Quiz: a week in 12 questions + Caption Competition

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  1. What subject was American broadcaster Alex Jones keen to talk about in an interview last Sunday?
    1. Japanese underwater robots
    2. Colonies on Mars
    3. Animal-human hybrids
  2. How much could the UK have to pay to leave the European Union, according to some estimates?
    1. €10 billion
    2. €100 billion
    3. €1 trillion
  3. Theresa May’s reaction to the Grenfell Tower fire was described by a former Downing Street aide as a failure of what?
    1. Communication
    2. Compassion
    3. Commitment
  4. What is the nickname of e-commerce giant Amazon?
    1. The Everything Store
    2. The Super Shop
    3. The Lord of the Things
  5. What did influential journalist Peter Oborne accuse the British press of this week?
    1. "A nasty nationalism"
    2. "A shameful Islamophobia"
    3. "An appalling misogyny"
  6. Roughly how many events were held last weekend to mark the anniversary of Jo Cox’s death?
    1. 1,200
    2. 12,000
    3. 120,000
  7. Which country is at the heart of the fraud scandal engulfing Barclays bank?
    1. Qatar
    2. Russia
    3. Switzerland
  8. What has been decided about next year’s Queen’s speech?
    1. It's been brought forward
    2. It's been cancelled
    3. The Queen won't be giving it
  9. What does the Republican Party’s nickname “GOP” stand for?
    1. God Only Party
    2. Good Odds Party
    3. Grand Old Party
  10. Wednesday was the hottest June day in the UK since when?
    1. 1886
    2. 1976
    3. 2006
  11. In which city did ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi declare his territory a “caliphate”?
    1. Mosul
    2. Raqqa
    3. Damascus
  12. How did boys at a school in Exeter protest against a ban on wearing shorts?
    1. They wore no shirts
    2. They stayed at home
    3. They wore skirts

Caption competition

Last week’s winner

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

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

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