Sunday, 18 September 2011


Here's the current affairs round from 18th Sept 2011

  1. When will the reforms recommended by the Independent Commission on banking be implemented?
  2. New laws ratified by the EU have extended copyright on music recordings from 50 to how many years?
  3. Lancashire won cricket's County Championship this week. How many years has it been since they last won it outright?
  4. A campaign was launched this week to save which writer’s shed from oblivion?
  5. Who was announced as the new head of the Met Police?
  6. How many miles of the Thames did David Walliams swim this week?
  7. Which US actor was awarded with an honorary OBE for his work promoting dyslexia in the UK?
  8. Martin Mathathi broke the men's record for the Great North Run in 58 minutes and how many seconds?
  9. A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit the north of which country today?
  10. The eviction of Dale Farm is to begin tomorrow. How many unauthorised plots are there on the travellers site?
  11. How many goals has Wayne Rooney now scored in his last 5 premiership games?
  12. Which rock legend joined the 27 club upon dieing on this day in 1970?
  1. 2019
  2. 50
  3. 77
  4. Roald Dahl
  5. Bernard Hogan-Howe
  6. 140 Miles
  7. Henry Winkler
  8. 56 seconds
  9. India
  10. 51
  11. 9
  12. Jimi Hendrix

Sunday, 4 September 2011


Current affairs round from Bar Wars 04/09/11

  1. Which century old common household product ceased production on Thursday?
  2. In which city is MediaCityUK, the 2011 Carbuncle Cup winner of Britain's ugliest building located?
  3. According to the Chartered Management Institute, male executives earn an average of how much more than females in the same role? (Nearest thousand)
  4. Which football team has announced record operating profits of £100million?
  5. This week European archaeologists discovered remains of an amphitheatre large enough to rival the Coliseum in Rome. Near which city were they found?
  6. An Earthquake of magnitude 6.8 was recorded off the coast of which US state on Friday?
  7. Met Office figures released this week show it was the worst summer for 18 years. How many officially hot days were recorded? (An official hot day is when temperatures reach 30C plus)
  8. Twitter recorded its highest tweets-per-second this week after who announced their pregnancy?
  9. Red or black created its first millionaire last night but did he win by betting on red or black?
  10. Which Arsenal player has suffered an ankle injury while playing a friendly putting him out of action until November?
  11. That ban on the sale of which computer game has finally been lifted in Germany…after 17 years?
  12. What was seen for the first time in 73 on this day in 1985
  1. 60w Light bulb
  2. Salford
  3. £11,000 (£10,546)
  4. Manchester United
  5. Vienna
  6. Alaska
  7. 2
  8. Beyonce
  9. Red
  10. Jack Wilshire
  11. Doom
  12. The Titanic

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

Sunday, 31 July 2011


Bar Wars current affairs round from 31st July 2011

  1. Researchers at the Large Hadron Collider may have caught their first glimpse of the Higgs Boson, otherwise known as the what?
  2. Which department store in London's Oxford Street has just opened a Christmas shop in its basement?
  3. Which power company reported profits of £1.3 billion this week?
  4. Who recorded his second victory in this season's Formula One championship in Germany last Sunday?
  5. Who was the first to take a dip in the 2012 aquatic centre to mark its opening this week?
  6. A 200ft roof top walkway over which London building has been given the go-ahead this week?
  7. The 2012 medals were revealed this week featuring Greek goddess Nike - what does she represent?
  8. What accessory did Ford announce it is to phase out of its cars from this week?
  9. Which company revealed this week that it had more cash in its bank account that that of the US Government?
  10. Who took his 8th pole of the season at the Hungarian Grand Prix today?
  11. BB Watch: Who is rumoured to be the first Royal to enter the house when BB starts next month?
  12. This week in 1990 Iraq invaded which Gulf state?od particle
  1. Selfridges
  2. British Gas
  3. Lewis Hamilton
  4. Tom Daley
  5. The O2 (Millennium Dome)
  6. Victory/Winning
  7. CD players
  8. Apple
  9. Sebastian Vettel
  10. Sarah Ferguesson
  11. Kuwait

Tuesday, 19 July 2011


The current affairs round from 17th July 2011

  1. From next year, where will 500 companies have to pay £15 a tonne for their carbon emissions?
  2. Sir Clive Woodward, the British Olympic Association's director of sport, has drawn up a list of 'bare minimum standards' for British athletes at next year's Olympic Games in London. How many standards are on the list?
  3. Which TV chef is to part company with a supermarket chain after an advertising tie-up that lasted 11 years?
  4. Which city has just opened its first sex museum?
  5. Named Church Cottage whose childhood home has just gone on sale in Chepstow for £400,000
  6. Which amateur golfer was top of the leaderboard after the first day of the 2011 Open at Royal St George's?
  7. Harry Potter has smashed the record for one day box office takings in North America making £57m on Friday. Which film previously held the record?
  8. Which popstar was forced to close her fashion store this week after the business failed?
  9. In a new study on sex texting which gender was found to indulge in the past time more often?
  10. Who did Lewis Hamilton get engaged to today?
  11. Rebekah Brooks was arrested today but in which position did she start here career at the NOTW in 1989?
  12. This week in 1974 Turkey invaded which island?

  1. Australia
  2. 15
  3. Jamie Oliver
  4. Moscow
  5. JK Rowling
  6. Tom Lewis
  7. Twilight: New Moon
  8. Lily Allen
  9. Women
  10. Nicole Scherzinger
  11. Secretary
  12. Cyprus

Tuesday, 5 July 2011


Missed the quiz? Here's the current affairs round from 3rd July 2011

  1. Christine Lagarde is the new head of the International Monetary Fund. In which country did she hold the post of finance minister?
  2. How many wild card or unseeded players have won the women's singles title at Wimbledon?
  3. What famous UK tourist attraction has just been put up for sale?
  4. Which high street bank has announced it is to cut 15,000 jobs?
  5. What was the first stop on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's tour of Canada, their first official overseas trip together?
  6. Which age group did figures reveal this week is driving most of Facebook's growth in the UK?
  7. In which German city did last night’s Haye fight take place?
  8. Who is set to play God in a new BBC drama about Monty Python?
  9. Which London hotel was evacuated on Friday night?
  10. Leeds City Museums best attended exhibition closes this week. It is an exhibition of which pop groups clothing and memorabilia?
  11. Who claimed the Wimbledon men’s title today?
  12. This week in 1995 who won a challenge from John Redwood to be tory party leader?

  1. France
  2. 0
  3. Brighton Pier
  4. Lloyds TSB (Lloyds Banking Group)
  5. Ottawa
  6. 50+
  7. Hamburg
  8. Stephen Fry
  9. London Hilton
  10. Spice Girls
  11. Novak Djokovic
  12. John Major

Monday, 6 June 2011


Missed the quiz? Here's the current affairs round from 5th June 2011

  1. The UK is developing a cyber-weapons programme to help against cyber attacks. How many malicious emails are discovered on the government's networks every month?
  2. What was unique about new benchesThe National Trust unveiled at UK beauty spots this week?
  3. Who scored a hat-trick for Swansea this week securing their premiership promotion?
  4. Which US company plans to double its number of British stores in the next five years?
  5. Which space shuttle landed from its final flight this week?
  6. Which music magazine celebrated its 30th anniversary this week?
  7. Who was the winner of last night’s Britian’s Got Talent final?
  8. Which footballer confirmed he had a hair transplant today?
  9. Which club reopened in London yesterday, 30 years after the original closed down?
  10. In tennis who was crowned French open champion this afternoon?
  11. Who has replaced Cheryl Cole on the UK X Factor?
  12. Which of the Kennedy’s was assassinated on this day in 1968?

  1. 20,000
  2. They can talk
  3. Scott Sinclair
  4. Krispy Kreme
  5. Endeavour
  6. Kerrang
  7. Jai McDowall
  8. Wayne Rooney
  9. Playboy Club
  10. Rafael Nadal
  11. Tulisa Contostavlos
  12. Robert Kennedy

Monday, 30 May 2011


Missed the quiz? Here's the current affairs round from 29th May 2011
  1. What was banned in Denmark this week?
  2. Obama signed the guest register in Westminister Abbey, but he didn’t date it 2011, what year did he mistakenly date it?
  3. Which team beat Northampton in the final of this year's Heineken Cup?
  4. A stuffed version of which animal sparked a security alert in Hedge End in Hampshire?
  5. Who took the award for Best Actress at this year's Cannes Film Festival?
  6. Obama sampled a pint of Guinness and paid for it saying: "I just want you to know the president pays his bar tab." How much, including a tip in Euros did he pay?
  7. Name the Icelandic volcano that erupted this week
  8. A Derbyshire couple were refused service at a McDonald's drive-through restaurant because of their choice of vehicle. What was it?
  9. Whose anchor was raised from the south Carolina coast this week
  10. Imports of dodgy what are being blamed for the German E.Coli outbreak?
  11. Who scored Man U’s one & only goal against Barcelona last night?
  12. On this day in 1953 who was the first man to stand atop Everest?

  1. Marmite
  2. 2008
  3. Leinster
  4. White Tiger
  5. Kirsten Dunce
  6. 50 Euros (the pint was 4.20 Euros)
  7. Grimsvotn
  8. Horse drawn carriage
  9. Blackbeard’s (Edward Treach)
  10. Cucumbers
  11. Wayne Rooney
  12. Edmund Hilary