Friday, 20 June 2014

Answers to News Questions

In the News

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


1. Jean Claude Juncker
2. Eugene Goostman
3. Daniel Ricciardo
4. Fiona Cunningham
5. Chijindu Ujah
6. Eric Hill
7. Uber
8. Hard Choices
9. Reuven Rivlin
10. Greg Dyke
11. Anna Soubry
12. Noble England
13. Marcus Wareing
14. Cy Twombly
15. Radek Stepanek


In Other News

1. Name the first four sponsors of the World Cup to demand an inquiry into the 2022 bidding procedure allegations of corruption
2. How many singles titles at the French Open has Rafael Nadal won?
3. Which national team refused to board their initial flight to brazil for the World Cup?
4. What was the score between England and Honduras in their last friendly?
5. Who is the new coach of Andy Murray?
6. Who won the women’s singles in the French Open?
7. What were the scores in the first and second rugby tests between new Zealand and England?
8. Which building was it announced was to undergo what has been described as a ‘mudpack facelift’?
9. How old was Rik Mayall, who passes away last week?
10. Why did Royal Mail workers in Skelmersdale threaten to strike last week?
11. Which team did England’s men beat to reach the world cup hockey semi finals?
12. Which two teams played the first game of the FIFA world cup?
13. What was the venue for the US Open golf championship?
14. Fly Half Olly Barkley was signed by which club?
15. Which word did Sepp Blatter use to describe criticism of Qatar’s selection as hosts for the 2022 World Cup?
16. Who is England’s cricket player of the year?
17. Where is Star Wars VII being filmed? 18. – and who injured his foot – allegedly when the door of the Millenium Falcon closed on it?
19. Which team has Joe Cole joined?
20. Which team have been expelled from the Conference for unpaid bills?
21. Who launched an America’s Cup team last week?
22. Which event will Mo Farah run in the Commonwealth Games?
23. Boris Johnson purchased three what for London last week?
24. David Beckham’s plans for a stadium where were rejected last week?
25. Who is the inaugural Country Life Gentleman of the Year?
26. Which cyclist was added to the England team for the Commonwealth Games last week?
27. Who was selected out of position on the wing for England in the second test v. The All Blacks?
28. Which two performers gyrated together in the Opening Ceremony of the FIFA World Cup?
29. In which country was a baffling spate of lego theft reported?
30. Who shot a record first two rounds low score at the US Open?
31. Cesc Fabregas has joined which team?
32. How did George H.W.Bush celebrate his 90th birthday?

Answers

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


1. The man wanted as EU president by Angela Merkel, and very much not wanted by David Cameron
2. Computer programme which successfully passes the Turning Test
3. Australian driver who won the Canadian GP
4. Theresa May’s Press aide who resigned
5. British sprinter who ran 9.96 for the 100m
6. The creator of Spot the dog who passed away last week?
7. The taxi hailing app against which hundreds of London cabbies staged a protest last week
8. Hillary Clinton’s latest book
9. New President of Israel
10. Head of the FA who called for Sepp Blatter’s resignation
11. Defence Minister who broke up a drunken brawl last week
12. Rik Mayall’s 2010 world cup song which reentered the higher levels of the singles chart
13. Chef set to replace Michel Roux Jr. on Masterchef
14. Artist whose estate gifted three paintings to the Tate Modern
15. Player who knocked Andy Murray out of Queens

In Other News

1. Sony – Adidas – Visa – Coca Cola
2. 9
3. Cameroon
4. 0 - 0
5. Amelie Mauresmo
6. Maria Sharapova
7. 1st – 20 – 15 to NZ – 2nd – 28 – 27 to NZ
8. The Taj Mahal
9. 56. RIP.
10. Because they were being ordered to deliver free copies of the Sun in Merseyside
11. Belgium
12. Brazil v. Croatia
13. Pinehurst
14. London Welsh
15. Racist
16. Ian Bell
17. Pinewood
18. Harrison Ford
19. Aston Villa
20. Hereford Utd.
21. Sir Ben Ainslie
22. Trick – he will do both the 5,000m and the 10,000m
23. Water Cannon
24. Miami
25. David Dimbleby
26. Sir Bradley Wiggins
27. Manu Tuilagi
28. Jennifer Lopez and Pit Bull
29. Australia
30. Martin Kaymer
31. Chelsea
32. By doing a parachute jump

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