Weekly News Quiz (March 12th 2021)

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Published: 12th March 2021

 

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Some questions about news stories that have caught my eye this week. Good luck. 
 

Questions

1) A man has been accused of breaking lockdown rules by travelling 80 miles for a roast beef and caramelised onion sandwich using what mode of transport?

 

2) Piers Morgan stormed off his breakfast show when he was challenged on his views by which co-host?

 

3) What did Hannah Wilcock find on the drive of her parents house this week?

 

4) Which Basic Instinct actress had her 63rd birthday this week?

 

5) What was the reason given for a fight between the pilot and chief steward in the first class cabin on a chinese airline’s flight? a) He was served chicken when he’d asked for fish b) safety protocols re distance were not enforced c) the steward announced the captain’s name incorrectly

 

6) What did athlete Keely Hodgkinson achieve this week?

 

7) Russia and China have agreed a deal to co-operate in building a research station where?

 

8) A spate of burglaries nine years ago in Germany has been solved due to what? a) DNA was found on a half eaten sausage b) the culprit confessed to them along with over 1000 other crimes c) He’d kept a treasure trove of goods stolen from each burglary

 

9) Which ‘Bridgerton’ star, it has been announced, will read the bedtime story on CBBC on Mother’s Day?

 

10) A commodities trader who bought £26m of copper was found to have been defrauded when what was actually delivered?

 

11) And finally, which Premier league manager, it has been reported,  was leaving his role today?

 

 

 

Answers

1) A man has been accused of breaking lockdown rules by travelling 80 miles for a roast beef and caramelised onion sandwich using what mode of transport?

Helicopter.

 

2) Piers Morgan stormed off his breakfast show when he was challenged on his views by which co-host?

Alex Beresford

 

3) What did Hannah Wilcock find on the drive of her parents house this week?

A Meteorite

 

4) Which Basic Instinct actress had her 63rd birthday this week?

Sharon Stone

 

5) What was the reason given for a fight between the pilot and chief steward in the first class cabin on a chinese airline’s flight? a) He was served chicken when he’d asked for fish b) safety protocols re distance were not enforced c) the steward announced the captain’s name incorrectly

b) safety protocols re distance were not enforced

 

6) What did athlete Keely Hodgkinson achieve this week?

Won gold in the 800m at the European Indoor Championships

 

7) Russia and China have agreed a deal to co-operate in building a research station where?

The Moon

 

8) A spate of burglaries nine years ago in Germany has been solved due to what? a) DNA was found on a half eaten sausage b) the culprit confessed to them along with over 1000 other crimes c) He’d kept a treasure trove of goods stolen from each burglary

a) DNA was found on a half eaten sausage

 

9) Which ‘Bridgerton’ star, it has been announced, will read the bedtime story on CBBC on Mother’s Day?

Rege-Jean Page

 

10) A commodities trader who bought £26m of copper was found to have been defrauded when what was actually delivered?

Painted stone

 

11) And finally, which Premier league manager, it has been reported,  was leaving his role today?

Chris Wilder