Friday, 23 September 2016

Daniel wins this week's newsquiz

The Mail trainees subs and some of their layout work
The Daily Mail’s reporting trainees started their placements this week but the subbing and sports journalists had another week in Kensington. The subs spent the first three days with Mike Brough doing InDesign, Photoshop and layout. The sports lads spent the time on the sportdesk and racked up an impressive collection of bylines. They all spent yesterday and today doing long-form editing with Fiona Webster. We finished the week, as always, with the newsquiz. This week’s winner was Daniel Matthews who scored 17, second were Will Jeanes and Glen Williams who scored 15 each, narrowly beating Jessie Honnor on 14. It is now tight in the running totals - so all to play for next week. Who will win the Champagne?
The highest online solo score in last week’s quiz was 14.5 by Mike Lowe  and the best team effort was 16 by Adam Batstone and Lucy Thorpe. Unusually,  the online players couldn't match the 17.5 by last week's winning trainee Jonathan Bucks.
Here is this week’s quiz. As usual 25 questions about the week. Give it a go and let me know how you get on.

Brangelina was one of the main stories of the week (Questions 1 and 2)
1. Who issued a statement on Instagram denying any involvement in Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s break-up, saying her husband was 'my love, my best friend, the only one that I need.’?
2. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s children are the subject of custody discussions. The couple have three adopted children - name them? Half a point for two names, one points for all three.
3. How did Great British Bake Off judge Mary Berry sign off her statement announcing she was staying with the BBC out of loyalty?
4. How old are GBBO judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood? Half a point for each correct answer.
5. Paul Hollywood, declaring he would stay with the GBBO when it moves to Channel 4, said: 'I just couldn’t turn my back on all that – the bakers themselves, the bakes, the team that makes it, and of course the tent, the bunting, and who could forget the ___________.' What is the missing word?
6. Who said this week: 'A bomb is a bomb, what’s the difference between different kinds of bombs? All bombs are to kill, but it’s about how to use it’?
7. Ammar al Selmo, the head of the civil defence rescue service in east Aleppo, said after heavy overnight attacks this week: 'What’s happening now is ________'. What is the missing word?
8. Labour MP Ruth Smeeth revealed she will be taking what to the Labour conference in Liverpool this weekend?
9. A 43-year-old man, Keith Lamont Scott, was shot dead by police in which U.S. city?
10. Alistair Brownlee helped his brother Jonathan over the finishing line after he collapsed in the finale of what event?
11. An outbreak of avian malaria killed 25 of which species at Longleat Safari Park?
12. Sophie Wessex is taking part in a 450-mile cycle ride to support what?
13. Which supermodel was grabbed by a man as she left a Milan fashion show?
14. Why was Joseph Connagh, aka CJ de Mooi, in the headlines?
15. Yahoo! said the details of at least 500 million users may have been stolen by a 'state-sponsored ______.’ What is the missing word?
16. Home Secretary Amber Rudd's business career came under scrutiny after it emerged she used to be a director of companies based in which country?
17. Who said: 'If you want to become French, you speak French, you live like the French.’?
18. Undercover journalist Mazher Mahmood, the 'Fake Sheikh’, is on trial at the Old Bailey charged with which offence?
19. Which controversial sportsman said this week: 'Someone with my character is a borderline kamikaze pilot.’?
20. Donald Trump Junior caused controversy by comparing Syrian refugees to what?
21. Authors Peter Marra and Chris Santella caused a stir by saying which animal should be kept indoors, neutered, re-homed or euthanised?
22. What item with the serial AA01 was selling for up to £200 on eBay?
23. Two men were cleared of charges over the death of 15-year-old Scarlett Keeling in 2008. The case was held in which state?
24. In a new book, journalist Rob Beasley claims Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho wanted to find Arsene Wenger 'outside a football pitch and break his face'. What is the book called?
25. According to screenwriter Andrew Davies, why did Colin Firth almost miss out on the role of Mr Darcy in Pride and Prejudice?

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