Saturday, 22 February 2014

This week's news quiz: Chris's 18 to beat

The Mail trainees have had a testing second week in Howden. They were trained in shooting and editing video with Mark Batty, writing features with Fiona Webster and interviewing with the head of PA Training, Tony Johnston. The sports trainees had sessions with the Mail's deputy sports editor Alex Kay, MailOnline consultant sports editor Mark Alford and PA sports editor Ashley Broadley. They also covered live Europa League football at the PA operations centre. As always we rounded off the week with the news quiz. Congratulations (and a scratchcard) to Chris Waugh who scored a highly impressive 18 out of 23, just pipping Khaleda Rahman and Kieran Gill with 17. The scores were much better this week - so hopefully all will be getting 100 per cent by the end of the course. See if you can do any better than Chris's 18.

Actor Clive Mantle - question 7.
Picture courtesy of PA
1. Former policeman Eric Devouassoux was arrested in the investigation into the murder of the Al Hilli family. Near which French lake did the murders take place?
2. The High Court rejected an appeal by David Miranda that he was unlawfully held at Heathrow airport for 9 hours. Which newspaper was he working for at the time?
3. Kiev has been under siege. In which square did the main protests take place?
 Why was opposition leader Vitali Klitschko famous before he became a politician?
4. Name either of the two train companies jointly voted the worst for passenger satisfaction.
5. According to the Daily Mail, police have opened an investigation into an organisation that existed in the 1970s called PIE. What did PIE stand for? 

6. Who won the British Breakthrough Act at the Brits?
Bonus Who collected David Bowie’s award for British Male wearing an outfit  originally worn on a Ziggy Stardust show in 1972?
7. Former Casualty actor Clive Mantle had part of his ear bitten off while staying at a Travelodge hotel in which city?
8. Why was Wojciech Szczesny in the sports headlines?
9. Simon Cowell became father to a baby boy … who is the baby named after?
Bonus Who is the baby’s mother?
10. Vet Scott Miller said that no dog, whatever their breed, is ever safe to be left with a child. How do you spell the word that ‘vet’ is short for?

11. Pensioner James Swinstead died on a cruise ship when storms hit the English Channel. Name the cruise ship.
12. The Justice Secretary said the decision by British judges that life sentences were not unlawful was 'timely and welcome’. Who is the Justice Secretary?   
13. Inflation fell to its lowest level in four years last month. According to the National Office for Statistics what is the current rate of inflation?
14. The British curling men’s team won a silver medal in Sochi. Who is the team’s skip?
15. The singer Prince played two back-to-back concerts at which London venue?
16. Prince Charles took part in a sword dance to celebrate the Janadriyah Festival. In which city?
17. What did Facebook buy for £11.4 billion?
18. A High Court judge rejected an £85million damages claim against which chief executive?  
19. What won the best film at this year’s Baftas?
20. Who did former PM Tony Blair tell to ’tough up' and 'take sleeping pills'?

Answers here.

No comments:

Post a Comment