Quiz: a week in 12 questions + Caption Competition

Geronimo the dog earns a world record for skipping. Captions please!

  1. In The Mail on Sunday this week, Boris Johnson compared Theresa May’s Brexit plan to…
    1. A Trojan horse
    2. A white flag
    3. A suicide vest
  2. Which of these words has NOT been added to the Merriam-Webber dictionary this September?
    1. Hangry
    2. Mansplain
    3. Biohacking
  3. Which tennis player beat Serena Williams in the women’s final at the US Open?
    1. Naomi Osaka
    2. Simona Halep
    3. Petra Kvitova
  4. When was farming animals for their fur banned in the UK?
    1. 2000
    2. 2015
    3. Trick question: it’s still legal
  5. Which technology CEO has described artificial intelligence as “more dangerous than nukes”?
    1. Mark Zuckerberg
    2. Elon Musk
    3. Bill Gates
  6. Roughly how many people are watching the BBC’s Bodyguard each week?
    1. 5 million
    2. 10 million
    3. 15 million
  7. Which company became the first to be worth $1 trillion this summer?
    1. Apple
    2. Amazon
    3. Alphabet (Google)
  8. What is the lifespan of a termite queen?
    1. Five years
    2. 15 years
    3. 50 years
  9. Which country changed the lyrics of its national anthem in January in order to make it less sexist?
    1. Canada
    2. Thailand
    3. Australia
  10. How long ago was the earliest known brain surgery on a human?
    1. 250 years
    2. 2,000 years
    3. 10,000 years
  11. How many people die of smoking related diseases each year worldwide?
    1. One million
    2. Six million
    3. Nine million
  12. The two men accused of bringing deadly Novichok to Salisbury have spoken out. Why do they say they were there?
    1. To visit Salisbury Cathedral
    2. To meet friends from the internet
    3. For a joint job interview

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

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