Quiz: a week in 12 questions

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  1. Which fictional character attempts to steal Christmas from the inhabitants of Whoville?
    1. The Snow Queen
    2. Frosty the Snowman
    3. The Grinch
  2. In what year was the French Revolution?
    1. 1789
    2. 1889
    3. 1989
  3. St Nicholas — the real-life inspiration for Father Christmas — was born in which country?
    1. Turkey
    2. Norway
    3. Germany
  4. What is the name of Elon Musk’s electric car company?
    1. Tesla
    2. Pylon
    3. Cresta
  5. How many MPs are there in the House of Commons?
    1. 450
    2. 650
    3. 850
  6. A seven year-old YouTuber called Ryan earned over £17 million this year. What are his videos about?
    1. Books
    2. Video games
    3. Toys
  7. What is the name of the law which triggered the Brexit process?
    1. Article 50
    2. The 1922 declaration
    3. The Lisbon treaty
  8. Which Christmas carol traditionally opens the Nine Lessons and Carols service?
    1. Hark the Herald Angels Sing
    2. In the Bleak Midwinter
    3. Once in Royal David’s City
  9. Theresa May survived a confidence vote among her own MPs this week. How many voted against her?
    1. 117
    2. 200
    3. 217
  10. Who founded the space tourism company Virgin Galactic?
    1. Richard Branson
    2. Elon Musk
    3. Jeff Bezos
  11. When was the first Mary Poppins movie released?
    1. 1959
    2. 1964
    3. 1970
  12. Roughly how many turkeys does the UK eat each year at Christmas?
    1. Five million
    2. 10 million
    3. 50 million

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“Dr Who visits Brighton beach” Brompton Academy

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

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