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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.

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1.) Multiple Choice Question

Angel Fernandez de Soto has been in the news. Who is he?

Which is Angel?
  1. Picasso's The Absinthe Drinker, sold for £31m
  2. Argentinean footballer
  3. Character in the latest Twilight film

2.) Multiple Choice Question

The Glastonbury Festival is 40, but that name didn't come about until 1971. What was the first Glastonbury called?

Glastonbury in early days
  1. A West Country Woodstock
  2. Pilton Pop, Blues & Folk Festival
  3. Worthy Farm Fayre

3.) Multiple Choice Question

There were a lot of big ticket cuts in the Budget. But which of these ISN'T true?

  1. Duty rise on cider
  2. Extra tax on extra-long cigarettes
  3. Funding for royals frozen for 20th consecutive year
    The Queen

4.) Multiple Choice Question

Also in the Budget, VAT will rise from 17.5% to 20% in the new year. How much will a product currently selling for 99p cost?

  1. £1.20
  2. £1.19
  3. £1.01

5.) Missing Word Question

Apology over ' * ' letter

  1. Sue Doname
  2. Mr C Lion
  3. Pedo File

6.) Multiple Choice Question

A police applicant rejected because of his baldness has won his appeal against this decision. What reason had the Northern Ireland police force given for objecting to his hairstyle?

Northern Ireland police
  1. Reminiscent of neo-Nazi skinhead
  2. Unable to provide hair for drugs test
  3. Focus group said children are scared of bald men

7.) Multiple Choice Question

England are through to the final 16 at the World Cup... only to face old enemy Germany on Sunday. In the 27 matches between the two, who statistically has the edge? (Penalties count as a win.)

Goal scorer Defoe
  1. England
  2. Germany
  3. About 50/50

Weekly Bonus Question

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 "DECOMMISSIONED HELMETS". Make your suggestions using the link below the quiz. Marks are deducted for predictability.


  1. Angel Fernandez de Soto is Picasso's The Absinthe Drinker. The footballer pictured is Angel Di Maria. And there are no characters called Angel in the Twilight saga - that's Buffy you're thinking of.
  2. It was called the Pilton Pop, Blues & Folk Festival in its first year, after the Somerset village nearest Worthy Farm.
  3. Not true is the duty rise on cider. Instead, the chancellor scrapped plans to impose a cider tax rise of 10% above inflation. But from 1 January, extra-long cigarettes will be taxed more - every 3cm above 8cm will be treated as another cigarette. And the Civil List - the monarch's annual budget - has been frozen at £7.9m since 1990.
  4. It's £1.01, a rise of 2p, assuming a) the retailer passes on the increase and b) the item is not exempt from VAT.
  5. O2 has apologised for the 'Mr Pedo File' letter sent to a customer. A spokeswoman said an order for sim cards was placed online in that name: "The way the name was spelt meant this was not picked up by our [profanity blocking] system."
  6. He couldn't provide a 3cm strand for a drugs test. The would-be Pc said this was irrational and discriminatory. He has since been allowed to rejoin the recruitment process.
  7. It's roughly 50/50. England have won 12, Germany have won 12 - including two on penalties - and there have been three draws.

Your Score

0 - 3 : Game

4 - 6 : Set

7 - 7 : Match

Click here to enter the Weekly Bonus question.

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