Quiz of the week

England Captain Alastair Cook has become the first Englishman to score 10,000 Test runs. (PA).
England Captain Alastair Cook has become the first Englishman to score 10,000 Test runs. (PA).
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Trump’s golf resort, the world’s longest tunnel and the new Mary Poppins

1. Which British actress is to follow in the footsteps of Julie Andrews as the star of a new Mary Poppins film?

a) Rachel Weisz

b) Emma Watson

c) Emily Blunt

d) Kate Winslet

2. In which country has the world’s longest and deepest rail tunnel opened?

a) Austria

b) France

c) Italy

d) Switzerland

3. Which footballing legend is auctioning off his entire collection of awards and memorabilia?

a) Bobby Charlton

b) Pele

c) Maradona

d) Franz Beckenbauer

4. Name the Scottish golf resort bought by US presidential candidate Donald Trump that has reopened following a £200 million restoration?

a) Gleneagles

b) Muirfield

c) St Andrews

d) Turnberry

5. Which actor admitted they cannot bear watching their performances in the Harry Potter films?

a) Matthew Lewis

b) Rupert Grint

c) Daniel Radcliffe

d) Tom Felton

6. Where does Britain rank in the Good Country Index, a global league which measures how much countries contribute to the “common good of humanity”?

a) First

b) Fourth

c) Seventh

d) Fourteenth

7. Who is appearing at Sheffield Doc/Fest for the first time?

a) Sir David Attenborough

b) Louis Theroux

c) Sean Bean

d) Michael Palin

8. Alastair Cook became the first English cricketer to reach 10,000 test runs. Which of these players did NOT reach that target?

a) Allan Border

b) Sunil Gavaskar

c) Viv Richards

d) Steve Waugh

9. Which celebrity chef said, “We are ruled by diets. We have to stop this nonsense”?

a) Raymond Blanc

b) James Martin

c) Lorraine Pascale

d) Michel Roux Jnr

10. Which famous singer-songwriter is releasing their latest album, Stranger To Stranger, today?

a) Leonard Cohen

b) Bob Dylan

c) Paul Simon

d) James Taylor

11. The music royalty body Phonographic Performance Ltd revealed the most played pop acts of 2015, but who topped the charts?

a) Ed Sheeran

b) Olly Murs

c) Jess Glynne

d) Taylor Swift

ANSWERS: 1) C - Emily Blunt. 2) D - Switzerland. 3) B - Pele. 4) D - Turnberry. 5) A - Matthew Lewis. 6) B - Fourth. 7) A - Sir David Attenborough. 8) C - Viv Richards. 9) A - Raymond Blanc. 10) C - Paul Simon. 11) A - Ed Sheeran.