Weekly News Quiz (October 31st)

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Published: Saturday 31st 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.

 

Happy quizzing!

Adam

Questions:

 

1) The Olivier Awards took place in London this week and one play led the way with three awards. It told the story of ‘what if’ the play's title character did not die at the end of Shakespeare’s original. Can you name the character?

a) Cleopatra b) Juliet c) Julius Caesar

 

2) Harry Styles released 'Golden' this week, the third single from his latest album. Styles often uses the abbreviation ‘TPWK’ to promote a message of love to his fans. What does ‘TPWK’ stand for?

 

3) Talking of pop idols, which former television song contestant this week announced he’d fallen victim to a foreign exchange trading investment gone wrong - costing him up to £250,000?

a) Will Young b) Rik Waller c) Gareth Gates

 

4) Who said of the sadly deceased television presenter Frank Bough; ‘If my life depended on the smooth handling of a TV show he'd be the one I'd want in charge’?

a) Terry Wogan b) Michael Parkinson c) Stephen Fry

 

 

5) Which Hollywood actress, known for her role as Black Widow, announced she had married her fiancé Colin Jost in a low-key ceremony?

 

6) Welsh rugby legend JJ Williams passed this week aged 72. He was regularly the fastest man on the field and represented the British and Irish Lions on many occasions, as well as his native Welsh national side. Given his speed, is it true or false that he represented Wales as a sprinter in the Commonwealth Games in 1970?

 

7) One of Britain’s greatest double acts died this week as Bobby Ball passed aged 76 but what was the name of his long-term comic partner?

 

8) Which Pic'n'Mix sweet giant from the British high street gone by was the subject of a hoax this week - as a parody Twitter account led to speculation that it was going to make a return following closure in 2008?

 

Answers:

 

1) The Olivier Awards took place in London this week and one play led the way with three awards. It told the story of ‘what if’ the play's title character did not die at the end of Shakespeare’s original. Can you name the character?

b) Juliet

 

2) Harry Styles released 'Golden' this week, the third single from his latest album. Styles often uses the abbreviation ‘TPWK’ to promote a message of love to his fans. What does ‘TPWK’ stand for?

Treat People With Kindness

 

3) Talking of pop idols, which former television song contestant this week announced he’d fallen victim to a foreign exchange trading investment gone wrong - costing him up to £250,000?

c) Gareth Gates

 

4) Who said of the sadly deceased television presenter Frank Bough; ‘If my life depended on the smooth handling of a TV show he'd be the one I'd want in charge’?

b) Michael Parkinson

 

5) Which Hollywood actress, known for her role as Black Widow, announced she had married her fiancé Colin Jost in a low-key ceremony?

Scarlett Johansson

 

6) Welsh rugby legend JJ Williams passed this week aged 72. He was regularly the fastest man on the field and represented the British and Irish Lions on many occasions, as well as his native Welsh national side. Given his speed, is it true or false that he represented Wales as a sprinter in the Commonwealth Games in 1970?

True

 

7) One of Britain’s greatest double acts died this week as Bobby Ball passed aged 76 but what was the name of his long-term comic partner?

Tommy Cannon

 

8) Which Pic'n'Mix sweet giant from the British high street gone by was the subject of a hoax this week - as a parody Twitter account led to speculation that it was going to make a return following closure in 2008?

Woolworths

Have a great week!