Friday, 3 April 2015

Never mind Good Friday ... here's the newsquiz

Blaise Tapp and Michael Owens were the top scorers in last week's newsquiz with a hugely impressive 20 out of 25. Alex Murphy was back in form with 18. Old favourites Lydia Willgress, Sophie Jamieson and Damon Wake all clocked up 17. James Restall scored his third 15 in a row but was gutted to be pipped by colleague Catherine Hardy who scored 16. The Batstone household (Adam and Lucy) also scored a collective 16. Charlie Taverner scored 15, Chris Lennon 14 and Matt Cornish 12. 
Here's this week's quiz (you didn't really think I would take Good Friday off). As usual there are 20 questions with five bonuses, so 25 points up for grabs. Take a break from your hot cross buns, get the grey-matter going and let me know how you get on.  

Today's Guardian reports on last night's leaders' debate (Q1)
1. What role did Jonny Tudor have in the televised Leaders' Debate?
Bonus: In which city was the debate held?
2. David Cameron warned that working families would face an annual average tax rise of how much if Labour was elected?
Bonus: The claim was dismissed as 'unhelpful and of little value’ by the IFS. What does IFS stand for?
3. Who endorsed Labour by saying: 'My values are about community, compassion, decency; that's how I was brought up.'?
Bonus: A Labour government would threaten jobs, deter investment and put Britain's recovery at risk, according to a letter signed by more than 100  business figures. To which newspaper was the letter sent?
Bonus: Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett became the first person in Britain to stand for Parliament who has openly admitted to what?
4. What linked Simon Cowell, Jeremy Clarkson, Ant and Dec and Longleat Safari Park?
5. A fishmonger was sentenced to hang after killing two Newcastle University students in a bar brawl last summer. Where did this happen?
6. Who began a new job, working for Bond Air Services?
7. Parent company Kingfisher announced a 15.2 per cent fall in pre-tax profit to £644m and said it is to close 60 of its stores over the next two years. Which store?
8. According to bookmakers William Hill which girl’s name is favourite for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's next baby after odds fell from 14-1 to 4-1?
9. Why were Peter and Jean Tarsey in the headlines?
10. Lewis Hamilton was second in the Malaysian Grand Prix … but which driver and which team won the race? Half point each.
11. Goodluck Jonathan was beaten by Muhammadu Buhari in which country’s election?
12. Why were David and Kathleen Long from Scunthorpe in the headlines?
13. Who is believed to be suffering from Morgellons disease?
14. What happened at Garissa University?
15. To the nearest million pounds how much did Richard and Angela Maxwell, from Coningsby in Lincolnshire, win on the EuroMillions 
16. Two Premier League players scored in England’s 1-1 draw with Italy. Which clubs do they play for? Half point each.
17. Palestine became the 123rd member of which organisation?
18. John Lennon’s first wife Cynthia died of cancer at her home on which island?
Bonus: Where did Sir Paul McCartney say that he finds the inspiration to finish writing some of his songs?
19. Why was unemployed 56-year-old Mike Holpin called feckless?
20. Former Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding is set to join the cast of which TV programme this summer?

Answers here

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