Friday, 12 May 2017

Have a crack at this week's newsquiz

The top individual score in last week's newsquiz was Simon O'Neill with a modest 13. Liz Gerard was second with 12. It must have been a tough one. The top teams were Dominic and Greg Hurst with 17, narrowly ahead of the Penman Partnership and the Batstone Collective on 16. 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. 

The front and back pages of Liberation - 
Well played on the front, Well done on the back (Questions 9 and 10)

1. The Labour manifesto said it would repeal a Tory act from 1993 and bring what under state ownership?

2. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell promised Labour would not increase income tax in the next parliament for anyone earning less than what amount?
3. Labour said a policy in the Tory manifesto was 'desperate stuff' while the Lib Dems said it was 'never a good idea to copy the economic strategy of Ed Miliband'. What policy were they referring to
4. Philip May, appearing with his wife Theresa on the One Show, said he could decide when, but not if, he carried out which household chore?

5. Why was BBC cameraman Giles Wooltorton taken to hospital?
6. The Bank of England raised its forecast for inflation this year from its earlier forecast of 2.4 per cent to what figure?
7. US President Donald Trump fired the FBI director James Comey this week. How old is Comey?
8. In his letter to James Comey, Donald Trump wrote: ‘You are hereby ________ and removed from office, effective immediately’. What is the missing word?
9. Emmanuel Macron gained what per cent of the vote to win the French election?
10. French President-elect Macron vowed during his election campaign to renegotiate the agreement which enables British border officials to carry out checks in France. Which town in Northern France is the agreement named after?
11. What was the name of the ride at Drayton Manor on which an 11-year-old girl was killed?
12. How many schoolgirls did Islamist militants Boko Haram release on Sunday?
13. England have been drawn with which other two countries in Pool C for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan? Half a point each.
14. He played the lead role in Catweazle, was the Crowman in Worzel Gummidge, and turned down the role of Doctor Who twice. Who is he?
15. Who made his Hollywood debut as a knight called Trigger in King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword?
16. Why were 21-year-old Rizlaine Boular and her mother in the headlines?
17. Who received a best actor award at the MTV movie and TV awards and said: 'Acting is about the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes. And that doesn’t need to be separated into two different categories'?
18. Which country destroyed a box of rare daisies from the 1850s which were on loan from National Museum of Natural History in Paris after a paperwork mix-up?
19. Which musician was charged with a public order offence after witnesses alleged he hit a woman with a sports racquet?
20. An oil trader who built up a fortune in a Russian energy business has been ordered to pay how much to his estranged wife by a London High Court judge?
21. FIFA launched an investigation after it was alleged that agent Mino Raiola is to earn £41 million from the transfer of which footballer?
22. Lucie Jones is singing the UK’s entry in the Eurovision song contest in Kiev on Saturday. What is the song called?
23. Italian DJ Robert Miles, who died this week age 47, was best known for a dance anthem which reached No.1 in 12 countries after its release in 1996. What was it called?
24. Former Countdown presenter Carol Vordeman said she had felt suicidal and suffered 'extreme depression' brought on by what?
25. Southeastern tweeted that trains were being ‘cautioned’ in Kent after what was spotted on a railway line?

Answers here

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