Friday, 8 April 2016

Test your news knowledge with this week's quiz

Well done to Wherryman's Web who scored 15 in last week's newsquiz. The top team score was by the Batstone Collective with an impressive 18 and a special mention goes to my mates in the Plough with 17. Here's this week's quiz. As usual there are 25 questions about the week's events. Let me know how you get on. 

The Panama papers dominated this week's newspapers (See Question1)
1. The leak of 11.5 million files from which Panama-based law firm created upheaval around the world?
Bonus: The documents were originally leaked to which newspaper?
Bonus: What was the name of the offshore fund, run by David Cameron’s late father, which avoided paying tax in Britain?
Bonus: David Cameron said he and his wife owned shares in the trust before selling them in 2010 for how much?
Bonus: The Prime Minister of which country issued a statement saying he was not resigning but handing over the office for an unspecified time to the agriculture and fisheries minister?
2. The Government signed off plans to spend £9.2million on what?
3. Why was Sharon Cutts in the headlines? 
4. Andy Newman, who died aged 73 this week, had a no 1 hit with his band in 1969? What was the song called?
5. Who said: 'It took me so long to get back on my feet. I didn’t want to get back up. It was like the whole world had come down on me. There weren’t any good things going through my mind. It was just complete devastation.’
6. In an interview aired on RTE, who claimed to have fled Northern Ireland for Ibiza because of sectarian threats?
7. Which politician is facing high court legal action over claims he broke the law and acted ‘irrationally’?
8. Who quit a high profile role saying: 'I have learnt so much and enjoyed nurturing talent but I’ve missed making music and am excited to be recording again’?
9. People posted pictures of themselves dressed in blue using the hashtag #blueforbonnie in a tribute to whom?
10. Steve Rowe began his first week as chief executive of which company?
Bonus: The head of which company asked for a 60 per cent cut to his total pay package because the job has become easier? 
11. Chelsea’s new manager Antonio Conte won five league titles as a player and three as a manager with the same club. Name the club.
12. Why was the trial of Auschwitz guard Ernst Tremmel, accused of being an accessory to the murder of more than 1,000 people, cancelled?
13. The Rolling Stones launched a memorabilia exhibition at which London gallery?
14. Why was Helen Titchener taken into custody?
15. What item, once owned by JK Rowling, sold for £278,000 at a New York auction?
16. Sanjeev Gupta emerged as a potential buyer for the Port Talbot steelworks. What is the name of his company?
17. Who named her first child Jonathan Rosebanks?
18. The biggest jackpot in the Lotto's history was claimed by a single ticket. How much was it worth?
19. What is to be refurbished at a cost of £27million including a new cafe?
20. David Cameron told students in Exeter that he liked to do what ‘in front of a warm fire’?

Answers here

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