Saturday, 24 February 2018

Test your knowledge with the newsquiz

Last week’s newsquiz was clearly a tough one with scores much lower than usual. Janet Boyle and Gavin Devine were top of the pile on 15 points, with Janet describing it as 'a toughie’. Liz Gerard was close behind with 14. This week’s quiz, as usual 25 questions about the week’s events, is hopefully a little less demanding. Let me know how you get on.

Today's front pages
1. In an address to Austrian business leaders, Brexit Secretary David Davis said Britain will not be 'plunged into a ___ ___ style world borrowed from dystopian fiction' after it leaves the EU. What are the two missing words?
2. Theresa May and 11 senior ministers thrashed out the UK’s approach to Brexit at an eight-hour meeting on Thursday held where?
3. Why was Jan Dymic in the headlines?
4. Why did Scot Peterson resign from his role at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School?
5. Emma Gonzalez, a student who survived the Florida shooting, gave a speech in favour of gun control in which she repeatedly used which two letters to call out the lawmakers and gun advocates?
6. Which courier firm failed to deliver chicken to 900 KFC branches causing them to shut?
7. How much will a television licence cost from April?
8. Fourteen days of industrial action over four weeks have been scheduled by the UCU. What does UCU stand for?
9. Former football coach Barry Bennell was jailed for 31 years after the judge told him: 'You appeared as a god who had it in his gift to help fulfil their ambitions and realise their dreams. In reality, you were the ____ ____.' What are the two missing words?
10. A judge at Birmingham Crown Court described a paedophile as an 'internet highwayman' whose behaviour was 'cunning, persistent, manipulative and cruel’? What was the paedophile's name?
11. Kirsty Sharman, 26, was fined £120 for a public order offence in Stoke. What did she do?
12. The Queen sat in the front row at a London Fashion Week show next to Anna Wintour, who is the US editor of which publication?
13. He was born in North Carolina, had five children, wrote the best seller Just As I Am and his casket will lie in honour at Capitol Rotunda. Who is he?
14. Who became the first Briton to successfully defend a Winter Olympics title?
Billy Morgan won Britain's fifth medal - the highest medal tally in Winter Olympics history. What is his sport?
16. Who won best actress and best actor at the Baftas? Half a point for each.
17. Actress Jennifer Lawrence wrote on Facebook this week ‘this is sexist, this is ridiculous, this is not feminism’ after she was criticised for doing what?
18. Following allegations of inappropriate behaviour, former chief executive of Save the Children Justin Forsyth resigned 'with heavy heart’ from his role as deputy executive director of which organisation?
19. Stormzy won best male solo artist and best album at the Brits. What is the name of the album?

20. A policeman died following clashes at a Europa League football match outside the San Mames Stadium in which city?.
21. The Metroplitan Police said its anti-terror team was investigating after ‘malicious communications’ were intercepted on their way to which couple?

22. Who announced that he was recovering from prostate cancer and that ‘it all seemed to go pretty well’?
23. Which company went into administration, with 300 lost jobs, and blamed the Food Standards Agency?
24. Fairmile Grange care home in Christchurch organised which 'inappropriate' activity for its elderly residents?
25. ‘Meet me at McDonalds’ has been banned from a school in Great Yarmouth. What is it?

Answers here

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