Quiz: a week in 12 questions + Caption Competition

Theresa May visits Captain Shaw’s Primary School. Captions please!

  1. Last weekend, North Korea tested a ballistic missile by firing it towards Japan. How far did it fly before crashing into the sea?
    1. 100 miles
    2. 300 miles
    3. 600 miles
  2. Jane Park is the youngest person in Britain to win the Euromillions. How does she describe her life as a millionaire?
    1. 'Luxurious'
    2. 'Happy'
    3. 'Empty'
  3. Last week a US senator said that the country was ‘careening towards…’
    1. 'A constitutional crisis'
    2. 'An impeachment'
    3. 'A trade deal with Russia'
  4. What is the name of the synthetic drug that an undercover BBC journalist found was rife in Northumberland Prison?
    1. Spice, a cannabis substitute
    2. Sugar, a cocaine substitute
    3. Suboxone, a heroin substitute
  5. Which of Donald Trump’s top advisers was forced to resign after just 24 days in office?
    1. Betsy DeVos
    2. Rex Tillerson
    3. Mike Flynn
  6. Scientists think that the Earth’s magnetic poles could be preparing to switch. When was the last time this happened?
    1. 104,000 years ago
    2. 780,000 years ago
    3. 1.3 million years ago
  7. What year did President Nixon resign from office — America’s only presidential resignation to date?
    1. 1970
    2. 1972
    3. 1974
  8. Philip Pullman is publishing a new fantasy trilogy, 17 years after finishing His Dark Materials. What will it be called?
    1. The Book of Dust
    2. The Book of Life
    3. The Book of Daemons
  9. Who is Justin Welby?
    1. The Archbishop of Canterbury
    2. A British judge
    3. The Speaker of the House of Commons
  10. In 2014 a scientist searching for alien life said it would be detected by…
    1. 2040
    2. 2140
    3. 2400
  11. On Wednesday night, Arsenal lost a devastating match against Bayern Munich. What was the score?
    1. 3-0
    2. 4-2
    3. 5-1
  12. A woman has been arrested in Malaysia for assassinating Kim Jong-un’s half brother. What did her t-shirt say?
    1. 'LOL'
    2. 'TGIF'
    3. 'YOLO'

Caption competition

Last week’s winner

“Gymnast accused of taking performance enhancing drugs.” Hele’s School

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

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