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Welcome to the Quiz of the Week!

We start the quiz on Saturday 5th September at 7.30pm!

Welcome to the fifth instalment of the Quiz of the Week series! I will be testing your knowledge of news stories from this week. Visit the master thread for more details of the series, and to sign up for notifications when a quiz goes live!

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Questions will be posted roughly every five minutes, and I will quote in everyone who has answered previous questions in the quiz.

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Question 1 - What agent did the German government say had been used to poison Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny?
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Novichok


Question 2 - Whose heart was found in a zinc casket placed inside a fountain named in his honour?
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Belgian mayor of Verviers, Pierre David, who died in 1839


Question 3 - Star Trek announced two new characters who will be joining the Star Trek Discovery series for season 3. What is notable about them?
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They are Star Trek’s first non-binary and transgender characters


Question 4 - Star Wars also had some exciting news regarding the franchise’s popular series The Mandalorian. When is the first episode of the second season due to be released?
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30th October


Question 5 - Who was this week appointed as the new cabinet secretary and head of the UK civil service?
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Simon Case at the age of just 41


Question 6 - How many workers have been put on the furlough scheme since March?
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A whopping 9.6 million workers


Question 7 - Strictly Come Dancing has been announcing its 2020 line up ahead of the start of the show in October. Which former Olympic boxer will be making Strictly history by competing with a same-sex partner?
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Nicola Adams


Question 8 - Over in Australia, police controversially arrested the pregnant Zoe-Lee Buhler in her home in Victoria. What was she arrested for?
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She made a Facebook post promoting an anti-lockdown protest. She was charged with inciting a prohibited gathering and faces court in January.


Question 9 - Which of the four nations of the United Kingdom have NOT put Portugal on the list of countries from which people coming into the country must self-isolate?
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England and Northern Ireland


Question 10 - Which city has this week been added to the Public Health England list of areas of concern?
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Leeds

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Tagging in everyone who has previously participated to say that there is just over one hour to go until the next quiz!

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I'll take part if I'm available
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Should be available
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Will be around for first 30 mins let's do this
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Pretty high chance I won't make this one, I'm afraid. Want to watch the rugby and the tennis this evening and ideally catch up on some more sport from the weekend.
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I'll take part if I'm available
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Should be available
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Will be around for first 30 mins let's do this
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Pretty high chance I won't make this one, I'm afraid. Want to watch the rugby and the tennis this evening and ideally catch up on some more sport from the weekend.
Not to worry, next week maybe?
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Five minutes to go! Get ready, quizzers!


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Question 1
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Novichok?

I really can't remember :argh:

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Your cooking....



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Your cooking....
My cooking is fine thanks! I made toad in the hole tonight
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My cooking is fine thanks! I made toad in the hole tonight
Bless I’m sleeping on the sofa tonight. 😂😂

Ohhh toad in the hole.
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Some Belgian mayor

The edit was me putting it in the spoiler.
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Not to worry, next week maybe?
I would hope so given it's my turn to run it!
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I would hope so given it's my turn to run it!
Ummm I’m doing next week as I’m nkt around the two after.
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I would hope so given it's my turn to run it!
Actually we've popped Andrew in for then since he'll then be away for the two weeks after that. Would it be okay for you to do the week after (19th)?
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Star Trek announced two new characters who will be joining the Star Trek Discovery series for season 3. What is notable about them?

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Im guessing they are LGBT
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