Friday, 2 June 2017

Try the newsquiz - 25 questions about the week

Last week's top solo newsquiz scorer was Ginger Elvis with 18, the same score as the top team, the Penman Partnership. Marc Beyeler's team came a close second with 17. Other scores in double figures include Gavin Devine on 15, Ian Watt on 14 and Pete Gavan on 13. Here's this week's quiz. As usual there are 25 questions about the week's events. Give it a go and let me know how you get on.
How the Manchester bomb was reported - from the Manchester Evening News
1. Seven politicians appeared on the BBC leaders debate on Wednesday. They included Jeremy Corbyn, Caroline Lucas, Tim Farron, Leanne Wood, Paul Nuttall and which two others? Half point for each
2. Why did Conservative central office lodge an official complaint with the BBC over the leaders debate? 
3. What did Jeremy Corbyn tell Jeremy Paxman (on Sky News/Channel 4) that wasn’t in the Labour manifesto ‘because we aren’t going to do it’?
4. Jeremy Paxman asked Theresa May whether European leaders would look at her U-turns and label her a '______ who collapses at the first sign of gunfire’. What is the missing word?
5. Tory candidate Ann Myatt apologised ‘wholeheartedly’ for her ‘ill-judged remarks' at a hustings. What remarks was she apologising for?
6. In a Channel 4 interview Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon criticised a statement on the causes of terrorism before being told it was by which of his Cabinet colleagues?
7. German Chancellor Angela Merkel issued a joint statement with French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni saying which agreement could not be re-negotiated?
8. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that Donald Trump and 'a small group of people know exactly what he meant' after the president tweeted a strange word at 12.06am. What was the word?
9. Nigel Farage described claims that he might be a ‘____ ____ ____’ to the FBI over allegations of Donald Trump’s collusion with Russia as 'complete baloney’. What are the three missing words?
10. Rogue surgeon Ian Paterson was jailed for how many years after being found guilty of wounding his patients by carrying out unnecessary operations?
11. A truck bomb killed more than 90 people when it exploded in the diplomatic quarter of which city?
12. Zookeeper Rosa King was killed by a tiger at which zoo?
13. Celtic became the first Scottish team since 1899 to achieve what?
14. The company that owns British Airways saw shares fall by around four per cent on the first day after a power cut caused chaos at Gatwick and Heathrow. What is the parent company called?
15. He was born in Shelf, between Bradford and Halifax, once held the British civilian freefall parachuting record and died in Majorca this week. Who is he?
16. Why have ITV moved the live finale of Britain's Got Talent to Saturday instead of Sunday?
17. Celebrities including Gary Lineker, David Beckham, Bob Geldof and Ant and Dec lost a legal bid to overturn a £700million tax bill after investing in a financing scheme run by which investment company?
18. Which website donated £20,000 to six-year-old Sunderland supporter Bradley’s Lowery's Foundation as an apology for publishing false information?
19. Golfer Tiger Woods was arrested for driving under the influence in which US state?
20. Construction firm Mears has banned its workers from having what on health and safety grounds?
21. Comic actor Roy Barraclough, who died this week age 81, was best known for playing the Rovers Return landlord in Coronation Street. What was his character called?
22. According to the Wine and Spirit Association, the price of wine has risen because of Brexit. What does the association say is now the average cost of a bottle of wine?
23. What is the name of the NASA spacecraft that will fly to the sun’s outer layer next year?
24. Arsene Wenger became the most successful manager in the history of the FA Cup following Arsenal’s victory over Chelsea at Wembley. How many  times has Wenger won the cup?
25. Samantha Cameron posted a picture on Instagram of her bare feet alongside those of her husband with the caption 'Married for xx years today’. What is the missing number?

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