Sunday, 22 May 2011

Answers to the news questions

Well, you’ve all been very patient, so here’s the answers to the in the news questions that I posted at the start of last week. Questions are reprinted with the answers given at the end of each section : -

Which city hosted the contest ?
Which country won with which act and which song ?
Which position did Jedward come, and with which song ?
Which position did Blue come, and with which song ?
Which English singer represented Romania ?

What is the name of Chris Huhne’s former wife, who made allegations about him in her book ?

Who was the first person to leave “The Apprentice” ?

Name the head of the IMF currently facing charges of a sexual nature ?

The world’s longest running crime drama is about to end – what is it ?

On Thursday 19th May BBC Question Time will come from which venue ?

Who denied twitter rumours that they had taken out injunctions because they were having affairs with a) Jeremy Clarkson – b) Alan Shearer

Name the owners of British Gas who announced price increases are on the way ?

Who brought an unsuccessful case to fight freedom of the press to the European Court of Human Rights ?

For the murder of whom is Levi Bellfield currently on trial ?

On whose TV show did the Duchess of York say how upset she was not to be invited to THE wedding ?

Name the vice president of FIFA accused by Lord Triesman of soliciting a bribe ?

Who makes a cameo appearance as a museum guide in Woody Allen’s new film “Midnight in Paris “ ?

Name the Polish dance craze among Manchester City Fans
Who scored the cup final goal for Manchester City ?

Name the government security minister who resigned, allegedly after disagreements with Theresa May .


Dusseldorf. –
Azerbaijan - Ell and Nicki – Running Scared
8th – Lipstick
11th – I Can ( also scored exactly 100 points )
David Bryan

Vicky Pryce

Edward Hunter

Dominique Strauss- Khan


Wormwood Scrubs

Jemima Khan – Gabby Logan


Max Moseley

Millie Dowler

Oprah Winfrey

Jack Warner of Trinidad

Carla Bruni- Sarkozy

The Poznan
Yaya Toure

Baroness Neville – Jones

Bubbling under :

Who claimed that ‘Have I Got News For You Is Sexist “ ?

Which country NOW sells most wine to the UK ?

Who plays Margaret Thatcher in the film “The Iron Lady “ ?

The Olympic Marathon champion died unexpectedly – what was his name ?

Which horse and jockey won the Kentucky Derby ?

Name the BBC Countryfile presenter threatened by animal rights activists after a report on badger culling

Danny Cipriani was suspended from which Australian rugby team ?

Which boxer defeated Shane Moseley ?

Which unions are involved in a) The end of the BA dispute b) The Tube strikes

Who announced a) that he won’t run for President in 2012 and b) who announced that he will run for President in 2012 ?

What is the title of Mohammed Al Fayed’s film about the Diana and Dodi deaths, and who is its director ?

Which England goalkeeper has quit international football ?

Bubbling Under Answers

Mariella Frostrup


Meryl Streep

Sammy Wanjiru

Animal Kingdom – John Velasquez

Adam Henson

Melbourne Rebels

Manny Pacquaio

Unite – RMT

Donald Trump – Newt Gingrich

Unlawful Killing – Keith Allen

Ben Foster

And Finally : -

Carlo Napolitano died . What were his royal duties ?

Into which Derbyshire prison did thieves break in and steal tools ?

Who are The Invisible King and the Silver Wizard ?

What title has been won by Elmar Weisser ?

And Finally Answers

Keeper of the Queen’s Racing Pigeons

HMP Sudbury

‘Living Statues’ street performers who had a fight over their pitches on the South Bank of the Thames in London

Best Beard in the World


DanielFullard said...

Thanks again Dave! Some great preparation for tonight there.

As for Eurovision, if I ever go on Mastermind, which will be some years from now, I will be heading in with Eurovision as one of my specialist subjects. Such a guilty pleasure for me. just a shame we didnt win this year as I really wanted to attend next year, but dont fancy the trip to Baku!

Anonymous said...

Sadly none of these came up in the last quiz I did, but a useful guide nonetheless, especially for one of my regular quizzes.

I had also read the wine thing and I believe Italy went from fourth to second, overtaking France and the US but remaining behind Australia. Also I answered Huckabee, Trump never entered my mind as I never thought he would actually run!

HughTube said...

Sorry that was me, was in a different account for some reason.

Londinius said...

Hi Daniel

You're welcome. Quizzes and Eurovision ? You are a man of rare taste and discernment. Its very much a guilty pleasure of mine, made all the easier to bear by the fact that my wife loves Eurovision too.

Hi Hugh

Yeah, I'm sorry about that. News questions should be printed with a government health warning - just because they are begging to be asked, doesn't mean that they are actually going to be asked. I went to the Thursday quiz, and only two news items I've picked out so far this month were asked - and I've written about 250 in the news questions since the start of this month alone !


DanielFullard said...

Other areas that came up last night...

Which country has been selected to host the Ryder Cup for the first time ever in 2018?

Which social network site is being sued by the footballer accused of having an affair with Imogen Thomas?

Which high street store announced this week it will close 120 stores? I got this wrong

Which famous actor admitted to fostering as love child this week?