Quiz of the week's news

7 days quiz

It's the Magazine's 7 days 7 questions weekly 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.


1.) Multiple Choice Question

Which sportsman shared a front row seat at London Fashion Week with model Alexa Chung, actress Sarah Jessica Parker and tennis star Serena Williams?

Burberry fashion show
  1. Vinnie Jones
  2. Andy Murray
  3. Gavin Henson


Murray, pictured here sitting between Williams and girlfriend Kim Sears, is still looking for a new coach. But it's unlikely that this was a scouting mission.

Andy Murray at Burberry

2.) Multiple Choice Question

Who denied being drunk on air and said: "I wish someone would stick up for me."

  1. Ex-Radio 2 presenter Sarah Kennedy
    Sarah Kennedy
  2. Current Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles
    Chris Moyles
  3. Beleaguered Irish PM Brian Cowen
    Brian Cowen

3.) Multiple Choice Question

"I'm not doing 10 years." Who?

  1. Former hostage Ingrid Betancourt
    Ingrid Betancourt
  2. New American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez
    Jennifer Lopez
  3. President Obama on Afghan war
    Barack Obama

4.) Multiple Choice Question

"Drug and alcohol abuse and violent crime remain an issue," says a new tourist guide to where?

Boy inhaling drugs
  1. Newly-crowned "carbuncle" town Denny
  2. Scottish city Glasgow
  3. Kiss-me-quick resort Blackpool

5.) Multiple Choice Question

The Institute for Works of Religion - what's the purpose of this Vatican body?

  1. Housing books
  2. Canonising saints
  3. Banking

6.) Multiple Choice Question

"Firstly, apologies to anyone who has been inconvenienced..." said who?

  1. Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on the Commonwealth Games farrago
    Sheila Dikshit
  2. BBC presenter Andrew Marr after a lorry-load of his books overturned
    Andrew Marr
  3. Lib Dem minister Vince Cable after his speech enraged business leaders
    Vince Cable

7.) Multiple Choice Question

A researcher has calculated the 2,000,000,000,000,000th digit of the mathematical constant pi. Do you know the first four after the decimal place? No rounding.

  1. 3.1425
  2. 3.1415
  3. 3.1419


  1. It's Andy Murray, at the Burberry show. If you don't believe us, here's the evidence...
  2. It was Kennedy, who said her departure from Radio 2 had been her own decision, adding: "I got up for 17 years on orange juice or water." Mr Cowen this week vowed to continue in office after rejecting allegations he'd been drunk on the radio. Moyles stood by his breakfast rant about pay. There is no suggestion he'd been drinking.
  3. It's Mr Obama who, according to a new book by veteran journalist Bob Woodward, said one year ago he did not want to commit too much to the war. Lopez was unveiled as a replacement for Simon Cowell. Betancourt spoke about her time in captivity in Colombia.
  4. It's Glasgow, where city chiefs have hit back at the claims, made in a Thomas Cook guide book. Residents of Denny in Stirlingshire accepted an eyesore-of-the-year award in the hope it will revive redevelopment plans. In Blackpool, a man said he was thrown out of a hotel after giving it a bad online review.
  5. It's banking. The Institute for Works of Religion is the official name for the Vatican bank. Police have seized $30m from a Vatican bank account and are investigating two top bank officials. The Vatican says the problem is due to a simple misunderstanding.
  6. It's Marr, who said sorry to drivers after 15 tonnes of his latest book blocked a road. Ms Dikshit has taken control of the Delhi site and is guaranteeing action. Business Secretary Mr Cable said, in his speech, "Capitalism kills competition".
  7. It is approximately equal to 3.14159265.

Your Score

0 - 3 : Su-pi-ne

4 - 6 : Pie in the sky

7 - 7 : Pie-fect

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