Friday, 10 February 2017

Have a crack at this week's newsquiz

The top scorer in last week's newsquiz was The Anorak with 18, narrowly beating Janet Boyle on 17. The top team was the Penman Partnership with 15.5. Here is this week's quiz. As usual there are 25 questions about the week's events. Let me know how you get on.
Celebrity spat: Harsh words between David Beckham and Katherine Jenkins (Question 16)
1. Shadow business secretary Clive Lewis was one of how many Labour MPs to defy party orders to back Article 50?
2. Conservative MP James Duddridge has tabled a motion of no confidence in whom?

3. Jeremy Corbyn accused Theresa May of offering a ‘sweetheart' deal to which council to avoid a local referendum on raising taxes to fund social care?
4. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced a law change so people not eligible for free NHS care will have to pay upfront for non-urgent services. How much did Mr Hunt say he was aiming to recover per year?
5. The White House has released a list of how many terror attacks, dated from September 2014 to December 2016, which President Trump believes were ‘underreported’?
6. Kellyanne Conway, a White House advisor, found herself embroiled in a fake news row over her claim that two radicalised Iraqis had masterminded a massacre that never happened. In which city?
7. Why was Laure Ferrari in the headlines?
8. Alastair Cook captained England in a record number of Test matches. How many?
9. The Home Office announced that a scheme to provide care for lone refugee children is to close down. What is the scheme known as?
10. Alan Simpson, who died aged 87, co-created which television comedy which ran between 1962 and 1965, was revived from 1970 and 1974 and spawned two films?
11. She was the daughter of British Olympic skier, worked as a model, appeared in I’m a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here and once almost died from a cocaine overdose. Who is she?
12. Who won the Super Bowl?
13. An RAF jet was blocked from taking off by a patrol car as police officers tried to question a British serviceman. At which airport did this happen?
14. Who told fans: 'I won't be offended if you untag me when making plans for my death’?
15. What was described at an inquest at the Royal Courts of Justice as ‘deliberate and unjustifiable’?
16. In a hacked email David Beckham allegedly said: ‘Katherine Jenkins OBE for what? Singing at the rugby and going to see the troops plus taking ____.’ What is the missing word?
17. Madonna posted pictures of four-year-old twin sisters she has adopted from which country?
18. Karen Matthews claims to have had death threats after a BBC drama told the story of the fake kidnapping of her daughter Shannon. What is the drama called?
19. Six members of which organisation were shot dead near Shibergan in Afghanistan?
20. Who wrote on Instagram: 'I heard my body is a topic of conversation so I wanted to say, I'm proud of my body and you should be proud of yours too.’
21. McLaren announced it will build carbon-fibre chassis for its sports cars at a new £50million plant in which city?
22. Why has Cambridge University been urged to throw out student Ronald Coyne?
23. Kimberley Taylor, 27, Blackburn is believed to have become the first British woman to do what?
24. Strippers Violet Smith and Lisa Murphy were given suspended jail sentences by Kingston Crown Court for what offence?
25. Vicky Pattison, Olly Murs, Georgia May Foote and Helen Flanagan are among the names in the frame to do what?
Answers here

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