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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

Women should not have to wear high heels at work, say the TUC and the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists. Which ONE of these styles gets the thumbs-up from the foot experts at the society?

  1. Mary-Janes
  2. Flat-as-a-pancake flats
  3. Kitten heels
  4. High courts

2.) Multiple Choice Question

Experts fear autumn will bring a new wave of swine flu. How much will GPs be paid for each dose of vaccine they give to high-risk patients?

Swine flu jab
  1. No extra payment
  2. £3.99
  3. £5.25
  4. £7.20

3.) Multiple Choice Question

He ordered grouse, but the kitchen messed up and sent out partridge for what turned out to be chef Keith Floyd's last meal. And for dessert?

Keith Floyd and fans
  1. Apple pie and perry jelly
  2. Blackberry crumble and custard
  3. Several cigarettes
  4. Champagne cocktail

4.) Missing Word Question

Group exercise 'boosts * '

  1. fitness
  2. team-building
  3. happiness

5.) Multiple Choice Question

Which city's map of its underground train network does NOT depict its river?

Underground map
  1. Glasgow
  2. London
  3. Paris
  4. Tokyo


On the left, the Tube map as it has been for years. On the right, the short-lived new version which erased the Thames. Click NEXT to continue.

Tube maps

6.) Multiple Choice Question

"It was an oversight and it will be rectified today." What?

  1. The river airbrushed from London's Tube map
    River Thames
  2. Margaret Thatcher's name omitted from official factsheet on women in power
    Lady Thatcher
  3. Warren Buffett, revealing he doesn't know how to access his voicemail
    Warren Buffett

7.) Multiple Choice Question

And finally, at 8ft 1in, Sultan Kosen has been crowned the world's tallest living man. But how much shorter is he than the tallest ever man?

Tallest man
  1. One inch
  2. Two inches
  3. Five inches
  4. Ten inches


Now, before you get your results, the Magazine has pleasure in announcing the Weekly Bonus Question. Each Friday we will give an answer and ask you to suggest what the question might have been. This week's answer is "IT HAD ONE MUSHROOM IN IT". Make your suggestions using the link below the quiz. Marks are deducted for predictability.


  1. It's picture 1 - the Mary-Janes - thanks to the supportive instep strap and round, and therefore foot-shaped, toes. All the other styles force the toes to claw - even the flats. On Tuesday, the TUC conference discussed how many women employees - like shopworkers and airline cabin crew - had heels in their dress code.
  2. It's £5.25 for every jab. Those in high-risk groups include pregnant women and people with asthma and diabetes. The programme is due to start next month.
  3. He ordered apple pie and perry jelly, eaten on the seaside terrace of fellow celebrity chef Mark Hix's restaurant in Dorset. And he bookended the meal with a champagne cocktail to start, and several cigarettes to finish.
  4. It's happiness. A new study suggests that exercising in a group causes higher levels of the feel-good endorphin hormones that are naturally released during physical exertion.
  5. It's Tokyo, depicted by the map shown here. London briefly airbrushed out the Thames to declutter the iconic map, but such was the reaction they hastily reinstated it on Thursday. Click NEXT to see how the Tube map was redesigned.
  6. It's the Equalities Office leaving Lady Thatcher's name off a list of milestones, saying only: "1979: UK's first woman prime minister". But it names Labour politicians like Diane Abbott and Baroness Scotland.
  7. Sultan Kosen, from Turkey, may be big, but he's 10 inches shorter than Robert Wadlow, who was 8ft 11.1in. He died in 1940, aged 22.

Your Score

0 - 3 : How low can you go

4 - 6 : Stuck in the middle with you

7 - 7 : Reach for the stars

Click here to enter the Weekly Bonus question.

Alexander Armstrong

Quiz fans may like to know there is now a short, web-only version of Have I Got News For You, hosted by Alexander Armstrong, on the BBC Comedy page.

For a complete archive of past quizzes and our weekly news quiz, 7 days 7 questions, visit the Magazine page and scroll down. You can also do this quiz on your mobile device.

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