Friday, 15 November 2013

Answers to News Questions

In the News

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

1. Hakimullah Mehsud
2. Tracy Connolly
3. Curtain
4. Paul Allan
5. Lynton Crosby
6. Nick Matthew
7. Geoffrey Mutai
8. Priscah Jeptoo
9. Marcia Wallace
10. David Lloyd
11. Fresh Meat
12. Sascha Reither
13. Uli Hoeness
14. Zak Hardaker
15. Dorian Darch
16. Prism
17. ‘King of Gore’
18. Curtis Warren
19. Rob Ford
20. Fiorente
21. Mark Pritchard
22. Sweetie
23. Bill de Blasio
24. Kamala Khan
25. Yonas Kebede
26. Ron Elliot
27. Mullah Farzullah
28. Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed
29. Mountain Tunes

In Other News

1. Voters in Wales are due to have a referendum over what? 2. Who will be the presenter of the resurrected Celebrity Squares?
3. Who was bailed last week after an Operation Yewtree arrest?
4. Who was the celebrity about whom Andy Coulson is alleged to have said “Do his phone”?
5. What has happened to Dicky Bird’s sculpture?
6. Which former world leader went on trial in Africa last week?
7. Which London institution celebrated its 50th anniversary last week?
8. Millions of pounds worth of art stolen by the Nazis was found in an apartment in which city?
9. Who was the fifth celebrity voted out of Strictly?
10. What was the score between Cardiff and Swansea?
11. What was the rugby league world cup score between Scotland and Italy?
12. A defeat against which country knocked Wales out of the RL world cup?
13. Who won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix?
14. What was the score in the Autumn Rugby Union test between England and Australia?
15. – and in the RL World Cup between England and Ireland?
16. Which Alton Towers rollercoaster closed for the third time?
17. In which prison was there a riot?
18. In which Warwickshire prison was there a demonstration?
19. Which country won the Fed Cup?
20. Who or what called for transparency in the Prince of Wales’ tax arrangements?
21. What is unusual about the new version of the Kama Sutra published last week?
22. Who said that, like Russell Brand he did not vote in the last election?
23. BAE shipyards are axing nearly 1000 jobs where?
24. Which novel did the Crime Writers’ Association vote the best Crime novel ever?
25. Prince Charles was guest editor of which magazine to celebrate his 65th birthday?
26. Fragments of which structure went on sale in Germany last week?
27. What was the Champions’ League score between CSKA Moscow and Man City? 28. – and Man Utd and Real Sociedad?
29. Gai Waterhouse, winning trainer in this year’s Melbourne Cup, was a former actress who once appeared in which long running show?
30. Which store have adopted the use of size 16 mannequins?
31. Who hit a golfball between two continents last week?
32. Which state benefit did the High Court rule that the government had unlawfully axed last week?
33. In the capital one cup what was the score between Southampton and Sunderland?
34. In the Champions League what was the score between Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund?
35. – and Chelsea and Schalke?
36. – and Celtic and Ajax
37. Which hospital trust is at the heart of the cancer scandal?
38. Whose death was it alleged last week was caused by polonium poisoning?
39. Which company made their first ever Christmas advert?
40. In the Europa League, what was the score between Wigan and Rubin Kazan?
41. – and Swansea and Kuban Krasnodar?
42. What was the score between Spurs and Sheriff Tiraspol? What was the score between Spurs and Sheriff Tiraspol?
43. Who beat Martin Chivers’ record to become Spurs’ record goal scorer in European competition?
44. Where did Tony McCoy ride his 4000th winner?
45. Who accused Jeremy Paxman of ‘sneering’ at the government?
46. Name the BBC former political editor who passed away aged 85?
47. Whose Olympic gold medal went up for auction?


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

1. Leader of the Pakistan Taliban killed in US drone strike
2. Mother of Baby P released from prison
3. The last Poirot story – also David Suchet’s last appearance in the role
4. Winner of British Scrabble Championships
5. Australian election guru hired by David Cameron
6. Winner of world Squash championships
7. Winner of Men’s New York Marathon 8. Winner of Women’s New York marathon
9. Voice artist best known for Mrs. Krabappel in the Simpsons passed away
10. New President of the Professional Cricketers Association
11. Channel Four show criticized for a sexual joke about Prince Harry
12. 1st player to be charged by new FA referees panel
13. President of Bayern Munich on trial for tax evasion
14. Player who left the England RL World Cup squad due to personal reasons
15. Next opponent for Anthony Joshua
16. Katie Perry album banned as a bio hazard in Australia because it comes with a packet of seeds
17. Lythronax Argestes – new dinosaur
18. Drug smuggler ordered to pay £198 million or stay in jail for ten more years
19. Mayor of Toronto who admitted using crack cocaine
20. Winner of the Melbourne Cup
21. Tory MP accused of using political contacts to further his business career
22. 10 year old computer generated girl created to catch paedophiles online
23. New Democrat Mayor of New York
24. New Ms. Marvel – Marvel Comics’ first muslim superhero
25. Asylum seeker who wants the state to pay for flying lessons
26. He won £8 million on the lottery
27. New leader of the Pakistan Taliban
28. Suspect who escaped surveillance by leaving a mosque in Acton dressed in a burka 29. Tony McCoy’s 4000th winner

In Other News

1. Setting their own rate of income tax
2. Warwick Davies
3. Paul Gambaccini
4. Callum Best
5. It was moved to a higher plinth because people kept draping objects, including used condoms, over the upraised finger
6. Mohammad Morsi
7. The National Theatre
8. Munich
9. Rachel Riley
10. 1 – 0 to Cardiff

11. 30 - 30
12. USA
13. Sebastian Vettel
14. 20 – 13 to England
15. 42 – 0 to England
16. Smiler
17. Maidstone
18. Rye Hill
19. Italy
20. The Public Accounts Committee
21. It is a join the dots edition
22. Jeremy Paxman
23. Portsmouth
24. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
25. Country Life
26. The Berlin Wall
27. 5 – 2 Man City
28. 0 – 0
29. Dr. Who
30. Debenhams
31. Tiger Woods
32. Independent Living Fund
33. 2 – 1 Sunderland
34. 1 – 0 Arsenal
35. 3 – 0 Chelsea
36. 1 – 0 Ajax
37. Colchester
38. Yasser Arafat
39. Cadburys
40. 1 – 0 Rubin Kazan
41. 1 - 1
42. 2 – 1 Spurs
43. Jermaine Defoe
44. Towcester
45. Nick Clegg
46. John Cole
47. Jesse Owens

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