Friday, 8 December 2017

Test your knowledge with this week's newsquiz

Well done to Jake Hurfurt who was the top scorer in last week's newsquiz with 19 points. He just squeezed past four people - Janet Boyle, Gavin Devine, Toby Brown and Dominic Hurst - who had been joint leaders on 18 for most of the weekend. The top team score was 17 by Daisy and John Penman and Adam Batstone and Lucy Thorpe. Here is this week's quiz. As usual there are 25 questions about the week. Let me know how you get on. 

Brexit and the weather dominate the front pages (Questions 1, 2, 3, 4 and 15)
1. After Brexit talks suddenly stalled on Monday over the Irish border issue, who told Parliament that ‘the DUP tail is wagging the Tory dog’?
2. Following a 'breakthrough’ deal between the UK and EU later in the week, leader of the DUP Arlene Foster said she was pleased to see changes which meant there was 'no ___ ___ down the Irish Sea’. What are the two missing words?
3. Brexit Secretary David Davis said no assessments of Brexit's impact on the UK economy have been carried out but claimed a document given to MPs last week provided a 'sectoral analysis’. How many pages is the document?
4. Who said he would not be giving up his taxpayer-funded EU pension of £73,000 after Brexit, asking ‘why should my family suffer?’  
5. Who appeared on Good Morning Britain and asked if Boris Johnson was still Prime Minister?
6. New defence secretary Gavin Williamson said: 'A ____ ____ can’t cause any harm to Britain.’ What are the two missing words?
7. What did Theresa May and Boris Johnson, describe as ‘unhelpful’ while Russia said it risked 'dangerous and uncontrollable consequences’?
8. Sir Howard Davies, chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland, called on banking authorities around the world to launch a coordinated warning against what, comparing it to Dante’s Inferno?
9. Christine Keeler, who died this week age 75, gained notoriety for an affair which forced Conservative MP John Prufumo to resign from which Cabinet position?
10. England have been drawn with Belgium and which other two countries in Group G for the football World Cup in Russia next year? Half a point for each.
11. What is to go up by an average of 3.4 per cent from January 2?
12. Grace Davies came second in what?
13. Which two manoeuvres were scrapped from the new driving test that was introduced on Monday? Half a point for each.

14. East of England Co-op stores are to sell food that is past its 'best before' date for what price?
15. What is the name of the storm that brought snow, wind and temperatures of -5C to Northern Ireland, Scotland and northern parts of England?
16. Liverpool broke a British record by scoring 23 goals in their six Champions League games. How many did they score in their final game against Spartak Moscow?
17. He recorded more than 1,000 songs, sold more than 110 million records, sold out 180 tours and featured on 60 Paris Match covers. Who is he?
18. Why did singer Lionel Richie, socialite Paris Hilton and actress Chrissy Teigen move out of their homes?
19. Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, was charged with plotting to kill who?
20. Russia's flag, uniform and anthem have been banned from the Winter Olympics in February. In which country will the Olympics be held?
21. What in Naples has been granted world heritage status?
22. England cricketer Monty Panesar withdrew from what after breaking an ankle in training?
23. Which line in the Lord’s Prayer does the Pope want changing, arguing it is a bad translation?
24. Border Force revealed that fake goods coming into the UK included more than 80,000 packs, worth £1.5m, which were seized at Southampton’s port. What was in the packs? 
25. The hunt to find a man who bragged about cheating on his girlfriend while on a train went viral after a passenger overheard him and tweeted a warning to the wronged woman. What was the boyfriend called?

Answers here

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