South Wales Echo - - Puzzles & Quiz -

1. Foot­baller Ada Hegerberg had just won the first Women’s Bal­lon d’Or when host DJ Martin Solveig asked her to do what, spark­ing con­tro­versy?

2. Which coun­try has aban­doned plans for a fuel tax rise which had led to weeks of violent protests?

3. Who wrote Step­toe and Son, along­side Alan Simp­son?

4. John Len­non and Yoko Ono wrote which Christ­mas hit as an anti Viet­nam War song?

5. Which Span­ish op­er­atic so­prano’s duet of Barcelona be­came an of­fi­cial theme song for the 1992 Olympic Games?

6. Which ac­tor, who died ear­lier this year, be­came fa­mous play­ing Dirty Den, the land­lord of the Queen Vic?

7. Ra­dio broad­caster Si­mon Bates is best as­so­ci­ated with which fea­ture item where he read out tragic sto­ries?

8. The Bar­bary lion was na­tive to which part of the world?

9. Sabl­eye is a char­ac­ter in which chil­dren’s me­dia fran­chise cre­ated by Satoshi Ta­jiri in 1995?

10. In US pri­mary schools it’s known as re­cess or break, but what’s it known as in the UK?

11. Which Darts player hit the first ever tele­vised nine-dart fin­ish?

12. Which Amer­i­can co­me­dian links Se­in­feld which he co-cre­ated, and Curb Your En­thu­si­asm, where he played a semi-fic­tion­alised ver­sion of him­self? 13. Ten­nis player Henri Le­conte won nine ATP ti­tles in an 11-year pe­riod, but which coun­try did he rep­re­sent?

14. Which of the fol­low­ing fig­ures is not men­tioned in the Billy Joel song We Didn’t Start the Fire? a) Doris Day, b) Peter Pan, c) Muham­mad Ali or d) Joe Di Mag­gio. 15. True or false: The Vatu is the unit of cur­rency in Van­u­atu. 16. What is Scot­land’s sec­ond high­est moun­tain?

17. Verne Troyer be­came fa­mous for play­ing which char­ac­ter in the Austin Pow­ers films?

18. Who served as Cab­i­net Sec­re­tary from Jan­uary 1, 2012, and Head of the Home Civil Ser­vice from Septem­ber 2014, un­til step­ping down in Oc­to­ber 2018?

19. Which English com­edy scriptwriter and pre­sen­ter is prob­a­bly best re­mem­bered for pre­sent­ing It’ll be Al­right on the Night?

20. Who came to promi­nence as Lewis Med­lock in De­liv­er­ance and starred in The Long­est Yard in 1974? 21. Which singer, who died in Oc­to­ber at the age of 94, was one of France’s most pop­u­lar singers and was dubbed the French Si­na­tra?

22. Which group were Glad All Over in 1964?

23. The Jack­son 5 were made up of broth­ers Jackie, Tito, Michael, Jer­maine and which other brother? 24. SW1A 2AA is the post­code for which fa­mous res­i­dence?

25. Which coun­try, the sec­ond largest in the world, is split into 10 prov­inces?

26. In what year did Chan­nel 4 started broad­cast­ing? a) 1980 b) 1982 c) 1984. 27. What is the cor­rect mean­ing of the word dec­i­mate?

28. Who was the lead singer of the group The Four Sea­sons? 29. Lit­tle Drum­mer Boy/Peace on Earth was recorded by the un­likely duo of Bing Crosby and who?

30. A new Met Po­lice tac­tic sees of­fi­cers ram­ming which ve­hi­cles, to stop crim­i­nal ac­tiv­ity?



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