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Quiz of the week's news

7 days 7 questions

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

When Barack Obama met Tony, Gordon, Dave and... William (Hague, that is). Who gave the presidential hopeful a copy of his self-penned book?

Barack Obama in London
  1. Gordon Brown
  2. Tony Blair
  3. Dave Cameron
  4. William Hague

2.) Multiple Choice Question

Keirin. In the news this week. But is it...

  1. Japanese cycling event that may have bought its way into the Olympics
  2. Sikh bangle worn by Welsh teen who won a legal case on Tuesday allowing her to wear it to school
  3. Name of a new search engine its backers hope will eventually rival Google
    Laptop keyboard

3.) Multiple Choice Question

Under current law - set to be reformed - a woman who kills her abusive husband as he sleeps faces a murder charge. If a jealous wife catches her man in the marital bed with another, and kills him in fury?

Adulterous couple
  1. Murder
  2. Manslaughter

4.) Missing Word Question

Huge fire destroys * pier

  1. historic
  2. Weston
  3. Great

5.) Multiple Choice Question

Richard Branson with his new space tourism jet Eve. How much will a sub-orbital space flight set you back?

Sir Richard Branson leans out of the cockpit
  1. $100,000
  2. $200,000
  3. $400,000

6.) Multiple Choice Question

New research says that women who want to lose weight - and keep it off - should exercise for how long a day?

Mass aerobics for women's health
  1. 30 minutes
  2. 45 minutes
  3. 55 minutes
  4. An hour

7.) Multiple Choice Question

This bear with a jar stuck on his head was shot when he wandered into a busy town centre, hungry and dehyrdated. Which fictional bear also had a jar lodged on his head (with a happier conclusion)?

Bear with jar on head
  1. Paddington Bear
  2. Yogi Bear
  3. Winnie-the-Pooh
  4. Fozzie Bear


  1. It was William Hague, whose gift to Mr Obama on Saturday was a copy of his biography of anti-slavery campaigner William Wilberforce. Mr Brown's gift was books on Churchill (rather than his own works, such as Courage), and Mr Cameron gave him copies of his favourite CDs, including The Smiths.
  2. Keirin is a cycling event. Documents given to the BBC suggest that $3m (£1.5m) was paid to the UCI - the world cycling body, which denies this - and it then became an Olympic event. The bangle worn by Sikhs is the kara. And the search site is Cuil, from the Gaelic for knowledge and hazel.
  3. The wife with the adulterous husband can use provocation as a defence and face the lesser charge of manslaughter. But the plan is to ditch provocation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and add two new partial defences that would allow courts to bring the lesser charge of manslaughter against those who kill a violent partner.
  4. The full headline read "Huge fire destroys historic pier" - the blaze all but destroyed the Great Pier in Weston-super-Mare on Wednesday.
  5. It's a cool $200,000 - about £100k. The entrepreneur said on Tuesday that more than 250 people have already paid to be among Virgin's first space tourists when flights begin in about 18 months time.
  6. It's 55 minutes each day - a University of Pittsburgh study released on Tuesday found that this was the minimum needed to maintain a 10% drop in weight.
  7. It's Pooh Bear, whose fondness for licking out every last morsel of "Hunny" led to an unfortunate case of jar-on-head. Yogi's weakness is picnic baskets. And Paddington's is marmalade. The black bear, shot in Minnesota, lodged his head in a plastic jar thought to have contained sweets or popcorn while foraging for food.

Your Score

0 - 3 : When I'm rumbly in my tumbly

4 - 6 : I'd be grateful for a plateful

7 - 7 : Don't need a pot of honey

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