Friday, 15 July 2016

Give this week's US newsquiz a go

I had another good week with the trainees from in New York. They had sessions with Nicole Pagano from the communications department, picture editor Jolie Novak, Femail editor Charlie Lankston, assistant editor Lucy Cockcroft and editorial manager Lucy Jones. The trainees also spent time researching and pitching exclusive stories (watch this space). We finished as always with the newsquiz. They did much better than last week. Well done Timothyna Duncan who was top with 15, narrowly beating last week's winner Mary Kekatos who scored 14.5. See if you can do better. 

If you are looking for the UK newsquiz it is here. reports on the events in Nice

1. What was the name of the promenade where 80 people were killed in a terror attack in Nice?

2. The state of emergency which France declared after last November's deadly Paris attacks was due to end on what date?
3. What did Donald Trump postpone because of the Nice attack?
4. Why did Leshia Evans become instantly famous?
5. Who said at a service at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center that the 'soul of our city was pierced on Thursday night’?  
6. Dallas Police Chief David Brown spoke the lyrics of the song As at the service. Who wrote it?
7. Why was Kalyn Chapman James in the headlines?
8. Lamar Odom was ordered off a Delta flight twice, after he vomited all over himself following a night of drinking, at which airport?
9. Brandon Lara, 24, who was arrested with eight smoke bombs at a Black Lives Matter demo in Oklahoma City, claimed to be a member of which movement?
10. Who said of Donald Trump: 'He is a faker. He has no consistency about him. He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego.’
11. Which country said it 'does not accept and does not recognise' a ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Netherlands?
12. How many nominations did Game of Thrones receive in the Emmy’s
13. Which Emmy nominee said: 'That's the truth. It's not a publicity stunt’?
14. Twenty three people were killed in a head-on train collision in which country?
15. Thirty-three people were taken to hospital for treatment for a possible overdose in Brooklyn on Tuesday morning after taking a synthetic drug. What is it known as?
16. Who is Britain’s new foreign secretary?
17. Goldie Michelson, the oldest American, died at her Massachusetts home. How old was she?
18. What was unusual about Huma Mobin and Arsalaan Sever’s honeymoon?
19. Four basketball stars opened this year’s ESPY Awards in Los Angeles by asking for an end to gun violence and racial profiling. Name any two of them? Half point each.
20. Who is expecting his eighth child with girlfriend Melanie Hamrick?
21. Guitarist Joe Perry collapsed on stage in Coney Island while playing with what band?
22. Name either the band’s lead vocalist or other guitarist. Half point each.
23. Which NFL star apologized for posting an ISIS-style image of a man in black slitting the throat of a white cop, the day before the Dallas shooting?
24. Who took his final bow in Hamilton on Saturday night at the Richard Rodgers Theatre?
25. Dead bodies have been found in rivers in New Hampshire and Wyoming by people doing what?

Answers here

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