25th September 2015 - answers

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News & Current Affairs

  1. Which pharmaceutical company backtracked on a 5000% price increase for one of its drugs this week? Turing Pharmaceuticals
  2. A photograph of a government document has revealed investigations into the privatization of which TV broadcaster? Channel 4
  3. Which of these is not recognised as a sport by Sport England?
    Arm Wrestling, Bridge, Hovering or Model Aircraft Flying Bridge
  4. Which company won a court case against Haribo, allowing it to continue producing chocolate teddies? Lindt
  5. According to an ONS survey this week, which of these UK cities is least happy?
    Leicester, Liverpool, London or Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch? Liverpool
  6. King Harold won the Battle of Stamford Bridge took place on this day in which year? 1066

Lucky Dip

  1. For which newspaper did Superman work? Daily Planet
  2. Which was formed first: Tesco or Sainsburys? Sainsburys
  3. In which year did Andrew Flintoff win BBC Sports Personality of the Year? 2005
  4. Who had a number 1 hit in 1999 with "We're Going to Ibiza"? Vengaboys
  5. How many carats are in chemically pure gold? 24

This week's letter: L

  1. Which decathlon event begins with L? Long jump
  2. Which is the only US state beginning with L? Louisiana
  3. Which of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had a name beginning with L? Leonardo

The Bond Names (Names Bond)

  1. Name the six characters who played James Bond prior to Daniel Craig (half point each). Sean Connery, David Niven, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan

Country of the week: Spain

  1. What are the two main colours on Spain's flag? Red, yellow
  2. Which is the largest Spanish island by area? Majorca
  3. What was the Spanish currency prior to the Euro? Spanish Peseta

Name the link between the following:

  1. Which UK phone network used the tagline "The future's bright..." until it became defunct earlier this year? Orange
  2. What is the surname of the fictional character is portrayed by comedian Leigh Francis, who presents Celebrity Juice? (Keith) Lemon
  3. Which US company is the world's second largest IT company after Samsung (by revenue)? Apple
  4. Which Russell T Davies E4 series is a sister series to Channel 4's Cucumber and 4oD's Tofu? Banana
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