Friday, 7 July 2017

Have a crack at this week's newsquiz

Last week’s newsquiz must have been tougher than usual with some low scores submitted. It means that the highest solo score of 18 by Simon O’Neill and Elly Rewcastle is even more impressive. Here is this week's quiz. As usual there are 25 questions about the week. Give it a go and let me know how you get on. 

A selection of front pages from the week
1. According to a survey by the ConservativeHome website, Theresa May is now the second most unpopular Cabinet minister among the party’s grassroots. Who is rated as the most popular Cabinet minister?
2. Elizabeth Campbell’s first job in her new position was to apologise. What is her new role?
3. Donald Trump warned that the West must decide if it has the 'will to survive' in the face of threats from North Korea and Russia when he gave a speech in which European capital city?
4. Anti-capitalist demonstrators clashed with riot police on the eve of the G20 summit in Hamburg during a protest march which has been given what three-word name? 
5. What is the name of the Vatican-owned hospital that offered to take Charlie Gard, the ten-month-old boy whose parents are fighting to keep him on life support?
6. Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg announced the name of his sixth child on Instagram. What is the boy’s first name?
7. Who told the high court he was not 'Obi-Wan Kenobi running the Death Star’?
8.  Convicted gang member Jeremy Meeks caused a stir by kissing who?
9. He started his career as a reporter on the Kensington Times, worked for the Daily Sketch, Daily Mail, The Times and The Guardian and was called 'a goddam liberal pinko faggot’ by John Wayne. Who is he?
10. Andy Murray's mother Judy tweeted: 'The bloke in the blue polo shirt and hat should be ashamed.’ What did ‘the bloke' do?
11. Four British tennis players reached the third round of Wimbledon for the first time since 1997. Andy Murray was one. Name the other three. Half point for each.
12. A newly discovered photo suggests American pilot Amelia Earhart might have died in Japanese custody - and not in a plane crash in the Pacific. What year did she disappear?
13. Who was reported to have ‘just’ £961 in her bank account
14. Carmaker Volvo announced that all new models would have an electric motor by which year?
15. Which country announced it would ban the sale of any car that uses petrol or diesel fuel by 2040?
16. Rugby player Sonny Bill Williams became the first person to do what since 1967?
17. Carol Lee Scott, who died age 74, was most famous for playing which TV witch? 
18. Donald Trump tweeted a video of himself wrestling somebody with which broadcaster's logo superimposed on his face?
19. Why was Robert Trigg in the headlines?
20. Oxfordshire police are investigating claims that a woman in her 20s was gang raped by three men after leaving a party to mark the end of what event?
21. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Princes Harry and George and Princess Charlotte, attended a private service at Princess Diana's grave in Northampton to commemorate her birthday last Saturday. How old would she have been?
22. Who was disqualified from the Tour de France after elbowing Mark Cavendish into a barrier and breaking his shoulder blade?
23. North Korea said that Kim Jong Un watched the launch of an intercontinental ballistic rocket (Hwasong 14) and described it as a ‘______’ miracle. What is the missing word?
24. According to broadcasting regulator Ofcom, the most complaints it has received about Love Island have been for scenes showing what?
25. Which singer claimed he was 'terrorised' by a police officer in Rome who held him at gunpoint for half an hour on a busy street?

Answers here

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