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Quiz of the week's news

It's the Magazine's quiz of the week's news, 7 days 7 questions.

This quiz is published every Friday - but you can find it at any stage of the week on the Magazine index.


Question 1
Who, in the opening words of the new Harry Potter book, is sitting alone waiting for a telephone call?
A: The Queen
B: The prime minister
C: The professor
D: Harry himself
Question 2
The BBC pledged this week to cut the number of repeats on BBC One and BBC Two. Chairman Michael Grade said that 30 minutes of new drama cost 300,000 to produce, whereas repeating a comedy cost how much?
A: Nothing - it's free
B: 5,000
C: 20,000
D: 100,000
Question 3
What did George Bush have this week for the first time since October 2003?
A: state banquet
B: pretzel
C: holiday
Question 4
Sherlock Holmes never said: "Elementary my dear Watson." James Cagney never said: "You dirty rat." And Captain Kirk never said: "Beam me up, Scotty." True or false?
A: True
B: False
Question 5
Who should be asked to "please do a bit more"?
A: School children, instead of being told they have failed
B: English cricketers, according to outspoken Geoff Boycott
C: The police, after a million violent crimes were recorded for the first time
Question 6
Who revealed she had childhood ambitions to be a Shakespearean actress?
A: Sienna Miller
B: Delia Smith
C: JK Rowling
Question 7
Birthdays next week include Helen Mirren and Mick Jagger. But which is the elder?
A: Helen Mirren
B: Mick Jagger
Question 8
The BBC pledged this week to cut the number of repeats on BBC One and BBC Two. Chairman Michael Grade said that 30 minutes of new drama cost 300,000 to produce, whereas repeating a comedy cost how much?
A: Nothing - it's free
B: 5,000
C: 20,000
D: 100,000

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