Quiz: a week in 12 questions + Caption Competition

Congratulations to Sherburn High School for winning caption of the year!

  1. What is the name of the hit musical that depicts the founding of the USA through hip-hop?
    1. Washington
    2. Jefferson
    3. Hamilton
  2. Allegedly, how many cans of diet coke does Donald Trump drink per day?
    1. 2
    2. 4
    3. 12
  3. According to writer John Burnside, what substance “cleanses our world and our senses?”
    1. Snow
    2. Water
    3. Fire
  4. Which English poet wrote the Manchester Carols?
    1. William Wordsworth
    2. Carol Ann Duffy
    3. William Blake
  5. What is the name of Amazon’s robotic household helper?
    1. Matilda
    2. Alexa
    3. Hannah
  6. “My life now is just trees,” said which famous actor this week?
    1. Helen Mirren
    2. Morgan Freeman
    3. Judi Dench
  7. How long does the average person spend on social media per day?
    1. 30 minutes
    2. 90 minutes
    3. 135 minutes
  8. Which term was crowned the Collins Dictionary “Word of the Year”?
    1. Fake News
    2. Trumpism
    3. Protest
  9. Which issue caused the most MPs to rebel against their party in modern times?
    1. The Iraq War
    2. Brexit
    3. Tuition fees
  10. Which former drugs cheat won the 100 meters gold medal at the 2017 World Championships?
    1. Yohan Blake
    2. Dwain Chambers
    3. Justin Gatlin
  11. The solanum tuberosum is better known as what vegetable?
    1. Turnip
    2. Potato
    3. Carrot
  12. What gift did Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge give to the Queen last Christmas?
    1. An iPad mini
    2. A pair of mittens
    3. A jar of chutney

Caption competition

Last week’s winner

“That’s not what they mean by jog on, Prime Minister” Hull Collegiate School

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

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