Quiz: a week in 12 questions + Caption Competition

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  1. How far is one light year?
    1. 5.88 million miles
    2. 5.88 billion miles
    3. 5.88 trillion miles
  2. Complete the Margaret Thatcher quote. ‘There is no such thing as…’?
    1. Inequality
    2. Society
    3. Culture
  3. Who was the star of Singin’ in the Rain?
    1. Fred Astaire
    2. Gene Kelly
    3. Ryan Gosling
  4. How often, on average, does a species of plant or animal go extinct?
    1. Every ten minutes
    2. Every day
    3. Every week
  5. In which country did people vote against limits to bosses’ pay to 12 times that of their lowest-paid staff?
    1. Norway
    2. Switzerland
    3. Ireland
  6. In which city did Barack Obama grow up?
    1. Chicago
    2. Los Angeles
    3. Washington DC
  7. When asked where she would like to travel next, what answer would Clare Hollingworth give?
    1. 'Where's the quietest place to go?'
    2. 'Where's the furthest place to go?'
    3. ‘Where’s the most dangerous place to go?’
  8. In which year did the Conservatives enter a coalition government with the Liberal Democrats?
    1. 2010
    2. 2011
    3. 2012
  9. Which African team made the quarter-finals of the 1990 World Cup?
    1. Nigeria
    2. Ghana
    3. Cameroon
  10. The hitchBOT was a robot which…?
    1. Mimicked Christopher Hitchens
    2. Hitch-hiked across North America
    3. Talked to iPhone users
  11. Which website published allegations that Trump is vulnerable to blackmail from the Russian government?
    1. BuzzFeed
    2. The New York Times
    3. Huffington Post
  12. What was recently discovered in the forests of south-west China?
    1. An uncontacted tribe
    2. A huge cave
    3. A new species of gibbon

Caption competition

Last week’s winner

“That’s not what they mean by jog on, Prime Minister” Hull Collegiate School

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1c, 2b, 3b, 4a, 5b, 6a, 7c, 8a, 9c, 10b, 11a, 12c

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