Saturday, 21 November 2015

The newsquiz reflects a grim week

In a grim newsweek, here is this week's newsquiz. Last week's top individual scorers was Sophie Jamieson with 14 and the top team score was by the Batstones. Others in double figures included Chris Lennon 11 and Dan Williams 10. Let me know how you get on.

Grim front pages reflect a terrible week 
1. According to an Institute of Economics and Peace report on global terrorism which was the most brutal terrorist organisation in the world last year, killing 6,664 people? 
2. What is the name of the hotel in Mali where 27 hostages were murdered?
3. What was the name of the French police dog killed in the Paris siege?
4. In which area of Paris were three terrorists killed during a police raid?
5. What are the three Stay Safe things security chiefs in Britain have advised you should do if caught up in a Paris-style attack? 
6. How was Mohammed Emwazi better known to the media (and world)?
7. Who said:  'Christmas is approaching: There will be lights, parties, Christmas trees and nativity scenes... it's all a charade. The world continues to go to war. The world has not chosen a peaceful path.'?
8. Who abseiled down the Residential Outdoor Education Centre in Capel Curig, North Wales?
9. Who was banned from the Tory party for life after accusations of bullying, harassment and blackmail?
10. Announcing his retirement from international cricket, fast bowler Mitchell Johnson revealed that an incident forced him to change his aggressive style? What was it?
11. She lived in Ambleside Avenue, was once sentenced to 18 months in jail, 30 MPs, including Tony Benn, signed a Commons motion in her support and Julie Walters played her in a movie. Who is she?
12. World leaders have been attending the APEC summit in Manila? What does APEC stand for?
13. Which Californian singer was played loudly to disperse protestors at the APEC summit?
14. Warren Mitchell, who died this week, won a BAFTA for his character Alf Garnett in which TV series?
Two teenager boys were stabbed at a school in which London area?
16. In which city did Prince Charles celebrate his 67th birthday?

Eddie Jones was announced as England’s new rugby coach. How old is he?
18. Apple executive Jimmy Iovine, said women, without help, struggle to find what?
19. Who had a transplant in 2004 with a kidney donated by his close friend Grant Kereama?
20. Who quit I'm a Celebrity after only three days on 'health grounds'?
21. Why was nurse Amanda Bruce in the headlines?
22. What has seven-year-old Lily-Grace Hooper told she could not use at Hambrook Primary School in Winterbourne Down?
23. Which television series is making a comeback after 12 years?
24. The SNP has been accused of accepting cash 'bribes' after it was revealed it accepted a £10,000 donation from which organisation?
25. Singer Carly Simon confirmed that one of the verses in her classic song You're So Vain is about which actor?

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