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 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

Bernard Hogan-Howe is the new head of the Metropolitan Police. The former Merseyside Police chief has a reputation for being tough and efficient. But what does he like to do outside of work?

Bernard Hogan-Howe and Mayor of London Boris Johnson
  1. Judo
  2. Horse riding
  3. Metal detecting

2.) Multiple Choice Question

A San Francisco politician plans to crack down on nudists. Which one of these is his new law governing public nakedness?

Nudists walking in San Francisco
  1. No nude jogging in city parks
  2. Cover seats of public benches before sitting
  3. A ban on being naked while aroused

3.) Multiple Choice Question

"It was hard work." Who said this?

  1. David Walliams after finishing his 140-mile charity swim along the length of the River Thames
    David Walliams
  2. Cheryl Cole on visiting British troops in Afghanistan this week
    Cheryl Cole
  3. Jackie Kennedy talking about meeting Churchill, in tapes recorded in 1964 and published this week
    Jackie Kennedy

4.) Multiple Choice Question

A Banksy mural was rediscovered in Berlin this week, eight years after it was originally painted. It shows winged and armed soldiers with smiley faces. Where was it found?

Banksy mural
  1. In an art gallery
  2. In a swimming pool
  3. In army recruitment offices

5.) Missing Word Question

* ban for ape

  1. Cigarette
  2. Alcohol
  3. Porn

6.) Multiple Choice Question

The Queen has awarded an honorary OBE to actor Henry Winkler for his educational work on dyslexia in the UK. Winkler is best known as the Fonz in 1970s sitcom Happy Days, but what was his full name in the show?

Ron Howard as Richie Cunningham and Henry Winkler as the Fonz
  1. Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli
  2. Albert Henry Fonzarelli
  3. Arnold Harry Fonzarelli


Winkler has dyslexia, but it was not discovered until adulthood. He has toured the UK and addressed more than 24,000 pupils about the condition, which makes it difficult to learn to read, spell and write. He is the author of the Hank Zipzer children's book series, which features a young dyslexic protagonist.

Henry Winkler receiving his OBE

7.) Multiple Choice Question

And finally, fashion's Stella McCartney, cricket's Shane Warne and tennis's Goran Ivanisevic, all celebrated birthdays on Tuesday. But who is the oldest?

  1. Stella
    Stella McCartney
  2. Shane
    Shane Warne
  3. Goran
    Goran Ivanisevic


  1. It's horse riding. When he was Merseyside Police chief he would accompany the triumphant jockey to the winner's enclosure at Aintree on Grand National day.
  2. City superviser Scott Wiener wants nudists to cover the seats of public benches or seats before parking their bare posteriors. At present, the only restriction on nudity in the famously tolerant city is walking around while aroused. This is considered lewd behaviour and is illegal.
  3. It was Walliams after finishing his 140-mile swim. Money is still coming in but at the time he completed the swim he had raised more than £1m for Sport Relief.
  4. It was in an art gallery. The mural, called Every Picture Tells A Lie, was painted over in 2003 to create space for new works at the Kunstraum Bethanien gallery. It has been uncovered by artist Brad Downey, who also took part in the 2003 exhibition. Uncovering it is part of his new exhibition called What Lies Beneath.
  5. It's cigarette. Orangutan Shirley started smoking cigarettes thrown by visitors into her enclosure at a state-run zoo in Malaysia. She is now being sent to a wildlife centre on Borneo island to help her quit.
  6. It's Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli.
  7. It's Shane Warne, who turned 42 the day Stella and Goran both turned 40.

Your Score

0 - 3 : Party popper

4 - 6 : Low-key celebration

7 - 7 : Many congratulations

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