Friday, 25 November 2016

Here's this week's newsquiz - give it a go

Liz Gerard was the runaway top scorer in last week's newsquiz with a massive 18 points. She tweeted: 'Wow! after languishing in single figures for the past month, I managed 18. Yippppeeeeeee!!!!!'. Well played. Here is this week's quiz. As usual there are 25 questions about the week's events. Let me know how you get on.

Jo Cox on the front page of the YEP (Question 5)
1. What did Chancellor Philip Hammond say would be his first and, after detailed discussion with the Prime Minister, his last?
2. The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement targeted a group referred to in Whitehall as Jams. What does the acronym Jam stand for?
3. The Chancellor announced the launch of a three-year National Savings and Investment (NS&I) bond with an expected annual yield of what per cent?
4. The Autumn Statement announced that £1.4billion would be set aside for 40,000 what?
5. Jo Cox's husband Brendan said of her killer: 'We feel nothing but pity for him, that his life was so devoid of love that his only way of finding meaning was to attack a defenceless woman who represented the best of our country in an act of supreme ______’. What is the missing word?
6. During Storm Angus a Stena Line ferry, with nearly 150 passengers and crew on board, was stranded in which bay for more than 24 hours?
7. A care home in Cornwall was closed and three others are under investigation after an exposé about the treatment of residents. Who carried out the exposé?
8. Who won the first round of France’s centre-right presidential primaries?
9. Justin Bieber was filmed appearing to punch a man who reached into his car in which city?
10. The Advertising Standards Authority banned a commercial for what product for health and safety reasons?
11. Why was a Pakistan International Airlines flight from Toronto to Lahore diverted to Manchester airport?
12. Footballers Andy Woodward, Steve Walters and David White said they had been abused by their coach when they were teenagers playing for which club?
13. Angela Merkel announced she would run for a fourth term in the German elections next year. What year did she become Chancellor?
14. Who cancelled the St Pablo tour and was taken to hospital after a suffering a 'psychotic break’?
15. According to Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson there is no vacancy for the job held by Sir Kim Darroch. What is the job?
16. Who denied reports that he had described Jeremy Corbyn as 'a nutter' or Theresa May as 'a lightweight’?
17. Donald Trump described which musical as ‘overrated' and its cast as 'very rude’?
18. Gorka Marquez underwent dental surgery after two of his front teeth were badly chipped when he was assaulted in which town?
19. Bruce Arena returned to his old job, succeeding whom?
20. The Duchess of York is suing for damages - 'reflecting what she has lost in earnings' - from News Group Newspapers over the cash-for-access sting by Mazher Mahmoud? How much money is she seeking?
21. Antonino Fernández was reported to have left £2million in his will to each resident of the small Spanish village Cerezales del Condado where he grew up. Fernández was the founder of which famous brand?
22. Why was Stephen Port in the headlines? 
23. A woman was killed when an armed man entered a retirement home for former missionaries on the outskirts of which French city?
24. At least 140 people died in which country’s worst train accident in six years?
25. A school lesson plan aimed at RE classes uploaded to the Times Educational Supplement website caused a stir by claiming that which story ‘promoted domestic abuse’?

Answers here

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