Newsquiz answers

Saturday September 20 quiz answers

1. 84.5 per cent (so 84 or 85 is correct). Bonus - Andy Murray. BonusNorth Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire 
2. Cilla Black
3. Thailand
4. 14
5. Greg Norman
6. The Riot Club
7. The musical director allegedly impersonated Hitler in front of a German choir
8. Enduro Charity Bike ride Bonus - John Cantlie. Bonus - 47
9. Marry George Cooney (in Venice)
10. Watching a volley ball game
11. Koh Tao
12. Barbie
13. Phones 4U 
14. Liverpool and Everton
15. Swansea
16. Agent Fifi - her job was to test if trainee secret agents could keep their mouths shut
17.  Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St Andrews
18.  A pedestrian mobile texting lane
19. Wilbur Smith  
20. The lower section is flesh coloured and they appear to be naked

Friday September 12 quiz answers

1. Elizabeth and Victoria. Bonus - Invictus Games 
2. Penny Junor.
3. Steffi Graf. Bonus - 17
4. The Saltire. Bonus - North Korea
5. Discharging a firearm in public (in a restaurant)
6. Bread
711
8. Luton
9. Justin Beiber
10. British businessman killed by a great white shark in Bryon Bay, Australia
11. The 16.46 between London Euston and Crewe
12. Dave Gorman
13. Michael Schumacher
14. Claudia Winkleman
15. U2
16. Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO)
17. Swimmer Rebecca Adlington 
18. He was named as Jack the Ripper in a new book
19. Alibaba
20. Roger Moore

Friday September 5 quiz answers

1 American and UK survivors of Ebola
2 Icebreaker
3 Tony Blair
4 They were not wearing black leather shoes
5 Turned the fire hose on them
6 Ivan. Bonus: Prague
7 Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Wales
8 Half brothers released on DNA evidence after 30 years in Death Row in North Carolina
 9 Douglas Carswell
10 Ryder Cup
11 ACTED (France-based). Bonus: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi  
12 India
13 Actress Maxine Peake
14 Two weeks. Bonus: France
15 Mayor of London, Boris Johnson
16 The Great British Bake Off
17 David Cassidy
18 The FTSE
19 Independent Press Standards Organisation
20 101

Saturday March 8 quiz answers

1 62p
2 A refund on all losing bets on the Oscar Pistorius trial if he is found not guilty.
3 Jay Z (Gold Jay Z)
4 Tony Hall Bonus Front Row
Blue Jasmine Bonus Bradley Cooper
6 Republic of Ireland (2-1 to Serbia) Bonus Consultant pyschiatrist
7 He achieved nuclear fusion after building a reactor at his school in Preston.
8 Blue and yellow Bonus Hillary Clinton
9 UKIP members
10 Jonathan Ross
11 There is no jury
12 New York Times
13 Ray Quinn, Hayley Tamaddon and Beth Tweddle
14 Children of the Universe
15 Norway
16 Weekly bin collections
17 Miss Havisham
18 Birmingham City (Carson Yeung)
19 Special Demonstration Squad Bonus Dominic Grieve
20 Sandwiches (saying that a lady and gentleman only ever eat with a knife and fork). 

Saturday March 1 quiz answers

1 Bournemouth 
2 John Downey. First bonus, 1982. Second bonus, Peter Robinson
3 Loose Women
4 Doncaster Rovers (reserves)
5 Angela Merkel, German Chancellor
6 Standard Life
7 Pre-nuptial agreements
8 Secretary of State for Health (2005-2007). Bonus, Operation Fernbridge
9 Piers Morgan Live
10 The Quenelle
11 The captain of the Costa Concordia, who has returned to the wreck for the first time as part of his manslaughter trial
12 Birmingham (Hall Green)
13 Working Wheels
14 Michelle Mone
15 Squiddly and Diddly
16 Sudbury, Suffolk
17 RSPCA
18 To visit Apple to try to unlock a password on his phone. Bonus, Pretoria
19 Joe Biden

20 Claudia Schiffer

Saturday February 22 quiz answers

1. Annecy
2. The Guardian
3. Independence Square
Bonus, former world heavyweight boxing champion
4. Southeastern and Greater Anglia
5. Paedophile Information Exchange
6. Bastille. 
Bonus, Kate Moss
7. Newcastle
8. Goalkeeper who was sent off in Arsenal’s 2-0 Champions League defeat by Bayern Munich?
9. Cowell’s father Eric. Bonus, Lauren Silverman
10. Veterinarian
11. Marco Polo
12. Chris Grayling
13. 1.9 Per cent
14. David Murdoch
15. Ronnie Scott’s
16. Riyadh
17. WhatsApp
18. Bernie Ecclestone of Formula 1
19. 12 years a slave
20. Rebekah Brooks

Saturday February 15 quiz answers

1. 85
2. Removed the Flappy Bird app
3. 33 and Bristol. Bonus, Canadian
4. Copenhagen. Bonus, Marius 
5. Barclays
6. Flying a light aircraft
7. (Joseph-Maurice) Ravel
8. Oxford, Brighton, Canterbury, Slough, Aldershot, Reading & Chatham
9. Lake Windermere
10. Southwark
11. Parrett and Tone. First bonusIsambard Kingdom Brunel. Second bonusM2 
12. Mark Harper
13. Switzerland
14. Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO)
15. Nicola Sturgeon
16. Ireland and France
17. Miami
18. Breast cancer victim who posted her scars on Facebook
19. Left £770,000 to the Tory party in her will - when her family are all staunch Labour supporters
20. Smokers

Friday October 25 quiz answers

1. Farsala
2. Bagged salad
3. Imperative (imperitive)
4. Swansea
5. Felix Dexter
6. Somerset
7. New South Wales
8. Abu Dhabi 
9. Chelsea Pensioners
10. Saudi Arabia
11. Peter Pan. Bonus, Paul Hayward (Daily Telegraph chief sports writer)
12. Ineos
13. Tim Cook
14. Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
15. Liverpool
16. An outbreak of false widow spiders
17. a) 82 … Mary Berry is 78. Bonus, BBC 1 (from BBC 2)
18. Seven. Bonus, Queen Victoria
19. Rickets. Bonus, Dame Sally Davies
20. 64


Friday October 18 quiz answers


1. Grange
2. 10.4 per cent. Bonus, Ed Davey
3. Blue
4. Giving them high-fives
5. Downton Abbey
6. Astronaut (or spacecraft). Bonus, France
7. Three
8. Burberry chief executive who is joing Apple (as vice president for retail and online stores)
9. 28. Bonus, Ben Okri (aged 32 in 1991)
10. £23,000
11. Bryan Cranston from Breaking Bad
12.  Argentina. Bonus, The International New York Times
13.  Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple 
14. West Mercia Police
15. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
16. A drug-tester turned up at his house as he was about to leave. 
17. The Yeti (or Abominable snowman)
18. Oxford
19. Gloria de Piero
20. Vinyl LP records


Friday October 11 quiz answers

1. £210
2. 3p
3. Alistair Carmichael who was promoted to Secretary of State for Scotland. Bonus Beyond furious
4. She is to be the first woman to run the Federal Reserve, the US central bank.
5. Owen Paterson
6. 700,000
7. Highclere. Bonus Nigel Harman
8. University of Central Lancashire
9. October 23. Bonus £13
10. Physics
11. Martin Samuel
12. The Land Rover Defender
13. Our Scout values
14. Chocolate
15. Chick Lit
16. Piano and clarinet.
17. Malaga
18. Quilliam Foundation
19. 1.4 per cent
20. Humberside
21. 71
22. Sprite

Friday October 4 quiz answers

1. The Hunt for Red October.
2. Geoffrey Levy. Bonus, Belgium
3. 73.
4. Albatross. First bonus, 15. Second bonus, £42.
5. The Gambia.
6. £25.
7. Reclining seats.
8. Mad About The Boy.
9. James Cracknell.
10. A female choir (the Canterbury Cathedral Girls' Voluntary Choir)
11. Speaker of the US House of Representatives (and Obama's main adversary in the shutdown).
12. Lampedusa.
13. Craven Cottage (half point if you said Fulham). 
14. Tesco.
15. Bradford Crown Court.
16. Andre Previn (she never married Woody Allen).
17. Silk Road.
18. 1936.
19. Princess Eugenie.
20. He is the 17-year-old who posted his party on Facebook while his parents were on holiday … which resulted in £15,000 worth of damage to their home.



Friday September 27 quiz answers

1. The name is the alias, taken from a stolen Passport, used by so called 'White Widow' Samantha Lewthwaite
2. Centrica. BonusShadow Home Secretary
3. Christian Democratic Union (full name needed for 1pt. Half point if you said Christian Democrats)
4. Paolo Di Canio
5. Al-Shabaab. BonusAbdul Haji
6. Power Trip: A Decade of Policy, Plots and Spin (half a point if you just said Power Trip). Bonushe was an anti-nuclear protestor 
7. The Newsroom
8. Balmoral Castle, Scotland.
9. Six
10. Michael Gove
11. The Spectator 
12. 12 years 
13. Minus 88C 
14. Argos
15. Puma
16. Fairfax Financial
17. San Francisco Bay
18. Solo
19. Justine Thornton (full name needed for the points. No points for Mrs Ed Miliband)
20. Transform (the Transform Clinic in Altrincham)


Friday September 20 quiz answers

1. Yid
2. The Northampton clown 
3. Giglio. Bonus, Francesco Schettino
4. Manchester. Bonus, Chief Secretary to the Treasury
5. Simon McCoy
6. Kings College Hospital, London
7. Barn owl that fell asleep instead of delivering the wedding rings
8. Judging panel for the BBC programme The Voice
9. Kathryn Blair
10. An abnormal fear of clowns
11. Special Weapons And Tactics. Bonus, Aaron Alexis
12. 16
13. Blade and Brus
14. River Island
15. Sister in law
16. 70 
17. Lloyd Embley
18. Coloured bootlaces
19. JP Morgan Chase
20. A copy of Grand Theft Auto V


Friday September 13 quiz answers

1. Labour MP Rachel Reeves

2. 16 
3. Winston Churchill
4. University of Cambridge. Bonus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
5. Commons Deputy Speaker
6. 7.7 per cent
7. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them  
8. £750
9. Tony Jacklin. 69
10. Arsenal, where a category A adult match-day ticket can cost up to £126. Their cheapest ticket is £26.
11. Tom Hanks
12. Interstellar space
13. A dead badger
14. Margaret Hodge
15. Bournemouth
16. Australia
17. Keir Starmer QC
18. Chocolate (After Eights among others)
19. 17 
20. 11


Friday September 6 quiz answers


1. St Petersburg. Bonus, Constantine Palace.  

2. She is to be the author of the new Hercule Poirot story
3. Under the Skin
4. Single
5. Newcastle United
6. Alan Hansen
7. Manchester Crown Court
8. Iain Duncan Smith 
9. Reading
10. Usain Bolt
11. Frank Carson
12. Evening Standard
13. Charlie Hunnam
14. Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
15. Lisbon. Bonus, 74
16. The Marlbrough house teacher who Pippa Middleton had a crush on
17. Bashar Hafez Al-Assad
18.  She used another contestants custard in a trifle 'by mistake'
19.  NUT and NASUWT
20.  Samsung

Friday March 1 quiz answers



1. Diane James. Bonus, Hampshire
2. There Will Be Blood. Bonus, Jennifer Lawrence
3. Claridge's
4. Middlesbrough
5. BT and Sports Direct
6. Silent Witness
7. 5ive ... who were only Four
8. Cornwall Council
9. Sandstorms 
10. St Andrews & Edinburgh
11. The Titanic
12. Sentebale
13. Choppy
14. He jumped from the hot air balloon basket it Luxor before it exploded
15. Bruce Reynolds
16. His Holiness Pope Emeritus
17. Dr Who's 
18. Karl McCartney
19. Students are stealing cutlery and glassware
20. The Beano


Saturday February 23 quiz answers


1. Richard Briers
2. Marine Le Pen 
3. Out There
4. Justine Greening (International Development) and Theresa Villiers (N. Ireland)
5. Port Elizabeth
6. British Museum
7. Amritsar
8. Emeli Sandé. Bonus, Lana Del Ray
9. Damien Hirst
10. £3.5billion
11. Entertainment Tonight
12. The new dragon in the Dragon's Den?
13. Next Thursday (February 28) 
14. Ten. Bonus, eight women and four men
15. The Smoking Dog
16. Surrey
17. Philippines
18. Woolwich Crown Court
19. Cressida Bonas.
20. 500


Friday February 15 quiz answers



1. Joseph Ratzinger. Bonus, 1415  
2. She filed for insolvency (Given name of Martine McCutcheon).
3. Chi
4. Nottingham Crown Court
5. Hatfield Colliery
6. Four-week old baby who was attacked by a fox while he slept in his London home
7. Barclays
8. West Indies v Australia
9. Tabasco (to MailOnline readers)
10. Alan Oliveira, Brazil. Bonus, Reeva Steenkamp
11. Strand Shopping Centre
12. Bute and Phenylbutazone 
13. John Mullin
14. The Notebook
15. Keith Vaz
16. Sir Mervyn King 
17. Three  
18. £2million 
19. Chetham's School of Music in Manchester 
20. It's actually Michael Robert Turner (if you put Michael Le Vell, which is his stage name, you can have a half point).


Thursday February 7 quiz answers


1. Eastleigh

2. M11
3. Energy Secretary
4. Bosworth. Bonus - Mnemonic 
5. 400. Bonus - 134
6. Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard
7. Preston Crown Court
8. Sperm count/fertility
9. The Baltimore Ravens
10. HMV
11. 2016
12. Paul Gascoigne
13. Boris Johnson
14. Toasted sandwich maker
15. Theo Paphitis
16. Virgin Media
17. Royal Bank of Scotland
18. Baccalaureate
19. Chief Executive of the NHS 
20. The iron


 Friday October 26 quiz answers

 
1. Maria Miller and Lord Patten (of Barnes)
2. £54,650
3. Four months and, for the bonus, Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds
4. Perry White
5. Sir George Young, the new chief whip
6. A year's delay of the badger cull
7. HMV
8. Simon Fox
9. Vivienne Westwood
10. Steady and strong
11. West Yorkshire
12. Glamour model who was the 'wrong type' for the Stoke Park Hotel where she hoped to stage her wedding reception
13. Turkey
14. Collected 649 rare bird eggs
15. Celebrate: (A year of Festivities for Family and Friends)
16. Tom Queally
17. The economy
18. The interest only mortgage
19. Rower Alex Partridge and hockey player Hannah McLeod
20.  Sandy
21. Umbro
22. 1974 (September 23)


 Friday October 19 quiz answers 


1. Prince Charles.
2. The moderator of the second presidential debate who has come under fire for siding with Barack Obama.
3. Jessica Brown Findlay. Bonus - Carl King (played by Tom Lister).
4. Japan. Bonus - Guernsey
5. (Felix) Baumgartner. Bonus - New Mexico.
6. £65,738.
7. Middlesbrough.
8. Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.
9. Keir Starmer
10. Bring up the Bodies. Bonus - Wolf Hall.
11. Chile.
12. Daily Mirror.
13. Australian PM Julia Gillard.
14. 23.
15. Cranberry Juice.
16. Osborne's is Freya and Cameron's is Larry.
17. 1971. Bonus - Mark Hoban.
18. Rotterdam's Kunsthal Museum.
19. Federal Reserve Bank in Manhattan.
20. Kos.
21. Conjoined twins born 12 weeks ago at Great Ormond Street Hospital have been successfully separated.
22. Montrose (at £6).

 
Friday October 12 quiz answers

1. A cannabis plant
2. Lancaster
3. That there would not be too many Tweets
4. "Ate grass ... as you do." He was commenting on Muslim players praying after scoring

5. Venezuela
6. La Frondeuse (The Troublemaker) and, for the bonus,  Valérie Trierweiler
7. Standard and Poor
8. Sarah Brightman
9. Two years
10. Toyota
11. Sharia Law (Newcastle has a number of Muslim players)
12. Coleen Rooney
13. Facebook and, for the bonus, The Times.
14. British Football coach stabbed to death in Manhattan
15. Olga Powell
16. "It was good while it lasted"
17. Broom
18. Nunki Pippin
19. A
rosé wine in a plastic glass. It won the Great Value Award at the International Wine Challenge  after being rejected by Dragons' Den for being tacky
20. Black on Maroon
21. Dermot O'Leary


Friday October 5 quiz answers


1. Brighton
2. Ed Balls
3. Sybil, or The Two Nations
4. Birmingham
5. Foie gras
6. Three
7. Patrick McLoughlin
8. Scarborough
9. Heineken Lager
10. Justine Thornton (Mrs Miliband) when she joined her husband on the stage at the Labour Party conference. (All this info was in a Daily Telegraph caption).
11. Keith Vaz
12. Swimming the River Tyne in Newcastle (after losing a bet over the future of Newcastle manager Alan Pardew)
13. Ikea
14. 24 weeks
15. University of Denver, Colorado. BONUS: November 6.
16. Turkey (over its border dispute with Syria. The PM is Recep Tayyip Erdogan)
17. Tesco
18. Jose Maria Olazabal
19. Facebook (Mark Zuckerberg)
20. Johnny Ball
 

Saturday September 29 quiz answers

1. Bishop Bell Church of England School, Eastbourne
2. £13.14
3. Aston Martin
4. Damian Lewis
5. Andy Warhol
6. Bexhill on Sea
7. Thomas Arne
8. Andrew Mitchell
9. Dress was made on the Cook Island, she was in the Solomon Islands
10. The Times
11. St Albans Crown Court
12. Bad Piggies
13. Mitt Romney
14. Mercedes
15. London Interbank Offered Rate.
16. Gordon Brown
17. Medinah (Country Club)
18. Casual Vacancy. Bonus - Little, Brown
19. Ouse
20. Strasbourg. Bonus - Frank Gardner


Friday September 21 quiz answers


1. Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes
2. Hattersley
3. Bradford
4. Publishing topless pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge. He is the editor of the Irish Daily Star.
5. 47 per cent
6. Gerard Pique, Spanish and Barcelona footballer.
7. 140,000
8. Fiona Bruce
9. Shell UK
10. Sarah Sands
11. Ofcom
12. Ian Tomlinson
13. Mexico
14. Tiny Monsters
15. Mary Magdalene
16. David Walliams
17. Sheffield Hallam
18. John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
19. Magazine is called Chi. Bonus: The Queen
20. Theodora "Teddy" Rose


Friday September 14 quiz answers

1. The orchid named after Princess Diana
2. Mummy porn
3. Helen Skelton
4. Fred Perry
5. Kim Sears
6. Alan Turing
7. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Bonus - University College London (UCL) and Imperial College London.
8. Richard III
9. 41
10. Nottingham Forest
11. Dominic Grieve
12. Daily Express, Daily Star, News of the World
13. He was the 19-year-old fisherman who  spent 26 hours in a plastic fish bin off Alaska.
14. Frances O'Grady.
15. 20p
16. Great British Bake Off
17. The body of a man, thought to have fallen from an aircraft due to land at Heathrow
18. Sir Chris Hoy
19. Some people
20. The French left wing newspaper Liberation - about the wealthiest man in France, Bernard Arnault 


Friday Sept 7 quiz answers 

1. Alex Logan
2. Kangaroo
3. Northern Ireland Secretary
4. a) Leo Tolstoy b) Tom Stoppard
5. Emirates
6. Ffion Hague
7. L
ake Annecy
8. Michael O'Leary
9. Michael Clarke Duncan
10. Sheffield
11. McDonald's
12. He piloted a hang glider to lead a flock of 20 cranes to start their migration
13. James Harding
14. Westminster Magistrates Court
15. The Quadfather
16. Heavyweight boxing
17. Bill Roache aka Ken Barlow
18. Ten
19. She sent too many texts
20. Mars Bar



The Northcliffe Editors XI - how many did you name?



So, how many editors did you spot? They are Back Row: Fidler (former ad manager at Derby) Kevin Booth (editor at Burton Mail, formerly at Yorkshire Evening Press), Jeremy Clifford (editor at Sheffield Star, formerly at Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph) Keith Perch (formerly editor of the Leicester Mercury, Derby Telegraph and South Wales Echo), Lewis Panther, Mike Lowe (editor of Cotswold Life, formery editor at Bristol and Derby), Mike Sassi (editor at the Sentinel, Stoke, and previously at Lincoln), Unknown, Simon O'Neill (editor at the Oxford Mail, previously at Swindon). Front: Dave Welford (Derbyshire Times), Richard Bowyer (deputy editor at Stoke), Ruddy Brooks (sport), Cattermole, Mel Cook (editor at Nottingham Post, previously at the Scunthorpe Telegraph and deputy at Hull Daily Mail), Neil Manship (reporter). If you have any details on the non-editors, let me know.