Quiz: a week in 12 questions + Caption Competition

A grinning jug has been found in Turkey. Captions, please!

  1. Who was the socialist leader of Venezuela from 1999 until 2013?
    1. Augusto Pinochet
    2. Hugo Chávez
    3. Manuel Noriega
  2. On which African country does the United States impose sanctions?
    1. Libya
    2. Somalia
    3. Sudan
  3. Who directed Dunkirk?
    1. Steven Spielberg
    2. Christopher Nolan
    3. Quentin Tarantino
  4. San Antonio is the second biggest city in which state?
    1. Arizona
    2. New Mexico
    3. Texas
  5. Which historical inventor has a self-driving car named after him?
    1. Nikola Tesla
    2. Thomas Edison
    3. Albert Einstein
  6. Who is the current favourite for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020?
    1. Bernie Sanders
    2. Michelle Obama
    3. Elizabeth Warren
  7. According to studies, which of the following is NOT linked to being able to write in cursive?
    1. A higher salary
    2. An improved memory
    3. Better exam results
  8. In which country is the Côte d’Azur?
    1. Italy
    2. France
    3. Portugal
  9. What is the title of the latest novel by Max Brooks, which is based on the video game Minecraft?
    1. Minecraft: The Island
    2. Minecraft: City of Dreams
    3. Minecraft: Journey to Mars
  10. What was the name of the US military’s policy on gay personnel created by Bill Clinton?
    1. Don't Touch, Don't Look
    2. Don't Ask, Don't Tell
    3. Don't Pursue, Don't Harass
  11. What is the name of the protective outer structure found on some invertebrate animals?
    1. Outshell
    2. Pericrust
    3. Exoskeleton
  12. The jug pictured above, unearthed in Turkey, is believed to feature the earliest example of a smiley. How old is it?
    1. 1,700 years
    2. 2,700 years
    3. 3,700 years

Caption competition

Last week’s winner

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

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

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