Quiz: a week in 12 questions + Caption Competition

This giant petrel may squash the boat. Send us your captions, please!

  1. What was used as a lifting gas in the Hindenburg airship?
    1. Helium
    2. Hyrdogen
    3. Methane
  2. On what date did the UK first go into national lockdown last year?
    1. 10 March
    2. 16 March
    3. 28 March
  3. Who wrote Wild Swans?
    1. Jung Chang
    2. Jin Yong
    3. Yan Lianke
  4. How many Grammys has Beyoncé won?
    1. 12
    2. 28
    3. 35
  5. Who wrote: “Science never solves a problem without creating ten more”?
    1. George Bernard Shaw
    2. Samuel Beckett
    3. JB Priestly
  6. In what US state is the city of Oldsmar?
    1. Tennessee
    2. Florida
    3. Arizona
  7. When was the NSPCC founded?
    1. 1881
    2. 1932
    3. 1983
  8. How much methane does a cow produce every year?
    1. 15kg
    2. 97kg
    3. 120kg
  9. Where will the UN climate change conference COP26 take place this year?
    1. Manchester
    2. Belfast
    3. Glasgow
  10. Who played Voldemort in the Harry Potter films?
    1. Daniel Radcliffe
    2. Ralph Fiennes
    3. Alan Rickman
  11. When did Franklin D Roosevelt die?
    1. 1933
    2. 1945
    3. 1982
  12. What object helped German police solve a nine-year-old case?
    1. Beer glass
    2. Pretzel
    3. Sausage

Caption competition

Last week’s winner

“Just caught the post.” Bedales School

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

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