Weekly News Quiz (February 5th 2021)

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Published 5th Feb 2021

 

Our latest quiz on events from the last 7 days which may or may not have passed you by.

I'd also like to give a thank you to Aynsley Watson who took the trouble of buying us some coffees, its always good to know that our quizzes are appreciated.

 

Questions

1) Which recent Netflix series has been credited with a resurgence in people buying corsets?

 

2) Someone who carries out a particular type of activity as their job, was ridiculed this week for trying to convince the presenters of ‘This Morning’ that their work was ‘essential’. What was their work?

 

3) Clarisse Clemer has broken whose record, for sailing solo around the globe, when she completed the solo round the world yacht race in 87 days knocking 7 days off the previous women’s record?

 

4) Sadly Captain Tom passed away this week, but in which town was he born?

 

5) Which parish council has become the focus of media attention this week after a zoom meeting from December was posted on YouTube?

 

6) Which cricketer has scored the rarely achieved feat of scoring a century in his 100th Test match this week?

 

7) Brian Hugh Warner has hit the headlines this week following allegations arising from a previous relationship. What is his stage name?

 

8) A coup, which saw the military leaders detain the elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, took place in which country?

 

 

 

Answers

1) Which recent Netflix series has been credited with a resurgence in people buying corsets?

Bridgerton

 

2) Someone who carries out a particular type of activity as their job, was ridiculed this week for trying to convince the presenters of ‘This Morning’ that their work was ‘essential’. What was their work?

Influencer

 

3) Clarisse Clemer has broken whose record, for sailing solo around the globe, when she completed the solo round the world yacht race in 87 days knocking 7 days off the previous women’s record?

Dame Ellen MacArthur

 

4) Sadly Captain Tom passed away this week, but in which town was he born?

Keithley, West riding of Yorkshire

 

5) Which parish council has become the focus of media attention this week after a zoom meeting from December was posted on YouTube?

Handforth

 

6) Which cricketer has scored the rarely achieved feat of scoring a century in his 100th Test match this week?

Joe Root

 

7) Brian Hugh Warner has hit the headlines this week following allegations arising from a previous relationship. What is his stage name?

Marilyn Manson

 

8) A coup, which saw the military leaders detain the elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, took place in which country?

Myanmar (Burma)