Friday, 1 December 2017

Here's this week's newsquiz - give it a go

The top scorer in last week's newquiz was Ellie Rewcastle with an astonishing personal best of 22. Other notable individual scores were Gavin Devine with 17.5 and Toby Brown with 16. The previous week's runaway winner Liz Gerard came 'back down to earth' with 15 while Dominic Hurst 'hit some early runs and a couple of boundaries, then suffered a late spectacular batting collapse, ending 13 all out'. The best team effort was the Penman Partnership with 17. 

Jamie Johnson and Miles Dilworth (above) celebrated their 16 by drinking the Champagne that Jamie won for being newsquiz champion while on the Daily Telegraph course last month. Meanwhile consistent high-scorers Adam Batstone and Lucy Thorpe scored a below-par 14. Here is this week's quiz. As usual, there are 25 questions about the week's events. Let me know how you get on.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle dominated Tuesday's front pages
(Questions 1 to 3)
1. The first official duty by newly-engaged Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was in which city?
2. The engagement ring, designed by Prince Harry, was made of three diamonds. The two outside ones were from his mother’s collection. Which country was the central diamond from?
3. Prince Harry’s fiancee's first name is the same as the character she plays in the American drama Suits. What is the name?
4. Theresa May said US president Donald Trump was wrong for retweeting material from which group? 
5. Who tweeted to Donald Trump: 'You have a mass shooting every single day in your country, your murder rate is many times that of the UK, your healthcare system is a disgrace, you can’t pass anything through a congress that you control. I would focus on that’?
6. Which supermarket was found liable for the actions of a former member of its staff who stole the data of thousands of employees and posted it online?
7. Chancellor Philip Hammond announced the Government is considering introducing a tax to tackle ‘the scourge’ of what?
8. What did England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow say had been 'completely blown out of proportion’?
9. The Royal Bank of Scotland announced it was closing 259 branches - including 197 in England and Wales which use which bank name? 
10. A 15-year-old appeared at Leeds Youth Court facing how many counts of causing death by dangerous driving?
11. Why was ‘mum from Bognor’ Theresa Scrivener in the headlines?
12. What did the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, wear for the first time in almost ten years?
13. The dancefloor of the Butterfly Disco Pub collapsed, injuring 40 people, on which island?
14. Former Scotland Yard detective Neil Lewis said he was ‘shocked’ by what discovery?
15. The Irish prime minister (Taoiseach) is insisting on a written guarantee that there will be no hard border. What is his name? 
16. Elise Christie, Johanna Konta, Anya Shrubsole and Bianca Walkden were included in which list?
17. How did 72-year-old Slobodan Praljak die?
18. Glynis Breakwell stepped down from which role?
19. Who won three prizes including best male artist and best album at the MOBO awards?
20. How are Ray Tindall, Paul Towers, John Armstrong, Nicholas Simpson, Nick Dunn and Billy Irving collectively known?
21. Who said he was 'enthused and energised' about returning to Premier League football management?
22. Thousands of people were stranded on Bali after which volcano erupted?
23. Anthony Senerchia Jnr, who died age 46, was credited with being the inspiration behind what?
24. Why did boxer Amir Khan and Iain Lee fall out with their colleagues?
25. Prince William presented Santa Claus with a hand-written letter from Prince George at a Christmas market in Helsinki which asked for only one gift. What was it?

Answers here

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