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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

Tests conducted on cattle teeth around Stonehenge have led scientists to conclude that Stone Age visitors held what?

Stonehenge visitor poses for a photo
  1. BYO barbeques
  2. Ritual sacrifices
  3. Rodeos
  4. Cattle markets

2.) Multiple Choice Question

At full power, Cern's Large Hadron Collider can send protons whizzing around its 27km circuit at 99.9999991% the speed of light. But how fast does light travel?

Science fan wearing a particle physics T-shirt
  1. 186,282 metres a second
  2. 299,792,458 m/sec
  3. 327,857,019 m/sec

3.) Multiple Choice Question

There was a "black swan event" on Monday. What?

Black swan swims next to a swan boat
  1. Russell Brand's bad taste comment about George Bush at the MTV awards
  2. London Stock Exchange computers crashed during a trading rush
  3. A black swan in St James Park ate a pigeon. Whole

4.) Missing Word Question

Facebook * site facelift

  1. imposes
  2. plans
  3. ditches

5.) Multiple Choice Question

A new list of jobs short of workers has been drawn up for a points-based immigration system for the UK. Which ISN'T on the list?

Passport Control
  1. Hovercraft officer
  2. Sheep shearer
  3. English teacher
  4. Construction worker

6.) Multiple Choice Question

All the sweeter for being an occasional treat - what did Elbow liken its winning of the Mercury Prize to?

Elbow accept the prize
  1. "A visit from a seldom-seen friend"
  2. "The way certain Bedouin tribes look at a bowl of milk"
  3. "The rains down in Africa"

7.) Multiple Choice Question

Yikes - it's behind you! Liverpool's 37-tonne mechanical spider crawls through the streets as part of the city's capital of culture celebrations. Its name?

Spider in the crowd
  1. La Princesse
  2. La Machine
  3. La Spider


  1. It was a popular site for "bring your own beef barbeques", says Dr Jane Evans of the British Geological Survey. The findings suggest it was an important national site long before the stone circle was built.
  2. It's 299,792,458 metres a second - that's 327,857,019 yards a second and more than 186,282 miles a second. The collider was switched on on Wednesday.
  3. It's the LSE computers crashing for most of Monday, the first trading day after the bail-out of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. "Black swan event" is a term popularised by a book on how markets underestimate the risk of improbable events - just as Europeans once assumed all swans were white.
  4. It's "imposes". The social networking giant is to make its new - and currently optional - look permanent for its 100 million users, ignoring their feedback.
  5. It's most skilled construction workers, who along with IT specialists, social workers and architects may have a bar placed on how many can come from outside the EU. Details of the new points-based immigration system came on Tuesday.
  6. It's the milk analogy, made by singer Guy Garvey after picking up the £20,000 prize for their fourth album, The Seldom Seen Kid, on Wednesday.
  7. She's La Princesse, centrepiece of the La Machine extravaganza, created by the same French company who beamed a time-travelling elephant into London two years ago.

Your Score

0 - 3 : And washed the spider out

4 - 6 : Down came the rain

7 - 7 : Incy Wincy spider climbing up the spout

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