Friday, 29 July 2016

The newsquiz: 25 questions about the week

Last week’s runaway newsquiz winner was Lydia Willgress with a huge 21 points. She put it down to copytasting for the Telegraph and being sent to cover the events in Nice! It is still a very impressive score. Here’s this week’s quiz. As usual 25 questions about the week’s events. Let me know how you get on.   

The priest martyred by Isis (Q1)

1. What was the name of the French priest murdered in his church in Rouen?
Bonus: According to German police, Munich shooter Ali David Sonboly, 18, believed it to be a 'special honour' that he shared a birthday with who?

2. What was described by the GMB as 'bonkers' and by the Labour party as 'absolute chaos'? 
3. A High Court ruling dismissed a legal challenge against Jeremy Corbyn’s right to stand in the Labour leadership contest. Who brought the challenge?
Bonus: Labour leadership contender Owen Smith denied inciting violence against women insisting what he said was just 'a piece of rhetoric'. What had he said that prompted the 'apology'?

4. Who said of Sir Philip Green: 'Instead of writing a big cheque he is firing off lawyers' letters. He needs to stop messing around and write a big cheque’?
Bonus: After the damning report on the collapse of BHS, Sir Philip Green was pictured on his yacht in the Greek Islands. What is the yacht called?

5. The Democratic Convention which saw Hillary Clinton nominated as the first woman to stand for president was held in which US city?
Bonus:  In her speech accepting the Democrat nomination Hillary Clinton said of Donald Trump: 'A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with _____ _______’ What are the two missing words?
6. Which company announced its quarterly profits had soared 186 per cent to $2billion?
7. Why was 21-year-old Vicky Balch in the headlines?
8. Who was given a ten-week suspended prison sentence and was banned from driving for four years after being spotted drinking behind the wheel of his Mercedes?
9. Why did Patti Davis say her heart was sickened?
10. Who posted two pictures of his stepdaughter on Twitter saying: ‘We were all with her, surrounding her with love, at the end’?
11. What happened to Bernie Ecclestone’s 67-year-old mother-in-law Aparecida Schunk this week?
12. What did Jamaican rap artist Braintear Spookie and his girlfriend Summerlyn Farquharson organise?
13. Thirty five people from Albania, Brazil, Nepal and Egypt were arrested in raids by immigration officers on which restaurants in London?
14. A seven-year-old girl died after being hit by a stone thrown by an elephant from its enclosure at which zoo?
15. Brazilian doctor Daniel Becker warned of a health risk at the Rio games by saying: 'Foreign athletes will literally be swimming in _____ _____’. What are the two missing words?
16. According to Baby Center, a parental advisory service in America, an increasing number of newborns have been called Roselia, Ash, Eevee and Onyx? Why?
17. Former tennis star Chris Evert said what had contributed to the downfall of her marriage to Olympic skier Andy Mill?
18. Which company was criticised after it blamed Brexit 'uncertainty' for cutting 3,000 jobs and shutting 200 branches?
Bonus: Which company said it was to cut the 'capacity and frequency' of services, predicting that the result of Brexit will create a 'downward pressure’?
19. Prince Harry said he was what age before he opened up about how he felt about the death of his mother?
20. What are Noel and Sue Radford from Morecambe celebrating?
21. Christopher Biggins was the first person to turn up where?
22. Satoshi Uematsu turned himself in at a police station on the outskirts of Tokyo after killing how many people?
23. Why did model Natalie Harrison break off from her photoshoot at London's South Bank?
24. Ken Barrie, who died aged 83, was the voice of which popular children's TV character?
25. What did Kanye West say was his favourite part of wife Kim Kardashian’s body?

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