Quiz: a week in 12 questions + Caption Competition

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  1. Who famously made a speech saying, “Education, education, education”?
    1. Barack Obama
    2. Abraham Lincoln
    3. Tony Blair
  2. What is the name of the strong, dry winds that affect California in autumn?
    1. Santa Ana winds
    2. San Francisco winds
    3. San Diego winds
  3. In what sport did Nicola Adams win two Olympic gold medals?
    1. Swimming
    2. Fencing
    3. Boxing
  4. When did the American Revolution begin?
    1. 1775
    2. 1783
    3. 1790
  5. What is the name of Michael Sandel’s new book about meritocracy?
    1. People like Us
    2. Utopia
    3. The Tyranny of Merit
  6. What gas do astronomers think could be a sign of life on Venus?
    1. Phosphine
    2. Sulphuric acid
    3. Oxygen
  7. What is Google’s current worth?
    1. £555,652 million
    2. £605,308 million
    3. £778,288 million
  8. What is the name of a new book on farming by James Rebanks?
    1. English Pastoral
    2. The Official Countryside
    3. The Pastoral Symphony
  9. Which of the following celebrities took part in a day-long boycott of Facebook and Instagram this week?
    1. Beyoncé Knowles
    2. Steve Carell
    3. Kim Kardashian West
  10. What is the official currency of China?
    1. Renminbi
    2. Krone
    3. Rupee
  11. In 2015, Chancellor Angela Merkel told the German people in a speech, “Wir schaffen das.” What does it mean?
    1. We need a reshuffle
    2. We can do it
    3. We won’t accept
  12. On Sunday, an asteroid flew past Earth. Scientists estimated that it was a similar size to which UK landmark?
    1. The Angel of the North
    2. The Blackpool Tower
    3. The London Eye

Caption competition

Last week’s winner

“When you run out of web-shooter…” Hampton College

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

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