Quiz: a week in 12 questions + Caption Competition

“I picked up a couple of punters today.” Send us your captions, please!

  1. When does the UK plan to phase out petrol and diesel cars entirely?
    1. 2025
    2. 2035
    3. 2045
  2. What does “utopian” mean?
    1. The most delicious thing in the world
    2. Shaped like a u-bend
    3. Impossibly perfect
  3. Who described hope as “wishful thinking”?
    1. Plato
    2. Camus
    3. Spinoza
  4. Who wrote a book called The Audacity of Hope
    1. Robert Kennedy
    2. Barack Obama
    3. Winston Churchill
  5. When was the very first telephone call?
    1. 1876
    2. 1786
    3. 1867
  6. What does “prescient” mean?
    1. To be very afraid
    2. To feel the presence of a ghost
    3. To know something in advance
  7. How many stars are in the Milky War?
    1. 100 billion
    2. 100
    3. 100 million
  8. What did one Tory Party chairman call “blithering nonsense”?
    1. The Eurovision Song Contest
    2. The NHS
    3. The Open University
  9. Who said Britain is at its best in a crisis?
    1. Boris Johnson
    2. Prince William
    3. Judi Dench
  10. How fast can a bison run?
    1. 14 mph
    2. 40 mph
    3. 4 mph
  11. Which animal navigates using the Milky Way?
    1. Beetle
    2. Chimpanzee
    3. Dolphin
  12. What can Japanese commuters now put in a backpack?
    1. A jet pack
    2. An inflatable scooter
    3. A pair of folding skis

Caption competition

Last week’s winner

“That croissant looks beautigull” Kingston Grammar School

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

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