Friday, 26 August 2016

Isolde wins the quiz Champagne

The MailOnline trainees had a good week with Adam Tinworth in London and are now heading off on their regional newspaper placements. As usual they finished the week with the newsquiz. Congratulations to Isolde Walters who collected the Champagne for top scorer over the four-week course - consistently high scoring.

Isolde collects the quiz Champagne
She just beat Luke Barnes into second place. This week's winner was Joe Sheppard with 15.5 points, narrowly beating Giulia Crouch on 15. Last week's quiz was a tough one with the top scores coming in below average. Well done to Blaise Tapp and Liz Gerard who both scored 12 and the Batstone Collective who were the top team scorers with 14. Here is this week's quiz. As usual 25 questions. Let me know how you get on. 

Devastation in Italy (Questions 5, 6 and 7)
1. How many medals did Team GB win in total?
2. Who carried the Union Flag at the closing ceremony?
3. The British Airways plane that brought home 320 athletes and support staff from Rio had stickers in the side that said #GreattobeBAck and which other word?
4. Jamaican sprinter Usian Bolt celebrated his 30th birthday at which London nightclub?
5. What was the magnitude of the earthquake that struck central Italy this week?
6. The earthquake happened in a shallow fault in which mountain range?
7. At least three British holidaymakers – including a 14-year-old boy from London – were killed in the Italian earthquake. What was the name of the town where they were staying?
8. Nigel Farage told a Donald Trump rally: 'I wouldn’t vote for Hillary Clinton if you paid me. In fact, I wouldn’t vote for Hillary Clinton if she paid me.’ In which city was the rally?
9. What two names did Jamie Oliver and wife Jools give to their baby son? Half a point for each name.

10. Jeremy Corbyn was filmed sitting on the floor of a Virgin train while he was travelling from London to which city?
11. At a Labour leadership debate in Glasgow candidate Owen Smith accused his rival Jeremy Corbyn of being 'complacent and passive' about what?
12. What is the name of the Sussex beach where five men drowned on Wednesday?
13. Reporter and writer Sir Antony Jay, who died aged 86, co-wrote which television series?
14. What was the name of the part plane, part airship, that nosedived at Cardington Airfield, Bedfordshire?
15. Who clashed with Mark Wright’s friends at V Festival?

16. Former French President Nicholas Sarkozy described what as a 'provocative and militant’ act?
17. Selasi Gbormittah made a big impression on Great British Bake Off 2016. Where was he born? 
18. Which Premier League striker has apologised for homophobic rants on his Twitter feed? 
19. Women who take what are nearly three times as likely to get breast cancer, according to the Institute of Cancer Research in London?
20. What fell by 2.1 percentage points to 66.9 per cent because of a 'complex national picture’?
21. Where will you see Greg Rutherford, Lesley Joseph and Robert Rinder next weekend?

22. Why was Gaziantep in the headlines?
23. How was British journalist Tom Jackson injured?
24. Police launched Operation Bigfoot to find a young child who was reportedly 'forced into a van and abducted' during rush hour in which town?

25. A gag by Masai Graham was named funniest joke of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The joke was: 'My dad suggested I register for a donor card, he's a man _____ ______ ______ _______.’ What are the four missing words?

Answers here

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