Friday, 27 July 2018

Time to tackle the newsquiz

There were some excellent scores in last week’s newsquiz. Toby Brown scored a personal best of 22. It was the same score posted by The Penmans with Daisy. Janet Boyle scored 21 as did Heather and Peter Clifton. Was it too easy? Here is this week’s quiz, hopefully a little more testing. As usual there are 25 questions about the week’s events. Give it a go and let me know how you get on. 

Today's front pages
1. Prime Minister Theresa May is holding Brexit talks with Chancellor Sebastian Kurz in which country today (Friday)?
2. After Brexit secretary Dominic Raab published the details of the Withdrawal Agreement and Implementation Bill, ex-Brexit minister David Jones accused the Government of 'being prepared to write a ____ ____’. What are the two missing words?
3. Home Secretary Sajid Javid wrote to the US Attorney General Jeff Sessions 
over the prosecution of two British jihadis, saying the UK 'would not seek its usual assurance' that what would not be applied? 
4. Documents released by the National Archives revealed the aides risked having what thrown at them if they criticised Prime Minister John Major in the early 90s?
5. The Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party won a commanding victory in the Pakistan elections. Who is the party’s leader?
6. Five people were charged over an acid-attack on a three-year-old boy which took place at what store in Worcester?
7. Facebook’s share price fell on Thursday by the biggest ever one-day drop in any company’s market value. To the nearest billion dollars, how much was wiped off its market value?
8. Which company’s television advert has been banned for comparing one of its product's nutritional value to a protein shake?
9. Francesco Molinari became the first Italian to do what?
10. Who told MPs that 'Alexandre Benalla was never my lover'?
11. Which motorway service station in England is the worst, according to a survey by travel watchdog Transport Focus?
12. What is at its closest point to Earth since 2003 and visible as a 'bright red star’? 
13. Twenty-nine-year-old Faisal Hussain shot dead a ten-year-old girl and 18-year-old woman in which city?
14. What did Sky News presenter Colin Brazier ‘politely’ ask friends and family to do at his wife’s funeral?
15. The European Court of Justice ruled that 'four trapezoidal bars aligned on a rectangular base’ did not merit protected status in the EU. How are the bars better known?
16. Around 1,500 people were evacuated and animals were locked away after a wildfire threatened which UK zoo?
17. Wildfires tore through which small resort town near Athens, killing at least 74 people and injuring almost 200?
18. Why was Tini Owens, 68, in the headlines?
19. What belonging to Donald Trump was destroyed by a pick axe?
20. A survey across the UK, US, Canada, Australia and India concluded that what was the most popular time for ordering takeaway food online?
21. Who returned to his roots with an intimate free concert for 300 people on Thursday night?
22. BBC Radio 1 pulled an interview after an online backlash when it announced who was going to appear on Charlie Sloth's show?
23. Which estate agent apologised after running an advert for a two-bedroom house for female students with 'reduced rent for special favours’?
24. Who said this week: 'I want to thank the medical staff at Macclesfield, Salford Royal and Alexandra hospitals. Believe me, without those people who gave me such great care I would not be sitting here today'? 
25. Eric Morecambe’s tongue twister about a football result came true at the weekend (sort of). What is it?

Answers here

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