Friday, 23 June 2017

Have a crack at this week's newsquiz

Last week's top solo scorer in the newsquiz was Liz Gerard with 17. The top team efforts were by Christopher Dean and Ailsa Leslie and the Penman Partnership (with help from brother-in-law Matthew) who scored 19. James Dunn and Lydia Willgress also notched up an impressive 18. Here is this week's quiz. As usual 25 questions about the week - let me know how you get on.

The Mirror reports on Grenfell Tower (Questions 7 and 8)
1. How many Bills did Theresa May outline in the Queen’s Speech?
2. What do fox hunting, grammar schools and the dementia tax have in common?
3. A Day of Rage which aimed to 'shut down London' was organised by which Marxist group? 
4. Theresa May told an EU summit that a 'UK settled status' will grant equal rights on healthcare, education, benefits and pensions to EU citizens who have lived in the country for how many years?
5. In an interview on Radio 4, presenter Eddie Mair told Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson: 'It’s not a ____  ____ sketch. You can’t answer the question before last.' What are the two missing words? 
6. David Dimbleby ejected a member of the Question Time audience after the heckler refused to allow which politician to finish his answer?
7. Around 250 homeless survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire will be rehoused in a development bought by the City of London Corporation. What is the development called?
8. Which song was released as the fundraising single for victims of the Grenfell Tower blaze?
9. What is the name of the man arrested for the terrorist attack against Muslims in Finsbury Park?
10. Why did Prince Charles say he was ‘deeply impressed’ by Mohammed Mahmoud?
11. A man suspected of being a would-be suicide bomber was shot dead by police at which railway station?
12. Prince Harry said in an interview that he didn’t believe anyone in the royal family wanted to be king or queen. Which magazine was he talking to?
13. Which country suspended air combat missions over Syria after Russia threatened that it would treat any plane from the US-led coalition as a potential target?
14. He introduced the townsfolk of Camberwick Green, read out the roll call for Trumpton and was voted as having the best-loved UK kids’ television voice. Who is he?
15. Why was Otto Warmbier in the headlines?
16. Andy Murray crashed out in the first round of the Aegon Championships at Queen’s but donated his £11,986 appearance money to what?
17. Four former bank executives were charged by the Serious Fraud Office over the way the bank raised billions of pounds from Qatar? Which bank did they work for?
18. Thirty boys from ISCA Academy in Exeter wore what item of clothing in protest?
19. Odds-on favourite, Order Of St George, was defeated in the Gold Cup at Ascot by which large fruit?
20. Forest fires in which European country killed more than 60 people?
21. Who said: 'I feel like I have let a lot of people down and for that I am truly sorry. I want to thank my wife, family and closest friends for helping me through this really difficult time'?
22. Two men died and another man was airlifted to hospital after a crane collapsed in which town?
23. Who announced his retirement by saying: ‘I’m nearly 100, old thing. You know when it’s time. All the younger people are doing it so well, they don’t want to come back to an old fart like me. It’s time to say goodbye’?
24. Eight men were arrested in connection with an investigation into historical child sexual abuse in Rotherham as part of a National Crime Agency Operation. What is the operation called?
25. Who joked about assassinating President Donald Trump at Glastonbury Festival, asking 'When was the last time an actor assassinated a President?’

Answers here

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