Friday, 31 July 2015

Been reading the news? Then try the newsquiz

Blaise Tapp was last week’s individual top scorer in the newsquiz with an impressive 17 points. Michael Brown also scored 17 but had help from Chris Trevor Nelson and his remarkable Nicki Minaj knowledge. Dan Williams scored 14, as did Sophie Jamieson while Alex Murphy also got into double figures with 12. Here’s this week quiz. As usual there are 25 points to be won. Good luck … and let me know how you get on.
The Sun tries to bring a lighter touch to the crisis in Calais (Question 1)

1. David Cameron’s description of migrants trying to reach Britain was condemned as ‘inflammatory,’ ‘incendiary’ and ‘disgraceful. What word did he use?
Bonus: According to Eurotunnel how many migrants have died attempting to cross the Channel via the tunnel in the last month?
Bonus: As a result of the chaos in Calais, thousands of lorries were held up in Operation Stack on which motorway? 
2. Lord Sewel resigned from the House of Lords after being filmed allegedly taking drugs with prostitutes. Which newspaper broke the story?
Bonus: Sewel was photographed reclining in a chair, smoking a cigarette and wearing a leather jacket and a bra. What colour was the bra?
3. Chris Froome became the first Briton to do what?
4. Which country invoked a rarely used article of Nato’s founding treaty to trigger a meeting about the threat of an ISIS terror attack?
Bonus: Afghanistan's main intelligence agency announced that Taliban leader Mullah Omar was dead. In what year did it say he died?
5. Research released this week showed that black men are twice as likely to develop what disease than white men?
6. What was the name of the dentist who shot Cecil the Lion with a bow and arrow? 
Bonus: In which country did the killing take place?
7. Asda’s sales dropped 2.7 per cent in the 12 weeks to July 19, meaning it slipped from being Britain’s second biggest supermarket to third. Who overtook it to become second?
8. Which union announced that Jeremy Corbyn was its first choice as Labour leader and Yvette Cooper was its second?
9. Why did jockeys wear black armbands at Goodwood on Thursday?
10. Mohammed Ali, 31, was convicted at the Old Bailey of attempting to buy what on the Dark Web?
11. The head of the National Police Chiefs' Council Sara Thornton caused a stir by saying that in future police may not always investigate what sort of crime?
12. Who died this week after being in a coma since being found face down in a bathtub in January?
13. An aircraft wing section which is 'almost certainly' wreckage from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was washed up on which island?
14. The youngest contestant to appear on The Apprentice was found dead at his Isle of Man home this week. Name him.
15. How many Australian wickets did Jimmy Anderson take on the first day of the third test at Edgbaston?
16. A London museum intended to celebrate the culture and history of East End women was branded a 'sick joke' after it unveiled a gallery devoted to who?
17. Which country carried out its third execution in under three years, hanging former accountant Yakub Memon?
18. Which company announced it is cutting around 6,000 jobs despite reporting that profits were up 44 per cent to £656 million during the first half of 2015?
19. Former BBC Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond have signed a deal to present three seasons of a new motoring programme for which company?
20. Bookmaker William Hill suspended betting on who would sing the theme to the next Bond movie after a customer tried to put a £15,000 bet on which act?

Answers here

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