Quiz: a week in 12 questions + Caption Competition
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This week a probe successfully entered the atmosphere of Mars. What was it looking for?
- Carbon Dioxide
For how long was Fidel Castro the leader of Cuba?
- 39 years
- 49 years
- 59 years
Which of these hymns is technically an Advent hymn, rather than a Christmas Carol?
- The Angel Gabriel
- O Come, All Ye Faithful
- Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Compared to the rate in the UK, how many French people are unemployed?
- Half as many
- Roughly the same number
- Twice as many
What did Paul Nuttall, the new leader of UKIP, do before entering politics?
- Teach history at a university
- Play professional cricket
- Live in Spain
What is the German version of the proverb ‘you can’t have your cake and eat it’?
- You can't sell your house and live in it
- You can't dance at two weddings
- You can't swim and not get wet
Two weeks ago, what did students at City University in London vote to ban?
- Three right-wing newspapers
- Fancy-dress parties
- The Union Jack
England have won just one penalty-shootout in their history, in 1996. Who were the opponents?
How many more calories does the swimmer Michael Phelps consume per day compared to the jockey Tony McCoy?
- Three times as many
- Six times as many
- Twelve times as many
Who is the leader of the Liberal Democrats?
- Nick Clegg
- Tim Farron
- Sarah Olney
China is building a replica of the Titanic. Which of these will not be available to guests?
- Period-correct parties
- Simulation of the sinking
Which popstar did Prince Harry meet in Barbados this week to mark World AIDS Day?
- Taylor Swift
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1b, 2b, 3a, 4c, 5a, 6b, 7a, 8a, 9c, 10c, 11b, 12c