Weekly News Quiz (January 15th 2021)

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Published 15th Jan 2021

 

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Questions

1) Rob Lewis’s devotion to which sport has meant that he has remained in Sri Lanka since March 2020 waiting for his team to play?

 

2) Which band founder has sold his share of the band’s recordings to BMG, including classic albums such as Tusk, and Tango In The Night?

 

3) Which reclusive billionaire businessman died after a short illness leaving his twin brother in sole charge of the business empire?

 

4) Stefan Thomas, a programmer by profession, risks losing $245 million worth of what due to his bad memory?

 

5) A 40 year old Russian woman has become a world record holder by swimming 85mtr in which conditions?

 

6) It has been announced that a spin-off to Sex and the City is to be made, but which of the four main actresses will not be taking part?

 

7) An attempt to climb which mountain, the only one above 8000mtrs yet to be climbed in winter, was abandoned when the climbers equipment was destroyed in a storm?

 

8) Who is the singer who, it has been announced, will sing the American national anthem at Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony on the 20th January?

 

9) Where is the Masters Snooker finals being played this week?

 

10) During a debate on dentistry MP Scott Mann was interrupted by the Deputy Speaker because he sounded like what?

 

 

 

Answers

1) Rob Lewis’s devotion to which sport has meant that he has remained in Sri Lanka since March 2020 waiting for his team to play?

Cricket

 

2) Which band founder has sold his share of the band’s recordings to BMG, including classic albums such as Tusk, and Tango In The Night?

Mick Fleetwood

 

3) Which reclusive billionaire businessman died after a short illness leaving his twin brother in sole charge of the business empire?

Sir David Barclay

 

4) Stefan Thomas, a programmer by profession, risks losing $245 million worth of what due to his bad memory?

Bitcoin (he has used up 8 of his 10 attempts at his password)

 

5) A 40 year old Russian woman has become a world record holder by swimming 85mtr in which conditions?

Under ice

 

6) It has been announced that a spin-off to Sex and the City is to be made, but which of the four main actresses will not be taking part?

Kim Cattrall

 

7) An attempt to climb which mountain, the only one above 8000mtrs yet to be climbed in winter, was abandoned when the climbers equipment was destroyed in a storm?

K2

 

8) Who is the singer who, it has been announced, will sing the American national anthem at Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony on the 20th January?

Lady Gaga

 

9) Where is the Masters Snooker finals being played this week?

Arena MK, Milton Keynes

 

10) During a debate on dentistry MP Scott Mann was interrupted by the Deputy Speaker because he sounded like what?

A Dalek