Quiz: a week in 12 questions + Caption Competition

“They said it was steep, but…” Send us your captions, please!

  1. Why did Ozzy the cat hit the headlines last week?
    1. For getting legally married to a dog
    2. For swimming the channel
    3. For costing £20,000 in legal fees
  2. What is the name of the deadly virus from China?
    1. Snarz
    2. 2019-nCoV
    3. Coriolanus
  3. Roughly how many Jews were killed by the Nazis?
    1. Six million
    2. 60 million
    3. 600 million
  4. What smell does one collector want to preserve for future generations?
    1. Napoleon’s boots
    2. Books in a cathedral library
    3. Rare roses
  5. What did one MP describe as letting “the fox into the hen house” this week?
    1. Letting North Korea enter the Olympics
    2. Letting a Russian buy MacDonalds
    3. Letting Huawei build a phone system
  6. What is it called when you keep your feelings under right control?
    1. Empirical
    2. Stoical
    3. Lapidary
  7. What happens at the Sámi market at Jokkmokk?
    1. Lapland herders sell their reindeer
    2. Swedish women sell yoghurt
    3. Danish fishermen sell caviar
  8. What is the first known pet in history?
    1. A rat
    2. A puppy
    3. A kitten
  9. What word best describes China’s government?
    1. A monarchy
    2. An oligarchy
    3. An autocracy
  10. How much wealth do the top 1% have?
    1. As much as he poorest 2.3 billion
    2. As much as the poorest 6.9 billion
    3. As much as the poorest 4.6 billion
  11. Who does the Mystic Lamb represent?
    1. Jesus
    2. God
    3. Mary
  12. Who announced they would retire today?
    1. Donald Trump
    2. The actress who voices Peppa Pig
    3. Gwyneth Paltrow

Caption competition

Last week’s winner

“We’re going to need a bigger boat.” Bennett Memorial Diocesan School

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

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