Friday, 9 February 2018

The newsquiz ... 25 questions about the week

The two top scorers in last week's newsquiz were Joel Taylor and Elly Rewcastle who both ran up a hugely impressive 23 points. Amazing. I clearly need to make it much tougher. Here is this week's quiz. As usual, there are 25 questions about the week's events. Give it a go and let me know how you get on. 

Thursday's front pages

1. Police are investigating after Tory backbencher Jacob Rees-Mogg was caught in the middle of a scuffle at which university?
2. Jacob Rees-Mogg posted a video on Instagram of his one-year-old son Alfred learning to say what word?
3.  American billionaire George Soros’s foundation has given more than £400,000 to a campaign trying to do what?
4. The Fawcett Society said it would be a ‘fitting tribute’ to pardon which movement in 2018?
5. The alleged fantasist who sparked the Westminster paedophile investigation has been charged with child sex offences. The man can only be identified by what name?
6. The East Coast rail franchise could be returned to the public sector after the government announced it had breached its £3.3billion contract. Which two companies run the franchise?
7. Lloyds Banking Group has banned credit card customers from buying what?
8. Piers Morgan criticised the BBC for broadcasting a cartoon of him, with his face against Donald Trump’s backside, saying: 'If they did it to ____ ____  and ____ ____ - somebody WOULD be sacked.’ What are the two missing names?
9. One of Jamie Bulger’s killers, Jon Venables, was jailed for how long after admitting charges of making indecent images of children?
10. What did Bournemouth council do in response to 'the depth of feeling’ by people, including Professor Green?
11. Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau came under fire after he interrupted a woman and corrected her for saying what word?
12. Lollipop man Colin Spencer, 83, has been told by Stockport Council to stop doing what? 
13. Justin Timberlake was mocked on social media for his Super Bowl outfit - a camouflage print suit and a shirt that featured a rural landscape and deer. Who designed it?
14. What killed up to 40 of the Queen’s swans?
15. Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, who were captured this week, were part of a gang with which nickname?
16. Which organisation placed full-page advertisements in national newspapers, and has written to the Equality and Human Rights Commission, calling for an end to the ‘discrimination' against its members?
17. The family of missing Richey Edwards believe they have new evidence that could shed light on his disappearance 23 years ago. Edwards was a guitarist for which band?
18. Who has been chosen to represent the UK at this year’s Eurovision Song contest?
19. Chelsea lost consecutive Premier League games by a three-goal margin for the first time since 1995. Name the two teams who they lost to in their last two games. Half a point each.
20. A mannequin named Starman rode towards Mars in which car on board a Falcon Heavy jumbo rocket?
21. A 20-year-old female student died after being crushed outside the Missoula nightclub in which city?
22. John Mahoney, who died in a Chicago hospital age 77, was famous for playing which TV role from 1993 to 2004?
23. Northern & Shell's publications include the Daily Express, Sunday Express, Daily Star and Daily Star Sunday, as well as three celebrity magazines, OK!, New! and Star were bought by which group?
24. What did Lizzy Yarnold carry?
25. What did Belen Aldecosea say she did with her hamster, Pebbles, when she was told at Baltimore Airport that it wasn’t allowed on a plane?

Answers here

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