Weekly News Quiz (March 5th 2021)

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Published: 5th March 2021

 

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So, how much attention have you paid to the news this week. Hopefully you will have noticed stories that will allow you to get the correct answers, but one or two may catch you out, good luck.

 

Questions

1)  Ian St John the ex-Liverpool footballer who sadly passed away this week became a television personality in a partnership with which other player?

 

2) Which pop star has taken offence from a joke about her on the comedy drama show Ginny and Georgia on Netflix?

 

3) Which actor, star of Hinterland, and more recently appearing in Poldark and Gangs of London, has recently said that he has taken work as a Deliveroo delivery rider due to lack of acting work due to the pandemic?

 

4) Scientists at Leicester University are sequencing the DNA of which long dead King, the last of the Plantagenets, whose body was discovered some years ago in Leicester?

 

5) Richard Garriott became a record beaker this week as he is the first person to go to the North pole, South pole, into outer space and which other feat this week?

 

6) Which former President has been sentenced to a year in prison on charges of bribery?

 

7) Deepfake videos purporting to be of Tom Cruise doing a magic trick amongst other things has been watched by millions on which social media app?

 

8) It has been announced that the longest running team of female cheerleaders in American Football will be replaced with a gender neutral team of performers, for which team?

 

 

 

Answers

1)  Ian St John the ex-Liverpool footballer who sadly passed away this week became a television personality in a partnership with which other player?

Jimmy Greaves

 

2) Which pop star has taken offence from a joke about her on the comedy drama show Ginny and Georgia on Netflix?

Taylor Swift

 

3) Which actor, star of Hinterland, and more recently appearing in Poldark and Gangs of London, has recently said that he has taken work as a Deliveroo delivery rider due to lack of acting work due to the pandemic?

Richard Harrington

 

4) Scientists at Leicester University are sequencing the DNA of which long dead King, the last of the Plantagenets, whose body was discovered some years ago in Leicester?

Richard III

 

5) Richard Garriott became a record beaker this week as he is the first person to go to the North pole, South pole, into outer space and which other feat this week?

To travel to the deepest point on earth, the Mariana Trench

 

6) Which former President has been sentenced to a year in prison on charges of bribery?

Nicolas Sarkozy

 

7) Deepfake videos purporting to be of Tom Cruise doing a magic trick amongst other things has been watched by millions on which social media app?

TikTok

 

8) It has been announced that the longest running team of female cheerleaders in American Football will be replaced with a gender neutral team of performers, for which team?

Washington