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

The Duchess of Cambridge attended the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Cenotaph in London on Sunday, along with other members of the Royal Family. Which poppy did she wear?

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

2.) Multiple Choice Question

Benetton has withdrawn a poster featuring the Pope and an imam sharing a kiss. Earlier, another poster featuring which amorous duo was also stopped?

  1. Sarkozy and Merkel
  2. Sarkozy and Berlusconi
  3. Berlusconi and Merkel


Another poster features Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy, shown here on a street in Paris.

Merkel and Sarkozy

3.) Multiple Choice Question

Silvio Berlusconi left office this week but was still in the news. Which famous name is NOT being called as a defence witness in a trial involving the former Italian prime minister?

Silvio Berlusconi
  1. Actor George Clooney
  2. Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo
  3. Rapper Jay Z

4.) Multiple Choice Question

"Last night changed my life and I will never forget it." Who said this this week?

  1. Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on giving birth to a baby girl
    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
  2. Justin Timberlake on escorting US Marine Kelsey De Santis to her annual ball
    Justin Timberlake
  3. Robert Pattinson on escorting Kristen Stewart to the UK premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
    Robert Pattinson


US Corporal Kelsey De Santis invited the singer via YouTube to her Marine Corps Ball. He accepted and they went together last Friday. She described the night as "wonderful". On his website the singer said it "turned out to be one of the most moving evenings I've ever had".

Kelsey De Santis and Justin Timberlake

5.) Missing Word Question

Too much * can depress older women

  1. TV
  2. knitting
  3. dancing

6.) Multiple Choice Question

Baroness Trumpington hit the headlines after giving a two-fingered salute to fellow peer Lord King for making a remark in the House of Lords about what?

Baroness Trumpington meeting the Queen
  1. Her name
  2. Her dress sense
  3. Her age

7.) Multiple Choice Question

Nick Hewer, of Apprentice fame, is the new host of Countdown. But what does outgoing host Jeff Stelling have in common with the show's original host, the late Richard Whiteley?

Nick Hewer
  1. They both had trials for Bradford City FC
  2. They are known by their middle names
  3. Both are dyslexic


  1. It's number four, the two poppies entwined. Number one was worn by the Duchess of Cornwall, the second by the Countess of Wessex and the third by the prime minister's wife, Samantha Cameron.
  2. It's Berlusconi and Merkel. The remaining pictures in the advertising campaign include President Obama kissing Hugo Chavez.
  3. It's Rapper Jay Z. More than 200 people will give evidence in the trial of three people said to have recruited prostitutes for Mr Berlusconi.
  4. It's Justin Timberlake. He responded to being asked in a YouTube appeal.
  5. It's TV. Watching too much television can make older women depressed, a new study has shown.
  6. The 89-year-old former wartime codebreaker stunned the House of Lords when she flicked her colleague a V-sign in defiance at being referred to as old.
  7. It's choosing to be known by their middle names. Richard Whiteley was actually called John Richard Whiteley and Jeff Stelling is actually called Robert Jeffrey Stelling, according to Channel Four. Neither had trials for Bradford City FC or dyslexia.

Your Score

0 - 3 : Fired

4 - 6 : Shortlisted

7 - 7 : Hired

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