Friday, 7 August 2015

Have a go at this week's newsquiz

Last week's newsquiz generated some high scores. Was it easier ... or are you all getting better? Chris Lennon weighed in with a PB of 19 - claiming that, as he was on holiday, he had more time to read the papers. He just pipped Janet Boyle, Michael Brown and Damon Wake who all scored 18. Emily Jamieson scored 17 beating her sister Sophie by two points. Blaise Tapp also scored 17 and Dan Williams and Alex Murphy notched up 16. The top team score was by my pub mates in the Plough with 19. A special mention goes to Kevin Fleet who carried the others. The Batstone Collective (Lucy and Adam) scored 17 from Nandos in Gatwick as they headed off on holiday. I suspect I won't hear from them this week. Here's this week's effort. As usual there are 25 points up for grabs. Let me know how you get on. 

The Australian newspapers react to their cricket team's collapse (Question 8)
1. What is the name of the brothel keeper at the centre of the Ted Heath child abuse investigation?
Bonus: She ran her brothel a mile away from Heath’s home in which town?

2. Cilla Black died at her luxury villa in which Spanish resort?
Bonus: How old was she?
3. Former trader Tom Hayes, found guilty on eight counts of conspiracy to defraud, was jailed for how many years?

Bonus: The charges related to the manipulation of Libor. What does Libor stand for?
4. Why was Abdou Diouf in the headlines?
5. Bomb disposal experts were called in following the discovery of a suspect package at a major gay pride event in which city?
6. Benedict Cumberbatch starred at London's Barbican theatre in the fastest-selling play in British history, with tickets being traded on eBay for up to £1,500. Name the play.
7. The Duchess of Cambridge gained her PADI qualification from a diving school in which island?
Bonus: What does PADI stand for? 
8. For the first time in Ashes’ history ‘Extras’ was the top scorer when Australia collapsed at Trent Bridge on Thursday. How many did ‘Extras’ score?
Bonus: How many of Stuart Broad’s eight first innings wickets were catches?
9. The UK government raised £2.1billion by selling 5.4 per cent of its stake in which company?
10. Which celebrity broke up with her long-standing partner, saying: 'Dating moi is like flying close to the sun. It was inevitable that (he) would drop down to the ground while I stayed in the heavens?’
11. Australia has confirmed it sent 46 asylum seekers back to which country after intercepting their boat off the coast last month?
12. Research published in the British Medical Journal said a chemical called capsaicin has anti-obesity, antioxidant, anti-inflammation and cancer fighting properties. In which vegetable is capsaicin found?
13. A pilot was killed when a stunt plane cashed at CarFest North 2015, organised by Chris Evans, in which county?
14. What has been sent for analysis to a military base in Toulouse, France? 
15. A ceremony was held at Hiroshima's memorial park to remember the 140,000 people who died when a uranium bomb was dropped on the city 70 years ago. What was the name of the US plane that dropped the bomb?
16. What controversial decision did 75-year-old retired nurse Gill Pharaoh make? 
17. Who reportedly broke off his engagement via a text message?
18. What is Cristiano Ronaldo reported to have given his agent, Jorge Mendes, as a wedding present? 
19. Who did a Turkish bride and groom invite to eat with them at their wedding feast?
20. He was adopted at ten days old, performed music hall routines as a child, worked as an understudy in a Blackpool musical, sharing his dressing room with two goats and six pigeons and appeared as Flash Harry in the St Trinian’s films. Who is he?

Answers here

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