Quiz of the week's news
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
The planet's digital content is predicted to blast through the 1,000,000,000 trillion bytes barrier this year, a new study predicted this week. But what is this amount of digital information called?
2.) Multiple Choice Question
Gillian Duffy's encounter with Gordon Brown caused a stir. But who did she say she would vote for afterwards?
- Lib Dem
3.) Multiple Choice Question
Who is Number One?
- An oil-covered bird rescued from the Gulf of Mexico
- Sir Ian McKellen in ITV's new version of The Prisoner
- Title of Picasso's painting of his mistress, now the most expensive artwork sold at auction
The oil-soaked Number One in bird hospital. Northern Gannets are usually white when fully grown.
The gannet was found near the site of the damaged rig smothered in oil, which strips birds of their insulation.
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4.) Multiple Choice Question
Getting too little sleep may lead to an early death, a new study warns. What does it classify as too little?
- Seven hours or less a night
- Less than six hours a night
- Less than five hours a night
5.) Missing Word Question
German man marries his dying *
6.) Multiple Choice Question
Pushchair maker Maclaren is compensating parents of children injured by the hinge mechanism of its buggies. But what did inventor Owen Maclaren draw inpiration from when he came up with the collapsible design?
- Spitfire undercarriage
- Formula One car suspension
- Typical ironing board
7.) Multiple Choice Question
"I'd like an apology and maybe compensation." Said who?
- Gillian Duffy, who was called a bigot by Gordon Brown
- Author of a letter to Zoo magazine's agony uncle Danny Dyer
- Teenager Ellis Drummond who escaped an Asbo preventing him from wearing low slung trousers
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 "£1 AT POUNDLAND". Make your suggestions using the link below the quiz. Marks are deducted for predictability.
- It's a zettabyte, according to the Digital Universe study by technology consultancy IDC. It says an exabyte is equivalent to one quintillion bytes (short scale) and a yottabyte is 1,000 zettabytes.
- It was noone. The life-long Labour supporter, who was called a bigot by Gordon Brown, declared that she would not vote in Thursday's poll.
- It's a Northern Gannet, the first oil-soaked bird to be rescued and brought to a bird hospital in Louisiana. On arrival, it was fitted with a green tag denoting it Number One.
- Too little sleep is regularly getting less than six hours a night, say researchers, warning that it makes people 12% more likely to die over a 25-year period than those who got an "ideal" six to eight hours.
- It's cat - an asthmatic moggy called Cecilia. Puss and groom had lived together for 10 years, and when vets told him Cecilia hadn't long to live, he decided to make it official. Well, unofficial - marrying an animal is illegal in Germany.
- It was the spitfire undercarriage. Maclaren had been a member of the spitfire design team and designed its undercarriage. Maclaren said the compensation was not an admission of liability.
- It was the lads' mag's letter writer - Alex Woolliscroft, who asked for advice about how to handle breaking up with his girlfriend. The controversial reply, in Dyer's name, was to "cut your ex's face, so no one will want her". The magazine's publisher apologised and blamed it on a production error.
0 - 3 : Refusal to budge
4 - 6 : Mild oscillation
7 - 7 : Huge swing
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