The Weekly Quiz and Caption Competition

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The questions for this week’s quiz are based on the five news articles published in this week’s edition.

  1. Why have people stopped setting alarm clocks?
    1. They are too tired to get up
    2. Alarm clocks are bad for their health
    3. The don’t need to get up early for work
  2. When do people have vivid dreams?
    1. If they read horror novels
    2. If they listen to the radio before bed
    3. If their deep sleep is interrupted
  3. Deep sleep is known as REM. What does it stand for?
    1. Rapid eye movement
    2. Restorative energy monitor
    3. Resting eye method
  4. What is the deadliest animal known to humans?
    1. Shark
    2. Mosquito
    3. Lion
  5. Which of the following is a method to prevent malaria?
    1. Using a mosquito net
    2. Getting vaccinated
    3. Drinking saltwater
  6. What new method have scientists discovered to fight malaria?
    1. A microbe that prevents the disease
    2. A tree whose smell repels mosquitos
    3. A bird that eats malaria mosquitoes
  7. What animals have friends, according to scientists?
    1. Snakes
    2. Hippos
    3. Eagles
  8. Which of the following animals is cold-blooded?
    1. Rabbit
    2. Lizard
    3. Cat
  9. How do garter snakes look out for one another?
    1. Huddling together for warmth
    2. Changing colour to warn of predators
    3. Sharing their food in large groups
  10. How is Instagram fighting cyber-bullying?
    1. Banning bullies from the site
    2. Making it easier to block comments
    3. Using computers to block rude words
  11. The world celebrated the 200th birthday of which historical figure last week?
    1. Charles Dickens
    2. Florence Nightingale
    3. Queen Victoria
  12. A UK zoo has named which newborn animals after NHS hospitals and famous names in medicine?
    1. Pandas
    2. Chimpanzees
    3. Penguins

Caption competition

Last week’s winner

“Are we just going to ignore the elephant in the room?” Bishops Stortford College

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

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