Weekly News Quiz (November 7th)

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Published: Saturday 7th November

 

Author: Adam

 

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Our podcast series continued, with two further episodes, both under ten minutes long so perfect for some quick quizzing. You can find it on Spotify and iTunes.

 

Here's a set of eight questions about things that occurred this week.

 

Happy quizzing!

Adam

Questions:

 

1) British actor Geoffrey Palmer passed away peacefully this week aged 93. He acted opposite Dame Judi Dench in the Bond film 'Tomorrow Never Dies' but in which BBC romantic sitcom did the pair star between 1992 and 2005?

 

2) Which US rapper collected over sixty thousand votes in this week's US Presidental election, after he stood as an independant candidate in 12 states?

 

3) Which British Royal said this week: 'I thought I was like a stopped clock ... people come round after 25 years to dressing like I do.'

a) The Queen b) Prince William c) Prince Charles

 

4) In Rugby Union, Antoine Dupont became the first player from which competing nation to be awarded the Player of the Championship since its introduction in 2004?

 

5) Which country has this week become the first in the UK to ban parents smacking their children?

 

6) ​Disaster was averted on Monday when a Dutch train overshot its elevated platform and landed fortunately on top of a plastic sculpture, where it teetered precipitously. What was the sculpture?

 

Answers:

 

1) British actor Geoffrey Palmer passed away peacefully this week aged 93. He acted opposite Dame Judi Dench in the Bond film 'Tomorrow Never Dies' but in which BBC romantic sitcom did the pair star between 1992 and 2005?

As Time Goes By

 

2) Which US rapper collected over sixty thousand votes in this week's US Presidental election, after he stood as an independant candidate in 12 states?

Kanye West

 

3) Which British Royal said this week: 'I thought I was like a stopped clock ... people come round after 25 years to dressing like I do.'

a) The Queen b) Prince William c) Prince Charles

c) Prince Charles

 

4) In Rugby Union, Antoine Dupont became the first player from which competing nation to be awarded the Player of the Championship since its introduction in 2004?

France

 

5) Which country has this week become the first in the UK to ban parents smacking their children?

Scotland

 

6) ​Disaster was averted on Monday when a Dutch train overshot its elevated platform and landed fortunately on top of a plastic sculpture, where it teetered precipitously. What was the sculpture?

A Whale's tail

Have a great week!