Friday, 10 July 2015

Test your news knowledge with this week's quiz

The top scorer in last week’s newsquiz was Michael Brown with a record-breaking 21. Too much time sitting in the sun reading newspapers he reckoned. Others in double figures were Alex Murphy and Damon Wake both with 14. Chris Lennon scored 12, pretty good considering he had been in Mexico all week. The top team score was by my mates in the pub with 19. Well done to them, especially on-fire Bryan Booth. The Batstone collective (Adam and Lucy) scored 17 amid a discussion that Wimbledon's #blackbragate story happened last year. Here are this week’s questions. As usual 25 points up for grabs. Good luck - and let me know how you get on.

Montage by Jim Roberts @nycjim
How the newspapers reported the 7/7 bombings ten years ago
(See Question 10)
1. Chancellor George Osborne announced in his Budget that the minimum wage for workers over 25 is to rise to how much from next April? Bonus: Who punched the air when the Living Wage was announced and later denied on radio that it was because he had taken viagra? Bonus: Two per cent of the UK’s national income is to be spent on what? Bonus: What is to be raised from £325,000 to £500,000 from April 2017?
2. Who scored a hat-trick in America’s Women’s World Cup victory over Japan? Bonus: What was the score in England’s third place match against Germany?
3. Euclid Tsakalotos replaced Yanis Varoufakis as what? Bonus: What is the Greek word for No?
4. Nick Robinson announced he is standing down as the BBC’s Political Editor. What is to be his new job?
5. Who has been accused of stealing water for his home by raiding a public hydrant?
6. Princess Charlotte was Christened at the church of St Mary Magdalene in which village?
7. Why was the M25 closed in both directions near Cobham Services in Surrey on Thursday afternoon?
8. What was delayed between the Belgian cities of Anvers and Huy?
9. Nineteen people were hurt when two double-decker buses crashed in which city?
10. Emma Craig, a survivor of the 7/7 bombings, told a memorial service in Hyde Park that: 'It may not have broken London but it did break ___ ___ ___.' What are the missing three words?
11. The men’s top three seeds all reached the semi-finals at Wimbledon along with the player seeded no 21. Name him.  
12. Three public schoolboys from Victoria College have been arrested on the suspicion of the murder of a fellow pupil. Where?
13. Fox TV presenter Lisa Kennedy Montgomery was unrepentant after calling golfer Rory McIlroy what?
14. The BBC is to cover the costs of television licences for all British citizens over what age?
15. MP Simon Danczuk and his wife Karen went through a very public marriage breakdown. Which constituency does Mr Danczuk represent?
16. Dragons' Den's Peter Jones advised entrepreneurs not to do what?
17. How many runs did Joe Root score in England’s first innings against Australia in the opening Test at Cardiff?
18. According to Transport for London what rose from 16,000 to 30,000 during this week’s Tube strike?
19. Why were X Factor auditions in Manchester and London cancelled?
20. Who was carried off stage by security men after refusing to stop playing at the end of a five-hour set in Denmark?
Answers here

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