Quiz: a week in 12 questions + Caption Competition

“Darling, I thought we were going for a swim!” What on earth are these two rather furry bathers doing?

  1. How many subscribers does TikTok have?
    1. 500 million
    2. 50 million
    3. 5 million
  2. What does “xenophobic” mean?
    1. Fear of germs?
    2. Fear of travel?
    3. Fear of foreigners?
  3. Who wrote this famous line from poetry: “Everyone suddenly burst out singing”?
    1. William Wordsworth
    2. Siegfried Sassoon
    3. Wilfred Owen
  4. What is “herd immunity”?
    1. When the message is getting through
    2. When a herd of cattle is immune
    3. When over 70% of a population is immune
  5. Who wrote A Journal of the Plague Year?
    1. Daniel Defoe
    2. Samuel Pepys
    3. Mary Shelley
  6. After hand washing, what is the single most important way to stop the virus?
    1. Get plenty of sleep
    2. Social distancing
    3. Take lots of vitamins
  7. What is the population of Africa?
    1. 1.3 billion
    2. 130 million
    3. 13 billion
  8. What was Isaac Newton’s coat of arms?
    1. An apple falling from a tree
    2. A pair of crossed bones
    3. A quill and paper
  9. What does “skin in the game” really mean?
    1. Being a good Samaritan
    2. Putting your life on the line
    3. Showing you mean what you say
  10. Who is the richest man in China?
    1. Ai Weiwei
    2. Xi Jinping
    3. Jack Ma
  11. What is the biggest killer?
    1. The Black Death
    2. The Spanish flu
    3. HIV/Aids
  12. Who announced a comeback last week?
    1. Andy Murray
    2. Duffy
    3. Tony Blair

Caption competition

Last week’s winner

“I bring the Three Wise Men all this way and all I get for my Christmas dinner is this!” Stowmarket High School

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

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