Quiz: a week in 12 questions + Caption Competition

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  1. How old was Mae Jemison when she went to Stanford University?
    1. 16
    2. 19
    3. 23
  2. Who wrote The Origins of Totalitarianism?
    1. Emmanuel Kant
    2. Hannah Arendt
    3. Karl Marx
  3. What is the name of the plan proposed by Manchester United and Liverpool to change English football?
    1. The Big Shake-up
    2. Players’ Parachute
    3. Project Big Picture
  4. What is the name of the American space shuttle that was in use between 1992 and 2011?
    1. Endeavour
    2. Investigator
    3. Discovery
  5. What is the name of the central bank of the UK?
    1. The Great British Bank
    2. The Bank of England
    3. The British Central Bank
  6. What is the name of Kate Summerscale’s book about famous ghost fraud, Alma Fielding?
    1. The Haunting of Alma Fielding
    2. Ghost Hunter
    3. Alma Fielding: the murderous medium
  7. What is the name of the notorious all-male fascist group in the US?
    1. Proud Boys
    2. America’s Boys
    3. Fighting boys
  8. What kind of animal did South African photographer Craig Foster befriend?
    1. Praying mantis
    2. Octopus
    3. Rhino
  9. Which scientist first discovered that the Earth orbits the sun?
    1. Isaac Newton
    2. William Herschel
    3. Galileo Galilei
  10. A chimera was an ancient beast said to have a body made up of which three animals?
    1. Chicken, elephant, crocodile
    2. Cat, frog, horse
    3. Lion, goat, snake
  11. How old was Greta Thunberg when she first protested outside the Swedish parliament building?
    1. 12
    2. 15
    3. 19
  12. How much did “Stan” the T. rex sell for at auction?
    1. £5.5 million
    2. £13.4 million
    3. £24.6 million

Caption competition

Last week’s winner

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

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

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