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Time to test your local knowledge in 2012 quiz
11:00am Wednesday 2nd January 2013 in News
Picture round - in the gallery above.
1: What is the name of the youngster Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams is talking to?
2: What caused the damage to this Chalgrove shop?
3: What was former education reporter Liam Sloan doing to improve his maths skills?
4: What is being cast in this picture?
5: What was blamed on a 10 per cent reduction in wheat profits?
6: What was the name of this 10-week-old black Labrador?People from Oxfordshire.
1: Great grandparent John Robinson and his family leaped with joy to celebrate which birthday?
2: The Bennett family moved into which iconic house in Headington?
3: Peter Strange spent 11 years and nearly £7,000 to restore what?
4: Littlemore resident Heather Bower was asked to deliver what for her neighbours?
5: Former Oxford cop Jim Trotman took to the high seas to battle what in Somalia?
6: Millions of people across the world have heard Jon Briggs’ voice. Why?
You couldn't make it up.
1: Despite pledging to support Oxford traders and cut carbon emissions, where was County Hall getting its sandwiches?
2: What was the name of the company based at a historic thatched barn in Denchworth that was destroyed by fire?
3: What speed was a roadsweep clocked doing in Oxford’s 20mph zone? 20mph, 29mph or 35mph?
4: Father-of-one Craig Farmer faced eviction this year from his £40-a-week home. What type of home does he live in?
5: Piano tuner Richard Roberts was doing what this year because he was unable to find an affordable home?
6: Which school got in trouble for creating a wall of shame with pictures and names of those failing to make the grade?
1: Which late night TV host backed an Upton dog breeder in their appeal to find their five stolen Tibetan spaniels?
2: Former boxer Chris Eubank lavished praise on which global pop phenomenon during a talk at Oxford Union?
3: The Birdie shirt dress worn by who sold out online within minutes of her historic arrival in Oxford?
4: Which pop icon and reality TV star told students at Oxford Union he used to get bullied because he was skinny?
5: Former Star Trek captain Patrick Stewart, left, wrote to a council to complain that what was creating too much noise?
6: Which comedian had a blue plaque unveiled in their honour at their former home in Church Cowley Road?
Around the county.
1: Abingdon's mayor teamed up with the town cricket club to learn to throw what for the town’s annual tradition?
2: A miniature village of which renamed town was closed in Australia this year?
3: What South Oxfordshire icon did Kelly Green have tattooed on her shin?
4: Hundreds of what infested homes in Witney after land was cleared for a new housing estate?
5: After 27 years, which controversial road scheme finally ended this year?
6: What happened to 23 Pioneer Regiment this year?
1: How much was a family of 10 being paid in housing benefit alone? £12,000, £19,000 or £26,000?
2: Oxfordshire County Council spent £2,586 making 6,084 calls to what over the past three years?
3: Councils were critised as “hypocrites” for investing £20m in which industry while at the same time telling people to quit?
5: David Cameron met which pro-democracy campaigner at Aston Pottery in West Oxfordshire?
6: Which German city inspired Oxford’s Barton West housing development?
Weird and wonderful.
1: By the end of January, how many letters of complain had blogger Dominic Utton sent to First Great Western? 46, 78 or 92?
2: A misprint on Tesco own brand Swiss rolls led to them being how many years out of date?
3: A rare what that was made in 1912 to mourn those killed in the Titanic was on display in Witney earlier this year?
4: Which iconic image near Uffington was “desecrated” by betting firm Paddy Power?
5: What was blamed on stopping tourism, business, farmers, sports and community events during the summer?
6: What strange-looking homes were created by businessman Robin Swailes, right, in a bid to ease Oxford’s housing crisis?
1: MINI praised over its .............. handling.
2: Village lane used as a ............... site.
3: ‘I feel great after donating a .............. ’
4: ‘I have got a huge pair of .............. to fill.’
5: Fake .............. ‘put me in fear for my life’.
6: School opts for .............. status.
1: A West Oxfordshire pensioner fell foul of the law and fined £14,500 for owning sheds for which animal?
2: Sterile what were being released into the wild by experts to stop the spread of deadly diseases?
3: The first cubs of which species were born in the UK for the first time at Cotswold Wildlife Park?
4: A new breed of mutant what are infecting the county?
5: Cocker spaniel Molly knows when nine-year-old owner Steven Courtney needs to take what to save his life?
6: Oxford pest controller Rob Eckton found what one-in- 50,000 anomaly while clearing traps in Stanton St John?
World of sport.
1: Which country did Brasenose College student Arnold Strode-Jackson represent in the 1,500m at the 1922 Stockholm Olympics?
4: What did Oxford United star Adam Chapman burn that almost cost him a place in the team?
5: Which U’s player’s performances led to a Twitter trend listing his superhuman nonchalance?
6: On what were more than 500 service personnel bouncing at RAF Brize Norton in an attempt to break a world record?
Music and showbiz.
1: Trade unionist Gawain Little and County Hall leader Keith Mitchell went to the cinema together to see which film?
2: Which former Kidlington resident turned legendary reggae DJ was presented with an MBE?
3: James Bishop sent 461 video messages to request a performance at his wedding to which US pop act?
4: Which film was blamed for the rise in dumping of wolf-like dogs by Burford-based animal sanctuary Blue Cross?
5: Which famous carnival was cancelled this year?
6: Bampton in West Oxfordshire is the location for what period drama?
1: Oxford University colleges Oriel and Pembroke took on what over late night rowdy customers?
2: Professor Mike Hapgood is working in Didcot to protect the inhabitants of the Earth from what?
3: The Bishop of Oxford said his feet were “lightly toasted” after he completed what for charity?
5: Which ‘sport’, based on a famous book series, are Oxford University students taking part in?
6: Which former Prime Minister is Wafic Said planning to controversially name a building at his Business School after?
PEOPLE FROM OXFORDSHIRE.
1: His 21st - he was born in a leap year.
2: The shark house.
3: A railway carriage.
4: Their children.
6: He is the voice of sat navs and Siri.
YOU COULDN’T MAKE IT UP.
2: Ignite Energy.
4: A shipping container.
5: Sleeping rough at Osney Lock.
6: Larkmead School.
1: Jonathan Ross.
3: Duchess of Cornwall.
4: Peter Andre.
5: A shooting school.
6: Ronnie Barker.
AROUND THE COUNTY.
3: Didcot Power Station.
5: Cogges Link Road.
6: It was disbanded.
2: The speaking clock.
4: Nick Carter.
5: Aung San Suu Kyi.
WEIRD AND WONDERFUL.
2: Seven years (February 16, 2005).
3: Teddy bear.
4: White Horse.
6: Studio pods.
1: Rowan Williams.
3: ‘Brain boosting’, or transcranial electrical stimulation.
4: The repatriation memorial bell.
6: Albino mole.
WORLD OF SPORT.
1: None - he didn’t need to represent one.
2: Olympics opening ceremony.
3: Pest control.
4: His nipple.
5: Peter Leven.
6: Space hoppers.
MUSIC & SHOWBIZ.
1: The Iron lady.
2: David Rodigan.
6: Downton Abbey.
1: A kebab van.
2: Solar storms.
3: A fire walk.
4: Combe Road.
6: Margaret Thatcher.
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