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* 1. The England rugby team had a rocky start to the month when their game against France in the pool stages was cancelled due to bad weather. What was the name of the Typhoon that meant their game (and New Zealand v. Italy) had to be called off?

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* 2. After a wild journey of parliament proroguing, returning to the Commons, and proroguing again, the Queen’s Speech took place on 14th. It included 22 bills – which of the following was not mentioned?

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* 3. Arguably the most exciting news in October came from someone unexpected. Coleen Rooney’s exposé of Rebekah Vardy having leaked stories about her to The Sun thrilled the nation. Which of the following was not one of the fake stories Coleen posted about herself to expose the betrayal?

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* 4. Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker hit cinemas this month and immediately broke records to become the highest grossing R rated film of all time.  Who of the following has not played the iconic character at some point?


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* 5. The Commons Standards watchdog has called for Keith Vaz MP to be suspended for six months after saying there was “compelling evidence” that he “disregarded” the law by “expressing a willingness” to supply cocaine to two male prostitutes. Which nom de guerre did Vaz use in his liaisons with the sex workers?

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* 6. A pop-up Banksy installation opened in Croydon this month, just around the corner from the Nudge Factory head office. Also in October, a Banksy oil painting depicting chimpanzees sitting on the green benches of the House of Commons, called ‘Devolved Parliament’, was sold at auction. How much did it go for? 

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* 7. This month saw Brexit responsible for ‘Super Saturday’ – the first time Parliament has met on a Saturday since the Falklands War. Which of the below was not another instance of this occurrence? 

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* 8. Climate change activist Greta Thunberg missed out on the Nobel Peace Prize this month, despite being the bookies’ favourite. Who beat her to the prestigious award?

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