Quiz: a week in 12 questions + Caption Competition

A pup dresses as Oscar the Grouch for Halloween. Captions please!

  1. What is the combined age of America’s five living ex-presidents (Carter, Clinton, Bush Snr & Jnr, Obama)?
    1. 267
    2. 384
    3. 429
  2. What happened ten days before Japan’s prime minister called a snap election this year?
    1. He was accused of corruption
    2. A North Korean missile flew overhead
    3. The country voted for “Jexit”
  3. What percentage of jobs do experts predict will be taken by robots by 2034?
    1. 47%
    2. 68%
    3. 89%
  4. Which city in Syria was recently reclaimed from Islamic State forces?
    1. Homs
    2. Aleppo
    3. Raqqa
  5. Which of these “smart” city features does NOT already exist?
    1. Street lights that react to surroundings
    2. Pneumatic rubbish collection tubes
    3. Floating parks and town halls
  6. Who wrote the sonnet on the statue of liberty? (“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses…”)
    1. Emma Lazarus
    2. Walt Whitman
    3. Emily Dickinson
  7. The only thing stopping dolphins from building cities, says one scientist, is that “they didn’t evolve…”
    1. “A sophisticated language”
    2. “Opposable thumbs”
    3. “The concept of engineering”
  8. What percentage of Americans believe that John F. Kennedy’s killer, Lee Harvey Oswald, “did not act alone”?
    1. 40%
    2. 50%
    3. 60%
  9. Which recent Hollywood film features a character with a hologram for a girlfriend?
    1. The Big Sick
    2. Blade Runner 2049
    3. The Mountain Between Us
  10. The members of the new Chinese politburo (the country’s seven most important politicians) are all…
    1. From Shanghai
    2. Men in their 60s
    3. Former military officers
  11. According to a note he wrote in 1922, what is Albert Einstein’s secret to a happiness?
    1. “Fame and success”
    2. “A calm and modest life”
    3. “Understanding the universe”
  12. What is the name of the super sonic car, tested this week,which could soon reach up to 1,000mph?
    1. The Bloodhound
    2. The Cheetah
    3. The Lightning Rod

Caption competition

Last week’s winner

“Just caught the post.” Bedales School

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

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