Quiz: a week in 12 questions + Caption Competition

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  1. How many times has Joe Biden run for president?
    1. Once
    2. Twice
    3. Three times
  2. In 2000, how long did it take for the US election result to be confirmed?
    1. Three days
    2. Five weeks
    3. Two months
  3. What is the name of the treaty that ended the Troubles in Northern Ireland?
    1. The Good Friday Agreement
    2. The Troubles Treaty
    3. The Belfast Decision
  4. Who said, “Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few”?
    1. Arthur Miller
    2. George Bernard Shaw
    3. Samuel Beckett
  5. What is the second longest river in Europe?
    1. Volga
    2. Danube
    3. Ural
  6. How many Electoral College votes does a candidate need to win the presidency?
    1. 538
    2. 270
    3. 135
  7. Which US state is sometimes known as the Lone Star State?
    1. Texas
    2. Ohio
    3. Arkansas
  8. What is the capital of North Macedonia?
    1. Skopje
    2. Bitola
    3. Prilep
  9. When did Jacinda Ardern become Prime Minister of New Zealand?
    1. 2014
    2. 2017
    3. 2019
  10. According to research, what new physical feature are today’s babies being born with?
    1. Larger brains
    2. Extra long spinal cords
    3. A new artery in their arms
  11. What was the slowest election count in the recent history of US Presidential elections?
    1. One month
    2. One year
    3. One week
  12. What world record did Paddy McGuinness break on an episode of Top Gear?
    1. The largest motorcycle
    2. The fastest ice cream van
    3. The first ever amphibious milk truck

Caption competition

Last week’s winner

“Don’t let the cat out of the bag!” West Buckland School

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

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