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Quiz of the week's news

7 days 7 questions

It's the Magazine's 7 days 7 questions weekly quiz - a chance to find out how much news from the past week you've read, heard and watched... and how much has stayed lodged in the old grey matter.

7 days

1.) Multiple Choice Question

A close-up, but what of?

  1. Detail of Turner Prize-nominated bedsit filled with copper sulphate
  2. Swine flu virus, seen under a microscope
  3. Extremely rare blue diamond, on show in London


The 7.03 carat diamond is expected to fetch at least £3.9m when it is auctioned by Sotheby's. Click NEXT to continue.



And this is Roger Hiorns' artwork Seizure - he sealed a disused bedsit, filled it with 90,000 litres of liquid copper sulphate, and left it to set into blue crystals. Click NEXT to continue.


2.) Multiple Choice Question

The strain of swine flu spreading as far afield as the UK, Israel and New Zealand has never been detected in pigs.

Pigs being hosed down
  1. True
  2. False

3.) Multiple Choice Question

Nepalese soldiers who fought with the British army have won their fight for immigration rights to the UK. Is the correct spelling...

Joanna Lumley withveteran soldiers
  1. Gurkha
  2. Ghurka

4.) Missing Word Question

* Duffy has emergency op

  1. Singer
  2. Boyzone's
  3. Poet Laureate

5.) Multiple Choice Question

"We want to rejuvenate our political class with cultivated, educated people who don't smell bad." Said who?

  1. Boris Johnson, on the Tory MP gender imbalance during a Q&A to mark his first year as London mayor
    Boris Johnson
  2. Silvio Berlusconi, after his wife objected to his roster of prospective MEPs - who are all beautiful women
    Silvio Berlusconi
  3. Nicolas Sarkozy, whose own cabinet is well-stocked with glamorous ministers
    Nicolas Sarkozy

6.) Multiple Choice Question

Which is NOT a codename used in the development of Windows 7, which is released in trial form next week?

User testing for Windows 7
  1. Blackcomb
  2. Vienna
  3. Dorian

7.) Multiple Choice Question

It's happy birthday this week to Darcey "prima ballerina" Bussell and Renee "Bridget Jones" Zellweger. Who is older?

Renee and Darcy
  1. Renee
  2. Darcey
  3. EXACTLY the same age, to the day


Now, before you get your results, the Magazine has pleasure in announcing the Weekly Bonus Question. Each Friday we will give an answer and ask you to suggest what the question might have been. This week's answer is "DOUBLE-EDGED CHALICE". Make your suggestions using the link below the quiz. Marks are deducted for predictability.


  1. It's the diamond, expected to set a world record price per carat when it is sold this month. Click NEXT to see it in full.
  2. It's true. H1N1 is a human variant, a hybrid of pig, bird and human flu. After the World Health Organization raised its pandemic risk level, on Thursday the UK started a public information campaign on how to prevent the disease spreading.
  3. It's Gurkha. Government plans to limit numbers allowed to settle in the UK suffered a surprise defeat in the House of Commons on Wednesday. Joanna Lumley backed the soldiers' cause as a Gurkha once saved her father's life.
  4. The missing word is "Boyzone's" - singer Keith Duffy had an emergency operation to correct a double hernia, two days after completing the London Marathon.
  5. It was, unsurprisingly, Mr Berlusconi, who added that the "poorly dressed" were also not welcome - "unlike certain people from other parties".
  6. Dorian was NOT used. Windows 7 started life codenamed Blackcomb - after the Whistler-Blackcomb ski resort - and then became Vienna.
  7. It's Renee, by two whole days. She turned 40 on Saturday, and Darcey marked the big 4-0 on Monday.

Your Score

0 - 1 : My One and Only

2 - 6 : Down With Love

7 - 7 : The Edge of Reason

Click here to enter the Weekly Bonus question.

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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