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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.


1.) Multiple Choice Question

Experiments with Mice. What?

Which one?
  1. Working title Apple used for the iPad
  2. Band name considered, but rejected, by Liam Gallagher
  3. Jazz hit by the late Sir Johnny Dankworth
  4. Winner of Waterstone's children's book of the year

2.) Multiple Choice Question

Another day, another car recall. But which manufacturer is recalling models due to airbag inflation problems?

Airbag symbol
  1. Toyota
  2. Honda
  3. Volkswagen

3.) Multiple Choice Question

Bill Nighy has lent his support to a proposal for a new tax on City trades. What's it called?

Bill Nighy in tax video
  1. Tobin Tax
  2. Robin Hood Tax
  3. Treasure Chest Tax

4.) Multiple Choice Question

Piigs. Yes, with a double "i". It's been in the news this week, but what does it stand for?

Pigs in the snow
  1. Progressive incentivised interest-bearing gilt-edged securities
  2. Nasa's new solar observatory to monitor the Sun for its effect on weather
  3. Struggling Eurozone countries

5.) Missing Word Question

How's that * changey thing working out for you?

  1. high-falutin'
  2. touchy-feely
  3. hopey

6.) Multiple Choice Question

Seen in an unfamiliar guise, this man picked up an award this week. Who is he?

Mystery man
  1. Tim Burton, feted for Alice in Wonderland
  2. Pop singer Mika
  3. Sacha Baron Cohen, aka Bruno/Borat/Ali G


Decked out in a smart suit and Clark Kent glasses, the actor looks a far cry from his famous creations Borat the Kazakh journalist, pictured left, and teenage Austrian fashionista Bruno. Click NEXT to continue.

Borat and Bruno

7.) Multiple Choice Question

Gordon Brown says there was no deal at Granita over who would be Labour leader - he and Tony Blair had already decided beforehand. The restaurant in Islington, London, has long since closed - what is it now?

Blair and Brown in 1994
  1. Real estate agent
  2. Empty premises
  3. Tex-Mex cantina
  4. Karaoke joint


Now, before you get your results, it's 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 "TWO LEFT FEET". Make your suggestions using the link below the quiz. Marks are deducted for predictability.


  1. Experiments with Mice was one of two top 10 hits in Sir John's early jazz career - it was a reworking of Three Blind Mice. Meanwhile, Liam Gallagher's post-Noel band will not be called Oasis - a name he told NME was a bad choice. And the book prize was won by The Great Hamster Massacre, by Katie Davies, wife of comedian Alan Davies.
  2. It's Honda - the recall is mainly in North America. Toyota has issued a worldwide recall of its latest Prius model for a braking software upgrade. And VW is recalling cars in Brazil because of a rear wheel problem.
  3. It's called the Robin Hood Tax, a 0.05% levy on financial trades that is the idea of film director Richard Curtis. The Tobin tax - another mooted levy on banks - is a 0.5% tax and the brainchild of Nobel prize winner James Tobin.
  4. It's a financial term for Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece, Spain. Eurozone countries have agreed how to rescue Greece from its financial crisis. Piigs is thought to come from "baffling pigs", the phrase financial traders use to remember the countries in the Eurozone.
  5. She said: "How's that hopey, changey thing working out for you?" during an appearance at a grassroots Republican rally. She then mocked Barack Obama for using a teleprompter... only to then consult crib notes written on her hand.
  6. It's Sacha Baron Cohen in uncharacteristically sober garb as he picked up his Peter Sellers Award for Comedy at the Evening Standard British Film Awards.
  7. It's a Tex-Mex eatery called Desperados. Mr Brown tells Piers Morgan: "I'd already agreed with Tony before that dinner that he would stand for the leadership and I would stay on as the shadow chancellor."

Your Score

0 - 3 : Just a water. Tap water

4 - 6 : Nachos with all the trimmings

7 - 7 : Nachos... and a jug of margarita

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