Friday, 16 June 2017

Here's the newsquiz - give it a go

There were some first class scores in last week’s newsquiz. Nick Martin scored a very impressive 22, Ellie Rewcastle scored 20 and Janet Boyle and Chris Lennon, with a personal best, both clocked up 19. The Batstone Collective Adam Batstone and Lucy Thorpe - were the top team with 18.5. Other high scorers were Dave Bromage, also a PB, on 18, and Tom WitherowToby Brown and Dominic Hurst (who said he started strong and stable and ended weak and wobbly) who all scored 15. Here is this week’s quiz - another busy newsweek. Sorry it's a bit late ... I have been on a boat without wifi all day. As usual there are 25 questions about the week. Give it go and let me know how you get on.  

1. Grenfell Tower, which caught ablaze causing multiple deaths, is in which London borough?
2. Who was dropped from BBC’s Newsnight after making ‘controversial’ comments about the number of deaths in the Grenfell Tower blaze?
3. What is the name of the aluminium cladding system that was used on the walls of Grenfell Tower?
4. In 2016 the Grenfell Action Group published an article accusing the tenants' management organisation, responsible for the flats, of being an 'evil, unprincipled ______  What is the missing hyphenated word?
5. The Queen’s speech was delayed from its original date of June 19 to when?
6. Michael Gove returned to the Cabinet in which position?
7. Who was appointed shadow secretary for Northern Ireland?
8. Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams told Theresa May that a deal with DUP would be a breach of what?
9. After the election Downing Street’s two chiefs of staff resigned. Name them. Half a point for each
10. In his resignation speech Lib Dem leader Tim Farron said: ‘I have found myself torn between living as a ______ ______ and serving as a political leader.'
What are the two missing words?
11. Labour now has 30 seats more than before the election. How many seats does the party have in total?
12. The latest UK inflation rate, issued by the Office for National Statistics, is the highest since June 2013. What is the current rate of inflation?
13. The Guardian and Observer newspapers announced they would be moving to a tabloid size next year. What is the current size of the two papers known as?
14. Boxer Conor McGregor announced his fight with Floyd Mayweather on Twitter by saying 'THE FIGHT IS ON' and a picture of himself and which other person?
15. Former Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond was airlifted to hospital after crashing an electric supercar in which country?
16. Anita Pallenburg, who died this week age 73, had three children with which rock star?
17. Countess Mountbatten of Burma, who died age 93, survived which event that killed her father, teenage son and mother-in-law?
18. England footballers won the Under-20 World Cup. Which team did they beat?
19. A 31-year-old woman was charged with murder of a man in Manchester after he was killed by what?
20. Former BBC weatherman Fred Talbot was jailed for how many years for historical sex offences?
21. Five people, including congressman Steve Scalise and a policeman, were shot at what event in Alexandria, Virginia?
22. Public Health England reported that the UK has the second lowest percentage of smokers (15.8 per cent of adults). Which European country has the lowest rate?
23. Why was Erendira Wallenda in the headlines?
24. Which company cited the General Election and an ‘uncertain macroeconmic environment’ when it issued a profits warning this week?
25. Whose family issued a statement saying: ‘Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight, and aspired to make an impact on his fans’ lives. He was and always will be our hero’?

Answers here 

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