News quiz

7th January 2005 at 00:00
1 Which of these was NOT a dinner guest at Chequers?

a Ginger Spice

b Des O'Connor

c Max Bygraves

d Esther Rantzen

2 Freedom of Information is here - hooray! But what remains under wraps?

a Civil service rows over soft toilet paper

b Funding rows over Peter, the Home Office cat

c Callaghan's opinion of No10

d Attorney General's advice on the Iraq war

3 Who, according to newly-released papers, offered to hold Northern Ireland peace talks?

a Idi Amin

b Robert Mugabe

c Robert Maxwell

d Esther Rantzen

4. Who did Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh reveal as a big influence?

a Aldous Huxley. b The Sex Pistols. c Jane Austen. d Jeanette Krankie.

5 The Tories are serialising their manifesto - a sign that Michael Howard is: a A prime minister in waiting. b Master of the common touch. c Charles Dickens. d Desperate.

QUIZ ANSWERS: 1c, 2d, 3a, 4c, 5d

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