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Who succeeded the ebola care workers as Time Magazine's person of the year?
Who succeeded the ebola care workers as Time Magazine's person of the year?
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Music icons, Jeremy Corbyn’s understudy and a return to the 80s for one classic film - test you knowledge of the last seven days.

1. In 2014 the honour went to te ebola care workers, but who did Time Magazine name as their person of the year.

U2 played a planned concert in Paris, but who followed them with an impromptu gig?

U2 played a planned concert in Paris, but who followed them with an impromptu gig?

a) Barack Obama

b) The Pope

c) Angela Merkel

d) David Cameron

2. Who deputised for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at Prime Minister’s Questions?

a) Hilary Benn

b) Angela Eagle CORR

c) Andy Burnham

d) John McDonnell

3. Which 80s music star is set to play Scarborough Open Air Theatre next year?

a) Tony Hadley

b) Paul Young

c) Nick Kershaw

d) Kim Wilde

4. And in more news from the 80s, which classic film of the decade is to be remade for television?

a) The Breakfast Club

b) Dirty Dancing

c) Pretty in Pink

d) Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

5. Name the Environment Secretary who led the Government’s response to the Cumbrian floods.

a) Amber Rudd

b) Nicky Morgan

c) Pritti Patel

d) Liz Truss

6. Which Yorkshire jockey rode their first winner over Aintree’s Grand National fences?

a) Henry Brooke

b) Joe Colliver

c) John Kington

d) Jonathan England

7. A project to regenerate part of which city won this year’s Turner Prize?

a) Birmingham

b) Glasgow

c ) Leeds

d ) Liverpool

8. Which famous war poem was published 100 years ago?

a) In Flanders Fields, by John McCrae

b) The Soldier, by Rupert Brooke

c ) Dulce et Decorum Est, by Wilfred Owen

d) Break of Day in the Trenches - Isaac Rosenberg

9. How many new railway carriages did the Government promise as part of its new rail franchises for Yorkshire?

a) 5

b) 50

c) 500

d) 1500

10. Given its line-up of shamed stars there will be a few tricky moments in a new Top of the Pops documentary, so whose dulcet tones will narrate the programme?

a) Mel Giedroyc

b) Sue Perkins

c) Simon Mayo

d) Chris Evans

11. Which music icon performed an impromptu gig in Paris in tribute to the victims of the recent terrorist attack?

a) Van Morrison

b) Bruce Springsteen

c)Madonna

d) Billy Joel

12. How many GCSE and A-level results were changed after challenges to grades awarded this summer?

a) 20,000

b) 50,000

c) 70,000

d) 90,000