Quiz: a week in 12 questions + Caption Competition

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  1. When did Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx publish the Communist Manifesto?
    1. 1848
    2. 1911
    3. 1946
  2. How many Google searches take place each second?
    1. 11,000
    2. 63,000
    3. 98,000
  3. How many times a day does the average person tell a lie?
    1. 1.65
    2. 3.1
    3. 5.54
  4. What is gerontology?
    1. The study of old age
    2. The study of books
    3. The study of white blood cells
  5. When was Auschwitz liberated by the Red Army?
    1. 27 January 1945
    2. 30 August 1945
    3. 1 October 1945
  6. When did Ukraine gain its independence from Russia?
    1. 1812
    2. 1946
    3. 1991
  7. How many litres of water are used to make the average t-shirt?
    1. 550
    2. 300
    3. 2,700
  8. In The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, why is Earth destroyed?
    1. So the Vogons can make a new home planet
    2. To make way for an intergalactic bypass
    3. Because of a huge nuclear explosion
  9. How many British civilians were killed during the Blitz?
    1. 40,000
    2. 80,000
    3. 100,000
  10. What does the Greek word “myriad” mean?
    1. A fleet of ships
    2. 10,000
    3. A library
  11. What is the name of the 20th-Century gentleman thief invented by Maurice Leblanc?
    1. Arsène Lupin
    2. The Scarlet Pimpernel
    3. Fantômette
  12. How many tonnes of cotton are picked every year?
    1. 10 million
    2. 19 million
    3. 27 million

Caption competition

Last week’s winner

“Just caught the post.” Bedales School

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

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