Friday, 14 April 2017

The newsquiz: 25 questions about the week

There were some healthy scores in last week’s quiz. The top solo players were Damon Wake and Liz Gerard with 19, Janet Boyle and Gavin Devine on 18 and Steven Silk on 17. The top team efforts were by the Batstone Collective with 17 narrowly beating the Penman Partnership on 16. Here is this week's quiz - as usual 25 questions about the week. Let me know how you get on.
World at war: Russia, Iran, America on the brink - and terror attacks in Sweden and London on the front page of Metro (Questions 1-7)
1. America dropped its largest non-nuclear weapon on ISIS caves in Afghanistan. The bomb is know as the MOAB, Massive Ordnance Air Burst, but the initials also stand for what nickname?
2. White House press secretary Sean Spicer was criticised for saying: 'We had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn't even sink to using _____ _____.’ What are the two missing words?
3. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson failed to gain support for sanctions against Russia at the G7 summit in which city?
4. Who, according to a tweet by US president Donald Trump, is ‘looking for trouble’?
5. Borussia Dortmund’s team bus was attacked on its way to a Champion League quarter final game against which team?
6. What was the name of the 41-year-old father of two who was among the victims of the Stockholm terror attack?
7. Red and white floral tributes on murdered PC Keith Palmer’s hearse spelled out ‘husband' ‘son' ‘brother' ‘uncle' ‘Keith’ and which other message?

8. Dr David Dao was forcibly removed from an 'overbooked' United Airlines flight at which airport?
9. Which theatre production picked up a record nine awards at the Olivier awards?
10. Why has Edward Enninful been in the headlines?
11. What was the name of the horse which won the Grand National?
12. Cedric Anderson shot dead his estranged wife and an eight-year-old boy at a school in which American city?
13. Whose computer did Chris Hutcheson admit hacking?
14. For which American supermarket chain has Victoria Beckham designed a range of clothing?
15. Golfer Sergio García won the US Masters after a sudden-death victory over who?
16. What is the name of the film, depicting a real life crime and starring Larry Lamb, Joely Richardson and Phil Daniels, that is released today?
17. Which company reported a £1.28 billion annual profit and recorded its first full year of growth since 2009/2010?
18. Ed Sheeran settled a $20million (£13.8m) copyright infringement claim after copying ‘note for note’ a song, which was a hit for X Factor’s Matt Cardle. Name the two songs. Half a point for each.
19. At the High Court Mr Justice Francis ruled that 'with the heaviest of hearts' he would allow doctors to let a boy die with dignity’? Name him.
20. Teenager Manus Deery, shot dead by a British soldier 45 years ago, was 'totally innocent' and did not pose a threat to anyone, a coroner recorded this week. In which city was the boy shot?
21. Which company, that dressed Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe in its heyday, collapsed into administration, putting almost 700 jobs at risk?
22. What did Saffiyah Khan do that led to her picture going viral?
23. Hundreds of refugees and migrants went missing after a large fire ripped through a camp in which town?
24. Why was Querelle sacked?
25. What was the name of the elephant that the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh fed at Whipsnade Zoo?

Answers here

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