Thursday, 2 June 2011

Answers to the News Quiz Questions

Its that time again. Here are the answers to the last set of news questions I posted. See how you did : -

Who or what are : -
George Groves
First man to beat James di Gale in a professional boxing match

Richard Scott
The doctor criticized for talking about Christianity with his patients

Daniel Rigby
He won the BAFTA for best TV actor, for his role in Eric and Ernie

John Hemming
MP who named Ryan Giggs in parliament

Heather Watson
1st British woman to win a match at the French Open for many years

Terence Malick
Director who won Cannes Palme d’Or for “The Tree of Life”

Santre Sanchez Gayle
Britain’s youngest ever hitman – jailed for life last week

Michael Tucker
Publican who committed murder and hid body in the freezer

Justine Thornton
Long-time partner of Ed Milliband – they married on 27th May

Sharon Shoesmith
Former head of Children’s services in Haringey , who received court judgement that she was unlawfully sacked

What date has US evangelist Harold Camping now set for the start of the Apocalypse ?
21st October

Lady Gaga demanded 200 what in order for her to appear in Radio 1’s Big Weekend ?
Coat hangers

According to the 2012 University Guide, which is now the best university in the UK ?

Who took pole in the Spanish Grand Prix, and in which position did he eventually finish ?
Mark Webber – 4th

Which TV show won Best Drama at the BAFTAs ?

Who became the first person to win BAFTAs for black and white, colour, and High Definition TV shows ?
Sir David Attenborough

Golf – who beat whom in the final of the World Matchplay ?
Ian Poulter bt. Luke Donald

What is the name of the village where Barack Obama’s Irish forebears came from, which he visited ?

Who will be choosing Desert Island discs on June 3rd ?
The general public

Which record is the most popular non-classical music choice on Desert Island Discs ?
Je ne regrette rien – Edith Piaf

Which chain are taking over Iceland stores ?

How much exactly did Princess Beatrice’s wedding hat sell for ?

Name the town devastated by the deadly twister in Missouri ?

In New Zealand, the good people of Wellington complained about plans to put up a sign. Which sign ?

An unfinished draft of a Jane Austen novel is to be auctioned. What is the title of the unfinished novel ?
The Watsons

Who is the new manager of Swindon Town ?
Paolo di Canio

Who finally had his 1974 conviction overturned ?
George Davis ( turns out he really was innocent )

Which country has banned Marmite ?

Which company have been refused permission to trademark the name Navy Seals Team Six ?

A stuffed toy animal caused a security alert in Hampshire. Which animal ?
A white tiger

Who received the Best Actress award at Cannes ?
Kirsten Dunst

In which town or city is the G8 summit taking place ?


nollub said...

Are you sure of the price obtained for Princess Beatrice's hat?

The BBC says it sold for £81,100.01

Ignoring the odd penny there is still a discrepancy of £99.

Did the BBC get it wrong?

Londinius said...

Hello nollub

I could easily have made a typo when I wrote out the question, or just got it wrong - apologies.