Friday, 27 April 2018

Time to tackle the newsquiz

The top solo score in last week's quiz was Janet Boyle with an impressive 18 and the top team was Adam Batstone and Lucy Thorpe with 17. 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. 

Royal baby crazy: Tuesday's front pages (Questions 1 and 2)

1. What three names were given to the baby boy born to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge?
2. The new royal baby will be what number in the line to the throne?
3. Speaking to journalists at a lunch Home Secretary Amber Rudd said 'I don't feel I have been used in that way’ when asked if she was what?
4. Who chaired the Home Affairs Select Committee which accused Theresa May of repeatedly ignoring warnings about the 'damage her obsession with her net migration target was doing’?
5. The White House announced that President Donald Trump is to visit the UK on which date?
6. Who accused rebel MPs of 'working overtime trying to present the Labour Party as a morass of misogyny, anti-Semitism and bullying’?
7. The father of Alfie Evans, the baby at a centre of a legal battle in Liverpool, said of his son surviving after being taken off life support: 'Some people say it’s a miracle. It’s not a miracle; it’s a _____.’ What is the missing word?
8. Kim Jong-un made history as he became the first North Korean leader to cross the 38th parallel since the Korean War ended how many years ago?
9. How many people were killed when a van driver drove at 70mph along a pavement in Toronto?
10. The van driver who killed pedestrians in Toronto had posted on Facebook saying he was joining the 'Incel Rebellion’. What is Incel short for?
11. Chief executive Paul Pester said his company is 'on our knees’. Which company is he in charge of?
12. He often said he could drink his own weight in booze, was briefly married to a six-foot two model and his screen roles included Griphook. Who is he?
13. Prime Minister Theresa May announced that a national commemoration of whom is to take place on April 22 each year?
14. Why was 53-year-old Sean Cox in the news?
15. Why will Jackson Carlaw be taking over as temporary leader of the Scottish Conservatives?
16. French president Emmanuel Macron alluded to the fact his relationship with Donald Trump reminded him of that of Benjamin Franklin and which Frenchmen who 'embraced each other by hugging one another and kissing each other's cheeks'?
17. What did Everton captain Phil Jagielka carry on to the pitch before the match against Newcastle on Monday evening?
18. More than £100,000 was raised for the charity that 
MasterChef contestant Matt Campbell was raising money for when he died during the London Marathon. What is the charity called?
19. A bronze casting by artist Gillian Wearing became the first statue of a woman in Parliament Square. Who is depicted in the statue?
20. The Football Association announced it has received an offer to buy Wembley stadium from Shahid Khan, who is the owner of which British football club?
21. The body of the Swedish DJ Avicii was found at a hotel in which country?
22. Who called a prosecutor an asshole in court after he had asked the judge not to grant bail?
23. Who announced he was suing Facebook for running fake adverts using his name?
24. Kanye West tweeted: 'You don't have to agree with trump but the mob can't make me not love him. We are both _____ energy. He is my brother.’ What is the missing word?
25. Malcolm Trobe, deputy general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said what was being removed from exam rooms as they were a ‘cause of unnecessary stress’?

Answers here

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