Quiz: a week in 12 questions + Caption Competition

“Open wide. It won’t hurt.” Is this a hippo going to the dentist?

  1. Who invented the printing press?
    1. William Tyndale
    2. William Caxton
    3. Johannes Gutenberg
  2. In the USA, how many people live alone today?
    1. One in 40
    2. One in four
    3. One in 400
  3. How old is the Universe?
    1. 13.8 billions years
    2. 138 billion years
    3. 1.38 billion years
  4. Who said: “There are decades where nothing happens – and there are weeks where decades happen”?
    1. Trotsky
    2. Stalin
    3. Lenin
  5. What are the names of the two main characters in Normal People?
    1. Maisie and Cillian
    2. Marianne and Connell
    3. Mary and Christopher
  6. How long was the Gettysburg Address, one of the most famous speeches of all time?
    1. 272 words
    2. 2,722 words
    3. 27 words
  7. What does the common French phrase “avant-garde” mean?
    1. Bumper
    2. Periscope
    3. Experimental
  8. Which country first invented inoculation, back in AD1,000?
    1. China
    2. France
    3. Britain
  9. When was Gareth Southgate’s famous missed penalty humiliation?
    1. 1989
    2. 1969
    3. 1996
  10. Who wrote: “To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield”?
    1. Mandela
    2. Tennyson
    3. Kennedy
  11. Roughly, how many children were born on Earth last Thursday?
    1. 39 million
    2. 39,000
    3. 390,000
  12. How many cards did Captain Tom get for his 100th birthday?
    1. 140,000
    2. 14 million
    3. 140

Caption competition

Last week’s winner

“Dr Who visits Brighton beach” Brompton Academy

Click here to see the answers ...

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

PDF Download

Please click on "Print view" at the top of the page to see a print friendly version of the article.