Quiz: a week in 12 questions + Caption Competition

“I brushed them this morning, I promise!” Give us your captions, please!

  1. How many people does the World Food Programme estimate will suffer severe food shortages in 2020?
    1. 26 million
    2. 2.6 billion
    3. 260 million
  2. Who described Covid-19 as a “little flu”?
    1. Donald Trump
    2. Jair Bolsonaro
    3. Vladimir Putin
  3. What are the “Save Summer Six” meant to be doing?
    1. Getting life in the UK back to normal
    2. Getting more people to go outdoors
    3. Selling eggs
  4. Who said: “A time comes when silence is betrayal”?
    1. Barack Obama
    2. George Floyd
    3. Martin Luther King
  5. What currently occupies the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square, London?
    1. A dollop of whipped cream
    2. A blue cockerel
    3. A winged bull made out of tin cans
  6. What is Robert Peel famous for?
    1. Oxford marmalade
    2. One of the first police forces
    3. Pirate radio
  7. How many words long is the entire Harry Potter series of books?
    1. 2,321,456 words
    2. 1,084,170 words
    3. 3,109,345 words
  8. How many people dream in black and white?
    1. About one in 10
    2. None
    3. About half
  9. Which of the following caused a nine-year war?
    1. Setting a haystack on fire
    2. Sinking a rowing boat
    3. Cutting off a man’s ear
  10. What is the waste product caused by using hydrogen as a fuel?
    1. Soot
    2. Hot water
    3. Carbon dioxide
  11. Who do Swedish police believe murdered their former PM, Olof Palme?
    1. The Kurdistan Workers’ Party
    2. Russian film director Andrei Tarkovsky
    3. A graphic designer called Stig Endstrom
  12. Who pledged £10m to fight racism?
    1. DJ Khaled
    2. Stormzy
    3. Eminem

Caption competition

Last week’s winner

“My boat just catsized!” Millais School

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

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