Friday, 3 November 2017

Jamie and Luke win the newsquiz

Last week's top online score in the newsquiz was Janet Boyle with an impressive 18. This week I have been with The Daily Telegraph trainees in Howden on their penultimate week. We finished with the newsquiz as usual. This week Jamie Johnson and Luke Mintz tied as top scorers with 15. Here's this week's quiz - 25 questions about the week - see if you can beat their score. 

1. New Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson held which previous position in the Tory Party?
2. Gavin Williamson has a pet called Cronus which he keeps on his desk. What is it?
3. Julia Hartley-Brewer, the journalist who was touched by Sir Michael Fallon, said: 'If this is over _______, him touching my knee 15 years ago and me not having any issue with it today, this is the most insane, absurd and ridiculous resignation of a cabinet minister ever’. What is the missing word?
4. What is the name of the former shadow minister who was suspended from the Labour Party after allegations that he sent inappropriate text messages and touched a young woman after a political event?
5. Labour activist Bex Bailey claimed she was raped at a Labour party event in which year?
6. MRC and Netflix suspended production of which TV series 'to give us time to review the current situation and to address any concerns of our cast and crew’?
7. Dustin Hoffman apologised to Anna Graham Hunter who accused him of sexual harassment when she was 17 on the set of which TV film?
8. New York terror suspect Sayfullo Saipov arrived in America in 2010 through a diversity visa programme from which country?
9. Five of the people who were killed in the New York terror attack were from which country?
10. Spain's chief prosecutor said the eight Catalan politicians, who were remanded in custody, were accused of rebellion, misuse of funds and which other offence?
11. The Bank of England raised interest rates from the 0.25 per cent to 0.5 per cent - the first increase since which year?
12. Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith blamed her tweet, that named the show's winner before it had been broadcast, on the time difference as she was in which country?.
13. Which phrase was named the word of the year by dictionary publisher Collins?
14. Why was 68-year-old David Cuthbertson in the headlines?
15. Lewis Hamilton collected his fourth Formula 1 world title in Mexico driving for which team?
16. Anh Nhu Nguyen appeared at Southwark Crown Court accused of fraud. What did he do?
17. Senator Angus King told a Washington hearing: 'We know the Russians were involved in the French election. We know that they were involved in the German elections. We are now learning they were involved in the separation of Spain. And my understanding is they've set up shop in ______.’ Which country?
18. After watching Tottenham Hotspur beat Real Madrid in the Champions League, England manager Gareth Southgate included how many Spurs players in his squad?
19. Sydney Hardy sacked his entire staff at Yeovil saying: 'I have had enough and realise I cannot work with you, the people I employ, a moment longer.’  What is the name of the company?
20. Broadcaster and actress Ksenia Sobchak announced her intention to do what next year?
21. England Under-17s footballers came from 2-0 down to beat which team 5-2 and win the World Cup in India?
22. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport said it will cut what to between £2 and £50?
23. Prince William told five-year-old Suzie McCash, at the Pride of Britain Awards, that he would talk to Prince George because of what she had done? What did Suzie do?
24. What is the name of the song recorded by Katie Melua as the official single of this year's Children in Need?
25. A gigantic effigy of which ‘villain' will be burned alongside Guy Fawkes at the Edenbridge Bonfire in Kent this weekend?

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