Friday news quiz: world's best female chef and a presidential rebuke

Martin Belam
Who is this holding her award for world’s best female chef? Photograph: Vincent West/Reuters

It’s Friday and for many of us the end of the working week is near. Why not kill some time between now and going home by checking just how much news you’ve absorbed this week while you were procrastinating on your phone instead of doing something less boring instead?

No prizes, just bragging rights in the comments.

The Guardian weekly news quiz

  1. Which MP blocked proposed new legislation to outlaw upskirting?

    1. Philip Davies

    2. Peter Bone

    3. Bill Cash

    4. Christopher Chope

  2. Who dropped a surprise new album, Everything is Love, this week?

    1. Dua Lipa

      Dua Lipa

    2. Beyonce and Jay-Z

      Beyoncé and Jay-Z

    3. Drake


    4. Kate Bush

      Kate Bush

  3. Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said what when he heard about the removal of a 10-year-old Mexican girl with Down’s syndrome from her mother?

    1. "Womp womp"

    2. "Boo hoo"

    3. "So what?"

    4. "Vwoorp vwoorp"

  4. A chef who catered for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s evening wedding reception has been named the world’s best female chef. Who is she?

    1. Hélène Darroze

    2. Ana Ros

    3. Clare Smyth

    4. Dominique Crenn

  5. Which African nation shut down internet access this week because of school exams?

    1. Algeria

    2. Morocco

    3. Niger

    4. Mali

  6. How much has the Home Office said it will cost EU citizens in the UK to apply for "settled status"?

    1. Nothing

    2. £25

    3. £45

    4. £65

  7. Which president told off a teenager this week for not addressing him with the correct title?

    1. Donald Trump

    2. Emmanuel Macron

    3. Sergio Mattarella

    4. Vladimir Putin

  8. Minister Greg Hands resigned over the issue of Heathrow's third runway. Which one is he?

    1. An MP

      This guy?

    2. An MP

      This guy?

    3. An MP

      This guy?

    4. An MP

      This guy?

  9. West Point cadet Spenser Rapone was discharged from the US Army. He'd posted a picture of himself online wearing whose face on a T-shirt?

    1. Lenin

    2. Che Guevara

    3. Stalin

    4. Hitler

  10. An engine on a plane carrying a World Cup squad appeared to burst into flames this week. Which squad?

    1. Saudi Arabia

    2. Morocco

    3. Egypt

    4. Uruguay

  11. Which Australian musician is being recognised with a larger-than-life bronze statue in the small town of Warracknabeal?

    1. Kylie Minogue

    2. Nick Cave

    3. Michael Hutchence

    4. Sia

  12. Homeless man Stanislaw Skupian was sentenced to 13 weeks in jail this week for what?

    1. Joining the London marathon with someone else's number

    2. Repeatedly stealing toothbrushes from a pharmacy

    3. Using fake ID to stay in the UK

    4. Begging in the centre of Bath


1:D - With Chope having wrecked the chance of it being banned, the government has promised that new legislation to specifically outlaw upskirting - or "Choping", as some people are now asking for it to be called – will be brought forward., 2:B - The Carters' album was the third part of a loose trilogy, following Beyoncé's Lemonade and Jay-Z's 4:44., 3:A - Lewandowski was on Fox News on Tuesday night when he made the comment. He refused to apologise for it, saying: “I owe an apology to the children whose parents are putting them in a position that is forcing them to be separated.”, 4:C - On winning the award, Antrim-born Smyth said: “We still have a real lack of women recognised at the top of the industry,” pointing out that her own restaurant had been overlooked for the top 50 in the same ceremony., 5:A - The whole nation went offline on Wednesday for the start of high school exams, the first in a series of internet blackouts to prevent the possibility of students cheating., 6:D - The government's "statement of Intent" document on the issue says EU citizens who have lived continuously in the UK for five years can apply for the post-Brexit status to stay in the country., 7:B - A cheeky teen who greeted him with a breezy “How’s it going, Manu?” received a sharp dressing down from the 40-year-old leader., 8:D - Hands wanted to stand by his promise to constituents to oppose the expansion of Heathrow., 9:B - He wore the Che T-shirt to his graduation, and posted a message online saying “Communism will win"., 10:A - Saudi Arabia landed safely after one of the engines on the plane carrying the players appeared to catch fire. The probable cause was said to be a bird in the engine., 11:B - For some reason, locals seem to think a statue of Cave wearing a loincloth, holding a flaming torch and mounted military-style on a rearing horse will bring more visitors to the town where he was born., 12:A - Skupian crossed the finish line with legitimate runner Jake Halliday’s number after spotting it on the floor 300 metres from the end of the race. He was sentenced to 13 weeks for fraud and three weeks for unrelated theft offences.


  1. 11 and above.

    News guru! You start on Monday.

  2. 8 and above.

    Excellent effort.

  3. 0 and above.

    Dreadful. What are we even making this website for?

  4. 3 and above.

    Could do better.

  • Let us know how you score – or argue about the answers in the comments below