Quiz of the week's news
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
Scrabble's rules are changing to allow proper nouns, such as celebrities' names, according to the maker Mattel. Excluding double or triple scores, which would score the highest?
2.) Multiple Choice Question
What's the signifiance of 22 in the election campaign?
- Existing majority in Labour's most marginal constituency
- Number of minutes Gordon Brown spent with the Queen before dissolving Parliament
- Number of official campaigning days
3.) Multiple Choice Question
The two biggest nuclear powers, the United States and Russia, have signed a treaty to cut the number of strategic nuclear warheads. But which country officially has the third biggest stockpile?
4.) Multiple Choice Question
Social networking site Bebo is facing an uncertain future with owner AOL saying it will either be sold or shut down. But what, according to AOL, does Bebo stand for?
- Blog early, blog often
- Be extrovert, be over-the-top
- Become engaged, become open
5.) Multiple Choice Question
China and Nepal have ended a dispute over the height of Mount Everest. Why was there a 4m difference between their measurements?
- Use of different measuring equipment
- Only one side counted snow depth
- They started from different heights
6.) Multiple Choice Question
The photographer who took the infamous Tennis Girl poster of a young woman lifting the back of her dress to reveal her buttocks (parodied here by Pat Cash) has died. But where was the famous photo taken?
- Los Angeles
Here's Alex Guttenplan holding aloft this year's University Challenge winners trophy for Emmanuel College, Cambridge.
7.) Missing Word Question
'too much time procrastinating on * '
- beer mats
- It's Beckham, which racks up 20 points. Beyonce gets 14 and Beatles 9. Until now a few proper nouns had been allowed which were determined by a word list based on the Collins dictionary.
- It's the minutes Brown spent with the Queen before calling the election. Labour's most marginal seat, with unchanged boundaries, is Crawley, where the party has a majority of 37.
- It's France, with an estimated 300 strategic nuclear warheads. China has 180, the UK 160 and Israel 80. All numbers are estimates because exact numbers are top secret.
- It is "blog early, blog often", according to AOL.
- It's the snow. The broadly accepted height of 8,848m (29,029 feet) was first recorded by an Indian survey in 1955. It measured the mountain's snow cap, rather than the rock beneath it. Nepal had continued with this practice.
- It's Birmingham. Martin Elliott, who has died aged 63, took the famous shot of his then girlfriend Fiona Butler on a court at Birmingham University, in the West Midlands.
- It's Wikipedia. Mr Guttenplan, who led Emmanuel College, Cambridge to victory, also claimed he had "a memory for interesting but useless facts".
0 - 3 : Starter for 10
4 - 6 : Oh come on, come on
7 - 7 : Paxman's favourite
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