Quiz: a week in 12 questions + Caption Competition

Horseplay: send us your funniest captions, please!

  1. Which English poet did Jeremy Corbyn quote on stage at Glastonbury music festival?
    1. T.S. Eliot
    2. Percy Bysshe Shelley
    3. William Wordsworth
  2. Which Harry Potter character hides the fact that he is a werewolf?
    1. Rubeus Hagrid
    2. Neville Longbottom
    3. Remus Lupin
  3. Law and Justice are the right-wing governing party of which Eastern European country?
    1. Poland
    2. Hungary
    3. Russia
  4. In 1975 there were 135 grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park. How many are there now?
    1. 200
    2. 500
    3. 700
  5. Who was the leader of the Labour Party during the second world war, and the man who succeeded Winston Churchill as prime minister?
    1. Ramsay MacDonald
    2. Clement Attlee
    3. Harold Wilson
  6. According to research, almost every European is descended from which historical figure?
    1. Charlemagne
    2. William the Conqueror
    3. Henry VIII
  7. 470,000 people are estimated to have died in the Syrian Civil War. Of those, how many have been killed by chemical weapons?
    1. 1,500
    2. 15,000
    3. 150,000
  8. Roughly how many iPhones are sold every second?
    1. 1
    2. 10
    3. 100
  9. In which sport is the Cheltenham Gold Cup a major event?
    1. Horse racing
    2. Cricket
    3. Snooker
  10. Frank Drake sent a radio message to aliens in 1974. Which of these items was not included?
    1. The numbers 1 to 10
    2. The formula for DNA
    3. The song 'Johnny B. Goode'
  11. From which language does the word “assassination” originate?
    1. French
    2. Arabic
    3. Hindi
  12. A shopkeeper in Newcastle, Jel Singh Nagra, faced legal action over calling his shop “Singhsbury’s”. What did he change it to?
    1. Marks and Singh's
    2. Morrisingh's
    3. Waitrosingh's

Caption competition

Last week’s winner

“Chick me out” Watford Grammar School for Boys

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

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