Saturday, 19 November 2011

Answers to the News Questions

Who or what are the following, and why have they been in the news ?

1) Brodie Clark
2) Sharon Bialek
3) Sarah Burton
4) Faye Braye
5) Dotun Adebayo
6) Christopher Adler
7) He whom the cows love so much that they call for him when they are in times of distress
8) Operation Opal
9) Mowgli
10) Hinchingbrooke Hospital
11) Sports Direct Arena
12) Gwendolyne Ruais
13) Clemency Florence Rose
14) Wayne Kelly
15) Julius Malema
16) Neil McCallum
17) Dr. Diletta Bianchini
18) Lucas Papademos
19) Mario Monti
20) Muslims Against Crusades
21) Kris Marshall
22) RAF Mount Pleasant
23) Amanda Coulson
24) Tinglan Hong
25) Sean Quinn
26) Riain Richards
27) Gloria Dwomoh
28) Peter Duffy
29) La Voile Rouge
30) Jack Widdowson
31) West Beach Newhaven
32) Tony Bailey
33) Ariel Actilift
34) Askham Richard

In Other News

1) Dr. Conrad Murray has been sentenced to how long in prison ?
2) A lifetime ban on which group of people giving blood has now been lifted ?
3) Who won the Mailer prize for his 2010 autobiography ‘Life’ ?
4) Which group of professionals voted to strike for the first time in their history last week ?
5) Where did a new tent city in London spring up, then get broken up ?
6) What caused a delay to the first performance of Michael Sheen’s Hamlet last week ?
7) Which popular TV quiz is set for another return to our screens ?
8) Whose autobiography released last week is called “Mad Dog : An Englishman” ?
9) Carlos the Jackal has finally gone on trial – where ?
10) Which species of large mammal was declared extinct last week ?
11) Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry took 53 seconds trying to remember the third department he would axe in a TV debate. The first two were Education and Commerce. Which was the third one which gave him such trouble ?
12) Which unusual dish is being offered by French’s Fish and Chip shop in Wells Next the Sea , Norfolk ?
13) In Brampton, Cambridgeshire, police have held an identity parade of what ?
14) In a survey of 1000 8 to 13 year olds what did the majority think a) The Battle of Britain - and b) The Tudors – were ?
15) It has been reported that Broadmoor prison is considering hiring the services of whom ?
16) Who was hailed in the Vatican Official Newspaper last week as “A Catholic Hero “ ?
17) What was the score in the first leg qualification match between the Republic of Ireland and Estonia ?
18) What world attraction was closed on 11/11/11 in case it attracted cult groups to do ceremonies there ?
19) London beat which city to win the right to host the 2017 World Athletics Championship ?
20) Who admitted that she is a closet royalist when she met the Queen last week ?
21) Which Oxford College vetoed plans to give an honorary fellowship to Michael Gove over funding cuts ?
22) Who lost a legal attempt to prove that their energy drink is a functional food – which would not incur VAT – rather than a beverage, which does ?
23) The giant pandas Tian Tian and Yang Guang will be coming to which British zoo ?
24) Saadi Gaddafi has been given asylum by which African country ?
25) Which canal was partly drained when a careless boater forgot to close a lock gate properly ?
26) Which contestant was kicked off the X-Factor for breaking competition rules ?
27) In which country in Europe do people have the longest life expectancy ?
28) Name the professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancer who has been injured and cannot continue in the competition ?
29) Which country became the first to pass a ‘carbon tax’ ?
30) Which world leader called Benjamin Netanyahu a liar last week ?


1) The head of the UK Border Agency who has resigned
2) Former colleague of Herman Cain who has accused him of sexual assault
3) Designer of Kate Middleton’s wedding dress, named Harper’s Bazaar Designer of the Year
4) Lost her case with an industrial tribunal claiming that her employers sacked her for wearing a skimpy outfit in a televised X Factor audition
5) Radio 5 presenter who prematurely told the audience that Joe Frazier had died
6) Man who was buried 11 years after his original funeral – the wrong body was taken out of the morgue
7) Name given to Prince Charles in Tanzania
8) Codename for Zara Phillips’ wedding – revealed last week to have cost the taxpayer £400,000
9) Name of the cat swung round by the tail in infamous video
10) First hospital to be run by private firm – Circle
11) New name for St. James’ park Newcastle
12) Venezuelan crowned Miss World
13) New baby daughter of Kate Silverton and Mike Heron
14) New british Scrabble champion
15) ANC Youth leader suspended last week
16) Tourism chief of S. East London sacked for criticizing Woolwich on twitter
17) She planted a GPS device on her husband’s car to find out if he was having an affair. He thought that it was a bomb.
18) New PM of Greece
19) Man tipped to succeed Silvio Berlusconi
20) Extreme ‘poppy burning’ group banned
21) Banned from driving for 6 months – drunk in charge of a motor vehicle
22) Base on the Falklands where the Duke of Cambridge is to serve a tour of duty
23) Her Vauxhall Tigra was set alight by accident by council workers in Coulsdon
24) Mother of Hugh grant’s baby, granted harassment order against newspaper photographers
25) Ireland’s former richest man – declared bankrupt
26) Voluntarily went to speak to the police about the cat swinging incident
27) Jailed for killing her daughter by force feeding her
28) He asked the judge to extend his sentence so that he could complete his drug rehabilitation course
29) Famous beach on St. Tropez closed last week after complaints
30) Teenage ballet dancer viciously attacked in Cardiff
31) The council want to reclassify it as the official village green so that will give it open access to the public. The owners are contesting this.
32) He is suing Levi Roots, claiming that he gave him the original recipe for reggae reggae Sauce
33) Their advert has been banned for making misleading claims about its ability to tackle grass stains
34) Village in North Yorkshire that has been put up for sale.

In Other News

1) 4 years
2) Homosexual men
3) Keith Richards
4) National Association of Head teachers
5) Trafalgar Square
6) Lighting Problems
7) Blockbusters
8) Lewis Moody
9) Paris
10) Western Black Rhinoceros
11) Energy
12) Pheasant and Chips
13) Stolen vegetables
14) a) A TV Talent Show – b) A Packet of Crisps
15) A pagan witch - after a survey of inmates’ spiritual needs
16) Tintin
17) Snowy
18) The Giza Pyramids
19) Doha
20) Tracey Emin
21) Lady Margaret Hall
22) Glaxo Smithkline – makers of Lucozade
23) Edinburgh
24) Niger
25) Kennett and Avon Canal
26) Frankie Cocozza
27) Switzerland
28) Artem
29) Australia

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