26th February 2016

News & Current Affairs

  1. Which line divided opinion on Twitter this Tuesday, with one user branding it "a total lack of imagination"?
  2. Whose reactions have included sad, angry, love, like, haha and wow?
  3. Which eenie meenie singer won Best International Male at the Brit awards this week? (Sorry...)
  4. Who did the prime minister say would advise the Labour leader to "put on a proper suit, do up your tie and sing the national anthem"?
  5. Which sports organisation will try to choose between Sheikh Salman, Giianni Infantino, Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, Jerome Champagne and Tokyo Sexwale before the election venue becomes an ice hockey rink at midnight tonight?
  6. 26th Feb 1935 saw an early demonstration of radar - the name was formed as an acronym of Radio Detection and what?

Name the planet from its description in Holst's The Planets:

  1. "Bringer of War" - product recall in 55 countries
  2. "Winged Messenger" - chemical symbol Hg
  3. "Bringer of Jollity" - Train sang about its drops

Lucky Dip

  1. In The Chronicles of Narnia, which book comes first in story order?
  2. Which was longer: the longest pencil ever made, or the longest strand of pasta ever made?
  3. According to SC Johnson, which cleaning product "loves the jobs you hate"?
  4. Which is faster: the fastest land mammal or the fastest bird (at top speed)?
  5. In the process of galvanising, which metal is used to coat steel or iron to prevent rust?


  1. The flag of Cyprus features a map of the island in a copper-orange colour, above which symbol, shown in green?
  2. Cyprus is an island with no land borders, but which country is closest: Italy, Libya or Turkey?
  3. Which country has received the most points from Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest?

Letter of the week: G

  1. Which suspect in the original Cluedo game has a surname beginning with G?
  2. Beginning with G, what is the name given to the small hammer used by an auctioneer or judge?
  3. Beginning with G, which band released the songs "Sweet Child o' Mine" and "Paradise City"?

Name the link between the following:

  1. Which UK city, with postcodes beginning CV, was in the first pair of twin cities when it twinned with Stalingrad in 1944?
  2. Second only to the University of Bologna, which UK city boasts the world's second-oldest university in continuous operation?
  3. Founded in June 2012, what is the name of the popular video sharing service where users can share six-second-long looping video clips?
  4. Beginning with F, what is the collective noun for ships?

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