Friday, 20 July 2018

Test your news knowledge with this week's quiz

There were some good scores in last week's newsquiz. The best was an impressive 21 by Andy Reed. The Penmans scored a powerful 20 - particularly good as they were without daughter Daisy. Other strong scores included 18 by Janet Boyle, 17 by Ginger ElvisToby Brown and the Tomes Family, 16.5 by Adam Batstone and Lucy Thorpe and 16 by Damon Wake. Here is this week's quiz - as usual 25 questions about the week. Give it a go and let me know how you get on. 
They think it's all over ... it is now. 
How the French papers reported the World Cup
(Questions 11 and 12)
1. After meeting Vladimir Putin, US President Donald Trump clarified his position on Russian meddling in the election by saying: 'In a key sentence in my remarks, I said the word ____ instead of ____’. What are the two missing words. Half a point each.
2. After the summit in Helsinki Donald Trump said which country had strong and aggressive people who could start world war three?
3. On The Andrew Marr Show what did Prime Minister Theresa May say was the 'brutal suggestion' she was given by US President Donald Trump over Brexit?
4. In his resignation speech to the Commons Boris Johnson compared the 'miserable permanent limbo’ of the Chequers agreement to the ‘bright certainty’ and ‘great clarity’ that was laid out where 18 months ago?
5. Jacob Rees-Mogg described Boris Johnson’s resignation address as ‘the speech of a ____’? What is the missing word?
6. Which Tory MP laid into her own party's hardliners with 'gold-plated pensions’ and 'inherited wealth' who are pushing through 'their version of Brexit' with no regard for the 'hundreds of thousands of jobs' that may be lost?
7. Former Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said in a letter of apology: 'The Tories don’t deserve any luck, I’m so sorry I inadvertently granted them some.’ What did he do?
8. The Labour Party launched disciplinary action against the MP for Barking after a public confrontation in which she called Jeremy Corbyn an antisemitic racist. Who is she?
9. High Court judge Justice Mann awarded Sir Cliff Richard how much in damages in the case against the BBC for breaching his privacy?
10. The flat belonging to Sir Cliff Richard that was raided by South Yorkshire police and was filmed by the BBC was in which Berkshire village?
11. Who won the Golden Ball award for best player at the World Cup?
12. How many members of the Russian punk activist group Pussy Riot were jailed for 15 days for disrupting the World Cup final by running onto the pitch?
13. Annual profits at Sports Direct fell by 73 per cent after the firm took a £85.4 million hit on its holding in which high street retailer?
14. It was reported that which fashion label burns £28million worth of clothes every year to prevent them being sold at discount prices on the 'grey market' to the 'wrong people’?
15. Tests involving 112,000 people concluded that there was no evidence for the widely-held belief that taking what product gives protection from a heart attack, stroke or early death?
16. Which country picked up a Wimbledon title for the first time in 22 years?
17. Thomas Channon, 18, became the third British holidaymaker to die this year at the Eden Roc holiday complex in which resort?
18. Why were people living in the village of Innaarsuit evacuated?
19. Why was 64-year-old former Ukip councillor Stephen Searle in the headlines?
20. The recipe for which chocolate bar was changed for the first time in 100 years with 30 per cent less sugar?
21. Sir David Attenborough called on the people to take part in the world's biggest count of what?
22. Students at the University of Manchester have painted over a poem on a mural by which writer, saying he was racist?
23. The British Open is being held at which golf course?
24. The X Factor revealed three new judges who will sit alongside Simon Cowell in the next series. Name two of them.
25. The most famous book by Clive King, who died aged 94, was the 1963 story of a stone-age hunter living in modern-day Kent which sold more than two million copies. What was it called?

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