Friday, 25 October 2013

Answers to News Questions

In The News

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

1. Czechia
3. Charlie Hunnam
4. Maria de Villota
5. Victor Hepworth
6. David Belmar
7. Arnold Gjergjaj
8. Lauren Patterson
9. Andrew Walliker
10. Jozef Metelka
11. Eleanor Catton
12. The Luminaries
13. V53
14. Rufus Norris
15. Carson Yeung
16. Branka Delic
17. Jo Swinson
18. Eleanor Laing
19. Hans Riegel
20. Bryan Sykes
21. Harry Wilson
22. Gloria de Piero

In other news

1. What was the score between England and Montenegro?
2. Who scored the goals for England?
3. Where did Sir Richard Branson say that he had moved purely for the good of his health?
4. Where were six red cross workers abducted?
5. 91 people were tragically killed in a stampede at an Indian Temple – where?
6. Who won the Japanese GP?
7. Cardiff Blues were somewhat surprisingly beaten by which team in the Heineken Cup?
8. Which comedienne appealed on Twitter for the return of her laptop?
9. Who was the second person voted out of Strictly?
10. Why were restrictions placed on this year’s Hajj?
11. Rory McIlroy has split with whom?
12. Who sold some of his canvases for $60 a pop in New York?
13. What did Amazon reveal as their fastest ever selling product?
14. Which High Street retailer were accused of allegedly avoiding up to £1 billion in taxes?
15. Which classic children’s TV programme is to be revived after 45 years?
16. Which Epsom Derby winner retired?
17. Which former world athletics champion has had his lottery funding stopped?
18. Who scored England’s goals against Poland?
19. In a BBC History poll, who was voted Britain’s best dressed man ever?
20. What happened to Tian Tian the Edinburgh Zoo panda?
21. Where did Boris Johnson visit?
22. What has happened to the French version of the Lord’s Prayer?
23. What was the score between Scotland and Croatia?
24. – and Wales and Belgium?
25. Who is the manager of the Russian football team who also qualified for the world cup in Brazil?
26. Where will the Hillsborough Disaster Inquiry take place?
27. Which country is the world’s 2nd biggest Twitter market?
28. What was the outcome of the Supreme Court vote on prisoners’ right to vote?
29. Which boxing manager/promoter has walked away from the sport?
30. Who is the new Managing Director of English Cricket?
31. Many schools were closed due to industrial action by which teaching unions?
32. Whose autobiography, titled “Autobiography” was published this week?
33. England have risen to which position in the FIFA world rankings?
34. Who advised customers to switch from British Gas following their 9% price hike?
35. Who became the BBC’s new economics editor?
36. Roy Hodgson found himself in hot water over an allegedly racist comment to which England player at half time in the Poland match?


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

1. President of the Czech Republic announced he’d like to change its name to this
2. Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize – beating Malala Yusufzai
3. British actor dropped out of the film of “50 Shades of etc”
4. Spanish F1 test driver died
5. OAP killed by 10 year old boy
6. Knifeman arrested trying to enter Buckingham Palace
7. Derek Chisora’s first opponent as European heavyweight champion
8. Teacher missing presumed dead in Qatar
9. Teacher whose name was used by Helen Fielding in the latest Bridget Jones novel
10. 1st person in Europe to be given a bionic foot
11. Winner of the Mann Booker prize
12. Title of her book that won the prize
13. Designation of the marksman who shot Mark Duggan
14. Next director of the National Theatre
15. Owner of Birmingham City – on trial in Hong Kong for alleged money laundering
16. She married Jon Bon Jovi
17. Pregnant MP forced to stand throughout PM’s Question Time
18. MP elected to position of Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons
19. Founder of Haribo ( Hans Riegel of Bonn)
20. Scientist who claims DNA tests on recent ‘yeti’ fur prove it to be a relative of two extinct bears
21. His Grandad won £125,000 by betting he would play for football before he was 20 when he was 18 months old
22. Shadow Cabinet Minister who had topless photos taken when she was 15

In Other news

1. 4 – 1 to England
2. Rooney – Sturridge – Townsend – Boskovic ( og)
3. Necker Island
4. Syria
5. Ratangarh
6. Sebastian Vettel
7. Exeter
8. Miranda Hart
9. Vanessa Feltz
10. To stop the spread of the Mers virus
11. Caroline Wozniacki
12. Banksy
13. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”
14. Boots
15. The Clangers
16. Camelot
17. Phillips Idowu
18. Rooney and Gerrard
19. David Bowie
20. Sadly she suffered a late term miscarriage
21. China
22. They have changed the wording of the lead us not into temptation section to make it less of an accusation that God would ever lead anyone into temptation
23. 2 – 0 to Scotland
24. 1 - 1
25. Fabio Capello
26. Birchwood Park, Warrington
27. UK
28. It denied them the right to vote
29. Frank Moloney
30. Paul Downton
31. NASUWT and NUT
32. Morrissey
33. 10th
34. David Cameron
35. Robert Peston
36. Andros Townsend


dxdtdemon said...

Are you leaving finding the answers to questions 31-36 an exercise to the reader, or will they be posted later?

Londinius said...

Hmm - interesting - I have no idea why that cut out the last few answers - still, I've put them back in now.