8th April 2016 - answers

News & Current Affairs

  1. Where was Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson Prime Minister until he resigned this week, in light of the Mossack Fonesca papers which were leaked? Iceland
  2. Which company has paid out $10m after a 2014 claim that its vetting process was better than the systems traditional minicab firms used? Uber
  3. Jyn Erso appeared as the lead character in a trailer for Rogue One, set before Episode IV of which series of films? Star Wars
  4. Which supermarket has decided to end its famous Brand Match scheme in three weeks' time? Sainsburys
  5. Published in 1623, a copy of the first collected works of which British playwright have been found on the Scottish Isle of Bute? Shakespeare's
  6. Which body replaced the League of Nations, which had its last meeting on 8th April 1946? United Nations

Country of the Week: Mexico

  1. Which are the three main colours on the flag of Mexico? Red, White, Green
  2. Which currency is used in Mexico? Peso
  3. Which player became the first Mexican to play for Manchester United when he stepped in for Wayne Rooney against Newcastle United in 2010? Javier Hernandez

This week's quiz is brought to you by the letter P:

  1. Which is the only country with P as the second letter of its name? Spain
  2. Beginning with P, which fictional rabbit has sisters Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-tail? Peter Rabbit
  3. What does the P stand for in the computing acronyms FTP, HTTP and DHCP? Protocol

Lucky Dip

  1. Which sold for more: the most expensive car ever auctioned, or the most expensive watch? Car
  2. Which song, one of 2013's best-selling, contains the lyrics "I'm gonna pop some tags // Only got twenty dollars in my pocket"? Thrift Shop
  3. Which is further north: Edinburgh or Glasgow? Edinburgh
  4. What type of food comes in the varieties conchiglie, farfalline and gigli? Pasta
  5. According to IMDB, who's shorter: Jim Carrey or Elijah Wood? Elijah Wood

Name the signs of the zodiac from the clue given:

  1. The Tropic of ___________ is the circle of latitude marking the southernmost point where the sun can appear directly overhead Capricorn
  2. Sounds like the name of a pop duo from Liverpool who came last in the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest Gemini
  3. Surname of John, an English professional snooker player and co-presenter of Big Break alongside Jim Davidson Virgo

Name the link between the following:

  1. Which imperial unit of measurement is equal to 14 pounds? Stone
  2. The American designer, manufacturer and marketer of women's premium lingerie is known as Victoria's what? Secret
  3. What name is given to Amazon's ereader, first released in November 2011? Kindle Fire
  4. Which mythical bird is also the capital of Arizona? Phoenix
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