Quiz: a week in 12 questions + Caption Competition

The prime minister gets a fright from Her Majesty… captions please!

  1. When was the Gunpowder Plot foiled?
    1. 1565
    2. 1605
    3. 1715
  2. What is the official name for Obamacare?
    1. The Affordable Care Act
    2. The Health Insurance Act
    3. The Act for Care Support
  3. Which MP said “we must treat violence like an epidemic”?
    1. Sarah Jones
    2. Michael Gove
    3. Diane Abbott
  4. By what percentage has knife crime risen since 2014?
    1. 12%
    2. 39%
    3. 63%
  5. Which war poem includes the lines “the poppies blow / Between the crosses, row on row”?
    1. “In Flanders Fields”
    2. “The Charge of the Light Brigade”
    3. “Dulce et Decorum est”
  6. Which ethical theory prioritises “the greatest good for the greatest number”?
    1. Utilitarianism
    2. Virtue ethics
    3. Deontology
  7. How many Senate seats did the US Republican Party gain in the midterm elections?
    1. One
    2. Three
    3. Five
  8. What is the name of Sir David Attenborough’s new TV series?
    1. Blue Planet III
    2. Dynasties
    3. Black Mirror
  9. Who just became the youngest woman ever elected to the US Congress?
    1. Sarah Palin
    2. Sharice Davids
    3. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
  10. For how many years has Prince Charles been heir to the throne?
    1. 46
    2. 56
    3. 66
  11. Which country celebrates November 11 as Independence Day?
    1. Hungary
    2. France
    3. Poland
  12. Oxford University rejected a plan for a scholarship scheme from which grime artist?
    1. Stormzy
    2. Skepta
    3. Wiley

Caption competition

Last week’s winner

“Star oars” Balcarras School

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

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