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Quiz of the week's news


It's the Magazine's 7 days 7 questions news quiz - a chance for you to test how much of the news you've read, watched and heard from the past week... and how much you remember.

7 days

1.) Multiple Choice Question

Two friends on the first source-to-mouth walk of the Amazon have fallen out an eighth of the way into the trek. One has left, the other is advertising for a new companion. The final straw?

Amazon river
  1. One asking "Are we nearly there yet?"
  2. The other's fear of snakes
  3. An MP3 player
  4. Beans for supper AGAIN

2.) Multiple Choice Question

Below are the four best-selling cars in the UK. Drivers of which model will face the biggest tax rise aimed at punishing gas-guzzlers?

Tax disc with owner's details obscured
  1. Ford Fiesta
  2. BMW 3 Series
  3. Vauxhall Zafira
  4. Ford Focus

3.) Multiple Choice Question

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have named their new daughter Sunday Rose. On which day was she born?

Nicole blooming with Keith
  1. Saturday
  2. Sunday
  3. Monday
  4. Tuesday

4.) Missing Word Question

I'm a little conservative when it comes to my *

  1. gum
  2. ties
  3. music

5.) Multiple Choice Question

To try to encourage a better turn-out for local elections, voters will be offered an iPod if they cast a ballot.

Polling station
  1. True
  2. False

6.) Multiple Choice Question

"And yes to Pimms." Said who?

  1. Queen Mother, in a note to her aide sold at auction
  2. Williams sisters after their Wimbledon final
  3. Year-early wedding guest, on time this time for his friend's nuptials


One of many notes that William Tallon kept, and were only found after his death last November. His collection was auctioned on Saturday, and raised about £440,000, some of which will go to charity. Click NEXT to continue.

Note auctioned on Saturday

7.) Multiple Choice Question

The headlines read that Sir Alan Sugar "survived a plane crash" on Saturday. But he said he had "as much chance of dying from...

  1. ...being electrocuted while shouting for Margaret on my e-mailer phone."
    Sir Alan
  2. ...being hit by a car driven by [Apprentice loser] Tre while crossing the road."
    Tre from The Apprentice
  3. poisoning from the sandwich a very nice lady made us in the clubhouse."
    Sir Alan


  1. It was an MP3 player. Ed Stafford and Luke Collyer had meticulously planned their trip but found it more difficult to get on with each other. They fell out irreconcilably when Ed spotted Luke's e-mail asking for "1x MP3 player" in a care package. He'd wanted one too.
  2. It's the Vauxhall Zafira 2.0, third most popular car based on 2007 sales, with an extra £35 from 2009-10. Fiesta drivers will pay no extra. Those with a BMW 3 Series will face an £18 hike and Ford Focus drivers will pay £5 more, the government said on Thursday.
  3. Sunday Rose came into this world on Monday. Nicole's father came up with it, inspired by artist Sidney Nolan's muse Sunday Reed. Who was born on a Sunday.
  4. It's "gum". He said this after his young daughters ribbed him about not liking sweet foods, except mint chewing gum.
  5. It's false - but those who make their mark will be entered in a prize draw for items such as MP3 players, TV sets or supermarket vouchers as an incentive. Communities Secretary Hazel Blears announced the plan on Wednesday.
  6. It was the late Queen Mother, in one of many handwritten notes to aide William "Backstairs Billy" Tallon sold at auction on Saturday. Click NEXT to see the letter.
  7. He cast aspersions on the tuna sandwich he ate after the bumpy landing at a Manchester airstrip.

Your Score

0 - 3 : Fired

4 - 6 : Hired

7 - 7 : Gardening leave

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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