Weekly News Quiz (February 26th 2021)

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Published: 26th Feb 2021

 

Test yourself with this week's news quiz - what has caught your attention and which stories have passed you by.

 

Questions

1) The flowering of a Selenicereus Wittii plant caused huge interest last weekend with almost 200,000 viewing the event on YouTube. What is the flower more commonly called?

 

2) What did Jasmine Harrison achieve when she landed in Antigua on Saturday?

 

3) A sheep, lost from the flock for a number of years, was this week found in Australia. Given that an average fleece weighs about 10 lbs how much did the fleece of the found sheep weigh? a) 27 lbs b) 57 lbs c) 77 lbs 

 

4) Tiger Woods was seriously hurt in a driving accident this week in which city?

 

5) The last public statue of which former leader has been removed from Spain and its territories?

 

6) Which musician was this week fined $500 for drinking tequila in a park in New Jersey?

 

7) A cliff face in Camogli Italy collapsed this week sending a large number of what into the sea? a) Motorhomes b) Sculptures c) Coffins

 

8) How much reward has Lady Gaga reportedly offered for the return of her French Bulldogs which were stolen at gunpoint?

 

 

 

Answers

1) The flowering of a Selenicereus Wittii plant caused huge interest last weekend with almost 200,000 viewing the event on YouTube. What is the flower more commonly called?

Moonflower

 

2) What did Jasmine Harrison achieve when she landed in Antigua on Saturday?

Youngest woman to row solo across the Atlantic

 

3) A sheep, lost from the flock for a number of years, was this week found in Australia. Given that an average fleece weighs about 10 lbs how much did the fleece of the found sheep weigh? a) 27 lbs b) 57 lbs c) 77 lbs 

c) 77 lbs

 

4) Tiger Woods was seriously hurt in a driving accident this week in which city?

Los Angeles

 

5) The last public statue of which former leader has been removed from Spain and its territories?

General Franco

 

6) Which musician was this week fined $500 for drinking tequila in a park in New Jersey?

Bruce Springsteen

 

7) A cliff face in Camogli Italy collapsed this week sending a large number of what into the sea? a) Motorhomes b) Sculptures c) Coffins

Coffins ( from a cliff top cemetery )

 

8) How much reward has Lady Gaga reportedly offered for the return of her French Bulldogs which were stolen at gunpoint?

$500,000