Friday, 20 January 2017

Matilda wins the Aussie newsquiz

The Mail's trainees in Sydney office
The trainees have enjoyed another productive week at the Daily Mail Australia offices in Sydney. They had sessions with picture editor Yvette Kelly, showbiz editor Jade Watkins and trainee Lucy Gray who talked about her experiences in the managing editor’s office. They spent a lot of the week finding and pitching stories ... and two were published. Well done Matilda Rudd whose story on skeletal bears in an Indonesian zoo got 52,000 shares. 

You can read it hereWell done too to April Glover who found and wrote this story about a woman hitting back at trolls after she fell off her motobility scooter. I am confident more stories will follow next week. 

As usual we finished with the newsquiz. Matilda topped a good week by winning a scratchcard for being top scorer with 13. She just beat Kirby Spencer on 12. Kirby also won a scratchcard for the best headline of the week. Here's this week's quiz. There are 25 questions about the week's events. Give it a go and let me know your score.

1. American Vice President-elect Mike Pence criticised Barack Obama’s decision to commute whistleblower Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence, saying: 'Private Manning is a traitor and should not have been turned into a _____’ What is the missing word?
2. Which media company was accused of inciting violence against Donald Trump after it said an Obama appointee would take over if the President-elect was killed at his inauguration?
3. Donald Trump has suggested Woody Johnson will be the ambassador to the UK. Johnson owns which American football team?
4. The Obamas moved out of the White House to the affluent neighbourhood of Kalorama to allow their youngest daughter to finish high school. What is the youngest daughter’s name?
5. Several people were killed and at least 20 were injured after a car ploughed into a Bourke Street Mall. The driver was earlier videoed doing burnouts in front of which Melbourne station?
6. Eugene Cernan, who died aged 82, was the last man to do what?
7. Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios was booed by fans at the Australian Open after losing to who?
8. ESPN's Doug Adler was accused of racism after comparing Venus Williams to what?
9. Whose brother appeared in court accused of pressing a gun to his girlfriend's head when drunk during a row at their home?
10. Why was Josh Cartwright in the headlines?
11. Michael Chamberlain's defence lawyer said there were two things on the 72-year-old's mind the day before he died of leukaemia. One was an apology from the Government. What was the other?
12. What was the name of the Adelaide strip club where Shannon Noll was arrested?
13. NSW Premier Mike Baird, who resigned this week, banned what sport before the government overruled the idea?
14. Mike Baird's resignation has prompted a by-election for which seat? 
15. More than $100,000 has been raised in a crowdfunding campaign in Australia to have what returned? 
16. What has Bega Cheese promised to bring back to Australia?
17. Pauli Pauli was injured in a seven-car crash north of Sydney. Which rugby league team does he play for?
18. EasyJet sacked flight attendant Shannon Gleeson for eating what while on duty?

19. Sydney lawyer Carl Harrap appeared in court in Manly accused of what offence?
20. What happened to the Hotel Rigopiano?
21. Which actor was fined $1,000 by Melbourne Magistrates Court for possessing the drug ice?
22. Australian mummy blogger Sophie Cachia, also known as the Young Mummy, live streamed the birth of her second baby but then said she had doubts about the name she had chosen. What was the baby's name?
23. A 47-year-old man was killed by a crocodile after attempting to walk over which flooded river crossing?
24. The World Economic Forum is being held in Davos? In which country is it?
25. Two tattooed streakers are facing a hefty $5,500 fine after being charged for invading what event?

Answers here

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