Quiz of the week: Sugar tax, a Yorkshire winner and action hero returns

Test your knowledge of the week's news.

Happy Valley creator Sally Wainwright was born in Yorkshire.

1) Which famous film action hero is returning to the big screen, following an announcement by Disney?

a) Indiana Jones

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b) John McClane

c) John Rambo

d) Snake Plissken

2) Sylvia Anderson, who voiced Lady Penelope in the original Thunderbird series, died this week. But what year did the hit TV series first appear?

a) 1964

b) 1965

c) 1966

d) 1970

3) Which famous TV chef said the tax on the makers of sugary soft drinks was a “big moment in child health”?

a) James Martin

b) Nigella Lawson

c) Lorraine Pascale

d) Jamie Oliver

4) Sally Wainwright, the writer of acclaimed TV drama Happy Valley, has signed up for a third series. But where in Yorkshire was she born?

a) Halifax

b) Huddersfield

c) Sowerby Bridge

d) York

5) Which pop star hugged a young busker who she spotted singing her songs in Sheffield city centre?

a) Ellie Goulding

b) Adele

c) Jess Glynne

d) Mariah Carey

6) Any Currency was a Cheltenham Festival winner this week for which Yorkshire-born trainer?

a) Sue Smith

b) Michael Dickinson

c) Martin Keighley

d) Bryan Smart

7) A proposal for a road tunnel linking South Yorkshire to Manchester has been announced. If it gets the go-ahead it would be the first major cross-Pennine road since the M62. In what year was the transpennine motorway completed?

a) 1969

b) 1971

c) 1974

d) 1976

8) A new exhibition examining the earlier life of the ‘lady with the lamp’ Florence Nightingale, and her links to Yorkshire, has gone on show at which country estate?

a) Newby Hall

b) Castle Howard

c) Lotherton Hall

d) Harewood House

9) Which well-known actress has recently admitted: “The one thing I am really grateful for is that Twitter was not around when I was younger?’

a) Sarah Lancashire

b) Jane Asher

c) Helen Mirren

d) Penelope Wilton

10) In his budget speech on Wednesday, the Chancellor George Osborne unveiled plans to eradicate the deficit in public spending. But by what year?

a) 2018

b) 2019

c) 2020

d) 2030

Answers: 1) A - Indiana Jones. 2) B - 1965. 3) D - Jamie Oliver. 4) B - Huddersfield. 5) A - Ellie Goulding. 6) C - Martin Keighley. 7) D - 1976. 8) c - Lotherton Hall. 9) B - Jane Asher. 10) C - 2020.