Quiz: a week in 12 questions + Caption Competition

A frozen fountain in Colchester. Send us your best captions please!

  1. Which Brexit policy did Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn say he was in favour of at the beginning of the week?
    1. Staying in an EU customs union
    2. Staying in the single market
    3. A second referendum
  2. How many countries won medals at this year’s Winter Olympics in South Korea?
    1. 15
    2. 30
    3. 45
  3. Which direction do the winds in Britain usually come from?
    1. West
    2. East
    3. North
  4. Which national newspaper does the cartoonist known as “Matt” work for?
    1. The Guardian
    2. The Times
    3. The Telegraph
  5. How many packages are shipped by Amazon every day worldwide?
    1. 800,000
    2. 1.6 million
    3. 23 million
  6. Over the last 40 years, the Earth’s wildlife numbers have dropped by how much?
    1. One quarter
    2. One half
    3. Two-thirds
  7. What nickname has been given to the recent snowy weather in Britain?
    1. The Big Freezey
    2. Siberia’s Revenge
    3. The Beast from the East
  8. Which 1990s pop band is rumoured to be reuniting for Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle?
    1. The Spice Girls
    2. Backstreet Boys
    3. Take That
  9. In recent decades, what has happened to the homicide rate in the USA?
    1. It has risen.
    2. It has fallen.
    3. It has stayed the same.
  10. In which year did the Berlin Wall fall?
    1. 1978
    2. 1989
    3. 1991
  11. Which famous toy shop announced its collapse this week?
    1. Hamleys
    2. Smyths
    3. Toys ‘R’ Us
  12. Why did singer and actress Barbra Streisand make science headlines this week?
    1. She has cloned her pet dog.
    2. She plans to be cryogenically frozen.
    3. She is travelling to the Moon.

Caption competition

Last week’s winner

“Just caught the post.” Bedales School

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

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