Thursday, 16 February 2017

Test your knowledge with the newsquiz

Last week’s top scorer in the newsquiz was Mike Lowe with a respectable 18. The top team was the Penman Partnership on 15. Here’s this week’s quiz. As usual there are 25 questions about the week’s events. Let me know how you get on. 
Making headlines again - Donald Trump (Questions 2 and 3)
1. Julian Lewis, the Tory chair of the defence select committee, asked MPs to back an amendment to remove a single word from an early day motion on John Bercow. What was the word? 
2. Which organisation was Donald Trump talking about when he said: 'You have a lower approval rating than Congress’? 
3. National security adviser Mike Flynn resigned after revelations that he had made several phone calls to who before Trump took office?
4. Research has prompted Dawn Astle to ask authorities to stop pushing what issue ‘under the carpet’?
5. Who rejected a deal, by 54.1 per cent to 45.9 per cent, that would have ended a long-running industrial dispute?
6. Who reported a £4.6billion statutory pre-tax loss for 2016, one of the biggest corporate losses in British history?
7. Kim Jong-un's brother, Kim Jong-nam, was apparently murdered at which city's airport?
8. How many Baftas did La La Land win?
9. Bell ringer Ian Bowman had to be lowered nearly 100ft by firefighters after getting his foot stuck in a rope at which cathedral?
10. Four snowboarders died in an avalanche in which ski resort?
11 Chris Harris and Rory Reid are to co-host which television programme?
12. Which bank, with 105 branches and four million customers, announced it was for sale?
13. Why was seven-year-old Chloe Bridgewater in the headlines?
14. Joe Root was appointed captain of England’s test team. Who was appointed vice captain?
15. Who is being lined up to replace Mary Berry on the Great British Bake Off?
16. Laura and Jason Kenny announced they are expecting a baby by posting a photo of three bikes. What colour was the child’s bike?
17. Lynda Roughley took the blame for what?
18. A suicide bombing in a crowded Sufi shrine killed at least 75 people in which country?
19. Which company, which has plants at Ellesmere Port and Luton employing 4,500 staff, is a takeover target for French car makers Peugeot?
20. Who wrote on Twitter: 'Yes, watching Piers Morgan being told to f*** off on live TV is *exactly* as satisfying as I'd always imagined’?
21. A ten-year-old boy was killed by a falling till display in Topshop at the Oracle Shopping Centre in which town?
22. Who was involved in a near miss with an American Airlines jet when mistakenly landing a plane on the taxiway at John Wayne Airport in Orange County?
23. Christopher Revell was jailed for five and a half years at Teesside Crown Court after admitting wounding who?
24. The Bishop of Coventry apologised after accidentally doing what?
25. Harvard scientists claim to be just two years away from creating a hybrid embryo of which two creatures?

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