Topical Quiz – Thursday 4th Nov 2021

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

  1. Which actor plays the guy that turned down Elton John to spend Christmas with his fat friend in the movie Love Actually?
  2. What does the latest, groundbreaking, pill, just approved by the UK, treat?
  3. The latest one is going on in Glasgow tight now, but how many COPs have we had so far? Climate change.
  4. Which team beat Sunderland three – nil in Tuesday this week?
  5. What has the NASA rover just detected on the surface of Mars?
  6. The Space-X lol is still broken. What will the astronauts have to do according to NASA?
  7. What’s an example of the kind of sensationalist headline that is irresistible to men trying to compose a serious news quiz?
  8. As global temperatures rise and permafrost is melting, what’s emerging from the melting ice?
  9. Which major law change for all licence holders will happen in the two weeks?
  10. As reported by The Guardian this morning, who sang: ‘You can shove your climate crisis up your arse’ ar the climate change concert COP26?


  1. Bill Night.
  2. Covid-19. UK becomes first country to approve ‘game-changing’ COVID-19 pill that can be taken at home: Molnupiravir.
  3. Twenty six.
  4. Sheffield Wednesday.
  5. NASA Rover Detects Organic Molecules on the Surface of Mars. While it’s an exciting discovery, it falls short of demonstrating that carbon-based lifeforms once lived on the surface of the Red Planet. It is, however, a step in that direction.
  6. NASA: SpaceX Toilet Still Broken, Astronauts Will Have to Pee Themselves.
  7. Jesy Nelson poses up a storm in eye-catching mini-skirt and heels.
  8. Atlantis. No, only kidding. Animal remains and human artefacts. Not even global pandemics can be blamed on melting ice. Yet!
  9. From November 15, anyone who passed their car driving test from January 1 1997, will be allowed to tow trailers up to a weight of 3,500kg, so watch out!
  10. Greta Thunberg, Swedish climate change activist. Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg.

Topical Quiz – Thursday 23rd September 2021

  1. What will be the day of the week three days after yesterday?
  2. Which puppets did Boris Johnson recently mention and why?
  3. Which national womens team have scored 18 goals in 2 matches in their world cup (?) qualifying campaign so far?
  4. What went wrong on the first space flight crewed entirely by civilians?
  5. What kind of firms are the latest to go bust in the UK and why?
  6. What will end up resembling the common cold by spring 2022?
  7. What will now be the punishment for persistent eye-rolling amongst other offences?
  8. Which edible insects are coming soon to a supermarket near you in the form of gummy sweets?
  9. What is the Castleford Croc?
  10. What’s caused the cancellation of deliveries in one area by attacking delivery drones?
  1. Saturday.
  2. Kermit and Miss Piggy. “When Kermit the Frog sang ‘It’s Not Easy Bein’ Green’ I want you to know he was wrong – and he was also unnecessarily rude to Miss Piggy.
  3. England.
  4. The toilet.
  5. Energy firms due to wholesale gas prices rising. Energy firms’ collapse hits 1.5 million customers
  6. Covid. Sign in lift.
  7. Detention. St Benet Biscop Catholic Academy, in Bedlington, near Newcastle list the other offences as drinking carbonated drinks, spraying aerosol, chewing gum, wearing makeup, being late to class or school, forgetting equipment such as a PE kit or ruler, shouting in the corridors, wearing inappropriate trousers, rolling up blazer sleeves, eating in class and incomplete or poor quality homework
  8. Locusts, which are a type of grasshopper. “Grasshoppers taste like pecans, mushrooms, coffee and chocolate,” adds Mr Tamir. “But with our range of food we can add in different flavours… the gummies come in orange and strawberry flavour.”
  9. A plastic croc put in a garden to scare  cats off but ended up scaring the neighbour. ‘I left it in the grass to scare off my neighbour’s cat from my garden, but I ended up scaring her.’
  10. Ravens.