Friday, 21 August 2015

Test yourself with this week's newsquiz

Last week's top score in the newsquiz was Alex Richman with an impressive 17, closely followed by Janet Boyle on 16. Here's this week's quiz. As usual 25 points to be won. Let me know how you get on. Good luck.

Cilla's last ta-ra (see Q1)
1. Cliff Richard opened the dedication at Cilla Black’s funeral. What gospel song did he sing?
Bonus: Where did the service take place?
2. What was the name of the group of hackers who released data from the Ashley Madison website?
Bonus: Which MP’s email address appeared among details leaked by hackers?
Bonus: The Mumsnet website has also been hacked and all users asked to reset their passwords. Who has claimed responsibility for the hacking? 
3. The Bangkok bombing took place at which shrine?
4. Andy Murray went undercover doing what this week in Ohio?
5. Which police force’s chief constable has been asked to resign after being found guilty of misconduct?
6. What is the name of the new art exhibition ‘theme’ park built by Banksy in Weston-super-Mare?
7. When will the result of the Labour party leadership election be announced?
8. Regular sackings to keep workers on their toes at Amazon were described by one HR manager as ‘purposeful ………….’ What is the missing word?
Bonus: If you are being bullied at Amazon, who should you email?
9. What is the name of Cheryl Fernandes-Versini's new perfume?
10. Whose LA home has been searched by police as part of an investigation into child porn?
11. Treasure hunters say they have discovered a legendary Nazi 'ghost' train packed with loot in a mountain tunnel in which country?
12.The British embassy in Tehran is to reopen. How long has it been closed?
13. Why was Sarah Chesters in the headlines this week?
14. Who was appointed President of the International Association of Athletics Federations?
15. Prime Minister David Cameron was spotted eating what on an Easyjet flight to Portugal?
16. Mary Berry accidentally revealed the name of the person going home from the Great British Bake Off during an interview with Chris Evans. Which baker went home?
17.  What did Harry Clarke refuse to do?
18. Which former England footballer has put his house – with an indoor football pitch – on the market for £3.6 million?
19. Michelle Mone has resigned from the lingerie company she founded 19 years ago. What is it called? Bonus: How old is she?
20. A best-selling bedtime book for children promises to get them nodding off in no time. What is it called?

Answers here

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