Sunday, 21 August 2011


Current affairs round from Bar Wars 21/08/11

  1. Which actor was removed from a Cityjet flight after urinating in front of all the passengers?
  2. British actor Jeff Stewart has won the Best Actor award at the Manhattan Film Festival. In which UK TV series did he play Reg Hollis?
  3. According to research carried out by Taiwanese scientists, exercising for just 15 minutes a day can increase your life expectancy by how many years?
  4. Who scored Arsenal's only goal against Udinese at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night?
  5. Which animal has come back from the brink of extinction and can now be found in every county in England?
  6. The A-level pass rates have risen to another record high. What is the percentage this year?
  7. John Egging tragically lost his life in yesterday’s Red Arrows crash. Which plane is flown by the Red Arrows?
  8. Google bought out which mobile company this week?
  9. Which tennis tournement did Andy Murray win today?
  10. A man was jailed for 16 months this week after stealing a £17 box of what during the Manchester riots?
  11. Who was the first person to enter the Big Brother house?
  12. This week in 1967 where did Chessington Zoo take its penguins to help them cool down following a heatwave?

  1. Gerad Depardieu
  2. The Bill
  3. 3
  4. Walcott
  5. The Otter
  6. 97.8%
  7. Hawk (T1 Trainer)
  8. Motorola
  9. Cincinnati Masters
  10. (Krispy Kreme) Donuts
  11. Kerry Katona
  12. Ice Rink

Sunday, 14 August 2011


The current affairs round from Bar Wars 14th August 2011

  1. Sales of what sporting equipment rose by 6541% on Amazon on Tuesday?
  2. Mr Men celebrated their 40th anniversary this week but which one came first?
  3. Lady Gaga dressed as her male alter-ego to promote her new single this week is his name?
  4. The US military lost its revolutionary Falcon hypersonic aircraft this week. How many hours would it take to fly from London to Syndey?
  5. The BBC announced the ending of which TV drama after its next series?
  6. What is the Bank of England's 2011 growth forecast for the UK?
  7. Alastair Cook clocked up his highest test score on home soil in the match against India at Edgbaston on Thursday. How many runs did he score?
  8. According to independent student guide Push, students starting university in England next year will finish their degree with debts approaching how much?
  9. Who scored the first goal of this season’s Premier League yesterday?
  10. Which Welsh player faces the possibility of missing the rugby world cup having dislocating a bone in his wrist?
  11. As of noon today how many people has been arrested in connection with the London riots?
  12. This week in 1987 which former Hitler deputy was found dead in prison?

  1. Baseball bats
  2. Mr Tickle
  3. Jo Calderone
  4. One
  5. Spooks
  6. 1.5%
  7. 182
  8. £60,000
  9. Luis Suárez
  10. Gavin Henson
  11. 1225 (509 in Birmingham)
  12. Rudolph Hess

Tuesday, 9 August 2011


Current affairs round from 7th August 2011

  1. Box office figures for Deathly Hallows: Part 2 have surpassed $1bn. Which of the Potter films came a close second with takings of $974.8m?
  2. According to research carried out by media regulator Ofcom, what percentage of teenagers describe themselves as 'highly addicted' to their smartphones?
  3. Who did England play yesterday in a rugby World Cup warm up game?
  4. Which puppet attacked Paul Daniels with a pizza this week?
  5. British bargain shopping chain Poundland is to branch out into Ireland and mainland Europe, only with a new name. What will its non-UK shops be called?
  6. East Wick, Sweetwater, Pudding Mill were names chosen for new neighbourhoods where this week?
  7. Which US comidienne revealed a desire to run for presidency next year?
  8. What was the USA’s credit rating dropped to yesterday?
  9. The shooting by Police of which 29-year-old man prompted last night’s Tottenham Riots?
  10. NASA launched its Juno probe this week. It’s on a 5 year mission to explore which planet?
  11. Who scored the first goal for Man City in today’s charity shield match?
  12. This week in 1974 which US President resigned?
  1. Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone
  2. 60%
  3. Wales
  4. Sooty
  5. Dealz
  6. Olympic Site
  7. Rosanne Barr
  8. AA+
  9. Mark Duggen
  10. Jupiter
  11. Joleon Lescott
  12. President Nixon