concerns for the preservation of bird habitats recognised as some of the most important in Europe. The ruling emphasised that the government's encouragement of renewable energy sources did not have "primacy" over local conservation policies.
  4. It's the Ministry of Defence. The 200 Signals Squadron children's medal was awarded to those whose parents have served in Afghanistan. It was the brainchild of a soldier's wife and recognises the sacrifices families make when their loved ones are on the front line.
  5. It's a submarine. The US first lady has agreed to be the backer of USS Illinois - named after her home state - which is expected to join the US Navy fleet in 2015. As sponsor, Mrs Obama will be involved in the life of the submarine and establish a special link to the ship's sailors and their families.
  6. It's Yellowstone National Park. Supervolcanoes are fuelled by giant pools of magma that form deep underground. Geologists had thought it took between 100,000 and 200,000 years for a supervolcano magma pool to build up enough pressure to erupt. But the new study suggests that the magma bodies may exist for only a few thousand years, or even a few hundred, before exploding.
  7. It's contact. The merest interaction with a member of the opposite sex can bring a glow to a woman's face, according to researchers at the University of St Andrews. They found even non-sexual contact with men caused a noticeable rise in the temperature of a woman's face.

Your Score

0 - 3 : Cold

4 - 6 : Warm

7 - 7 : Glowing

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