Topical Quiz – Thursday 21st October 2021

Question for the Topical Quiz tonight (6pm BST) on 5 Towns Radio:

  1. If you were sat in your car in Pontefract on lovely summer day with the windows wound down and your favourite snack in your hand, what time would it be three hours before the end of a week from tomorrow?
  2. What has Lord Robathan urged the government to tell the people they should do less of? To stop them getting grossly overweight.
  3. Which stocks are back to normal in the UK after countrywide shortages last week?
  4. Which remote British island has never had a case of Covid?
  5. How old is Zayn Ali Salman – Arsenal’s latest recruit?
  6. Is the UK being too relaxed about coronavirus?
  7. What date has the US just announced as being the earliest UK citizens are allowed to enter the US?
  8. Which former Sheffield Wednesday manager has just been sacked as the manager of Newcastle United?
  9. Whose Space-Race deals could make him the worlds first trillionaire?
  10. Which actor boldly went where (almost) no man has gone before this week?


  1. 9pm
  2. A Conservative ex-minister, Lord Robathan, has urged the government to “tell people they must not eat so much” in an effort to stop them getting “grossly overweight”.
  3. Petrol station stocks are back to normal. Filling station storage tanks in Great Britain were 45% full on average at the end of the day on Sunday, statistics from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy show.
  4. St Helena. Located some 1,200 miles (2,000 km) west of the African nation of Angola, and 2,500 miles east of Brazil, St Helena has a population of around 4,500 people, and is 47 sq miles (121 sq km) in size. To put that into context, it has about the same landmass as Jersey in the Channel Islands. St Helena’s claim to fame since March 2020, is that it remains one of only a handful of places on Planet Earth to have not reported a single case of coronavirus.
  5. Zayn Ali Salman was just four-year-old when he was scouted and recruited by Arsenal while still at nursery
  6. Attitudes to coronavirus in the UK compared to other parts of Europe may mean that the government must reimpose restrictions this winter following a 16% rise in cases and 10% spike in hospital admissions.
  7. 8th of November.
  8. Steve Bruce sacked by Newcastle and reveals: ‘It was hard being called an inept cabbage-head’.
  9. Elon Musk, the owner of SpaceX, which is set to become the most highly valued company in the world.
  10. William Shatner: Star Trek’s Captain Kirk took a trip to the edge of space (65km high) in on of Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rockets.

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