Friday, 27 January 2017

Time to tackle the newsquiz

There were some very high scores in last week's newsquiz. Jessica McKay, Chris Lennon and Ginger Elvis all scored 18. The top team was Tim Rowntree and his apr├Ęs skiers who scored 21, narrowly beating the Penman Partnership on 20 and the Batstone Collective on 19. Was it easier or are you all getting better? Here's this week's quiz - as usual there are 25 questions about the week's events. Let me know how you get on. And if you really like a challenge, the Australian version of the newsquiz is here.

The Guardian on Theresa and Donald (see Questions 1 and 2)
1. President Trump's press office sent out a memo about Theresa May’s White House meeting but spelled which word incorrectly three times?
2. Who, as the only Briton who President Trump follows on Twitter, wrote an open letter to Theresa May offering ten pieces of advice before her meeting at the White House?
3. Donald Trump pulled the US out of the TPP. What does TPP stand for?
4. What hashtag did former Mexican President Vicente Fox use in a tweet to Trump Press Secretary Sean Spicer?
5. Donald Trump's chief strategist Stephen Bannon labelled the media the ‘______ party’. What is the missing word?
6. The British Government was accused of covering up the launch of unarmed Trident missile from a submarine off the coast of whch US state?
7. Supreme Court President Lord Neuberger said: 'By a majority of ____ to ____, the Supreme Court today rules that the government cannot trigger Article 50 without an act of Parliament authorising it to do so.' What are the missing two numbers?
8. The shadow early years minister quit after Jeremy Corbyn said he would force his front-bench team to vote in favour of triggering Brexit. What is her name?
9. Penguin announced it is printing more copies of which 68-year-old novel in response to a sudden surge of demand, which led to it briefly becoming the number one seller on Amazon?
10. How many Oscar nominations did the movie La La Land receive?
11. Who will play in the women’s final at the Australian open tennis championships tomorrow?
12. American TV icon Mary Tyler-Moore died this week. How old was she?
13. Which university was fined £400,000 after two students were nearly killed after they were given enough caffeine for 300 cups of coffee during a botched science experiment?
14. Why was Ryan Mason in the headlines?
15. Chase Carey became chairman of what?
16. Supermarket group Tesco has agreed to buy which wholesaler in a £3.7bn deal?
17. He went to Eton, did National Service as a trooper with the Royal Scots Greys, went to Cambridge and in 2001 he became Father of the House of Commons. Who is he?
18. Who was named best TV judge at the National Television Awards at the O2 on Wednesday night?
19. After winning a National Television Award and celebrating until the early hours, who drank a glass of red wine live on morning TV?
20. Michael Adebolajo, the Islamic extremist who murdered Lee Rigby, is seeking £20,000 in compensation for what?
21. Alexandra Shulman stood down as editor of what?
22. Why was burnt toast in the news?
23. Richard Madeley tweeted a photo of himself wearing what?
24. Which Hollywood actress was taken to hospital after been found screaming over her fence about the end of the world?
25. Which creature represents this year's Chinese New Year?
Answers here

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