The Argus Christmas quiz: news

Argus reporters challenge you to win the news quiz

Argus reporters challenge you to win the news quiz

First published in News

If you missed The Argus Christmas quiz published on Wednesday, December 12 here is a second opportunity to answer the questions for the chance of winning afternoon tea for two at the Waterhouse Restaurant in Hilton Brighton Metropole and a family ticket to Drusillas.

On Wednesday, December 19 the newspaper will feature the arts and entertainments round, followed by sport on December 27.

Entrants can enter all three categories for the chance to win the star prize of a Southern Railway family-of-four weekend rail ticket for a fun-packed trip visiting the EDF Energy London Eye, the SEA LIFE London Aquarium, London Dungeon and Madame Tussauds.

To enter the competition email your answers to competitions@theargus.co.uk and include your name, address, a daytime telephone number and confirm if you're entering one category or all three by noon on Wednesday, December 19.

December news as seen in The Argus

1. How many cannabis plants are found by police in Sussex every day?

2. Which Sussex-born TV presenter had to prove to advertising regulators that her pearly whites were not fake?

3. Which Brighton pub will be pouring pints after midnight after being granted permission for later opening by the council?

4. Which musician announced plans to perform at Sussex County Cricket Ground?

5. In what unlikely place are drinkers going to find drinkdriving warnings this Christmas?

6. What is the name of Brighton and Hove’s first ever communityowned pub?

7. What dropped out of the sky and startled artist Julie Anne Gilburt as she walked along the seafront?

8. Which restaurant lost its head after thieves made off with a famous bust from outside its premises?

9. What did little Seamus McCahill have stuck on his finger which resulted in a trip to Preston Circus Fire Station?

10.What is name of the TV programme featuring Brighton gangster and West Pier developer Richie Beckett?

2012 news as seen in The Argus

11. Which celebrity was praising village life having swapped the USA for Rotherfield?

12. Which comedian carried the Olympic Torch through his home town of Bexhill past the De La Warr pavilion in July?

13. A collection of cows moo-ved into Chailey Common in May to help maintain the heathland, but can you name the breed?

14. Flooding hit swathes of West Sussex during the summer, but what novel way of getting around did we feature on our front page after the deluge on June 13?

15. A Worthing man was arrested in November after a famous Rothko work of art was defaced, wiping thousands of pounds off its value - but what was the name of the piece?

16. Drusillas had an unusual way to try and get its flamingoes to mate in May - playing love songs. But what artist did they play?

17. A classic Bentley fetched more than £5million at auction at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June, but what colour was the 1929 4.5 litre supercharged Bentley Blower?

18. Super surrogate mum Jill Hawkins discovered in February that she was expecting twins, but how many babies had she had before then?

19. Temperatures plummeted to minus 12 degrees celsius during a big freeze in February but what bird caused confusion after being seemingly stuck in the ice in Pells Pond, Lewes?

20. When we went on the streets to ask about it, few people knew about Sussex Day this year, but do you know what date the annual celebration?

Historical news of Sussex

21. Tony Mancini was sensationally acquitted of one of the Brighton Trunk Murders of 1934 - but in which North Laine street was the body of his dead lover found?

22. In which year did The Noble Organisation acquire the Palace Pier?

23. Which former Brighton mayor - whose son is serving on Brighton and Hove City Council today - has a tower block named after him in Blackman Street?

24. In January 2008 thousands of tonnes of wood washed up on the shore of Sussex after a cargo ship carrying it sank in the Channel. What was the ship's name?

25. IRA bomber Patrick Magee was sentenced to 35 years in prison for the 1984 bombing of The Grand hotel, Brighton - but how long had he actually spent in  prison when he was released under the Good Friday Agreement?

26. The Mods and Rockers battles on Brighton seafront during the Whitsun holiday of 1964 would later inspire the film Quadrophenia - but which other Sussex  own was affected by the youth violence that weekend?

27. What was the name of Brighton's “king of the squatters”, who died in 2002?

28. In what year did Brighton and Hove City Council approve plans for the as-yet-unbuilt i360 tower?

29. Which architect designed the University of Sussex, which opened in 1961?

30. At what Sussex venue did Abba win the Eurovision Song Contest with Waterloo in 1974?

National News

31. Which Korean pop star sparked a worldwide dance craze with his hit Gangnam Style?

32. Which Government minister resigned after allegedly branding policemen “plebs” outside Downing Street?

33. What was the name of NASA's Mars rover which landed on the red planet in August?

34. Who was the intrepid Austrian skydiver who broke the sound barrier during a record 24 mile plunge to earth in October?

35. Which country endured the world's worst ever blackout in July, with 620 million people left without power?

36. What was the title of Danny Boyle's London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony?

37. Which former president of Liberia was found guilty of crimes against humanity at an international court in The Hague in February?

38. Who won the men's title at Wimbledon this year?

39. What was the name of the US ambassador killed inside his embassy in Libya in September?

40. Who was sworn in as the new President of China in November?

Bonus Round

41. Thirty people died and two others were declared missing after a cruise ship capsized off the Italian coast in January. What was the name of the ship?

42. In September, which nation cut its diplomatic ties with Iran by closing its embassy in Tehran?

43. A school caretaker created a disco Christmas tree for his pupils this month. What school does he work at?

44. According to the report from the Ministry of Justice, what helped cause inmates at Ford Open Prison to riot on New Year’s Eve 2011?

45. A village was reported to be restoring a 130-year-old historic forge. They planned to turn it into a cafe and community centre. What was the name of the village?

46. Brighton and Hove Bus Company named eleven of their buses after famous locals, as reported in September. Name three of them.

47. What date was the opening ceremony for the 2012 London Olympic Games?

48. Which jungle-loving MP described David Cameron and George Osborne as “two arrogant posh boys” with “no passion to want to understand the lives of others” in April?

49. Rod Stewart admitted this month he was “obsessed” with a popular ITV1 drama. What show was he talking about?

50. Where does the name Argus” come from?

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1:11pm Mon 17 Dec 12

brightonline says...

Question - name Brighton and Hove's daily newspaper?

Answer - nope you've got me there........
Question - name Brighton and Hove's daily newspaper? Answer - nope you've got me there........ brightonline
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