Friday, 17 March 2017

Have a crack at this week's newsquiz

Last week's newsquiz was clearly a challenge with the top score a modest 15 by Liz Gerard. The Batstone Partnership (Adam and Lucy) scored 13 as did Chris Lennon. Here is this week's quiz. As usual 25 questions about the week's events. Let me know how you get on.
The Chancellor's U-turn (Question 2)
1. Theresa May said 'now is not the time' for what?
2. Who did Chancellor Phil Hammond ‘credit’ as the first person to point out that raising National Insurance contributions for the self employed was breaking an election manifesto promise?
3. Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan called the Dutch 'Nazi ______.’ What is the missing word?
4. The Home Office has given an extra £85,000 to extend Operation Grange to September this year. What is Operation Grange?
5. Six BBC crew members were among ten people injured on which island?
6. Which company launched a free app called Order & Pay?
7. What will Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig be doing together?
8. Which UK newspaper was voted Newspaper of the Year?
9. Whose photograph was used by Las Vegas airport on a poster about its new maintenance work?
10. What event prompted Angela Merkel to say it was 'a good day for democracy’? 
11. Why was 17-year-old Kylian Barbey in the headline?
12. Families hid when which animal escaped from its cage and went on the run at Port Lympne wildlife park in Kent?
13. Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, known as Carlos the Jackal, appeared in a French court accused of throwing a hand grenade into a shopping area in Paris. In which year did the attack take place?
14. Video emerged of Prince William dancing during a lads’ ski trip in which resort?
15. Twelve police forces have passed files to the Crown Prosecution Service over allegations that up to 20 Conservative MPs did what?
16. Who rode into racing’s record books with the first-ever Cheltenham Festival four-timer by a jockey?
17. A 25-year-old man died from stab wounds after he and a friend were attacked by a man on Sunday morning in which town? 
18. Whose conviction for murder was downgraded to manslaughter by the Appeal Court?
19. What did communications intelligence agency GCHQ say were 'nonsense, utterly ridiculous and should be ignored’?
20. What was the name of the sniffer dog that was shot dead by police after it escaped its leash and grounded 16 flights at Auckland airport in New Zealand?
21. Which country asked Facebook to help investigate 'blasphemous content' posted on the social network?
22. Which four teams reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup. Half a point for three, one point for all four.
23. Who is Marks & Spencer teaming up with to launch a ‘Frazzled Cafe’ in 11 stores across the UK? 
24. Which company apologised after a tweet appeared on its official account that read '@realdonaldtrump You are actually a disgusting excuse of a President and we would love to have @BarackObama back, also you have tiny hands’?
25. Stunned viewers took to Twitter when a 'totally shocking' word appeared on the screen for around ten seconds during ITV’s 6pm news bulletin. What was the word?

Answers here

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