Friday, 9 March 2018

Can you beat Bhvishya's quiz score?

The new MailOnline trainees had an interesting first week in London. They had sessions with editor Danny Groom, deputy news-editor Amanda Williams and executive editor Ian WalkerRena Burton talked to them about SEO and former trainees, now senior reporters, Mark Duell and Chris Pleasance gave them tips about the journey ahead. The trainees wrote stories, headlines, bullets, intros and are tackling an exclusive project. This weekend they are putting together a breaking story. We finished the week, as always, with the newsquiz. The winner with 16 points was Bhvishya Patel, narrowly ahead of Byrony Jewell on 15. Faith Ridler came third with 13.5. The top online scorers in last week’s quiz - which everyone seemed to think was a toughie - were Janet Boyle and Liz Gerard, both with 15. Toby Brown and Gavin Devine were just behind on 14.5. The Penman Partnership was the top team on 13.5. Here’s this week’s quiz which, as usual, is 25 questions about the week. Give it a go, see if you can beat Bhvishya’s 16, and let me know how you get on.

Tuesday's front pages: The Russian poison story dominated the news week
1. What is the name of the Salisbury restaurant where Sergei Skripal, 66, and his 33-year-old daughter went for a meal before they were attacked with a nerve agent?
2. Name the Detective Sergeant who was poisoned when he helped Sergei Skripal and his daughter?
3. What did Tom Tugendhat, chairman of the Commons foreign affairs committee, say ministers should urge Britain’s allies to join?
4. What was the name of the film about a four-year-old deaf girl that won Best Live Action Short at the Oscars?
5. In his acceptance speech actor Gary Oldman told his mother to ‘put ___ ___ on, I’m bringing Oscar home’? What are the missing two words?
6. Terry Bryant, 47, appeared in Los Angeles Superior Court charged with stealing whose Oscar?
7. South Korea's national security chief Chung Eui-yong announced that Donald Trump 'would meet Kim Jong-un by ____ to achieve permanent denuclearization’. What is the missing month?
8. Trade Secretary Liam Fox is to travel to Washington next week to seek exemption from what?
9.  In which year did Roger Bannister, who died age 88, become the first man to break the four-minute mile?
10. Two students were arrested at which university after a video was uploaded to Twitter where the chants ‘we hate blacks’ and ‘we are the black haters’ could be heard?
11. Who broke down in tears during a Radio 5 Live interview when he said his childhood stopped days before his 12th birthday following the death of his mother?
12. Sisters Nicola and Rosie (aka Flo and Joan) received death threats following their duets for which company?
13. Who said this week: 'We’re not dealing in a legal system ... I’d have had more rights if I’d murdered someone.’?
14. Bill Roache was given compassionate leave from Coronation Street after the death of his 50-year-old daughter. What was her name?
15. Which publication announced it is to stop its print version after 66 years?
16. A leaked Government paper revealed that NHS workers are set to be offered a 6.5 per cent pay rise over three years but only if they do what?
17. Jayda Fransen and Paul Golding were jailed for 36 weeks and 18 weeks respectively after being found guilty of religiously-aggravated harassment. They are the leader and deputy leader of which organisation?
18. Meghan Markle was baptised into the Church of England at a secret ceremony at the Chapel Royal in which Palace?
19. The biggest names in Italian football attended the Santa Croce church in Florence and thousands of fans lined the streets to pay respects to who?
20. Police in Essex released Lamarr Chambers, a suspected drug smuggler, after he had refused to go to the toilet for how many days?
21. Former BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull revealed he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer which has spread to his legs, hips, pelvis and ribs. How old is he?
22. Which event started at Birmingham NEC yesterday and finishes on Sunday?
23. What do forensic scientists believe has been discovered on Howland Island, halfway between Papua New Guinea and Hawaii?
24. David Ogden Stiers who died this week at 75, played surgeon Winchester in which long-running television series?
25. Amazon announced a fix and an apparent explanation for what this week?

Answers here

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