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.

Graphic of the number seven

1.) Multiple Choice Question

After Worcester Woman and Mondeo Man, Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg is wooing a new core of voters - hard workers on middle/low incomes. Named?

Nick Clegg with a family
  1. Early Birds
  2. Alarm Clock Britain
  3. Daybreakers
  4. Twenty-four-seven


ITV quiz show Who Wants to be a Millionaire? is fighting for its survival in the UK, after 13 years. Chris Tarrant was its most famous host, and the first of its five winners was Judith Keppel in November 2000.

Chris Tarrant

2.) Multiple Choice Question

The question which earned her the £1m prize was this. Which king was married to Eleanor of Aquitaine?

Judith Keppel
  1. Henry I
  2. Henry II
  3. Richard I
  4. Henry V

3.) Multiple Choice Question

A new international airport has been named after James Bond thriller writer Ian Fleming. It's in which country with a Bond connection?

Ian Fleming
  1. Jamaica
  2. Brazil
  3. Thailand

4.) Multiple Choice Question

A book dubbed the sequel to The Catcher in the Rye has been banned in the US over copyright issues. What is the Holden Caulfield character doing now?

JD Salinger
  1. In a retirement home
  2. Banking
  3. Teaching

5.) Missing Word Question

Birds 'died from * '

  1. binge drinking
  2. sex
  3. smoking

6.) Multiple Choice Question

The citizens of south Sudan took part in a week-long vote on independence from the north. Which was the last new African country to be recognised by the UN?

Polling Centre in Sudan
  1. Western Sahara
  2. Somaliland
  3. Eritrea

7.) Multiple Choice Question

The royal wedding rumour mill was busy this week, but which of the following actually came to pass?

Kate and William
  1. Free travel in London
  2. Official tea towel
  3. Extended pub opening times


  1. It's Alarm Clock Britain. At one point the group was going to be called Early Birds.
  2. It was Henry II. The five winners do not include Charles Ingram, who was found guilty in 2003 of cheating to win the £1m, using his wife Diana and an accomplice, who coughed to help him.
  3. It's Jamaica. Ian Fleming International Airport is close to the scenic retreat - Goldeneye - where the late author wrote his books. Bond visits Rio de Janeiro in Moonraker and Khao Phing Kan in Thailand is popularly known as James Bond Island.
  4. He's in a retirement home, or at least escaping from one, in New York. Caulfield is aged 76 in the work by Fredrik Colting, called 60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye.
  5. It's binge drinking. Officials in Romania said birds that were thought to have died from avian flu instead died from alcohol poisoning after gorging on grape "marc" - the leftovers from the wine-making process.
  6. It was Eritrea, which emerged from its long war of independence in 1993. Somaliland and Western Sahara are not recognised by the UN.
  7. It's the official tea towel, announced by the Royal Collection, after previously being banned. Ken Livingstone led calls for free travel in the capital on 29 April, the day of the wedding, and a plan to have pubs open until 1am that weekend is subject to consultation.

Your Score

0 - 3 : Royal Dryness

4 - 6 : Royal Wryness

7 - 7 : Royal Highness

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