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  1. Across the world, what is the average number of children born to each woman?
    1. 4.7
    2. 2.4
    3. 1.2
  2. Which country has the world’s lowest birth rate?
    1. Cyprus
    2. Thailand
    3. Denmark
  3. Who is the Queen’s youngest son?
    1. Prince Edward
    2. Prince Charles
    3. Prince Andrew
  4. Who said that “meeting an advanced civilisation [of aliens] could be like Native Americans encountering Columbus”?
    1. Marie Curie
    2. Stephen Hawking
    3. Albert Einstein
  5. The Boer war took place in which modern-day country?
    1. South Africa
    2. Lebanon
    3. Ukraine
  6. In which year was the writer Ernest Hemingway born?
    1. 1899
    2. 1915
    3. 1937
  7. Young artist O’Plérou Grebet has created over 300 emojis themed around which continent?
    1. Asia
    2. Africa
    3. South America
  8. Which of these is the world’s fastest growing economy?
    1. Poland
    2. Thailand
    3. Ethiopia
  9. Who is US Secretary of State?
    1. Ivanka Trump
    2. Mike Pompeo
    3. Kellyanne Conway
  10. Roughly, how many trees are there in the Amazon rainforest?
    1. 360 billion
    2. 360 million
    3. 3 trillion
  11. By how much have average global temperatures risen since the late 19th century?
    1. 0.5C
    2. 0.9C
    3. 1.3C
  12. Which TV programme has received 200 complaints after featuring a same-sex dance routine?
    1. Dancing on Ice
    2. Dancing with the Stars
    3. Strictly Come Dancing

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“Star oars” Balcarras School

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

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