Friday, 2 December 2016

Give this week's newsquiz a go

Well done to Nick Martin who was ‘in raptures’ after scoring a massive 19 in last week’s newsquiz. Other high scorers were Mike Lowe with 18; Adam Batstone, on a rare solo outing, Jessica McKay and Janet Boyle all scored 16 and Ginger Elvis 15. The top team score was by my Friday night drinking pals in The Plough who scored 20. Elsewhere Eleanor Hayward and Xantha Leatham; Lydia Willgress and James Dunn and Penmans United all scored 15. Here’s this week’s quiz. As usual there are 25 questions about the week’s events. Give it a go and let me know how you get on. 

Crash in the jungle (Question 8)

1. Who defeated Zac Goldsmith in the Richmond Park by-election?
2. Which football club faces disciplinary action after ‘secretly’ settling a complaint from a former youth player over alleged historical abuse by former scout Eddie Heath?
3. Eric Bristow was sacked by Sky Sports after writing on social media: ‘If some football coach was touching me when I was a kid as I got older I would have went back and sorted that ____ out.’ What is the missing word? 
4. Where were Alan Duncan, Emily Thornberry,  Robert Mugabe, Alexis Tsipras, Gerry Adams and Spain's ex-King Juan Carlos this week?
5. François Hollande became the first sitting president in modern French history to do what?
6. Why was Julia Dockerill in the headlines?

7. Princess Beatrice sliced Ed Sheeran's face with a sword when attempting to 'knight’ whom during a party prank?
8. What was the name of the football team that was almost completely wiped out by a plane crash in Colombia?
9. Abdul Razak Ali Artan was shot dead after ramming his car into a crowd and injuring 11 people with a butcher’s knife at which university?
10. Who was found unconscious at a Novotel Hotel in Stevenage and taken to hospital?
11. ITV News journalist Mark Austin told of his teenager daughter’s battle with what illness?
12. New Ukip leader Paul Nuttall denied his own website's claim that he played professional football for which team?
13. What did Prince Harry and Rihanna do together in the Bahamas?
14. Theresa May discussed Brexit, defence and Russia with Beata Szydlo in Downing Street. Who is Beata Szydlo?
15. Who said of Theresa May: 'We have a female prime minister here in the UK. I actually really like her and think she’s wonderful’?
16. The Bank of England upset vegans when it confirmed the new £5 notes contained a substance made from animal fat. What is the substance called?
17. Joe Bartley made headlines by landing a job at the Cantina Kitchen and Bar in Paignton. How old is he?
18. A misconduct hearing was told that Manchester Assistant Chief Constable Rebekah Sutcliffe told a junior colleague she was 'silly, vain and frivolous' for doing what?
19. Who said on Twitter: 'I’ve had the most fabulous three months’ but added it was the right time to go?
20. Nicole Kidman, Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Penelope Cruz and Julianne Moore are among 14 Hollywood actresses to appear make-up free where?

21. Forty-eight skeletons were discovered in an extremely rare 14th-century Black Death burial pit site in which county?
22. He was born Andreas Siegfried in Berlin in 1930, his family fled to London to escape the Nazis, he was assistant stage manager at a Bexhill theatre and became famous by speaking broken-English. Who is he?
23. A man wielding an axe was shot twice by police in which city?
24. What record did footballer Ben Woodburn take from Michael Owen?
25. Which company is to make 500 cups for autistic 13-year-old Ben Carter?

Answers here

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