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Quiz of the week's news

7 days 7 questions

Welcome to 7 days 7 questions - the Magazine's quiz of the week's news. If this isn't enough brain exercise, there's also our Daily Mini-Quiz, every weekday on the Magazine home page.

7 days

1.) Multiple Choice Question

"There's a difference between having friends and carrying on." The secret of a happy romance for which couple on Valentine's Day?

Valentine's couples
  1. Married after meeting on commuter train
  2. Married in civil partnership after 25 years
  3. Married nearly 80 years
  4. Just married - at 93 and 79

2.) Multiple Choice Question

Who blamed "unclarity" for their slip-up?

  1. Bassetlaw Hospital, where two mothers were accidentally given each other's babies
    Newborn
  2. Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, after saying Sharia law in the UK was "unavoidable"
    Rowan Williams
  3. Whitehall officials after awarding £2.7m to Newcastle-under-Lyme rather than Newcastle upon Tyne
    Newcastle's bridges over the Tyne

3.) Multiple Choice Question

"Proof that I am astonished - I would never have worn this skirt." Who, surprised at an awards result?

Tilda, Marion and Amy
  1. Tilda Swinton at the Baftas
  2. Marion Cotillard at the Baftas
  3. Amy Winehouse, via videolink at the Grammys

4.) Missing Word Question

'Ghost-like' * spotted

  1. soldier
  2. white stag
  3. ship

5.) Multiple Choice Question

The Sir Paul McCartney/Heather Mills divorce fight has seen newspapers scrape the barrel of bad punning headlines. Which WASN'T used this week?

Reporters watch Sir Paul leave court
  1. Love me don't
  2. Hate days a week
  3. She hates you, yeah yeah
  4. With legal help from my friends

6.) Multiple Choice Question

Inflation is up. The cost of which of these has risen the most?

Money, wallet and piggybank
  1. Second-hand cars
  2. Food
  3. Petrol and diesel
  4. Public transport

7.) Multiple Choice Question

A device called the Mosquito that emits a high-pitched sound to disperse groups of teenagers has been criticised by Liberty for infringing the right of young people to what?

Teenagers hear the Mosquito
  1. A private life
  2. Freedom to walk the streets
  3. Aural tranquility

Answers

  1. It's couple number 3, Frank and Anita Milford, aged 100 and 99, who on Thursday celebrated their 79th Valentine's Day as a married couple.
  2. It was Rowan Williams, whose Synod speech on Monday tried to patch things up with the Church of England after saying what he did about Sharia law. Meanwhile, the Nottinghamshire hospital apologied for its mix-up on Saturday. And the Department for Communities and Local Government said it made a "regrettable error" on Wednesday.
  3. It's Tilda "Best Supporting Actress" Swinton, hobbled by her Dior dress at the Baftas on Sunday. Over at the Grammys, Amy scooped five gongs - but her US visa arrived too late for her to attend.
  4. Rare footage of a white stag in the Scottish Highlands was released on Monday.
  5. It's "Love me don't" - so far. The rest are but a smattering of the bad puns used this week alone as the couple took their divorce fight to court in London.
  6. It's petrol and diesel, up 19% in the past year. Foods like dairy and grains are up to 15% more expensive, and public transport is up 6%. But other items, such as appliances and second-hand cars, are cheaper. The UK rate of inflation rose to 2.2% on Monday.
  7. It's a private life, said Liberty director Shami Chakrabarti on Tuesday. England's children's commissioner also backs a ban.

Your Score

0 - 3 : Cry Baby Cry

4 - 6 : Dear Prudence

7 - 7 : All You Need Is Love

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