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. How many years did it take to build Stonehenge?
    1. 5
    2. 200
    3. 1,000
  2. What have archaeologists discovered near Stonehenge?
    1. A giant circle of deep ditches
    2. An enormous burial ground
    3. An ancient temple
  3. What is unusual about the stones that make up Stonehenge?
    1. They are hollow
    2. They come from 150 miles away
    3. They are covered in carvings
  4. What has become more popular during the lockdown?
    1. Keeping a diary
    2. Reading horror novels
    3. Listening to classical music
  5. When was the first form of writing developed?
    1. 3,200BC
    2. 1,500BC
    3. 100BC
  6. How many more young people have been writing short stories during lockdown?
    1. 10%
    2. 40%
    3. 60%
  7. How did Dr Miyako come up with his idea for pollinating plants?
    1. While enjoying a bubble bath
    2. While watching his son blow bubbles
    3. While doing the washing up
  8. What kind of plants have scientists pollinated with bubbles?
    1. Pear trees
    2. Roses
    3. Potatoes
  9. Which of the following have scientists developed to make up for low numbers of bees?
    1. Pollen spray cans
    2. Robotic bees
    3. Fertilisation greenhouses
  10. On which planet have astronomers discovered an underground lake?
    1. Pluto
    2. Saturn
    3. Mars
  11. How many tonnes of plastic end up in the world’s oceans each year?
    1. 2 million
    2. 5 million
    3. 8 million
  12. A miner in Tanzania has become a millionaire overnight for discovering what material?
    1. Granite
    2. Gold
    3. Tanzanite

Caption competition

Last week’s winner

“Okay I’ll go get your worms” British School of Brussels

Click here to see the answers ...

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

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