Quiz: a week in 12 questions + Caption Competition

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  1. Where does the tradition of the jack-o’-lantern come from?
    1. Ireland
    2. Scotland
    3. Wales
  2. What is the name given to UK government bonds?
    1. Bars
    2. Stamps
    3. Gilts
  3. John Gray has just written a book about cat philosophy. What is the name of his oldest pet cat?
    1. Julian
    2. Bernard
    3. Mark
  4. What year was the Falklands War?
    1. 1966
    2. 1982
    3. 1990
  5. Who said, “When I am playing with my cat, how do I know she is not playing with me?”
    1. Michael de Montaigne
    2. Simone de Beauvoir
    3. Jean-Paul Sartre
  6. What have scientists recently found on the Moon?
    1. Plants
    2. Water
    3. Plastic
  7. Which judge was appointed to the United States Supreme Court on Tuesday?
    1. Kate Comerford Todd
    2. Barbara Lagoa
    3. Amy Coney Barrett
  8. What did BBC presenter Victoria Derbyshire have to apologise for saying this week?
    1. Children cannot get Covid
    2. Wearing a mask should not be mandatory
    3. She would break the rule of six
  9. How did Kim Kardashian West celebrate her 40th birthday?
    1. By turning her house into a fake club
    2. A party on a private island
    3. A Zoom quiz with her Instagram followers
  10. At which Olympic Games did Greg Rutherford win a gold medal for long jump?
    1. Beijing 2008
    2. London 2012
    3. Rio 2016
  11. Who is the current Prime Minister of Hungary?
    1. Gordon Bajnai
    2. Ferenc Gyurcsány
    3. Victor Orbán
  12. During what month of the Lunar year does the Chinese “Hungry Ghost Festival” take place?
    1. Third
    2. Seventh
    3. Eleventh

Caption competition

Last week’s winner

“Is this speaker a woofer?” Wilson’s School

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

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