Friday, 2 March 2018

Test your news knowledge with this week's quiz

There were some good scores in last week's newsquiz. Miles Dilworth weighed in with a personal best of 19, narrowly ahead of Janet Boyle on 18.5 and Toby Brown and Simon O'Neill on 18. Marc Beyeler's team scored 17. Here's this week's quiz - as usual 25 questions about the week. Give it a go and let me know how you get on. 

The weather dominates the front pages this week (Questions 1 to 4)
1. What is the name of the storm that came from Spain and Portugal and collided with the Beast from the East to cause weather havoc in the UK?
2. What did the Met Office issue for only the third time since 2011?
3. Why was baby Sienna Waring in the headlines?
4. Mother-of-two Charmaine Laurie, 45, was praised after a video of her doing what in Edinburgh went viral? 
5. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was criticised for comparing crossing the Irish border after Brexit to what? 
6. In a speech to the Creative Industries Federation former Prime Minister John Major described the Brexit campaign's aspiration to spend an extra £350m a week on the NHS as a ridiculous ______’. What is the missing word?
7. Theresa May told the Westminster Correspondents' dinner that during election canvassing last year she interrupted a couple having sex where?
8. Hugh Grant reacted to the Government dropping the second part of the Leveson inquiry into Press standards by tweeting that two people 'wiggle their fingers and their puppet prime minister dances. A depressing and shameful spectacle.’ Which two people did he name? Half a point for each.
9. The Metropolitan Police are to question Max Mosley, the former president of world motorsport’s governing body, after allegations of racist behaviour following an investigation by which newspaper?
10. Donald Trump berated his Republican colleagues at a White House meeting saying: 'Some of you people are ____ of the NRA. You can’t be ____’. What is the missing word?
11. Donald Trump announced stiff tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium. What percent did he announce for both? Half a point for each.
12. Vladimir Putin said Russia is testing a new line of ICBMs and the US responded by saying he had violated the INF treaty. What do ICBM and INF stand for? Half a point for each.
13. Phil Neville's reign as head coach of England Women football team got off to the perfect start with a 4-1 victory against which country?
14. Harry Smith, executive chairman and managing director of Gurr Johns, spent £113 million on what this week?
15. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge appeared with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at a forum organised by which charitable organisation?
16. Which retailer, with more than 200 stores and 2,300 staff, collapsed into administration after talks with buyers failed to secure a sale?
17. Which restaurant chain is reportedly preparing to close 100 of its 300 outlets in an attempt to rescue the business?
18. How were Mary Rajoobeer, 46, and her teenage sons Shane and Sean killed?
19. A coroner in Brighton said Zac Cox died because practices at his workplace were 'inherently unsafe’. Where was he working?
20. Who did Sheila Farebrother leave two ceramic urns to in her will?
21. She was Alice Tinker in the Vicar of Dibley and Honey Thacker in Notting Hill. Who is she?
22. How did privately educated former foreign exchange dealer David Adams usually travel to the 130 homes he burgled in Dorset and Hampshire?
23. The Royal Mint has released 26 different 10p coins to showcase the 'A to Z of what makes Britain great’. What is depicted on A?
24. Who said he would never travel on public transport again after he was  abused on a train from Scotland to London?
25. Rolling Stone Keith Richards apologised to Mick Jagger after telling the Wall Street Journal Magazine that his bandmate was a ‘___ ___ ___’ who should get 'the snip’. What are the three missing words?

Answers here

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