Friday, 27 April 2012

Answers to News Questions

Who or what are the following and why have they been in the news ?
1. Matilda
2. Gloria Bangekila Ngema
3. Sweet Revenge
4. Tom Bower
5. Jim Yong Kim
6. Saajid Muhammad Badat
7. Enoch Powell, Joseph P. McCarthy and Sitting Bull
8. Pep Guardiola
9. Phil Dowd
10. Brian Redpath
11. Brendan Barber
12. David Gilroy
13. Inga Bejer Engh
14. Dick Clark
15. Agni – V
16. Gloriana
17. Mark Clattenburg
18. Levon Helm
19. Ched Evans
20. La Fille du Regiment
21. Helena Torry
22. Royal Deluxe
23. Face Britain
24. George Zimmerman
25. Natasha Harris
In Other News
1. Which Space Shuttle made its final journey to Washington DC, on the back of a 747, en route to the Smithsonian ?
2. Which single is set to be rereleased after 35 years to coincide with the Diamond Jubilee ?
3. – and who was the lead singer of the band who released it, who distanced himself from its rerelease ?
4. What was the score in the FA Cup semi final between Spurs and Chelsea ?
5. Which two clubs will contest the Scottish FA Cup final ?
6. Who won his first ever grand prix in 111 starts in the Chinese Grand Prix ?
7. Pakistan’s first ever edition of which magazine sold out in hours ?
8. A plane belonging to which airline was forced into an emergency landing at Gatwick ?
9. Which team beat Arsenal 2 – 1, earning the rare accolade from Wenger that they had played better than Arsenal ?
10. What was the score in the first leg of the Real Madrid – Bayern Munich semi final of the Champions League ?
11. Who became the first club to win automatic promotion to the Premier League this season ?
12. Who hosted a talk show for the English Language Russia Today channel ?
13. Which prize is not being awarded this year for the first time in 35 years ?
14. Which US State adopted an anti abortion law last week ?
15. The Duchess of Cambridge and Pippa Middleton were both named on whose list of the 100 most influential people ?
16. Allegations have been made of a Home Office blunder over whose appeal to the European Court ?
17. What is ending with the final switchover to digital TV from analogue ?
18. In a survey which shop has overtaken John Lewis as the UK’s favourite ?
19. Who apologized for his elephant hunting expedition in Botswana ?
20. What was the score in the Chelsea v. Barcelona semi final first leg ?
21. – and who scored Chelsea’s goal ?
22. The lead singer of which 70’s group said that they had turned down an invitation to play in the opening ceremony of this year’s Olympics ?
23. Which rugby world cup winning player suffered a suspected stroke ?
24. Which publishers are selling their guides as ebooks for the first time ?
25. Which US stadium celebrated its centenary ?
26. A concert in favour of which film and TV characters is being held as part of the Proms ?
27. Where is a giant bell for the London Olympics being made ?
28. Which peer told Londoners they shouldn’t vote for Ken Livingstone ?
29. Who described Alex Salmond as a Caledonian Hitler ?
30. Which airline reported that it is considering imposing a controversial ‘take off ‘ tax
31. Which 91 year old guitarist passed away ?
32. The Louvre have announced plans to open a branch in which city ?
Who or what Answers
1. Musical that won Olivier awards in 7 categories
2. Engaged to Jacob Zuma
3. The unauthorized biography of Simon Cowell
4. Writer who wrote unauthorized biography of Simon Cowell
5. New President of the world bank
6. Terrorist freed for providing information on Al Qaeda to CIA
7. All of them were cited in Anders Behring Breivik’s speech to the court
8. Coach of Barcelona, denied that he is in line for job at Chelsea
9. Chosen as referee for FA Cup Final
10. Coach of Gloucester RFC who quit
11. Announced he is stepping down as head of the TUC at the end of this year
12. First person ever to be sentenced for murder live on British TV
13. Chief Prosecutor in the Anders Behring Breivik trial
14. The ‘world’s oldest teenager ‘ – US TV presenter passed away last week
15. Successfully launched Indian ballistic missile
16. Royal Jubilee rowing barge launched on the Thames
17. Only British football referee selected for 2012 Olympics
18. Drummer of The Band – passed away last week
19. Wales and Sheffield United footballer convicted of rape
20. Opera in the Royal Opera House with a (non singing ) performance from Anne Widdecombe
21. A shop dummy entered for local government elections in Aberdeen
22. 200,000 children’s self portraits projected onto the fa├žade of Buckingham Palace to form a portrait of the Queen
23. On trial in USA for murder of Trayvon Martin
24. New Zealand woman who died from drinking 10 litres of coca cola per day
Other news - Answers
1. Discovery
2. God Save the Queen
3. John Lydon
4. 3 – 1 to Chelsea
5. Hibernian and Heart of Midlothian
6. Nico Rosberg
7. Hello
8. Virgin
9. Wigan
10. 2 – 1 to Bayern
11. Reading FC
12. Julian Assange
13. Pulitzer Prize for fiction
14. Mississippi
15. Tim Magazine
16. Abu Qatada
17. Ceefax
18. Ikea
19. King Juan Carlos of Spain
20. 1- 0 to Chelsea
21. Didier Drogba
22. Sex Pistols
23. Michael Lynagh
24. Haynes
25. Fenway Park Boston
26. Wallace and Gromit
27. Netherlands
28. Lord Sugar
29. David Starkey
30. Ryanair
31. Burt Weedon
32. Lens
BTW - Blogger has changed, and the only way I can get paragraphs to work is by using a table. It's a flippin' nuisance !

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