Friday, 4 November 2016

Test your news knowledge with the newsquiz

The top scorer in last week's newsquiz was Janet Boyle with an impressive 15.5. Here is this week's quiz. As usual there are 25 questions about the week. Give it a go and let me know how you get on. 

Brexit blocked - MailOnline breaks the news
1. The British Government is to appeal against the High Court’s decision that parliament must vote on Article 50. Which court will hear the appeal?
2. Name the businesswoman who led the campaign for a judicial review of the Government’s triggering of Article 50.
3. Bookmaker Ladbrokes halved the odds, to 7/4, of what happening? 
4. Which MP announced he was standing down with immediate effect due to 'irreconcilable policy differences with the current Government’?
5. Home Secretary Amber Rudd told MPs there will be 'no statutory inquiry or independent review' into what?
6. One of England’s oldest hotels was destroyed in a huge fire in Exeter. What was the hotel called?
7. MPs were accused of bringing the House of Commons into ‘disrepute' after voting to allow Keith Vaz to join what?
8. As news of their relationship broke, Prince Harry has apparently been staying at actress Meghan Markle's house in which city?
9. Michael Heseltine dismissed as 'rubbish’ a story that he had choked the family dog to death. What was the dog called?
10. A race meeting was abandoned after jockeys Freddie Tylicki and Jim Crowley were treated for serious injuries after a fall at which racecourse?
11. Which two celebrities paid £15,000 each for artwork by 11-year-old Rhea Kara? Half a point each.
12. Brett McGurk wrote on Twitter: 'Ways to go, but ahead of schedule.’ What was he referring to?
13. The head of MI5 warned that Russia is willing to use 'propaganda, espionage, subversion and cyber-attacks' against countries including the UK. What is his name?
14. England players will wear poppies when they play on Remembrance Sunday despite a Fifa regulation banning them. Who are England playing?
15. Why was Tomasz Kroker in the headlines?
16. A 22-year-old man was stabbed to death in a knife ambush by masked men on a night of Halloween mayhem in which town?
17. A 36-foot effigy of who is to be burned at Edenbridge bonfire on Guy Fawkes night?
18. Who beat England in a Test match for the first time ever?
19. According to official figures how many people died in the four earthquakes that struck central Italy this week?
20. A new batch of email messages that, according to the FBI, may be pertinent to Hillary Clinton’s campaign were found on whose laptop?
21. What did Theresa May wear to accept her Politician of the Year Award from George Osborne?
22. Who agreed to stay in his job until June 2019?
23. Theresa May made a mistake and offered her congratulations to Jeremy Corbyn at Prime Minister’s Question Time. What did she congratulate him on?
24. The new pound coin will be introduced next March. How many sides will it have?
25. Who is to stage a concert to reopen the Bataclan music venue in Paris this month, the day before the first anniversary of the attack that killed 90 concert-goers?

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