Saturday, 13 October 2012

Answers to News Questions

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

1. Jenna Louise Coleman
2. Katherine Sara Cox
3. Becky James
4. Keith Vaz
5. Eric Hobsbawm
6. Lord Neuberger
7. Seth Macfarlane
8. April Jones
9. Mark Bridger
10. Dee Coles
11. Lamma IV and Sea Smooth
12. Pegomastax Africanus
13. Orlando Cruz
14. Sean Price
15. Wambuga Wa Nyingi
16. Maria Miller
17. Babel
18. Miguel Cabrera

In Other news

1. What was the final points score in the Ryder Cup ?
2. What did the BBC deny they had covered up ?
3. Which famous label is being sold by EMI ?
4. Which teams contested the Cooperative Rugby League Championship Final ?
5. What was the score in the Spurs v. Man Utd league match ?
6. Which former royal girlfriend was summoned to court for allegedly stealing a painting ?
7. Name the committee responsible for choosing a new Archbishop of Canterbury
8. Which company received criticism for removing all images of women from it’s catalogue for Saudi Arabia ?
9. Which member of the dragons on Dragon’s Den was reported as having suffered a heart attack last week ?
10. Who is singing the theme to the new James Bond film “Skyfall” ?
11. Who was very nearly late for his Ryder Cup Singles match ?
12. Whose guns were auctioned last week ?
13. England were out of the 20/20 cricket world cup after failing to beat which side in their last match ?
14. Where was the first US Presidential TV Debate held ?
15. Who won the Classical Brit award for best International Artist ?
16. Which two word phrase did Ed Miliband ‘borrow’ from the conservatives in his party conference speech ?
17. The Labort Party conference was held in which city ?
18. Celtic beat which team to gain their first ever away win in the Champion’s League ?
19. Which 4 teams contested the 20/20 world cup semi finals ?
20. Which company announced that it will not be extending its sponsorship of UK Athletics ?
21. In Italy, whose more than 400 year old skeleton was supposed to have been discovered ?
22. In the Vatican a man scaled the Dome of St. Peters to protest against what ?
23. What will be going out to tender again following a government miscalculation ?
24. And which transport minister had to announce this miscalculation ?
25. A statue of Jimmy Savile has been taken down in which resort ?
26. Who made an apology to the ECB ?
27. Who holed the putt that ensured that Europe would be keeping the Ryder Cup for two more years ?
28. What was the score in Man City’s match v. Borussia Dortmund ?
29. what was the score in Arsenal’s match v. Olympiakos ?
30. What National day was 4th October – and what World day was 5th October ?
31. Which 1970s icon announced she is returning to the recording studio ?
32. What was the score in Spurs’ game against Panathenaikos ?
33. Which team did England women beat in their 20/20 world cup semi final ?
34. Which club beat Liverpool in their Europa League match ?
35. Which team did Newcastle beat in their Europa League match ?
36. In a poll to commemorate the 5oth anniversary of the release of Love Me Do, which Beatles’ single has emerged as the Nation’s favourite ?
37. Who was finally extradited to the United States ?
38. Which clothes store has announced that it will stock Universal CDs ?
39. Who was announced as the European Athletic Federation’s male Athlete of the Year ?

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

1. Actress who will play Dr. Who’s new assistant
2. Kidnapped in Ecuador then rescued
3. Winner of 4 golds in UK cycling championships
4. Chairman of the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee stepping down after police investigation
5. Historian died aged 95
6. New President of UK Supreme Court
7. Creator of Family Guy who will host the OScars
8. 5 year old girl missing in Machynlleth
9. Man arrested in connection with disappearance of April Jones
10. Made allegation against Jimmy Savile
11. Ships in Hong Kong Ferry disaster
12. New ‘vampire’ dinosaur
13. First openly gay professional boxer
14. Chief Constable of Cleveland who has been sacked
15. One of three members of the Mau Mau given permission to take UK government to high court over their treatment.
16. Minister for women who has spoken in support of the time limit for abortions being lowered to 20 weeks
17. New album by Mumford and Sons – the fastest selling album this year on both sides of the Atlantic
18. Washington Nationals baseball player – first batter to win the triple crown since 1967

In Other News

1. 14and a half to 13 and a half
2. Allegations of abuse by Jimmy Savile
3. Parlophone
4. Sheffield Eagles beat Featherstone Rovers
5. 3 – 2 to Spurs
6. Koo Stark
7. Crown Nominations Committee
8. Ikea
9. Duncan Bannatyne
10. Bonnie and Clyde
11. Adele
12. Rory Mcilroy
13. Sri Lanka
14. Denver
15. Andrea Bocelli
16. One Nation
17. Manchester
18. Spartak Moscow
19. Sri Lanka v. Pakistan
West Indies v. Australia
20. Aviva
21. Mona Lisa
22. Austerity cuts
23. The West Coast Mainline route
24. Patrick McLoughlin
25. Scarborough
26. Kevin Pietersen
27. Martin Kaymer
28. 1 – 1
29. 3 - 1
30. National Poetry Day – World Teachers’ Day
31. Agnetha Faltskog
32. 1 - 1
33. New Zealand
34. Udinese
35. Bordeaux
36. Hey Jude
37. Abu Hamza
38. Primark
39. Mo Farah

1 comment:

dxdtdemon said...

Not to be a pedant, but Miguel Cabrera plays for the Detroit Tigers, not the Washington Nationals.