Quiz of the week’s news

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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.

Graphic of the number seven

1.) Multiple Choice Question

Despite the Queen cutting costs last year, royal travel expenses rose £600,000 to £6m. Which was the most expensive trip?

The Queen on a trainCharles visiting Delhi for Commonwealth Games
Andrew visiting Kazakhstan
Queen visiting United Arab Emirates and Oman

2.) Multiple Choice Question

“The perfect example of a modern man.” Who was described as such this week?

Hugh Laurie, the new face of L’Oreal
Hugh LauriePrince William by the Canadian prime minister
Prince WilliamAshley Cole in GQ magazine
Ashley Cole

3.) Multiple Choice Question

Prince Albert of Monaco married Charlene Wittstock, despite rumours she’d tried to flee home to South Africa. What is her official title now?

Princess CharleneHer Nobel Highness (HNH)
Her Gracious Highness (HGH)
Her Serene Highness (HSH)

4.) Missing Word Question

New research suggests * for fertility

feng shui
fish fingers

5.) Multiple Choice Question

A report published in a British academic journal this week said which novels should come with a health warning?

Person reading a bookStieg Larsson’s thrillers
Harry Potter books
Mills & Boon romance novels

6.) Multiple Choice Question

A statue of Ronald Reagan was unveiled in the square in front of the US Embassy in London this week. Which US president doesn’t have a statue there?

Statue of Ronald ReaganAbraham Lincoln
Franklin Roosevelt
Dwight Eisenhower

7.) Multiple Choice Question

Adele’s Someone like You has become the first single to sell over one million copies in the UK in 2011. Which of these hasn’t hit one million sales since 2000?

AdelePoker Face by Lady Gaga
Baby by Justin Bieber
Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis


It’s the Queen’s visit to the United Arab Emirates and Oman. The charter flight taking her and Prince Philip cost £356,253. Travel costs for Charles and Camilla’s trip to Delhi came to £298,089 and Prince Andrew amassed a travel bill totalling £353,212 on six official visits abroad.It’s Hugh Laurie, who was unveiled as the new face of L’Oreal’s Men Expert range. The company described Laurie as “genuine, uninhibited, strong and willing to pursue his passions to the end”.It’s Her Serene Highness, Princess Charlene.It’s flossing. Researchers say women who want to improve their chances of having a baby should floss daily. Why? Inflammation, which when left unchecked can interfere with the body’s normal functionings.It’s Mills & Boon. Writing in the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, psychologist Susan Quilliam said the romance novels featured unrealistic sexual expectations and too much unprotected sex.It’s Abraham Lincoln. His statue can be found opposite the Houses of Parliament.It’s Baby by Justin Bieber. Someone Like You is one of only 16 singles since 2000 to hit one million sales.

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