Friday, 20 May 2016

Have a crack at this week's newsquiz

There were some high individual scores in last week's newsquiz. Those who submitted scores in double figures included Oliver Duggan with 17, Alex Murphy 15.5, Andy Halls 15, John Penman 15, Wherryman's Web 13 and Jessica McKay 12 (blaming too many football questions). When John Penman added his family, the Penmans scored 17.5 just pipping rivals the Batstone Collective on 16.5.
Here is this week's quiz. As usual 20 questions, with five bonuses, so 25 points up for grabs. Let me know how you get on. 

MP sex trysts (Question 4) 
1. The plane that crashed on its way from Paris to Cairo was owned by which airline?
Bonus: How many people were on the flight?

2. Name any two of the six ‘reform’ prisons mentioned in the Queen’s Speech where governors will be given sweeping new powers.
Bonus: What did the Queen use for the first time when she arrived at the Houses of Parliament as a 'modest adjustment to arrangements' made for her ‘comfort’? 

3. Boris Johnson said that a leaked letter that seemed to reveal the Prime Minister secretly plotted with big business to fight Brexit was the biggest stitch up since the ______ ________. What are the two missing words?
Bonus: Who said that Johnson may have ruined his chances of becoming prime minister by behaving 'irresponsibly and recklessly’ and making 'preposterous, obscene political remarks’?
Bonus: David Cameron said which two leaders ‘might be happy’ if Britain left the EU? Half point each.
4. Name the two SNP MPs who had affairs with journalist Serena Cowdy. Half point each.
5. Why were PJS and YMA in the headlines?
6. Boris Johnson won a £1,000 prize for a rude poem about the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan having sex with what?
7. The Queen shed tears at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire at an unveiling of a memorial to soldiers killed in service. What is the name of the memorial statue?
8. The World Health Organisation warned that the Black Sea coast of Russia and Georgia and the island of Madeira are the two areas in Europe most at risk from what?
How many children were injured in an attack by a Staffordshire Bull Terrier in a children’s play area in Blyth, Northumberland?
10. Why was Amina Ali Nkeki in the headlines?
11. Nicola McGeady of Coral bookmaker said: 'There’s no smoke without fire, and following the big gamble on ______ ______ in the last 24 hours, we’ve had no choice but to pull the plug on the market.’ What are the missing two words?
12. Which golf club has been told it won’t be able to hold the Open due to its men-only policy?
13. Christopher Reid of Security Search Management & Solutions Ltd said: 'The mistake is entirely mine, I have to take full responsibility'. What was he taking responsibility for?
14. Which team won the Europa League beating Liverpool 3-1
Bonus: Which two football teams will compete in the play-offs at Wembley for a place in the Premier League?
15. Hull’s High Court ruled that two branches of Greggs must provide what for customers?
16. Why did William Rose butchers in London go viral on social media?
17. In which country did protesters take to the streets to demand that socialist president Nicolas Maduro resign?
18. Who arrived at UK immigration at Luton airport without a passport but was still allowed through?
19. What, under newly introduced laws, will now have to be the same olive green colour, with the same font, size, case and text appearance?
20. What set a new record, reaching a price of £40m at Christie's auction house in Geneva?

Answers here

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