Friday, 2 February 2018

The newsquiz - 25 questions about the week

The top solo scorers in last week's newsquiz were Janet Boyle and Toby Brown with 17. The top team was Adam Batstone and Lucy Thorpe - who declared themselves the Kyle Edmund of the newsquiz - with 18. Here is this week's quiz. As usual there are 25 questions about the week. Let me know how you get on.

Wednesday's front pages - nine newspapers, eight different leads
1. What gift did Theresa May give to President Xi Jinping on her three-day visit to China?
2.  Theresa May said Britain and China will 'intensify the ___ ___ of UK-China relations'. What are the missing two words?

3. Who offered his resignation, saying he was 'thoroughly ashamed at not being in my place’?
4. Who delivered the official Democratic response to Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, warning that the US president had ushered in an era of divisiveness and hatred?
5. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said he left his job at Elgin & Hall after an affair with a member of staff. What does the company manufacture?
6. Piers Morgan gave US President Donald Trump an Arsenal football shirt with which number on the back?
7. The 'star' of Too Long A Winter died this week age 91. Who was she?

8. In which country were five British men arrested at a 'Lets Get Wet’ party? 
9. How many awards did Bruno Mars receive at this year’s Grammys
10. What did Paul Hollywood, James Cracknell and Martha Lane Fox reportedly buy from American company Devumi?
11. Former American first lady Michelle Obama told Ellen DeGeneres about the gift given to her by Melania Trump on Inauguration Day. What did she say was in the blue Tiffany and Co box?
12. Darren Osborne, 48, was found guilty of murder at Woolwich Crown Court. What was his murder weapon?
13. David Beckham bought the rights to a new club, bringing professional football back to which US city for the first time since 2011?
14. Prof Robert Winston caused a stir on social media after he tweeted photographs of what?
15. What did Formula One say were 'at odds with modern day societal norms’?
16. West Ham United's head of recruitment sent an email saying he didn’t want what in the transfer window?

17. Actor Mark Salling hanged himself in woods, after pleading guilty to processing child abuse images. On which TV programme did he become famous?
18. Pierre Agnes’s empty powerboat was found upside down on an isolated French beach. Agnes was chief executive of which company?
19. Roger Federer won the Australian Open - and joined Serena Williams, Margaret Court and Steffi Graf as a winner of how many Grand Slam titles?
20. What has become the third most common cause of cancer deaths in the UK, overtaking breast cancer?
21. Who donated seven inches of hair to the Little Princess Trust, a cancer a charity that provides real hair wigs to children and young adults?
22. Why was 59-year-old Danielle Perrett in the headlines?
23. Which store was named after the initials of its founder, who died this week age 91, the farm he grew up on and the nearest village?
24. Whose contract has not been renewed on Strictly Come Dancing?
25. The new £5 coin carries the letters E, C, W and G - what do they stand for?

Answers here

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