Weekly News Quiz (January 29th 2021)

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Published 29th January 2021

 

Our weekly news quiz to test how observant you've been of stories that have appeared in the news. Good luck.

 

Questions

1) Which veteran TV and radio host passed away this week?

 

2) Frank Lampard was this week sacked as manager of Chelsea FC, but who was he in charge of before moving to Chelsea?

 

3) Which retail company has bought out the on-line brands such as Principles, Mantaray and Maine from the administrators of Debenhams?

 

4) In which UK city is it planned to open a zero emission airport for a month in November, to cater for flying cars and drones in major urban areas, as a proof of concept?

 

5) Whose account of his victory at Austerlitz is to go on sale at an auction in Paris for €1 million?

 

6) Which company reported the highest quarterly earnings in its history at $111.4 billion this week?

 

7) Which 80yr old singer has revealed that he was told at the start of his career that he wouldn’t make it as he was too macho and his hair was too curly?

 

8) Which double Olympic rowing champion is attempting a comeback for the Tokyo games after having three children?

 

 

 

Answers

1) Which veteran TV and radio host passed away this week?

Larry King

 

2) Frank Lampard was this week sacked as manager of Chelsea FC, but who was he in charge of before moving to Chelsea?

Derby County

 

3) Which retail company has bought out the on-line brands such as Principles, Mantaray and Maine from the administrators of Debenhams?

Boohoo

 

4) In which UK city is it planned to open a zero emission airport for a month in November, to cater for flying cars and drones in major urban areas, as a proof of concept?

Coventry

 

5) Whose account of his victory at Austerlitz is to go on sale at an auction in Paris for €1 million?

Napoleon Bonapart

 

6) Which company reported the highest quarterly earnings in its history at $111.4 billion this week?

Apple

 

7) Which 80yr old singer has revealed that he was told at the start of his career that he wouldn’t make it as he was too macho and his hair was too curly?

Tom Jones

 

8) Which double Olympic rowing champion is attempting a comeback for the Tokyo games after having three children?

Helen Glover