Topical Quiz – Thursday 07th October 2021

Question for the Topical Quiz tonight (7pm BST) on 5 Towns Radio:

  1. Double today’s date. How many twos can you fit into the resulting number?
  2. Which country has kindly stepped in and, as a result, has made UK wholesale gas prices fall?
  3. Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah has been awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature. What is the prize worth? £8,400, £84,000 or £840,000.
  4. Which tennis player has just had his wedding ring stolen in unusual circumstances?
  5. Which British actor has just said that it is an “absolute honour to be walked all over in Hollywood”?
  6. What will be the fine for faking Covid passes and tests in Wales? £60, £160 or £600.
  7. There are just one of these per 12,567 people in the UK, say the Royal College of Psychiatrists. What are these?
  8. Which disease has now had a vaccine approved by the World Health Organisation for the first time?
  9. Wakefield set for ‘official’ mini heatwave this week; what temperature are we expected to reach? 27, 25 or 23 degrees?
  10. A bridge, purportedly used by Winnie the Pooh (and a certain author’s son) has just been sold for £131,000. Who is (or was) the author. Bonus point if you can name the illustrator.

Answers:

  1. Seven if it’s the 7th of October today. Other numbers may apply if you try this on different days.
  2. Russia. UK wholesale gas prices hit a record high before falling after Mr Putin of Russia said it was boosting supplies to Europe
  3. £840,000. Gurnah is the first black African author to have won the award since Wole Soyinka in 1986
  4. Andy Murray left his shoes overnight under the car to try and dry them out after a hard day’s practice. When he went to get them the next morning, they were gone. “Not the end of the world”, he thought, as he went to buy some more. But the fact that he ties his wedding ring to his laces while training and playing had completely slipped his mind. Whoops!
  5. James Bond star Daniel Craig, who has just got a Hollywood Walk of Fame star.
  6. Anyone caught trying to fake a test result or using a counterfeit pass in Wales will be fined £60.
  7. Psychiatrists. ‘One psychiatrist per 12,567 people in England’ say the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
  8. Malaria. The new jab prevents 30% of severe cases of malaria, even in areas with high uptake of other measures, such as bed nets impregnated with insecticide.
  9. The Met Office said people in Wakefield will bask in the heat and sunshine from Monday to Wednesday, with temperatures reaching 27C.
  10. Winnie-the-Pooh Poohsticks bridge sold for £131K to Sussex landowner. The author of the Winnie-the-Pooh books is A.A. Milne and the illustrator is E.H. Shepard.

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