Friday, 20 January 2017

Time for this week's newsquiz ...

Last week's top newsquiz scorers were Damon Wake and Liz Gerard, both with 17. The top team was the Penman Partnership with 18. Well done to them. Here's this week's quiz. As usual there are 25 questions about the week. Let me know how you get on. If you are really keen there is an Australian newsquiz this week too.
The Mirror on Trump (Questions 3 to 8)

1. Foreign secretary Boris Johnson warned French president Francois Hollande not to 'administer  ______ _______ to anybody who chooses to escape, rather in the manner of some World War Two movie.’ What are the two missing words?
2. Which company announced it was preparing to move 1,000 staff from London to Paris when the UK leaves the EU?

3. What role will Jackie Evancho have at Donald Trump’s inauguration?
4. 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?
5. Donald Trump has suggested Woody Johnson will be the ambassador to the UK. Johnson owns which American football team?
6. 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?
7. 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?
8. The first UK interview with US President-elect Donald Trump was conducted by which Times journalist?
9. In which Australian City were four people killed and more than 20 injured by an erratic driver?
10. Why were the Waterloo and Westminster bridges closed?
11. Who will be the guest on Desert Island Disc’s 75th birthday anniversary?
12. According to the Advertising Standards Agency which company's television advert received the most complaints in 2016?
13. Whose brother appeared in court accused of pressing a gun to his girlfriend's head when drunk during a row at their home?
14. EasyJet sacked flight attendant Shannon Gleeson for eating what while on duty?
15. What happened to the Hotel Rigopiano?
16. The World Economic Forum is being held in Davos? In which country is it?
17. Eugene Cernan, who died aged 82, was the last man to do what?
18. Who did unknown wildcard Uzbeki Denis Istomin knock out of the Australian Open?
19. A 40-year old British man died while working on the Khalifa International Stadium in which country?
20. What is the latest rate of inflation in the UK … the highest for two-and-a-half years?
21. Yahya Jammeh refused to step down from power in which country?
22. Theresa May will appear in a spread in which magazine’s April edition?
23. Where is Cadbury’s Dairy Milk now produced?
24. She captained England between 1966 and 1978, was vice-president of Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club and was made a life peer in 2011. Who is she?
25. Robert Willis praised the work of sculptors for capturing his mother's joy in a newly-unveiled bronze statue? Who was his mother?

Answers here

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