Quiz: a week in 12 questions + Caption Competition

What has happened to this gymnast? Send us your captions, please!

  1. Approximately how many Uighurs live in Xinjiang?
    1. 5 million
    2. 12 million
    3. 40 million
  2. GB News is the first new British news network for how many years?
    1. 98
    2. 50
    3. 24
  3. When did crash helmets become compulsory for motorcyclists in the UK?
    1. 1973
    2. 1985
    3. 1999
  4. During which decade was the BBC founded?
    1. 1920s
    2. 1930s
    3. 1940s
  5. Who is the president of Turkey?
    1. Tayyip Recep Erdoğan
    2. Viktor Orban
    3. Angela Merkel
  6. What are the degree coordinates of the Tropic of Capricorn?
    1. 23 degrees south
    2. 90 degrees north
    3. 23 degrees north
  7. When did the genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda take place?
    1. 1982
    2. 1994
    3. 2001
  8. Which biblical character was swallowed by a whale?
    1. Isaac
    2. Abraham
    3. Jonah
  9. Who is the main character in James Joyce’s Ulysses?
    1. Leopold Bloom
    2. Father Flynn
    3. Humphrey Chimpden Earwicker
  10. How many poems did Ivor Gurney write while in a mental hospital?
    1. 1
    2. 319
    3. 650
  11. When did the Great Leap Forward in China begin?
    1. 1958
    2. 1965
    3. 1971
  12. Eighty-four-year-old John Butler has become an online celebrity. Why?
    1. He sings songs about vaccination
    2. He saved a duck in danger
    3. He makes meditation videos

Caption competition

Last week’s winner

“Gymnast accused of taking performance enhancing drugs.” Hele’s School

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

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