Saturday, 11 June 2011

News Questions

Once more unto the breach , dear friends . . . or put it another way, here’s the latest set of in the news questions. Usual caveat applies – there are no guarantees that all, or indeed, any of these will come up in a quiz near you, but you never know.

Who or what are : -

David Days

Andrew Bridges

Francisco Sosa Wagner

Bobby Bradley

Dancing Rain

Tea Obreht


Julia Donaldson

Peter Smedley

James Ward

Roy Skelton

Michael Dean



Judge Bolton

Jai McDowell

Mickael Barzalone


Ali Abdullah Saleh

Reg Bailey

Who is the new manager of Fulham FC ?

Josephine Hart died . What was the title of her famous first novel ?

Protestors against A.C.Grayling’s plans for a private university set off a smoke bomb where ?

Leicester Council replied to a freedom of information request that they do not have a contingency plan for which emergency ?

In the new film of the Dambusters, what will Guy Gibson’s dog be called ?

Who knocked Nadal out of Queens’ ?

Which title did the Queen give to Prince Philip to celebrate his 90th birthday ?

Who has been named the worst reviewed actress in Hollywood over the last 25 years ?

A pie of which flavor, at which football club won the title of the supreme champion at the British Pie Awards ?

Who became the first politician to be expelled from the Privy Council for 90 years ?

What has been compared to a golden loofah and a cheese grater ?

Bryan Robson resigned as coach of which country’s national football team ?

Who won this year’s Rear of the Year ?

What happened at Barclay’s Bank in Leigh on Sea ?

What is the name of Apple’s new online storage system, announced last week ?

What is the title of the new document from the Scout Organisation last week ?

The University of Chicago finally completed a dictionary they have been working on for 90 years. In which language ?

After a gaffe she made, supporters of Sarah Palin hacked into Wikipedia to try to alter an entry on which figure of American History ?

Who was the joint author on an academic paper on the human brain ?

Who swore using the C word on The News Quiz on Radio 4 ?

Scientists in CERN succeeded in capturing antimatter and holding it for how long ?

Who became the first footballer from Britain or Ireland to score 50 international goals ?

On June 2nd which country celebrated its 150th anniversary of its independence ?

Who admitted that she had an operation for curvature of the spine at the age of 12 ?

In which oil refinery in West Wales did a disastrous explosion cause tragedy ?

Where is Europe’s first solar powered rail tunnel ?

There we are. Same as always – answers in a few days, email me if you can’t wait.


LisaH said...

Well, one of these came up yesterday (The female winner of Rear of the Year). I asked for a bonus point for getting the male winner as well but no joy. I was convinced that at the very least there would be a Prince Philip question and one about the Doncaster Rovers mascot being sacked!

Londinius said...

Hi Lisa

I must be still half asleep. when I first read your comment I thought that you were implying that Prince Philip had won male Rear of the Year !


LisaH said...

Do you mean to say he didn't Dave. Damn - I need to unlearn that fact before the next quiz!