Quiz: a week in 12 questions + Caption Competition

Mary had a little lamb… Send us your captions, please!

  1. Scientists have invented a new type of apple that stays fresh for a year. What is it called?
    1. Crunchy Core
    2. Cosmic Crisp
    3. Curious Crunch
  2. Which unusual weapon did one Londoner use to fight off a terrorist on London Bridge in the recent attack?
    1. A Viking sword
    2. A badminton racket
    3. A narwhal tusk
  3. What does “le petit Carême” mean in French?
    1. Little Lent
    2. Little cream
    3. Little carriage
  4. Where did the COP25 climate conference take place this week?
    1. Chile
    2. Spain
    3. Monaco
  5. A seal was recently pictured holding a bottle sold at which coffee chain?
    1. Starbucks
    2. Cafe Nero
    3. Costa Coffee
  6. In which city was Russian double agent Sergei Skripal poisoned in 2018?
    1. Winchester
    2. Ely
    3. Salisbury
  7. The average 10-year-old has consumed how many years’ worth of sugar?
    1. 12
    2. 18
    3. 25
  8. On average, globally, how many people have been lifted out of poverty every day since 2010?
    1. 158
    2. 15,800
    3. 158,000
  9. “Haptics” relates to which human sense?
    1. Smell
    2. Touch
    3. Taste
  10. Poisoning from PBC chemicals affects which part of the body?
    1. The brain
    2. The liver
    3. The heart
  11. This year, advent started on which day?
    1. 30 November
    2. 1 December
    3. 3 December
  12. Which world leader was caught on camera “mocking” Donald Trump this week?
    1. Angela Merkel
    2. Vladimir Putin
    3. Justin Trudeau

Caption competition

Last week’s winner

“Taking a king-sized bath.” Waldegrave School

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

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