Friday, 15 July 2016

Test yourself with the newsquiz

Last week's newsquiz was clearly a toughie with, for the first time ever, no individual recording a score in double figures. Alex Murphy scored 9.5 - well below his average. The top team score was by the Penmans with a very impressive 18.5. Here is this week's effort - a little later than usual as it has been a particularly busy day. I suspect it is a bit easier. Let me know how you get on. 

Nice's morning paper on the carnage
1. What was the name of the promenade where more than 84 people were killed in a terror attack in Nice?
2. The state of emergency which France declared after last November's Paris attacks was due to end on what date?
3. How old was Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, the lorry driver who caused the mayhem in Nice and was shot by police?
4. Who cancelled a concert at the Allianz Stadium in Nice as part of the Anti World Tour?
5. David Cameron bowed out at Prime Minister’s Question Time, with a reference to his first despatch box exchange with Tony Blair, by saying 'I was the ____ ____’ What are the missing two words?
6. What role does Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd have in the new cabinet?
7. Who is the new Environment Secretary?
8. Name the cat that will be staying on at No 10 Downing Street and his foreign office counterpart? Half a point for each name.
9. What required 330 boxes, 30 rolls of tape and 3 rolls of bubble wrap?
10. Who cancelled the formal launch of a Labour leadership bid out of respect for the victims of the terrorist attacks in Nice?
11. Wimbledon champion Andy Murray broke with tradition by not doing what at the after-tournament party?
12. How many times has Serena Williams won the women’s Wimbledon singles title?
13. Lewis Hamilton’s F1 win at Silverstone means he is only one point behind which driver in the Championship standings?
14. The Euro 2016 cup final was invaded by Silver Ys. What are they?
15. Twenty three people were killed in a head-on train collision in which country?
16. What was unusual about Huma Mobin and Arsalaan Sever’s honeymoon?
17. Who is expecting his eighth child with girlfriend Melanie Hamrick?
18. Dead bodies have been found in two rivers in America by people doing what?
19. Why has the hashtag #CoiffeurGate been trending?
20. Which country said it 'does not accept and does not recognise' a ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Netherlands?
21. In which city did residents dye themselves blue for the latest Spencer Tunick art installation?  
22.  Who said: 'Gay, straight, black, white, ginger, whatever – why wouldn’t you just have a test'?
23. Britain's oldest person former concert pianist Gladys Hooper died on the Isle of Wight. How old was she?
24. Tour de France race leader Chris Froome ran up which mountain instead of cycling it? 

25. Why was Flaviu in the headlines?

Answers here

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