The calm of Ardern, the cannabis farms and a bit of Liberace – take the Thursday quiz | Life and style


“Attempts at humor continue to be despicable,” one happy punter said in the comments the other week, and again, it’s time to face that combination of Thursday – 15 questions about the news and general knowledge, interspersed with a few jokes. The Pokémon Question Reign of Terror may be over, but rest assured, there are two more hidden Doctor Who references to look out for, the regular presence of Kate Bush and Ron from Sparks, and inexplicably a few anagrams exactly when you want them the least. This is just for fun, there is no prize, but bonus points are offered if you can make the quizmaster laugh with your comments. Let us know how you get on.

Thursday quiz, n ° 27

1.WORLD NEWS: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said: “Sorry, a slight distraction” after what disrupted one of her press conferences?

2.TELECOM DISASTER: Man arrested in Cairo after accidentally doing what with a phone?

3.MUSIC: Which artist broke the UK record for streaming a song in a week after there were 24 million streams for his new single?

4.RELAXING NEWS: In which country will adults be allowed to grow up to four cannabis plants in their home or garden under laws that will make it the first country in Europe to legalize the production and consumption of the drug?

5.SPORT: The T20 Men’s Cricket World Cup has started, and it’s been a lot of fun as well. Which two countries host it?

6.COMPARINGLY SPEAKING: Which of these operas by Giacomo Puccini was the oldest to be performed in public?

7.FLAGS OF JOY: This extremely British-looking flag is the state flag of which Australian state?

8.GEOGRAPHY: Annapolis is the capital of which US state?

9.GCSE SCIENCE CORNER: Physics today. Which of the following best describes Newton’s second law of motion?

ten.NORTHERN IRELAND: The spectacular Giant’s Causeway (Clochán an Aifir) is a World Heritage Site and quite simply one of the best places to visit in the British Isles. But what are the mysterious columns made of?

11.SPOOKY TIME: Here is a photo of a tiger with a pumpkin. It’s Halloween on the weekends, but which of these seasonal “wheel of the year” festivals is held at the same time as Halloween?

12.THE GHOST OF LIBERACE: It’s a 1994 Sparks song about how he still hangs out, hovering over farmland, lingering over cities. But that’s not important at the moment. Has Liberace ever successfully sued the Daily Mirror for libel in the UK for suggesting he might be gay?

13.ENSEMBLE CASTS: Which British comedy show included the usual characters Pauline, Mickey, Mr. Chinnery, Uncle Harvey and Aunt Val? Plot twist – it’s anagram time

14.SHOOTING FOR THE MOON: NASA has announced plans to launch an unmanned flight around the Moon in February 2022, paving the way for astronauts to set foot on the Earth satellite. But when was the last time a person set foot on the moon?

15.AND FINALLY: What is currently winning New Zealand’s Bird of the Year competition?

  • If you think there has been a glaring error in any of the questions or answers, please feel free to email martin.belam@theguardian.com, but remember that the quizmaster word is still final and you don’t want it to show up. cheat or spoil you on weekends.


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