Sad fruit, giant pandas and a host of birthday joy – take the Thursday quiz

Fifteen questions on general knowledge and topical trivia plus a few jokes every Thursday – how will you fare?

Unbelievably the Thursday quiz is one year old this week. One whole year! As usual, it consists of 15 questions that are either general knowledge or vaguely topical – but maybe with a little more of a birthday twist. I originally pitched it with the words: “I think we should start it next week, and then if after five weeks it looks like it is going well, I will make the next batch.”

I want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who has taken the quiz, and especially those of you who have joined in so regularly and joyously in the comments. I hope you have fun today, but remember, there are no prizes. Let us know how you get on.

If you do think there has been an egregious error in one of the questions or answers, please feel free to email [email protected], but remember, the quiz master’s word is always final, and he would also like to thank the production staff for helping him avoid many, many more errors along the way.

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