Quiz: a week in 12 questions + Caption Competition

  1. How is Nasa planning to improve our asteroid defences next year?
    1. By firing a missile at an asteroid
    2. By flying a spaceship into an asteroid
    3. By blasting an asteroid with lasers
  2. Who said the scientists got it wrong about Covid-19?
    1. Prince Charles
    2. Boris Johnson
    3. Jeremy Hunt
  3. How much is a human life supposed to be worth today?
    1. £8 million
    2. £8,000
    3. £80,000
  4. “More Americans will die of Covid-19 than have died in all the military conflicts of the past 70 years.”
    1. True
    2. Probable
    3. False
  5. What were the combined earnings of the English Premier League last year?
    1. £57 million
    2. £57 billion
    3. £5.7 billion
  6. What was last week’s launch of the Atlas V rocket for?
    1. A new Moon landing
    2. America’s secret star wars programme
    3. A trip to the space station
  7. Which of the following could be called a great British invention?
    1. Bank notes
    2. Gunpowder
    3. Wooden skyscrapers
  8. What is the US town of Salem most famous for?
    1. 5G phone masts
    2. Witches
    3. Milk shakes
  9. Who said we should combine nursing homes with nursery schools?
    1. Mrs Thatcher
    2. John Cage, the composer
    3. Sting
  10. Who dangled from a clock in a famous 1923 film comedy?
    1. Buster Keaton
    2. Charlie Chaplin
    3. Harold Lloyd
  11. How many EU countries have allowed schools to reopen?
    1. None
    2. All
    3. 22
  12. Which celebrity said, “I will be thinking of you all week and weekend” on Thursday?
    1. Madonna
    2. Ariana Grande
    3. Meghan Markle

Caption competition

Last week’s winner

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

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

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