Friday, 14 July 2017

Germania wins this week's US newsquiz

Drinks for the trainees at the Copper Still 
The trainees have enjoyed a busy second week in New York. They had sessions from chief product officer, Noah Szubski; commercial editor Annabel Grossman; health editor Mia de Graaf; assistant editors Hugh Dougherty, Candace Trunzo and Wills Robinson; photo director Jolie Novak, Femail reporter ClĂ©mence Michallon and news reporter Jen Smith
They also had two more stories published. Germania Rodriguez found and wrote a story about a mother who received death threats after tweeting her son's medical bill. You can read it here.

Chloe Castleberry also found a story that Stockton, where hot felon Jeremy Meeks is from, was considering paying felons not to use guns. You can read it here.

Last night they had a social night at the Copper Still where they met senior staff and former trainees for drinks.
We finished the week, as always, with the newsquiz. The top scorer this week was Germania with ten points, narrowly beating Megan Sheets on 9.5. Here are the 25 questions about the week. See if you can beat Germania's score. 

1. The Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr was called Natalia ________. Spell her second name.
2. After Donald Trump Jr published the emails on his meeting with the Russian lawyer, the president issued a statement saying: 'My son is a high-quality person, and I applaud his ________.’ What is the missing word?
3. What two reasons did President Donald Trump give to explain why Vladmir Putin would have preferred Hillary Clinton as president? Half a point for each
4. For the first time in two months, President Donald Trump gave an interview to a broadcaster that wasn’t Fox News. Who was it?
5. What did Californian congressman Brad Sherman do which he said was 'the first step on a very long road’?
6. The longest-serving anchorman in American history said the revelations of the Donald Trump Jr emails were 'unlike anything I could even have imagined’. Who is he?
7. Former presidents George W Bush and Bill Clinton both took jabs at Donald Trump at a graduation ceremony for the Presidential Leadership Scholars program. In which city was the ceremony held?
8. Who described murdered New York police office Miosotis Familia as a 'beautiful New York City story' who 'embodied the American spirit’?
9. A KC-130T military airplane, with 16 people on board, crashed in which state?
10. Dr Robert Huizenga claimed which TV series will not be returning for another season?
11. Actor Shia LaBeouf was arrested in a hotel lobby at 4am on Saturday and charged with public drunkenness, disorderly conduct and obstruction in which city?
12. He was born in Illinois, studied at Juilliard, played characters including Lafayette, Martin Luther King Jr and singer Bobby Byrd. Who is he?
13. What was the name of the Madrid festival where an acrobat plunged to his death just before Green Day played?
14. Who became the first American male to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals since 2009?
15. The biography of which film star, by Kendra Bean and Anthony Uzarowski, has been making the headlines this week?
16. Actor and producer James Woods mocked a 'gender creative’ boy’s parents on Twitter saying: 'Wait until this poor kid grows up, realizes what you've done, and stuffs both of you dismembered into a _____ in the garage.’ What is the missing word?
17. An iceberg weighing a trillion tons and with an area of 2,239 sq miles broke off which ice sheet in the West Antarctic?
18. Air Canada flight AC759 almost landed on four fully loaded airliners waiting to take off at which airport?
19. Ben Affleck was photographed stepping out with Lindsay Shookus who is the producer of which TV programme?
20. Which country’s former president was sentenced to nine years and six months in prison after being found guilty on corruption and money-laundering charges?
21. 20-year-old Cosmo DiNardo was arrested in connection with what?
22. AirBnB host Tami Barker was fined $5,000 - after she cancelled a guest's booking, telling her in a message: 'One word says it all. _____.’ What was the word? 
23. Debra Tate said which actress was not pretty enough to play her sister Sharon Tate in the forthcoming Tarantino film about Charles Manson?
24. Beyonce put a picture of herself and her one-month-old twins on Instagram, Name the twins. Half point each
25. Matt Vogel is to replace Steve Whitmire in which role?

Answers here

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