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Questions featuring news events and the news as provided through many different media.

Quiz I

  1. An estimated global audience of 750 million watched which event in 1981?
  2. In which year was the Cuban Missile Crisis?
  3. Bob Woodward teamed up with Carl Bernstein to report on which famous event?
  4. Who, from 1972 to 1989, was the long-serving presenter of the pioneering children's news programme Newsround?

  5. Which international news organization was established in London in 1851 by a German-born British pioneer of telegraphy and news reporting?
  6. What's the literal translation of the name of the international Arabic news channel Al Jazeera?
  7. What did the general sports paper L'Auto organise in 1903 as a circulation booster?
  8. In the 1960's and 70', which American anchorman for the CBS Evening News was often cited as "the most trusted man in America"?
  9. The Herald Sun is a newspaper with the highest circulation in which country?
  10. Nelson Mandela was released from prison after 27 years on the February of which year?
  11. What does the abreviation CNN stand for?
  12. Where can you buy a copy of Penguin News?
  13. Which Chief BBC News Correspondent reported from war zones around the world between 1989 and 2003?
  14. In 2010, in which country were 33 miners trapped 700 meters underground and rescued after 69 days?
  15. Which French newspaper's title translates as 'The World'?
  16. In which year was the Challenger explosion?
  17. Name the first female newsreader at ITN? This newsreader also presented the BBC Six O'Clock News from 1989 until 1999.
  18. Which war correspondent reported during the Falklands War: "I'm not allowed to say how many planes joined the raid, but I counted them all out, and I counted them all back."?
  19. Which sports journalist and commentator for the BBC first came to public attention when he was the timekeeper for Roger Bannister's four-minute mile in 1954?
  20. Which American multinational conservative cable news TV channel was launched on October 7, 1996?
  21. The Sun newpaper's back page once featured an image of which football manager's face superimposed onto a turnip?
  22. Which year saw the New York Times headline: "Obama: Racial Barrier Falls in Decisive Victory"?
  23. Rupert Murdoch moved his News International printing and publishing works into which district of London in 1986, resulting in a trade union dispute?
  24. Former U.S. president Donald Trump has been credited with popularizing which term by using it to describe any negative press coverage of himself?
  25. Which English television journalist was killed by the U.S. military while covering the 2003 invasion of Iraq for ITN?
  26. Which journalist and broadcaster is the chairman of the new television news channel GB News?


  1. The wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana
  2. 1962
  3. The Watergate scandal
  4. John Craven
  5. Reuters (named after German-born Paul Reuter)
  6. Jazeera” in Arabic means "island" or "peninsula"
  7. Tour de France
  8. Walter Cronkite
  9. Australia
  10. 1990
  11. Cable News Network
  12. Falkland Islands
  13. Kate Adie
  14. Chile
  15. La Monde
  16. 1986
  17. Anna Ford
  18. Brian Hanrahan
  19. Norris McWhirter

  20. Fox News
  21. Graham Taylor
  22. 2008
  23. Wapping
  24. Fake News
  25. Terry Lloyd
  26. Andrew Neil