Quiz: a week in 12 questions + Caption Competition

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  1. How old was chess star Judit Polgár when she beat 15 opponents at once?
    1. Five
    2. Seven
    3. Nine
  2. What is the Italian name for Father Christmas?
    1. Santa Nicola
    2. Babbo Natale
    3. Kris Kringle
  3. Which 18th-Century scientist is known as the “father of vaccination”?
    1. Edward Jenner
    2. Nicholas Jenner
    3. Brody Jenner
  4. What pharmaceutical company worked with Oxford University on the vaccine?
    1. Pfizer
    2. AstraZeneca
    3. BioNTech
  5. What Century did King Canute reign?
    1. 10th
    2. 11th
    3. 12th
  6. What did Ilwad Elman do aged just 20 to help people in Somalia?
    1. Set up a centre to support war victims
    2. Opened a restaurant in a refugee camp
    3. Offered free medical aid to children
  7. What states does Yellowstone National Park cover?
    1. Colorado, Utah and New Mexico
    2. Nebraska, Colorado and Kansas
    3. Wyoming, Montana and Idaho
  8. Who said, “Progress is made by lazy men looking for easier ways to do things”?
    1. John Steinbeck
    2. William Faulkner
    3. Robert A Heinlein
  9. What percentage of its GDP does France’s government spend?
    1. 55.6%
    2. 38.3%
    3. 14.1%
  10. How many goals did Diego Maradona score in 491 matches?
    1. 130
    2. 259
    3. 385
  11. Who said, “The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time”?
    1. Immanuel Kant
    2. Friedrich Nietzsche
    3. Sigmund Freud
  12. What happened on “Black Tuesday”?
    1. The Great Depression began
    2. Pearl Harbour was attacked
    3. Gangsters kidnapped police in Chicago

Caption competition

Last week’s winner

“Lemur alone, I need my coffee.” Bennett Memorial Diocesan School

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

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