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Quiz of the week's news

Category: Headlines

Published: 3rd Aug 2012 00:56:29

7 days quiz

It's the Magazine's 7 days, 7 questions quiz - an opportunity to prove to yourself and others that you are a news oracle. Failing that, you can always claim to have had better things to do during the past week than swot up on current affairs.

1.) Multiple Choice Question

The rapper Snoop Dogg has announced he has changed his name. To what?

2.) Multiple Choice Question

Two generals were sacked in Belarus following a stunt aerial invasion of the capital, Minsk, it emerged. Who were the "paratroopers"?


The bears, carrying pro-democracy slogans, were dropped by a Swedish light aircraft. Officials in the eastern European state initially denied the incident took place on 4 July, but this week two generals were dismissed over the incident.

3.) Multiple Choice Question

"Sideburns have not been as popular since..." Whose facial hair did Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins say his own had surpassed in the public's affections?

4.) Multiple Choice Question

Athletes in London's Olympic Village are greeted by the words: "To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield." From which poem is this taken?

5.) Multiple Choice Question

A German cruise ship company has clamped down on which activity commonly associated with their compatriots?

6.) Multiple Choice Question

Inmates at Kirseberg prison in Malmo, Sweden, have been banned from which activity commonly associated with life behind bars?

7.) Missing Word Question

* spiders lay better eggs


Your Score

0 - 3 : Down came the rain

4 - 6 : Out came the sun

7 - 7 : Up the spout again

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Available at: http://www.ukwirednews.com/news/1444264/Quiz-of-the-weeks-news [Accessed 20th Aug 2014]

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