Friday, 1 June 2018

Here's this week's newsquiz

There were some good scores in last week’s newsquiz. You are either all paying more attention or it is getting easier. The top scores were 20.5 by Ben Jackson and Toby Brown (with a PB). Elly Rewcastle scored 19 and Janet Boyle 18.5. The top team were Three Legs' drinkers Peter and Stacey with 19, followed by Adam Batstone and Lucy Thorpe with 17.5. A special mention goes to Ian McCulloch who records a quiz score each week, usually in single figures, who scored a PB of 13. Well done. Here is this week’s quiz … as usual there are 25 questions about the week. Give it a go and let me know how you get on. 

Today's front pages
1. To the nearest decimal point what percentage of people voted for the repeal of the 8th amendment in Ireland?
2. Digital Minister Margot James said that if people had to use a secondary site to buy concert tickets, 'don't choose ____ they are the worst’. What is the missing word?
3. Who announced she was standing down, saying: 'I think making space for other people at this point is a straightforward thing to do and a good thing to do’?
4. Tommy Robinson, the founder of the far-right English Defence League, was jailed for 13 months after admitting which offence?
5. What was the name of the festival in Portsmouth that was cancelled after two youngsters died?
6. WH Smith was voted the worst retailer on the UK High Street in a survey of more than 10,000 consumers by Which? Name one of the three companies that came top.
7. Why did Arkady Babchenko apologise to his wife Olga?
8. England footballer Raheem Sterling defended his gun tattoo by saying:  'I made a promise to myself I would never touch a gun in my lifetime. I shoot with my ____ ____ so it has a deeper meaning.’ What are the two missing words?
9. Which chain is to be sold to the German company behind Krispy Kreme doughnuts for £1.5bn?
10. US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross announced that EU companies would face tariffs of a 25per cent and 10 percent from midnight last night on which products? Half a point for each.
11. Malian migrant Mamoudou Gassama was made a French citizen after being filmed hauling himself up four floors to save a child dangling from the balcony in Paris. How old was the child?
12. Sixteen people were injured when a bus ploughed into dozens of cars stuck in traffic in which town centre?
13. Benjamin Herman shot dead two female police officers, killed a car passenger and took a cleaner hostage in which city? 
14. Roseanne Barr’s TV show was cancelled after she made a ‘bad taste’ joke about former White House aide Valerie Jarrett, saying she looked like the lovechild of who? Half a point for each.
15. Who wore a black catsuit and said: 'I feel like a warrior in it, like a warrior princess or Queen from Wakanda maybe’?   
16. Alan Bean died aged 86 … why was he famous?
17. Who sent tweets saying: 'Haven’t really slept until now... the scenes are still running through my head again and again’ and 'I'd just like to turn back the time but that's not possible’?
18. Who marked a landmark birthday with a photo posing nude with a diamond encrusted guitar?
19. Italy’s caretaker Prime Minister Carlo Cottarelli is known by what nickname because of his reputation for cutting public spending?
20. What did veteran ‘feminist’ Germaine Greer say ‘would do’ as a punishment for rape?
21. Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has pleaded with planners to prevent his neighbour Robbie Williams from building what at his Kensington home?
22. Why did police advise residents in the German town of Lünebach to stay inside their homes?
23. Tony the Tiger and the Honey Monster are facing extinction from where?
24. What did comedian Marty Putz do to upset judges Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon?
25. Britain’s biggest family, the Radfords, is set to become larger after mother Susan posted a video message confirming that she is expecting a girl. When the baby is born, how many children will she have?

Answers here

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