Friday, 11 November 2016

Test your knowledge with the newsquiz

Well, that was an amazing newsweek. I could easily have written 25 questions just about the American elections - but you will be pleased to know I haven't. Last week's top individual scorer was Adam Shergold with 16. The top team score was an impressive 18 by The Penmans (with Daisy on fire). Here are this week's questions. As usual 25 points to be won. Let me know how you get on.

The biggest story of the week (Questions 1-5)

1. Donald Trump needed 270 electoral votes to win the presidential election. How many did he actually get?

2. Donald Trump will be what number president of the US?
3. In his acceptance speech Donald Trump said: 'Now it’s time for America to bind the _____ _____ _____’. What are the three missing words?
4. Which currency took its biggest two-day tumble in more than 20 years after the Trump victory?
5. Police threw stun grenades and flares at crowds of rioters after anti-Trump protests turned violent in which city?
6. Theresa May said: 'I don't want to take ____ for granted like Britain has done in the past.’ What is the missing word?
7. An extra minute's silence was added to the Armistice Day ceremony at which town’s Cenotaph today?
8. Prince Harry laid a wreath at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire and read the poem The Soldier. Who wrote it?
9. Andy Murray was ranked world No 1 in tennis after reaching the final of which tournament?
10. The killing of a ten-year-old boy - and his father's fight for justice - was the subject of a BBC drama. What was it called?
11. Police stormed into which racecourse weighing room to arrest one of three jockeys accused of raping an 18-year-old girl?
12. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announced eight military sites are to close. They include which garrison, built following the Battle of Culloden, that is the home of the Black Watch battalion?
13. Russia said two of its destroyers forced away a submarine spying on the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov in the Mediterranean. From which country was the sub?

14. Who admitted it had been hit by 'a systematic, sophisticated attack' at the weekend?
15. Leslie Ronald was born in Cinderford, Gloucestershire, in 1921, and was the first person to have consecutive No 1 hits in the UK. How was he better known?
16. Matthew Baker and James Whitlock went missing from which institution?
17. Seven MPs from the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee claimed they were ‘bugged’ during a visit to which company’s headquarters?
18. What caused a social media storm when it changed shape and reduced weight?
19. A statement issued this week said: 'This is not a game - it is her life and his.’ Name the two people that statement is referring to. Half a point each.
20. A report found that numerous errors were made in Scotland Yard's investigation into paedophile allegations against VIPs and that the decision to abandon the police operation should have been made earlier. What was the operation called?
21. M&S announced the closure of how many UK clothing and homeware shops?

22. Jill Gascoine’s husband revealed she was is in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s. She was best known for her role in a TV police series which ran from 1980 to 1984. What was it called?
23. His first eponymous album was released in 1967 and his last, You Want It Darker, was released this year. Who is he?
24. Why was Nick Jablonka in the headlines?
25. Who said: ‘I’ll be 56 in December and there’s life in the old bird yet. Now I’m a menopausal mama, I’m having the time of my life’?

Answers here

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