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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

Another week, another comeback. This time it's the Nolans going back on the road. Which singing sister will NOT take part in the tour?

The Nolans
  1. Linda
  2. Anne
  3. Bernie
  4. Maureen

2.) Multiple Choice Question

I spy... MI6, the UK's Secret Intelligence Service, has a new boss, Sir John Sawers. The holder of the post is known as C, which stands for:

Old-style secret agent
  1. Captain
  2. Commander
  3. Chief


House of Commons authorities have been busy with black marker pens on interesting, but personal, details in MPs' expenses. Here is Gordon Brown's claim, showing he claimed for lightbulbs, but censoring the other item (a well-known brand of satellite TV). Click NEXT.


3.) Multiple Choice Question

Why did the Commons authorities think that part of the bill should be blacked out?

  1. It would count as advertising
  2. It's the MP's personal choice
  3. It might identify where they live

4.) Multiple Choice Question

As world number three, Andy Murray is the highest ranked British man to enter Wimbledon since...

Andy Murray in his new kit
  1. Fred Perry
  2. Roger Taylor
  3. Bunny Austin
  4. Tim Henman

5.) Missing Word Question

* cause Swedish bomb scare

  1. Carrots
  2. Saunas
  3. Coins

6.) Multiple Choice Question

Topping the Forbes Celebrity 100 Power List are Angelina, Oprah, Madonna and Beyonce. Who's the highest ranked man?

  1. Tiger Woods
  2. Steven Spielberg
  3. Brad Pitt
  4. Barack Obama

7.) Multiple Choice Question

And finally, Ken Livingstone and Barry Manilow both celebrated birthdays on Wednesday. Just one year separates the pair, but who is older?

Manilow and Livingstone
  1. Barry Manilow
  2. Ken Livingstone


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 "A WONKY JAW". Make your suggestions using the link below the quiz. Marks are deducted for predictability.


  1. Anne, pictured in slot two, will not join her sisters on tour. Nor is Denise Nolan taking part. Perhaps neither is in the mood for dancing.
  2. It now stands for Chief. But the single-letter code dates from about 100 years ago when the first head of MI6, Captain Sir Mansfield Cumming, signed himself C after his surname. It stuck, and was used to keep secret the identity of subsequent chiefs.
  3. It's because it might identify where they live - all information about names of suppliers of services has been removed in case it might give clues as to MPs' addresses.
  4. It's Fred Perry, ranked world number one from 1934-38 and three-times Wimbledon champion. Tim Henman's highest world ranking was four.
  5. It's carrots, fashioned into mock explosives by an artist in the city of Orebro. (Carrots also made headlines on Wednesday after a study found their anti-cancer properties were more potent if the vegetable was not cut up before cooking.)
  6. It's Tiger Woods, fifth on the list which ranks celebrities based on earnings, media attention and internet searches. Spielberg and Pitt are seventh and eighth, with President Obama 49th.
  7. Former mayor of London Ken Livingstone is 64, and crooner Barry Manilow is 63 (some say 66, but paper of record The Times has yet to be persuaded). Happy birthday to both.

Your Score

0 - 3 : In the mood for chancing

4 - 6 : Giving it all tonight

7 - 7 : In the mood for dancing, romancing...

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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