Quiz: a week in 12 questions + Caption Competition

Cat-ching fire… send us your funniest captions please!

  1. Globally, approximately how many people die each year due to obesity?
    1. 2.8 million
    2. 28 million
    3. 280 million
  2. The prime minister of which European country promotes what he calls “illiberal democracy”?
    1. Italy
    2. Poland
    3. Hungary
  3. A huge volcanic eruption struck Guatemala this week. What is the name of the volcano responsible?
    1. Krakatoa
    2. Santa María
    3. Fuego
  4. In a recent survey, what percentage of young people said they were “embarrassed” to be English?
    1. 10%
    2. 20%
    3. 30%
  5. Netflix have signed a deal to stream TV shows produced by which former US president?
    1. George W. Bush
    2. Barack Obama
    3. Bill Clinton
  6. According to the European Environment Agency, which of these forms of transport emits the least CO2 per passenger?
    1. Planes
    2. Buses
    3. Trains
  7. The Miss America beauty pageant was first held in which year?
    1. 1856
    2. 1921
    3. 1968
  8. Which city was recently compared to the “Wild West” after a spate of violent crime?
    1. London
    2. Paris
    3. New York
  9. Scientists think that eventually there will be more plastic waste in the oceans than fish — but by which year?
    1. 2020
    2. 2050
    3. 2100
  10. The day Britain officially leaves the EU is less then a year away, but when is the exact date?
    1. February 28, 2019
    2. March 29, 2019
    3. April 29, 2019
  11. The ancient Elgin marbles were originally carved and displayed in which country?
    1. Greece
    2. Italy
    3. Turkey
  12. After 26 years, Paul Dacre stepped down as editor of which paper this week?
    1. The Times
    2. The Sun
    3. Daily Mail

Caption competition

Last week’s winner

“Star oars” Balcarras School

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

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