Friday, 18 August 2017

Kate wins this week's newsquiz

The MailOnline trainees had another lively week in Derry Street. Well done to Connor Boyd who pitched a story on Conor McGregor predicting the round he would knock out Floyd Mayweather, which was published here

There were sessions by former trainees Rod Ardehali and Kelly McLaughlin, science editor Ellie Zolfagharifard, video editor Lisa Snell, Femail journalists Bianca London and Steph Linning, deputy SEO content manager Nick Suarez and assistant managing editor Jeannette Arnold. My colleague Mike Watson also gave them feedback on their work and they spent today with digital specialist Adam Tinworth.

As usual they finished the week with the newsquiz. This week's top scorer was Kate Buck with 17, narrowly ahead of Faima Bakar on 15.5. 
In last week's quiz none of the onliners could beat trainee Dianne Apen-Sadler's impressive score of 21. Janet Boyle was close with 20 though. The top team score was by my mates in the Three Legs last Friday night with 20, narrowly ahead of the Penman Partnership who scored 19. 
Here's this week's newsquiz. Give it a go and see if you can beat Kate's score. 

Spanish terror was the lead in all the papers. See Questions 1 and 2.
1. Five jihadis in fake suicide belts were gunned down by police in which Spanish beach resort?
2. Police named a teenage Moroccan-born man who they believe rented the vehicle which was driven at people in Barcelona's Las Ramblas. What is his name?
3. What was the name of the woman killed when a car rammed into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia?
4. The mother of the Charlottesville victim said at a memorial service: ‘They killed her to try and shut her up. Well, guess what? You just ______ her.’ What is the missing word?
5. In a press conference Donald Trump said that many on the political right who gathered in Charlottesville were peaceful protesters who were aiming to save what from the scrap heap?
6. The European Parliament's Brexit coordinator Guy Verhofstadt described Britain’s aims ‘to be in and out of the Customs Union and invisible borders’ as a what?
7. David Davis's former chief of staff claims two cabinet ministers are sympathetic to calls for a new centrist party. Name him.
8. Jacob Rees-Mogg has denied he has ambitions to lead the Tories. Which constituency does he represent?

9. Who entered the Guinness World Records in 2012 for having the longest career of any male television entertainer, which began with an appearance in 1939 on BBC’s Come and Be Televised?
10. Which project was London Mayor Sadiq Khan accused of scuppering this week?
11. More than 600 people are feared to have died in a mudslide that swept through Sierra Leone's capital. Name the city.
12. The Office for National Statistics said the Retail Price Index measure of inflation, which is used to calculate train ticket prices, rose by what percentage in July.
13. Stunt driver Joi ‘SJ' Harris died on the set of Deadpool 2, after a scene involving a motorcycle went wrong, in which city?
14. Professor Judith Hawley, of London University, an expert on 18th Century literature, revealed she censored which novel because she was worried about causing offence to her students?
15. Why was Bernard Kenny, who died this week, awarded the George Medal?
16. Tory MP Nicholas Soames said: ‘Tell those poor little darlings to put headphones on.’ Who was he referring to?
17. Why was the filming of Mission Impossible 6 halted?
18. Daniel Craig confirmed he will play 007 for the last time in the upcoming film. What is its name?
19. What percentage of A-level results were grade A or higher?
20. Who scored the first goal of the new Premier League season? 

21. Why was Eric Bellquist is the news?
22. A falling tree killed 13 people and injured dozens more at a religious ceremony on which island?
23. The Old Bailey heard that cyclist Charlie Alliston was doing what speed when he mowed down a mother-of-two in London?
24. Which hacking group took control of the main HBO Twitter account as well as those for TV shows including Game of Thrones and Girls, posting a statement on security?
25. Which chain of shops clarified the pronunciation of its name?

Answers here

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