Weekly News Quiz (February 19th 2021)

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Published: 19th Feb 2021

 

Firstly thanks to Mick & Ali and to Mike Anthony Lee who took the time to buy us some coffee and leave messages of appreciation for the quizzes, which is always good to hear.

 

Now onto this week's news quiz, which stories do you remember and which have passed you by entirely, you're about to find out!

 

Questions:

1) Which actress who played Solitaire in the film ‘Live and Let Die’ was 70 this week?#

 

2) What is the name of the NASA craft that has travelled 292 million miles and landed successfully on Mars?

 

3) Who was revealed as the winner of this year’s Masked singer?

 

4) Which Britain’s Got Talent winner is looking for someone with a Geordie accent to replace his ‘UK Adult Male Graham’?

 

5) Which actor who played Private Pike in Dad’s Army is 75 this week?

 

6) Which British multinational car maker has announced that its luxury marque brand will be all electric by 2025?

 

7) What are the National Trust piloting as a way of dealing with moths eating away at the fabrics in one of their stately homes?

 

8) It has been reported in the journal ‘Nature’ that the oldest DNA ever found has been partially sequenced. From which creature has it been extracted?

 

9) Why is Kyril Louis-Dreyfuss in the news this week?

 

10) Labour councillor Dave Rowntree has announced he will not seek re-election in May, but which rock band is he the drummer of?

 

 

 

Answers

1) Which actress who played Solitaire in the film ‘Live and Let Die’ was 70 this week?#

Jane Seymour

 

2) What is the name of the NASA craft that has travelled 292 million miles and landed successfully on Mars?

Perseverance

 

3) Who was revealed as the winner of this year’s Masked singer?

Joss Stone

 

4) Which Britain’s Got Talent winner is looking for someone with a Geordie accent to replace his ‘UK Adult Male Graham’?

Lee Ridley (Lost Voice Guy)

 

5) Which actor who played Private Pike in Dad’s Army is 75 this week?

Ian Lavender

 

6) Which British multinational car maker has announced that its luxury marque brand will be all electric by 2025?

Jaguar

 

7) What are the National Trust piloting as a way of dealing with moths eating away at the fabrics in one of their stately homes?

Introducing parasitic wasps which feed on moth eggs

 

8) It has been reported in the journal ‘Nature’ that the oldest DNA ever found has been partially sequenced. From which creature has it been extracted?

Mammoth

 

9) Why is Kyril Louis-Dreyfuss in the news this week?

He has bought Sunderland Football Club at age just 23

 

10) Labour councillor Dave Rowntree has announced he will not seek re-election in May, but which rock band is he the drummer of?

Blur