Weekly News Quiz (April 9th 2021)

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Published: 9th April 2021

 

Clearly the major event of the week is the passing of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and news channels have understandably been flooded with the news today. However if you want to test yourself on other events from this week then play on.

 

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Questions

1) Sarah Winkless was the first female to do what in 166 years this week?

 

2) Why was the University Boat Race moved from the Thames to Ely this week?

 

3) Who is the singer songwriter who penned and performed ‘At Seventeen’ in 1975 who celebrated her birthday this week

 

4) Which department store is reopening 97 of its stores next week for a final closing down sale?

 

5)  Which former U.S Vice President has hinted that they may run for president at the next election?

 

6) Why have Caroline Jurie and Pushpika De Silva been in the news this week?

 

7) Which maker of the champagne that was the champagne of choice for Patsy and Edina in Ab Fab has for the first time acquired a vineyard outside of France and will make the wine in the USA?

 

8) Which former Cabinet Minister has caused a stir this week with the release of his book ‘The Thick of It: The Private Diaries of a Minister’?

 

 

Answers

1) Sarah Winkless was the first female to do what in 166 years this week?

First female umpire of the Oxford and Cambridge boat race

 

2) Why was the University Boat Race moved from the Thames to Ely this week?

Hammersmith Bridge is unsafe

 

3) Who is the singer songwriter who penned and performed ‘At Seventeen’ in 1975 who celebrated her birthday this week

Janis Ian

 

4) Which department store is reopening 97 of its stores next week for a final closing down sale?

Debenhams

 

5)  Which former U.S Vice President has hinted that they may run for president at the next election?

Mike Pence

 

6) Why have Caroline Jurie and Pushpika De Silva been in the news this week?

One has been arrested for assaulting the other at the crowning ceremony of the beauty pageant for Mrs Sri Lanka

 

7) Which maker of the champagne that was the champagne of choice for Patsy and Edina in Ab Fab has for the first time acquired a vineyard outside of France and will make the wine in the USA?

Bollinger

 

8) Which former Cabinet Minister has caused a stir this week with the release of his book ‘The Thick of It: The Private Diaries of a Minister’?

Alan Duncan