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News quiz of the week

Test your knowledge of recent events…

1. HS2 was given the go-ahead by Boris Johnson — according to a recent review, how much is it expected to cost?

2. An 800kg rock was blessed at a quarry in southern England before it becomes part of which holy building?

3. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced their first trip to which country in March?

4. Edinburgh Zoo welcomed a new arrival that helps boost a critically endangered species — what is it?

5. What creature did the Duchess of Cambridge handle on a surprise trip to Northern Ireland?

6. What major motorsport event has been postponed due to the global coronavirus outbreak?

7. London mayoral candidate Rory Smith claimed he has slept in how many strangers’ houses during his life following the launch of his #ComeKipWithMe campaign?

8. Which DJ has criticised the organisers of Reading and Leeds festivals for having a ‘male-heavy’ line-up?

9. Who replaced Sajid Javid as chancellor in a dramatic Cabinet reshuffle?

10. How many Britons were allowed to leave Arrowe Park Hospital on the Wirral after two weeks in isolation?

11. The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall surprised schoolchildren and the public during a visit to which tourist attraction?

12. Which grime star has rescheduled the Asia leg of his world tour because of the coronavirus?

 And those all important answers…  

1. £106billion

2. Salisbury Cathedral

3. Ireland

4. Baby western chimpanzee

5. Corn snake

6. Chinese Grand Prix

7. 550

8. Annie Mac

9. Rishi Sunak

10. 83

11. Tower of London

12. Stormzy