Quiz: a week in 12 questions + Caption Competition

What is this curious pooch up to? Send us your captions, please!

  1. What is the name of Barack Obama’s new autobiography released this month?
    1. Of Thee I Sing
    2. Dreams From My Father
    3. A Promised Land
  2. What have orcas been spotted doing in the Pacific?
    1. Attacking sailing boats
    2. Befriending dolphins
    3. Eating plastic
  3. How tall is the Statue of Liberty?
    1. 21m
    2. 34m
    3. 46m
  4. Who said, “It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both”?
    1. Dante Alighieri
    2. Niccolò Machiavelli
    3. Francesco Petrarca
  5. How old was Lady Diana Spencer when she married Prince Charles?
    1. 18
    2. 20
    3. 25
  6. How much did the pigeon, New Kim, sell for at an auction in Belgium?
    1. £150
    2. £15,000
    3. £1.5 million
  7. Who said, “God makes all things good; man meddles with them and they become evil”?
    1. Jean-Paul Satre
    2. Voltaire
    3. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  8. What was the name of Napoleon’s favourite perfume?
    1. Acqua mirabilis
    2. Profumo squisito
    3. L’eau miraculeuse
  9. What do the residents of Belper do every evening during lockdown at 6.30pm?
    1. Clap for the NHS
    2. Gather for a two-minute moo
    3. Light lanterns
  10. What is the name of Patrick Hutchinson’s new book?
    1. Everyone versus Racism
    2. Black Lives Always Matter
    3. How to be Anti-Racist
  11. Who was the first human in space?
    1. Laika
    2. Buzz Aldrin
    3. Yuri Gagarin
  12. How many people have visited the International Space Station?
    1. 239
    2. 543
    3. 671

Caption competition

Last week’s winner

“Just caught the post.” Bedales School

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

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