Friday, 17 November 2017

The newquiz - 25 questions about the week

The top individual score in last week's newsquiz was Dave Bromage with 13.5, narrowly ahead of Toby Brown and Dominic Hurst who both scored 12.5. It was clearly a tough one which makes the team score of 18.5 by Sophie Jamieson's gang all the more impressive. I suspect this week's quiz is marginally easier - but it is always difficult to judge. Anyway, here it is ... as usual 25 questions about the week. Give it a go and let me know how you get on.

1. Brexit Secretary David Davis, in a speech in Berlin, warned that 'putting politics above ____ is never a smart choice'. What is the missing word?
2. Conservative MP Anna Soubry reported threats against her to the police after she was branded as what on The Daily Telegraph’s front page?
3. Lloyd Blankfein suggested a second EU referendum to confirm there is a consensus in the UK on the 'monumental and irreversible' Brexit decision. Blankfein is CEO of which company?
4. In a speech at the Lord Mayor’s banquet Theresa May said Russia is seeking to weaponise what?
5. What, for the first time in 65 years, did not take place at the Cenotaph in Whitehall on Remembrance Sunday? 
6. The final death toll in the Grenfell Towers fire was confirmed as what number by Scotland Yard?
7. Donald Trump tweeted: 'Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me old, when I would NEVER call him ____ and ____?’ What are the two missing words? Half a point for each word.
8. Name the television producer, the creator of the ITV series Victoria, who said she was groped by a Government official during a visit to 10 Downing Street.
9. The political ambitions of Robert Mugabe’s wife are believed to have prompted the military takeover in Zimbabwe. What is her name?
10. A 500-year-old painting of Christ, known as Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the World), was sold in New York for a record $450m (£341m). Who is believed to be the artist?
11. Boris Johnson’s father Stanley is the oldest contestant in I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. How old is he?
12. Children's author Chris Riddell suggested that who had plagiarised his book Mr Underbed?
13. Who returned his Freedom of the City award in protest over Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi?
14. Hassan Shabbir said he was 'deeply ashamed’ and 'disgusted with himself’ for doing what?
15. Italy failed to qualify for the football World Cup for the first time since which year?
16. What percentage of Australian voters said Yes to same sex marriage?
17. Actor Keith Barron, who died aged 83, was well known as David Pearce, the Casanova husband in which 1980s sitcom?
18. Joy Lofthouse, who died age 94, was the last surviving what?
19. Which organisation said, in advice issued to 5,000 schools, that youngsters should be able to choose the tutu, tiara and heels, as well as or instead of the helmet, tool belt and superhero cloak?
20. Where did the wedding of Charles Bronson and former Coronation Street extra Paula Williamson take place?
21. Why was 25-year-old Arthur Collins in the headlines?
22. A special forces dog who sniffed out Taliban booby traps in Kabul has been awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross. What is the dog called?
23. British explorer Benedict Allen went missing during an expedition to track down a tribe of headhunters in which country?
24. What, according to estate agents Strutt & Parker, could save millennials £2,576 a year and help them get on the housing ladder?
25. Greggs apologised for replacing Jesus with what in a promotional image for its advent calendar?

Answers here

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