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Quiz of the week's news

7 days 7 questions

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

7 days

1.) Multiple Choice Question

Who lives in a house like this?

Who is this mystery man
  1. Boris Johnson, who has put his Islington home up for sale for a cool £1.7m
  2. David Cameron, inviting BBC cameras into his Notting Hill pad for a chat
  3. Trick question. It's not a house but Habitat's latest ad campaign


Here he is in his natural habitat. On the bookshelves are tomes by Robert Peston, Alastair Campbell and crime queen Patricia Cornwell. There is a Thompsons Local Directory. And World of Interiors. Speaking of leaders' homes... (Click NEXT to continue)

Cameron in his living room

2.) Multiple Choice Question

...this is where George Bush will wake up next Wednesday morning. What will he do?

Crawford ranch house
  1. Flick through the news channels, read a paper
  2. Enjoy a lie-in
  3. Make coffee for Laura and serve it to her

3.) Multiple Choice Question

"I'm so sorry..." Kate Winslet's speech after finally winning a best actress Golden Globe was an apology to each of her fellow nominees. Whose name did she briefly forget?

Golden Globe nominees
  1. Anne Hathaway
  2. Kristin Scott Thomas
  3. Angelina Jolie
  4. Meryl Streep

4.) Multiple Choice Question

"A plan so cunning it could be called Operation Baldrick." What?

  1. Cameron Macintosh's 15 years trying to cast Rowan Atkinson as Fagin
    Baldrick series two
  2. Celebrities buying land on site of Heathrow's proposed third runway
    Baldrick series 3
  3. Sixty-two-year-old Tony Robinson on his engagement to Louise Hobbs, 27
    Baldrick series 3

5.) Missing Word Question

Bride's * for wedding guests

  1. advert
  2. rules
  3. ban

6.) Multiple Choice Question

Jen Hadfield has won the TS Eliot prize for poetry with her second book, which includes a haiku about working in a fish factory and the Lord's Prayer as spoken by a...

Jen Hadfield
  1. mackerel
  2. draught horse
  3. teenager

7.) Multiple Choice Question

Patrick McGoohan, star and co-creator of The Prisoner, has died. His enigmatic 60s series told of Number Six's efforts to escape a strange village. Why was he taken there?

Anniversary celebrations of The Prisoner
  1. For resigning as a secret agent
  2. He's a spy captured during the Cold War
  3. Kidnapped by a giant bouncing balloon


  1. It's David Cameron, ahead of an interview with Andrew Marr. But a number of the fixtures and fittings do indeed come from Habitat, as the Guardian newspaper found when it set about unpicking the interior.
  2. It's coffee for Laura. President Bush said at his last press conference in the top job, on Monday: "I wake up in Crawford on Tuesday morning, I mean, Wednesday morning, and I suspect I'll make Laura coffee."
  3. Winslet gasped out: "I'm so sorry Anne, Meryl, Kristin, and oh God, who's the other one?... Angelina." She also scooped the Best Supporting Actress award at Sunday's ceremony.
  4. It's the Heathrow plan, according to comic Alistair McGowan. Robinson, who has two adult children from his former marriage, is planning a summer wedding.
  5. Advert is the missing word. A Ukrainian woman getting married in London has advertised for 30 "decent" guests to sit on her side of the church, as only her parents can come to the ceremony.
  6. It's a draught horse in her poem Paternoster. She won the £15,000 poetry prize on Monday.
  7. The Prisoner - known only as Number Six - angrily resigns as a secret agent and is then kidnapped, a sequence shown at the start of each episode. It is not clear who takes him captive - his own side, or his side's enemies. But a giant balloon patrols the village, preventing escape.

Your Score

0 - 3 : You are Number Six

4 - 6 : Who is Number One?

7 - 7 : I am not a number, I am a free man!

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