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  1. Which issue are voters most concerned about, according to recent Ipsos MORI polls?
    1. Healthcare
    2. Brexit
    3. Crime
  2. What is a quango?
    1. A semi-autonomous government-linked body
    2. A dance that forms a line of people
    3. A small marsupial
  3. Roughly, how old is the practice of smoking tobacco?
    1. 500 years
    2. 2,000 years
    3. 7,000 years
  4. A “Nazi emergency” was declared in which German city last week?
    1. Berlin
    2. Dresden
    3. Munich
  5. Roughly, how many acres of land have been destroyed in the recent California fires?
    1. 10,000
    2. 70,000
    3. 100,000
  6. Mikhail Gorbachev is a former president of which country?
    1. The Soviet Union
    2. Kazakhstan
    3. Czech Republic
  7. What is the name of the second book in the His Dark Materials trilogy?
    1. The Amber Spyglass
    2. The Scarlet Letter
    3. The Subtle Knife
  8. Emma Watson has described herself as “self-partnered”. What film is she starring in this Christmas?
    1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
    2. Captain Marvel 2
    3. Little Women
  9. What is the name for the bubble of solar weather that cocoons our solar system?
    1. The heliosphere
    2. The heliocentre
    3. The astropoint
  10. Which member of the royal family was recently spotted wearing faux fur for the first time?
    1. Prince Charles
    2. The Queen
    3. Princess Charlotte
  11. According to Labour’s Dawn Butler, what percentage of giraffes are gay?
    1. 90%
    2. 20%
    3. 60%
  12. Who has just been elected Speaker of the House of Commons?
    1. Lindsay Hoyle
    2. John Bercow
    3. Harriet Harman
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1b, 2a, 3c, 4b, 5c, 6a, 7c, 8c, 9a, 10b, 11a, 12a

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