19th February 2016

News & Current Affairs

  1. Which phone manufacturer is resisting calls from the FBI to decrypt data on the phone of gunman Syed Rizwan Farook?
  2. Who left Twitter this week to escape the "tragic people" who disapproved of him describing Jenny Beavan as dressing like a "bag lady" at the BAFTA awards ceremony?
  3. London teacher Colin Hegarty has made the shortlist of the 10 top teachers in the Varkey Foundation's Global Teacher Prize - what subject does he teach?
  4. Which UK supermarket has seen high sales of a Wonky Veg Box - enough that they expect to sell 10 000 a year?
  5. The city of Hamburg has issued advice against the "Kaffeekapselmaschine" on environmental grounds - what is it in English?
  6. The Kellogg company was founded on 19th Feb 1906 - in what colour does the name appear in their logo?

Country of the week: Hungary

  1. The flag of Hungary contains stripes in which three colours?
  2. Which Hungarian invention was awarded the UK's Toy of the Year award in 1980 and again in 1982?
  3. What was invented by the Hungarian László Bíró?

Lucky Dip

  1. What is the name of Kanga's son in Winnie the Pooh?
  2. With which sport would you associate Michael Jordan?
  3. By what name is the furcula, the Y-shaped bone in birds, better known?
  4. Which of these counties is in Scotland: Armagh, Dorset or Sutherland?
  5. If you're driving in Germany and see a sign saying "Licht!", what should you turn on?

Who said that?

  1. “We have to have a wall. We have to have a border. And in that wall we’re going to have a big fat door where people can come into the country, but they have to come in legally.”
  2. "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe."
  3. "I am whatever you say I am; if I wasn't, then why would you say I am?"

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

  1. What does the O stand for in OCD?
  2. Beginning with O, which band released tracks titled "Don't Look Back in Anger" and "Little by Little"?
  3. In the original citrus flavour of Five Alive, which of the five fruits began with O?

Name the link between the following:

  1. Which modern art gallery was the only gallery in the UK to get more visitors in 2012 than the National Gallery?
  2. What nationality was Louis Pasteur, the 19th century scientist and inventor?
  3. Which is the only chess piece which always ends a turn on the same colour of square that it started on?
  4. Where in London would you find The Cenotaph, a street synonymous with government departments?

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