Quiz: a week in 12 questions + Caption Competition

Theresa May at a football match in France. Captions please!

  1. George Osborne, the former chancellor of the exchequer, has called Theresa May…
    1. "A woman of extraordinary qualities"
    2. "A weak and wobbly prime minister"
    3. "A dead woman walking"
  2. What supernatural powers do women have in the sci-fi novel The Power by Naomi Alderman?
    1. Invisibility
    2. Electrocution
    3. Shape-shifting
  3. In France, parliamentary candidates for President Macron’s new party come from a range of backgrounds. Which of these is NOT standing?
    1. A mathematician
    2. A pastry chef
    3. An ex-bullfighter
  4. Why did sponsors of a free production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar in Central Park say that it had “crossed a line”?
    1. Caesar was dressed like Trump
    2. The assassination was too violent
    3. It was historically inaccurate
  5. How did the DUP describe the BBC license fee in its manifesto this year?
    1. "A highly regressive tax"
    2. "An important contribution to society"
    3. "A liberal media con"
  6. How much is NASA planning to spend on its mission to launch a probe directly into the sun?
    1. $100 million
    2. $1.5 billion
    3. $50 billion
  7. Roughly how many people lived in Grenfell Tower, which caught fire in West London this week?
    1. 250
    2. 600
    3. 1,000
  8. What was top Republican Steve Scalise doing when he was shot in the hip on Wednesday?
    1. Giving a TV news interview
    2. Debating gun control
    3. Practicing baseball
  9. Why did one of Uber’s board members, David Bonderman, resign from the company?
    1. He made a sexist comment
    2. He insulted his Uber driver
    3. He has not paid his taxes
  10. How many years of hard labour was US student Otto Warmbier sentenced to, after “stealing” a propaganda poster in North Korea?
    1. Five
    2. Ten
    3. Fifteen
  11. How much is the average American expected to spend on Father’s Day this year?
    1. $58.25
    2. $134.75
    3. $249.50
  12. Who was named the first official honorary citizen of Manchester this week?
    1. Ariana Grande
    2. David Bowie
    3. Jeremy Corbyn

Caption competition

Last week’s winner

“We’re going to need a bigger boat.” Bennett Memorial Diocesan School

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

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