Quiz of the week's news

7 days quiz

It's the Magazine's 7 days 7 questions 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 grey matter.

number seven

1.) Multiple Choice Question

Who was lauded this week as a "real man"?

  1. Leonardo DiCaprio at a tiger summit
  2. John Travolta, a father again
  3. A shirtless Sir Cliff Richard

2.) Multiple Choice Question

Recent research has nailed the old cats v dogs debate. So, which are smarter?

cats and dogs
  1. Cats
  2. Dogs

3.) Multiple Choice Question

Facebook has just trademarked a common word, claiming sole use of it in the fields of telecommunications and online chatrooms. Which one?

  1. Like
  2. Face
  3. Book

4.) Multiple Choice Question

Some people who opted out of Google Street View in Germany had their homes pelted with eggs and a notice on their doors reading what?

  1. Privacy is over-rated
  2. Canoodle the google
  3. Google's cool
  4. This notice will be blurred

5.) Multiple Choice Question

Barack Obama performed an annual presidential ritual by pardoning a pair of turkeys on Thanksgiving Eve. Where have they gone now?

  1. Disneyland
  2. George Washington's mansion
  3. A local primary school

6.) Multiple Choice Question

It's the battle of the flagpoles. Which country - flag pictured - is taking flag waving to new heights by constructing a 165m (540ft) flagpole in its capital?

  1. Tajikistan
  2. Azerbaijan
  3. Egypt

7.) Multiple Choice Question

Government spending since the election was laid bare with the publication of £80bn worth of accounts. Which of these receipts was for the highest amount?

  1. Diamond dog collar firm
  2. Team-building at a chocolate company
  3. Training about holding 'difficult conversations'


  1. It was DiCaprio, described by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as a "muzhik" - or real man - for attending the conference and donating to the cause. Travolta and wife Kelly Preston had their third child, Benjamin. Sir Cliff's calendar topped the charts.
  2. It's the dogs. Scientists at Oxford University studying the evolution of brain size say dogs' brains have grown more than their aloof feline counterparts, and sociable mammals need more grey matter than solitary creatures. But in support of cats, a recent separate study lauded their skills in lapping milk.
  3. It's "face". Reports suggest it is trying to do the same with "book" and with "like", which is what its users do when they, er, like something someone else has posted.
  4. It was Google's cool. According to local reports, the properties involved in Essen have all chosen to be blurred on Google's Street View service.
  5. It's George Washington's former home. They will live in a private sanctuary at the first president's former estate, Mount Vernon. Pardoned turkeys were sent to Disneyland from 2005 to 2009.
  6. It's Tajikistan. The president's press service said this week work had started on building the world's tallest flagpole, a title currently held by Azerbaijan.
  7. It's the training, which cost the Cabinet Office £26,000. The Department for Business spent £5,000 on the team-building and £1,000 was paid to a firm that makes diamond-encrusted dog collars.

Your Score

0 - 3 : Skint

4 - 6 : Loose change

7 - 7 : Loadsamoney

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