7 days quiz

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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It’s goodbye to ventriloquist Ray Alan – pictured here with his snooty, sozzled puppet Lord Charles – who died on Monday. Click NEXT for the question.

Ray Alan and Lord Charles

1.) Multiple Choice Question

So who was Ray Alan’s puppet, Lord Charles, modelled on?

Lord Snooty, Stan Laurel, Lord Lucan, Prince CharlesBeano’s Lord Snooty
Stan Laurel
Lord Lucan
Prince Charles

2.) Multiple Choice Question

The new government waged war on abbreviations as it set out its stall in the Queen’s Speech. Only one of these has survived – which one?

Elizabeth II at State Opening of ParliamentCGT

3.) Multiple Choice Question

In a newspaper sting, Sarah Ferguson offered to sell a businessman access to her former husband. What is Prince Andrew’s role?

Sarah FergusonEnvoy Extraordinary for Trade and Investment
Ambassador-at-Large for International Trade
Special Representative for International Trade and Investment

4.) Missing Word Question

‘ * Hitler’ advert row in Italy


5.) Multiple Choice Question

It’s the iPad v Nick Clegg v the volcano. Which has had the most national newspaper articles in the past four months (when Apple launched its latest toy)?

iPad, ash cloud, the deputy PMiPad, just gone on sale in the UK
Eyjafjallajokull’s ash cloud
Nick Clegg

6.) Multiple Choice Question

Jabulani. In the news this week, but what is it?

Official ball of the World Cup
England training sessionNickname of Palme d’Or winning Thai film at Cannes
Palme d'OrMost-used plant in show gardens at London’s Chelsea Flower Show
Chelsea Flower Show

7.) Multiple Choice Question

So, the film that’s won the Palme d’Or – it’s Lung Boonmee Raluek Chat, which means…

Director at CannesUncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Uncle Boonmee And The Princess
Uncle Boonmee Who Is Reincarnated From A Catfish


Stan Laurel was the inspiration for Lord Charles’s look – Ray Alan once performed with Laurel and Hardy. (Photo of Lord Snooty courtsey of DC Thompson & Co.)It’s CGT, or capital gains tax. But both CTF – the child trust fund saving scheme – and HIP – home information packs – are to be scrapped.He’s known as the UK’s Special Representative for International Trade and Investment. The Duchess of York said her ex-husband knew nothing of her cash-for-access attempt.Ads for a clothes shop showed the Fuhrer in a pink uniform with a heart armband instead of a swastika, with the slogan: “Change your style. Don’t follow your leader.”It’s Nick Clegg, appearing in 947 national newspaper articles from 27 Jan-27 May. The iPad scored 917 articles, and 939 articles with the term “ash cloud”. Source: LexisNexis database.It’s the official ball of the World Cup. Jabulani means “be happy” or “rejoice” in Zulu. Fabio Capello is reportedly unhappy about how it behaves at altitude. In other news, the Thai film which won the top prize on Sunday is called Lung Boonmee Raluek Chat.It’s Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall his Past Lives, a story about reincarnation which contains a baffling scene involving a catfish making love to a princess.

Your Score

0 – 3 : Hey! – I can see your lips moving

4 – 6 : Gottle of gear

7 – 7 : Bottle of beer

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