Test your knowledge of 2007...
1 In June, Stephen Timms became the sixth construction minister in six years. What’s the correct order of his predecessors?
a Raynsford, Wilson, Griffiths, Michael, Hodge
b Raynsford, Griffiths, Wilson, Michael, Hodge
c Raynsford, Wilson, Michael, Griffiths, Hodge
2 What were non-VIP spectators at the Olympics advised to take along in March?
b An umbrella
c Their own sandwiches
3 Where did the chief executives of Wimpey and Taylor Woodrow meet to hatch their merger plans?
a A suite at the Savoy
b A roadside cafe
c A public toilet
4 Who entered The Sunday Times Rich List in May at number 249 with a personal fortune of £295m, only £25m less than the Queen?
a Norman Foster
b Duncan Bannatyne
c Stef Stefanou
5 In July, who did Building reveal earned £2,500 a day?
a Sparks on T5
b The ODA’s accountant
c Stewart Milne, the best paid man in construction
6 You’re one of 50,000 teenagers on a construction training course – what are your chances of getting an apprenticeship at the end of it?
a 1 in 3
b Just over 1 in 5
c Just under 1 in 8
7 What might you have to wait more than nine months for?
a Garden fencing
b Tower cranes
c Planning approval
8 Which of the following will not be appearing on Gleeds’ new TV channel?
a Richard Steer pretending to be Jeremy Paxman
b Skywriting in Sydney
c Steve Redgrave’s psychic geranium
9 What nickname did Building’s readers give the 2012 Olympic stadium?
a The Hula Hoop
b The Vol-au-vent
c The Dog Bowl
10 How much of the energy a building will consume in its lifetime is used by the site office during construction?
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