Friday, 11 May 2018

Test your news knowledge with this week's quiz

The top scorer in last week’s newsquiz was Toby Brown with 19. The top team was Dominic Hurst, Joe Williams, David Kohn and Phil Parsons with 18. Janet Boyle was also up there with 17. Here’s this week’s quiz - as usual 25 questions about the week. Let me know how you get on.

Today's front pages
1. Donald Trump told reporters: 'I would advise Iran not to start their nuclear programme. I would advise them very strongly. If they do there will be very ____ ____’. What are the two missing words?
2. Iran and Israel edged closer to all-out war after Israel’s military said its positions in which region were fired at with a barrage of Iranian rockets?
3. Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei said that Donald Trump would become the food for which two creatures? Half a point for each
4. US President Donald Trump tweeted that he will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in which country?
5. The House of Lords voted to keep the UK in the single market after how many peers defied the Labour whip?
6. The Resolution Foundation recommended that every person in Britain should receive how much money when they turn 25?
7. The Government is considering banning what product which, according to Water UK, makes up 93 per cent of the material causing sewer blockages?
8. John Grogan was the only Labour MP to vote against what?
9. Who reportedly asked: 'How did Doncaster get on?’
10. The Met Office said temperatures reached 28.7C in London on Monday, making it the highest since the early May bank holiday was introduced. In what year did the May Day holiday start?
11. Which two football teams were automatically promoted to the Premier League. Half a point for each?
12. Who told viewers: 'I am going to be away for a couple of weeks or so. I’m having a small hospital operation and I will be back as soon as I possibly can, so be kind please to whoever is sitting in this chair next week’?
13. What was banned from the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival after organisers described them as ‘grotesque’ and said they wanted to restore a bit of decency?
14. A 14-hour stand-off between a gunman and armed police took place in Paradise Square in which city?
15. Safaa Boular, 18, appeared at the Old Bailey accused of plotting a gun and grenade ambush on which building? 
16. Which company is recalling more than 300,000 cars in the UK because of an electrical fault that has caused some vehicles to cut out?
17. William and Shelby Thurston were found guilty of manslaughter after a seven-year-old girl died after playing on what?
18. Scientist Dr David Goodall travelled to Switzerland to take his own life at a suicide clinic. How old was he?
19. Why was Scott Mitchell in the headlines?
20. Zanele Ndlovu married five days after what had happened to her?
21. American lifestyle magazine Town & Country apologised to who after she was 'disinvited' to a social change event?
22. What is the name of Melania Trump’s campaign to keep children happy and healthy?
23. Seven million viewers tuned into Coronation Street to watch the aftermath of which character's suicide?
24. SuRie will represent the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon on Saturday. What is the name of her song?
25. What did world snooker champion Mark Williams wear for his victory press conference?

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