Friday, 13 July 2018

25 questions about the week's news

The top solo scorer in last week’s newsquiz was Kieran Corcoran with an impressive 18 points. The top team was the Penmans (including Daisy) with an amazing 21. It has been a busy old news week so there was certainly no shortage of stories for this week’s quiz. Here it is ... as usual 25 questions about the week. Give it a go and let me know how you get on. 

Over and out - England's semi-final defeat dominates Thursday's front pages
1. Who was appointed Brexit secretary after David Davis resigned from the Government?
2. In a letter, announcing his resignation as Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson said the UK was truly headed for what status?
3. New Health Secretary Matt Hancock previously held which Cabinet position?
4. Donald Trump arrived in the UK at which airport?
5. Before his visit to Europe, US President Donald Trump said: 'So I have Nato, I have the UK which is in somewhat turmoil, and I have ___. Frankly, ___ may be the easiest of them all.’ What is the missing word?
6. Conservative MP Michael Fabricant apologised for tweeting a cartoon image of Sadiq Khan being mounted by what?
7. Thailand's Prime Minister said the 12 schoolboys rescued from the caves had been given which drug to stop them from panicking?
8. Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic, who broke English hearts by scoring the winning goal in the 109th minute of the World Cup semi-final, plays for which club?
9. Larissa Bell, 21, from Glasgow was filmed dancing on what following England’s World Cup victory against Sweden?
10. The FA was fined £50,000 after players Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Raheem Sterling wore 'unauthorised' what in the quarter final against Sweden?
11. Lord Carrington, who died this week at 99, resigned as Foreign Secretary in the 1980s after accepting full responsibility for what event which he later called the most sorrowful day of his political life?
12. Who is next in this sequence: 5. Keith Joseph 4. Kenneth Robinson 3. Anuerin Bevan 2. Norman Fowler? 
13. Why were Rick Stanton, John Volanthen and Jason Mallinson in the headlines?
14. Husnain Rashid, 32, was jailed for life for encouraging jihadists to launch a terror attack on who while at school?
15. How many planes were used to spell out the number 100 in the fly-past to celebrate the centenary of the RAF?
16. In a speech at the centenary fly-past the Queen said the RAF's hallmarks were 'tenacity, skill and ____’. What is the missing word?
17. Serena Williams was seeded 25 at Wimbledon but still made it through to Saturday’s singles final. Who will she play?
18. The information commissioner announced that Facebook is to be fined how much, the maximum amount possible, for its part in the Cambridge Analytica scandal?
19. Footballer Alan Gilzean, who died at 79, won 22 Scotland caps, scoring 12 goals, and also scored 133 goals in 439 games for which English club?
20. Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $4.7billion (£3.6billion) in damages to 22 women who alleged that what caused them to develop ovarian cancer?
21. Which television and radio presenter was put into a medically induced coma after becoming unwell on a flight to Britain from the United States?
22. Who did American politician Sarah Palin call 'evil, exploitative and sick’ after he duped her into an interview by posing as a wounded military veteran?
23. Actor George Clooney was taken to hospital after he was knocked off his moped by a car on which island?
24. Who became the third member of his family to die in a motor racing accident?
25. Prince Harry’s christening present to his nephew Prince Louis was an £8,000 first edition copy of which book?

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