Saturday, 8 July 2017

Kayla wins the US newsquiz

The eight trainees in New York, who have just started on the website's journalism scheme, have had an interesting week. They enjoyed sessions with deputy editor Louise Thomas, editorial operations manager Andy Abrahams and assistant editors Andy Milne and Sean O'Hare. Mollie Cahillane was the first trainee to be published on the site with a story she brought in about horses that had been left to die. Read it here. I am sure there will be many more stories to come in the following weeks. 

As usual we finished with the newsquiz - 25 questions about the week's events. This week's winner was Kayla Brantley with 16, narrowly ahead of Germania Rodriguez on 15.5. Give it a go and see if you can do any better.

1. Donald Trump said 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?
2. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson said presidents Trump and Putin had agreed at their G20 Summit meeting that what issue had become a 'substantial hindrance' to the relationship?
3. 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? 
4. What was the name of the New York police officer who died after being shot in an unprovoked attack while sitting in her car in the Bronx?
5. What was the name of the Reddit user who created the GIF of Donald Trump wrestling a man with the CNN logo on his head?
6. In which US city was it reported that at least 101 people were shot, 15 of them fatally, over the Fourth of July celebrations?
7. What is the name of the arts and crafts company that handed over the smuggled ancient artefacts from Iraq that it bought for a Bible museum and also paid $3million in settlement? 
8. Convicted gang member Jeremy Meeks and Topshop heiress Chloe Green caused a stir by kissing on a luxury yacht off which country?
9. What was the name of the hospital where a doctor was shot dead and six other people were injured?
10. Rob Kardashian claimed girlfriend Blac Chyna had threesomes with which hip hop artist and his wife? 
11. 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?
12. What was the name of the YouTube star, the ex-girlfriend of actor Drake Bell, who took her own life on Saturday?
13. Ten people were taken to hospital after a taxi accidentally rammed into  a crowd near which airport?
14. A train bound for New Jersey carrying at least 180 passengers derailed at which station? 
15. A fight between rival gangs in a prison in which country has left at least 28 inmates dead?
16. A 22-year-old student from Austin, Texas, was beaten to death on which Greek island?
17. 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?
18. Why was 33-year-old Isabel Martinez in the headlines?
19. A Delta Air Lines flight was forced to return to Seattle after a first-class passenger assaulted a flight attendant and tried to open the emergency exit. Where was the plane heading?
20. What offence was Brendt Christensen charged with in Illinois?
21. Four teenagers were arrested for allegedly having sex in the sea in front of a large crowd on a beach. Where was the beach?
22. The body of a fisherman's wife was found washed ashore, tied to an anchor and shot in the head, on the shoreline of which lake?
23. Accusations of sexual harassment led to TV host Charles Payne being suspended from which network?
24. George Clooney and Amal Clooney were pictured with their month-old twins for the first time. What are the twins called? Half point for each name.
25. Who was reported to have ‘just’ £961 in her bank account?

Answers here

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