Quiz: a week in 12 questions + Caption Competition

“Which way did that mouse go?”…Send us your captions, please!

  1. What does Darth Vader need, according to scientists?
    1. Extermination
    2. Love and affection
    3. Psychiatric treatment
  2. What did a new book on the meaning of life tell us last week?
    1. We are literally made of stardust
    2. The Universe is made of string
    3. Reincarnation is true
  3. Where do women have equal rights, according to the World Bank?
    1. Wales
    2. Latvia
    3. Switzerland
  4. What percentage of all the trees on Earth have humans cut down?
    1. 6%
    2. 46%
    3. 64%
  5. Which nuns bricked themselves into a room for their entire lives?
    1. Anchoresses
    2. Trappists
    3. Poor Clares
  6. Which of the following is a by-product of oil?
    1. Beer
    2. Glue
    3. Lipstick
  7. Which of the following has not been banned in Italy?
    1. Pizza
    2. Serie A football
    3. Mass
  8. What is the definition of a boffin?
    1. An man in a bowler hat
    2. An inspired genius
    3. A person with expert, complex knowledge
  9. Who wrote the satirical work, A Modest Proposal?
    1. Jonathan Swift
    2. Boris Johnson
    3. Billy Connolly
  10. What is the UK chancellor’s nickname?
    1. Fishy Rishi
    2. Bishy Rishi
    3. Dishy Rishi
  11. How many die from air pollution every year?
    1. 700,000
    2. 70 million
    3. 7 million
  12. What was discovered last week?
    1. The stinkiest mushroom
    2. The largest egg
    3. The smallest dinosaur

Caption competition

Last week’s winner

“Honey, I blew up the dog…” Walthamstow Hall

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

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