Weekly News Quiz (March 26th 2021)

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Published 26th March 2021

 

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This week I've put together a set of questions that will test how much notice you've given to the events of the week. Good luck.

 

Questions

1) Unusual levels of rainfall have caused waterfalls on which iconic Australian rock?

 

2) What is the name of the container ship that ran aground in the Suez Canal this week?

 

3) Why is the £50 note featuring scientist Alan Turing being released into circulation on the 23rd of June?

 

4) In America a man was paid his final wage by his disgruntled ex-employer in the form of how many pennies?

 

5) Which former conservative politician is being investigated for breaking rules regarding ‘lobbying’ that he himself was instrumental in setting up?

 

6) Jones’ Hill Wood is starting to be cleared to make way for HS2, but which book did the wood apparently inspire Roald Dahl to write?

 

7) Paul Michael Glaser became 78 this week, but in what 70’s TV show did he become famous?

 

8) Frank Worthington sadly passed away this week. He is credited with scoring one of the great goals in English football in 1979 for which team whilst playing against Ipswich?

 

 

Answers

1) Unusual levels of rainfall have caused waterfalls on which iconic Australian rock?

Uluru (previously Ayers Rock)

 

2) What is the name of the container ship that ran aground in the Suez Canal this week?

Ever Given

 

3) Why is the £50 note featuring scientist Alan Turing being released into circulation on the 23rd of June?

Anniversary of his birthday

 

4) In America a man was paid his final wage by his disgruntled ex-employer in the form of how many pennies?

91,500 ($915)

 

5) Which former conservative politician is being investigated for breaking rules regarding ‘lobbying’ that he himself was instrumental in setting up?

David Cameron

 

6) Jones’ Hill Wood is starting to be cleared to make way for HS2, but which book did the wood apparently inspire Roald Dahl to write?

Fantastic Mr Fox

 

7) Paul Michael Glaser became 78 this week, but in what 70’s TV show did he become famous?

Starsky & Hutch

 

8) Frank Worthington sadly passed away this week. He is credited with scoring one of the great goals in English football in 1979 for which team whilst playing against Ipswich?

Bolton