Quiz of the week's news


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 you had better things to do over the past seven days than swot up on current affairs.

Graphic of the number seven

1.) Multiple Choice Question

Friday is Children in Need day and at the age of 25 mascot Pudsey has landed himself a female companion. But what is she called?

Pudsey with Michael Owen and friend
  1. Blush
  2. Girl Bear
  3. Bitsy
  4. Purdy

2.) Multiple Choice Question

Talking of matches, in case you hadn't heard the news, Prince William and Kate Middleton are to tie the knot next year. After that she will be known by her full name. What?

Kate Middleton mugs
  1. Katherine
  2. Kathryn
  3. Catherine

3.) Multiple Choice Question

But there are a few differences between a royal wedding and a normal one. For example, Prince William will not have a best man. What will he have instead?

Princes Harry and William
  1. A protector
  2. A companion
  3. A supporter

4.) Multiple Choice Question

Who had to "rein in [their] extreme masculinity" this week?

  1. Ex-MP Lembit Opik, now on I'm A Celebrity...
    Lembit Opik
  2. Beleaguered Italy premier Silvio Berlusconi
    Silvio Berlusconi
  3. Stuart Baggs from The Apprentice
    Stuart Baggs

5.) Multiple Choice Question

The Chandlers have been released, just over a year since their yacht was seized by Somali pirates. What was it called?

Rachel and Paul Chandler
  1. Rachel Reveille
  2. The Wayfarer
  3. Lynn Rival
  4. Tunbridge Queen

6.) Multiple Choice Question

Guinness World Record day this week saw Thomas Lackey walk a plane wing aged 90. Which of these weird and wild feats was not set for the occasion?

Thomas Lackey
  1. Concrete blocks broken while holding a raw egg
  2. Live octopi eaten in a single sitting
  3. Nationalities in one sauna

7.) Multiple Choice Question

The Beatles have finally made it to iTunes but who still resists the entreaties of Apple's online music store?

  1. Neil Young
    Neil Young
  2. Garth Brooks
    Garth Brooks
  3. Bob Dylan
    Bob Dylan
  4. Billy Joel
    Billy Joel


  1. It's Blush. She is shown here with Pudsey and footballer Michael Owen.
  2. It's Catherine. She will be the sixth queen by that name, if you include the variable spellings. As all schoolchildren know, Henry VIII married three of the five.
  3. Supporter is the royal term for best man. The media and royal watchers are predicting Prince Harry will have the job.
  4. It's Baggs, who managed his team to victory but with a performance the Daily Telegraph described as "arrogant, patronising, puffed-up". Mr Berlusconi faces a confidence vote, while Mr Opik entered the jungle Down Under.
  5. It was Lynn Rival. The couple are from Tunbridge Wells in Kent.
  6. The live octopi record is the odd one out. All the rest were done for world records day. Joe Alexander in Germany did 24 blocks in three stacks of eight without breaking the egg he was clutching.
  7. It's Garth Brooks. The country singer lies second on the list of best-selling artists in the US, behind - you guessed it - The Beatles.

Your Score

0 - 3 : Nowhere Man

4 - 6 : Getting Better

7 - 7 : I Feel Fine

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