Quiz: a week in 12 questions + Caption Competition

“They said nose to the grindstone…” Send us your captions, please!

  1. What are scientists calling the new “living robot”?
    1. Zoebot
    2. Vitabot
    3. Xenobot
  2. When was the island of Ireland split into Northern Ireland and Ireland?
    1. 1891
    2. 1921
    3. 2001
  3. How long did the Oscars ceremony last in 1929?
    1. 15 minutes
    2. 50 minutes
    3. Two hours
  4. Which of the following is a favourite message of the African penguin?
    1. Your feathers are dirty!
    2. You waddle too slowly!
    3. Get away from me!
  5. Who said that liberty means telling people what they don’t want to hear?
    1. George Orwell
    2. George Bernard Shaw
    3. Charles Dickens
  6. Which do Britons have least faith in?
    1. Acupuncture
    2. Reflexology
    3. Astrology
  7. Who of the following authors has been accused of anti-Semitism?
    1. Anthony Horowitz
    2. Alice Walker
    3. Primo Levi
  8. How fast will Britain’s new high-speed trains go?
    1. 2,224mph
    2. 442mph
    3. 224mph
  9. Which animals are believed to be the source of Covid-19, the coronavirus?
    1. Pangolins
    2. Bats
    3. Snakes
  10. What was just described as the ‘greatest intelligence coup’ in history?
    1. The John Cairncross nuclear scandal
    2. The Cambridge spy ring
    3. The H-460 coding machine
  11. What does CIA stand for?
    1. Category A Informer
    2. Coded Information Alliance
    3. Central Intelligence Agency
  12. Who became Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer in the past few days?
    1. A Hindu who loves football
    2. A rock guitarist who loves poetry
    3. A basketball player who loves maths

Caption competition

Last week’s winner

“New extreme sport: budgie jumping!” Hampton College

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

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