Weekly News Quiz (October 24th)

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Published: Saturday 24th October

 

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.

 

Hopefully they will be useful for any topical quiz questions you require over the coming days.

 

Happy quizzing!

Adam


Questions:

 

1) Actor Russell Tovey returns to our screens this week in ITV's The Sister, a paranomal drama but in which Alan Bennett adapted film did he play student Peter Rudge?

 

2) A Hollywood actor celebrates his 43rd birthday this week. He's married both Scarlett Johansson and Blake Lively and he recently launched a takeover bid for the Welsh football club Wrexham. You may know him as 'van Wilder' or Deadpool. Can you name him?

 

3) Which footballer - arguably the greatest ever - celebrates his 80th birthday this week? He made 92 appearances for his country Brazil between 1957 and 1971.

 

4) A fictional Kazakhstani journalist played by Sacha Baron Cohen returns to the big screens this week with more 'Cultural Learnings of America'. What's the character's name?

 

5) Spencer Davis, a key figure from the 1960s beat scene sadly passed this week. Can you complete the title of his transatlantic hit from 1965? 'Keep on ... ?'

a) Running b) Fighting c) Loving

 

6) Which British singer-songwriter appeared on US television screens this week hosting 'Saturday Night Live'?

 

7) Which former Home Secretary made her debut on Strictly Come Dancing this week, being paired with viewer favourite Anton du Beke?

 

8) In New Zealand, which Prime Minister sealed a landslide continuation of government in their general election?

a) Judith Collins b) Julia Gillard c) Jacinda Ardern

 

Answers:

 

1) Actor Russell Tovey returns to our screens this week in ITV's The Sister, a paranomal drama but in which Alan Bennett adapted film did he play student Peter Rudge?

The History Boys

 

2) A Hollywood actor celebrates his 43rd birthday this week. He's married both Scarlett Johansson and Blake Lively and he recently launched a takeover bid for the Welsh football club Wrexham. You may know him as 'van Wilder' or Deadpool. Can you name him?

Ryan Reynolds

 

3) Which footballer - arguably the greatest ever - celebrates his 80th birthday this week? He made 92 appearances for his country Brazil between 1957 and 1971.

Pelé

 

4) A fictional Kazakhstani journalist played by Sacha Baron Cohen returns to the big screens this week with more 'Cultural Learnings of America'. What's the character's name?

Borat

 

5) Spencer Davis, a key figure from the 1960s beat scene sadly passed this week. Can you complete the title of his transatlantic hit from 1965? 'Keep on ... ?'

a) Running b) Fighting c) Loving

a) Running

 

6) Which British singer-songwriter appeared on US television screens this week hosting 'Saturday Night Live'?

Adele

 

7) Which former Home Secretary made her debut on Strictly Come Dancing this week, being paired with viewer favourite Anton du Beke?

Jacqui Smith

 

8) In New Zealand, which Prime Minister sealed a landslide continuation of government in their general election?

a) Judith Collins b) Julia Gillard c) Jacinda Ardern

c) Jacinda Ardern


Have a great week!