Monday, 18 July 2011

News Quiz Answers

Here’s the answers to the latest set of news questions, then.

Who or what are : -
Carole Annett
Lady Coe , long time partner of Lord Coe, they married last week.

Tristane Banon
French writer who has made accusations in print against Dominique Strauss Khan

Lee Hall’s opera banned by primary school, then reinstated after bad language toned down

Edna Beck
80 year old given ASBO for racist behavior etc.

Sir Nicholas Bratza
Elected president of European Court of Human Rights

Roland Bunce
He won a Next model competition after a campaign by internet users

Andrew Castle
He attempted to kill his wife with a home made electric chair

Clone Sister
The nickname of Yingluck Shinawatra – sister of Thaksin – newly elected PM of Thailand

Stephen Lee Davies
The ‘sexsomnia’ sufferer cleared of rape charges last week

Chris Ferguson
Commander of the Atlantis on the last ever Space Shuttle Mission

Mark Gawley
Set a new record for visiting all 270 London tube stations – 16 hours, 29 minutes

Mary Anne Goosen
Dutch hiker who was trapped in a ravine in Malaga for 18 days

Anthony Harrison
First man in the UK to be convicted of trafficking females out of the UK

Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge
State run college - 3rd highest proportion of students going on to Oxbridge after Eton and Westminster

Tatsuya Ichihashi
On trial in Japan for murder of Lyndsey Hawker

Capital city of new country of South Sudan

Christopher Little
Agent of J.K.Rowling whom she has left

Michael Lyons
Royal Navy medical officer court martialled for refusing to undergo rifle training because he did not agree with Afghanistan War

Joel Maunder
Found guilty of drink driving a lawn mower

Emily Morton
Bride making a sit in at All Saints church in Maerdy to prevent its closure

City in South Korea chosen to host 2018 Winter Olympics

Firm selling NPower

Harbhajan Singh
Took his 400th Test wicket for India in a test match v. the West Indies

Katherine Thomas
Teacher from Pontarddulais who admitted using cocaine as a ‘pick me up’

Mark Upton
Civil Servant suspended for criticising Eric Pickles online using pseudonym ‘The Naked Civil Servant’

Justin Wright
17 year old New Zealand swimmer who ‘divorced ‘ his parents

Which athlete broke the british long jump record ?
Chris Tomlinson

Who did GB play in their latest David Cup match ?

Who was dropped from the England cricket team for the deciding one day international against Sri Lanka ?
Stuart Broad

How old was Betty Ford, who passed away last week ?

What did the Austrian town of Brennau finally get around to doing ?
Annulling the honorary citizenship they conferred on Hitler in 1938

Which company recalled a model of fridge freezer, several months after faults leading to fire hazards were originally highlighted ?

Sony announced that it will cease production of what in September ?
Mini disc walkman

Which injury forced Bradley Wiggins to retire from the tour de France ?
Broken collarbone

Which was the first company to remove all of its advertising from British News International Papers ?

In the women’s world cup ( football ) which team did England face in the quarter finals ?

Pilots from which airline have decide not to strike ?
Virgin Atlantic

Which actress announced that she will be leaving the cast of Eastenders later this year ?
Pam St. Clement

How many independent nations are there now that South Sudan has become independent ? ( according to the Independent )

Which area in Canada, devastated by wildfire, was visited by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ?
Slave Lake

How many years has the News of the World been published ?

Which man is the new face of L’Oreal ?
Hugh Laurie

In which country is Dadaab refugee camp ?

The world’s first synthetic organ transplant took place. Which organ , and where did it happen ?
Windpipe - Sweden

What is the first single to sell 1 million this decade ?
Someone Like You - Adele

The pre Olympic Three Day Event took place in which London Venue this week ?

Which company spilled 1000 barrels of oil into Yellowstone River, Montana ?
Exxon Mobil

Bryn Teg Comprehensive school in Bridgend made the papers last week when a £100,000 footpath was built between the school and where ?
The local McDonalds

Who was paid by a consultancy firm to enhance Gadaffi’s image ?
David Frost

Which organization launched their own retail brand ?

Which actor announced that he has gone teetotal ?
Daniel Radcliffe

In a MORI poll who were voted – a) most capable – b) most likeable – and c) worst recent prime ministers ?
a) Thatcher
b) Blair
c) Major

Which British rider held the tour de France White jersey until Friday 8th July ?
Geraint Thomas

Facebook announced that it now has how many users worldwide ?
750 million

A great white spot caused by a storm has appeared on which planet ?

The British Medical Journal has blamed what for infidelity, unsafe sex, and divorce ?
Mills and Boon

What is the codename for the Met Police investigation of the claims that journalists from the News of the World paid police officers for information ?
Operation Elvedon

ON the Forbes list who is the highest paid film actress in the world ?
Angelina Jolie

Which is the first West End/Broadway musical to be translated into chinese, and appear in Shanghai ?
Mamma Mia

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