Friday, 14 August 2015

Test yourself with this week's newsquiz

Here’s this week’s quiz … posted a little later than usual as I am in a different time zone. Last week’s top scorers were Alex Murphy and Enid Shelmerdine who both scored 16. The Batstone Collective scored 13 -  pretty impressive given that they are on holiday in a far flung place. This week’s quiz is slightly different. There are 23 questions, with two bonuses. So, there are still 25 points to be won. Let me know how you get on.
Labour at war (see Q1)

1. Who said of Jeremy Corbyn’s policies: 'They aren't radical and they aren't credible. And they won't change the world. They will keep us out of power and stop us changing the world'?
2. Dozens of people were killed and hundreds injured after two huge blasts rocked a warehouse of explosives in which Chinese city?
3. What do soap actress Kellie Bright, celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott and broadcaster Jeremy Vine have in common?
4. An inquest in West Sussex heard that a celebrity tried to talk a suicidal man out of jumping from a bridge above the M23? Who was the celebrity?
5. Who had a very public disagreement with her boss and then said on Facebook: ‘I would like to thank the general public for their overwhelming support. Really very much appreciated’?
6. The British ambassador in Quito made a formal protest to the Ecuadorean government over what?
7. Former US President Jimmy Carter has had surgery on which part of his body? Bonus: How old is Carter? 
8. Who posted a recruitment advert this week that said: 'Our aim is to exceed expectations at every level ­so we're now looking to recruit the best production talent out there'?
9. Why was 32-year-old Ian Jones in the headlines?
10. What are astronauts growing and eating on the International Space Station?
11. Google has a new parent company. What is it called?
12. Who used Instagram to hit back at critics, saying: ‘You have no right to criticise me as a parent?’
13. Yarl's Wood immigration removal centre is a 'place of national concern', according to the chief prisons inspector. Which county is it in?
14. Actor Stephen Lewis died this week at the age of 88. He was most famous for his role as which TV character?
15. BBC radio presenter Alex Dyke has been suspended over comments he made on air about breastfeeding. Which words are missing from his quote: 'I blame the earth mothers, you know the ones I mean, the ones with the .........., the ones who work in libraries, the ones who wear ..........'? Half point for each word.
16. Which country has demanded that London’s Natural History Museum return the skulls of freedom fighters killed by British colonisers?
17. Which struggling bank was excused a £120 million fine by regulators this week?
18. ITV has axed a comedy duo's daytime chatshow after its first series. Name the pair. Half point for each
19. Two British police officers been sent to which Spanish resort?
Bonus: Which county’s police force are they from
20. A Jack Russell dog called Uggie died this week. Why was he famous?
21. Who is expected to be released next week after serving 304 days in jail?
22. An American flag was raised at a US embassy for the first time in 54 years. In which city?
23. Who said: 'I'm probably never going to be the face of a traditional beauty company unless they want a weed-smoking, liberal-ass freak’?

Answers here

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