Friday, 5 February 2016

Test your news knowledge with the quiz

The best score in last week’s quiz was a very impressive 18 by Alex Richman. Well done to him. Other good scores were 17 by the Grey Cardigan, 16.5 by both Fiona Roberts and Janet Boyle, 16 by Damon Wake, 14 by ‘The subeditor’ and Ben Jackson and 13 by Amalia Illgner. Here are this week’s questions. As usual there are 25 points up for grabs. Let me know how you get on.

 Wogan and Europe dominated this week's news (Question 1 and 2)

1. The draft agreement on a new EU settlement was published by the president of the European Council. Name him. Bonus: Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg told the Commons that David Cameron had just a fortnight to 'salvage his reputation as a __________’. What is the missing word?
2. In which Irish city was Terry Wogan born? Bonus: Wogan’s fan club are called the TOGs. What, exactly, does it stand for? Bonus: Who described Wogan as his ‘radio dad’?
3. Why was Roger Gower in the headlines?
4. Former Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo said: 'I have news and unfortunately it is not good.’ What was he talking about?
5. Nations meeting in London pledged to help Syrians affected by the five-year conflict. How much money did they agree by the end of the conference?
6. Whose family said goodbye to 'a wonderful father, loving grandfather and a damn fine actor’?
7. What did David Beckham buy for paramedic Catherine Maynard and her patient after he spotted them waiting for an ambulance?
8. What did Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington say was more painful than child birth?
9. Six precincts at the Iowa Caucus were dead heats between Democrat candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. How were the results decided?  Bonus:  Adele joined a long list of musicians, including Neil Young, REM and Aerosmith, in doing what?
10. What is former Friends actor Matt LeBlanc going to be doing from May?
11. The World Health Organisation advised countries not to accept what from people who had travelled to Zika-affected regions?
12. Four British servicemen, who became the first team of amputees to row across the Atlantic, were known as Team _____. What is the missing word?
13. British tourist Gareth Crowe was killed after being trampled and gored by an elephant in which country?
14. Which British football manager said: 'I won’t sleep well tonight’? Bonus: Where will Pep be taking over from Pell?
15. A death certificate on Lord Lucan was issued 42 years after he vanished when his children's nanny was bludgeoned to death in London. What was the name of the nanny?
16. Which company become the world’s most valuable after its global revenues rose 13 per cent to $75billion (£52billion)?
17. Tareena Shakil, who took her 14-month-old son to Syria to join IS, was jailed for how long?
18. Sir David Dalton wrote 45,000 letters in a direct personal appeal to who?
19. Why did three people win a paperweight and a copy of codebreaker Alan Turing's biography, as well as 'major bragging rights'?
20. A  government minister had to calm France’s nerves over proposed changes to, among other things, the onion. What was the suggested change to the onion?

Answers here

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