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.

number 7

1.) Multiple Choice Question

The new Superman film will have which UK actor in the title role?

Four actors
  1. One
  2. Two
  3. Three
  4. Four

2.) Multiple Choice Question

Sark in the Channel Islands was declared the world's first "dark sky island". Where was the UK's first official dark sky region?

Exmoor National Park
  1. Northern Ireland
  2. Wales
  3. Scotland
  4. England

3.) Multiple Choice Question

What does the term "bariatric" relate to? Clue - it has nothing to do with EastEnders' Barry.

Barry from EastEnders
  1. Use of bus passes for the elderly
  2. Caffeine addiction
  3. Treatment of obesity

4.) Multiple Choice Question

Protests in Egypt against the 30-year-rule of President Hosni Mubarak have focused on Cairo's Tahrir Square, or Midan Tahrir. Translated, it is known as...

Proteter in Tahir Square
  1. People's Square
  2. Victory Square
  3. Liberation Square

5.) Multiple Choice Question

Plans to transfer ownership of many public forests in England provoked a huge row this week. But which of them was Dick Turpin's stomping ground?

An actor as Dick Turpin
  1. Epping
  2. Sherwood
  3. Forest of Dean

6.) Missing Word Question

Walking * is YouTube hit

  1. gorilla
  2. baby
  3. corpse

7.) Multiple Choice Question

Rail travel was declared to be at its most popular since... a long time ago, when who reigned?

Rail passengers
  1. George V
  2. Edward VIII
  3. George VI


  1. It's number four, Henry Cavill, best known as Charles Brandon in the BBC historical drama The Tudors. The others are all British actors playing other superheroes - 1. Andrew Garfield (Spider-Man) 2. Ioan Gruffudd (Mr Fantastic) 3. Christian Bale (Batman)
  2. It's Galloway Forest Park in Scotland, given the International Dark Sky Association award in 2009. It marks the exceptional blackness of the night sky and limits the use of artificial light. Exmoor National Park (pictured) is bidding for the same status.
  3. It's the treatment of obesity. Special bariatric ambulances have been built - complete with double-width stretchers, hoists and inflatable lifting cushions - to ferry the most obese patients. A campaign to save rural bus routes was launched this week, and it was reported that caffeine boosts female brain power.
  4. It's Liberation Square. The square was originally called Midan Ismailia, after a 19th Century ruler. It was renamed after the Egyptian revolution in 1952, which established the country as a republic.
  5. It's Epping Forest in Essex.
  6. It's gorilla. Ambam walks upright like a human and has become a big attraction at a wild animal park in Kent.
  7. It's George V, because apart from during World War II, it was in the 1920s that rail travel last hit the peak of 1.3bn journeys made in 2010.

Your Score

0 - 3 : Off the rails

4 - 6 : Right track

7 - 7 : TGV

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