Friday, 1 June 2012

Answers to News Questions

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

1) Sing

2) The Canterville Ghost

3) Bankia

4) Priscilla Chan

5) Chen Guancheng

6) David Price

7) Jenna Talackova

8) Carina Trimingham

9) Hugh Robertson

10) Eugene Polley

11) Phil Dowson

12) Uttershaw

13) Gryffindor

14) Jonathan Ive

15) Alesha Ahmed

16) Pastora Soler

17) Love Will Set You Free

18) Alan Oakley

19) Hibu

20) Tokyo Skytree

21) Falcon 5

22) Adrian Beecroft

23) Georgia Davis In Other News

1) Which welsh town became the world’s first wikipedia town ?

2) The G8 Meeting last week took place where ?

3) What breed is Britain’s Got Talent winner Pudsey ?

4) Who died in Libya ?

5) In pounds what was the flotation vallue of Facebook ?

5) The italian earthquake between Modena, Ferrara and Bologna was which force on the Richter scale ?

6) How many wickets were taken by Stuart Broad in the first test ?

7) Which team won the Championship play off final ?

8) Which team won promotion back into the Football League ?

9) What was the final score in the Heineken Cup Final ?

10) What punged the German town of Hamelin into darkness ?

11) Whose Brighton Beach house was saved last week ?

12) Which part of Britain’s road system celebrated its 40th birthday last week ?

13) A British company tried to auction off what last week, but were prevented ?

14) Kevin Pietersen was fined for his tweet about whom ?

15) Who told Jeremy Paxman how to hack into someone’s phone messages ?

16) Free elections were being held for the first time in which country ?

17) Which country has withdrawn its ambassador from Azerbaijan over the Eurovision Song Contest ?

18) What punishment did Joey Barton receive last week ?

19) Why has an AQA GCSE paper received heavy criticism ?

20) Who took pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix ?

21) Who is the only british woman tennis player to qualify for the French Open ?

22) Which is the world’s most valuable brand ?

23) Which is the UK’s most valuable brand ?

24) Who have abandoned their sponsorship of a well known literary prize ?

25) Whose ashes were taken to the International Space Station ? Answers

1) Gary Barlow’s song for the Diamond Jubilee

2) Film which will reunite Fry and Laurie

3) Spanish Bank in dire straits

4) Married Mark Zuckerberg last week

5) Blind chinese dissident finally arrived in USA

6) Won British Heavyweight Boxing championship

7) Transsexual who entered Miss Universe Canada

8) Lover of Chris Huhne lost privacy case in the High Court

9) Minister for the Olympic Games

10) Inventor of the TV remote control , passed away

11) Captain of England RFU team v. Barbarians

12) Home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle under threat of being turned into town houses

13) Name of one of the Queen’s dogs

14) Apple designer received knighthood from the Queen

15) Claimed in high court that she watched her parents murder her sister Shafilea

16) Spanish singer claimed she hoped that she does not win Eurovision because Spain cannot afford to stage the contest next year if she does

17) Title of UK entry to Eurovision sung by Engelbert Humperdinck

18) Inventor of Raleigh Chopper, passed away

19) New name of – online yellow pages

20) World’s tallest free standing tower

21) First ever private mission to the International Space Station

22) Businessman whose report recommends scrapping unfair dismissal laws

23) 63 stone teen whose house had to be partially demolished to allow emergency services to take her to hospital

In Other News

1) Monmouth

2) Camp David

3) Bichon Frise cross

4) Abdel Basset al-Megrahi

5) £66 billion

6) 9

7) West Ham

8) York City

9) Leinster42 – Ulster 14

10) Ironically a plague of rats destroyed power cables

11) Dave Gilmour

12) Spaghetti Junction – Gravelly Hill Interchange

13) A vial of Ronald Reagan’s blood

14) Nick Knight

15) Piers Morgan

16) Egypt

17) Iran

18) 12 match ban

19) Because it asked why some people are prejudiced against jews

20) Mark Webber – Michael schumacher was fastest, but was penalised 5 grid places for infringements in the previous race

21) Heather Watson

22) Apple

23) Vodafone ( 12th in the world)

24) Orange

25) 307 people including James Doohan – Scotty from Star Trek

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