See how many questions you can get right in a round-up of this week’s stories.
Question: Notting Hill Carnival has returned for another year! But what year did the festival originate?
Notting Hill Carnival has been drawing in party-goers for a vibrant celebration of Caribbean culture for over 50 years.
The festival includes extravagant parades, steel bands, and calypso music, which attract people from across the globe every year.
Now that the festival is returning after a two year hiatus, archive pictures have been unearthed which show Europe’s biggest street party through the years.
Question: Which planet was recently captured in some new snaps by NASA’s James Webb space telescope?
The new pictures feature “two moons, rings, and distant galaxies”, and NASA says the images will help uncover clues to the inner life of Jupiter.
Planetary astronomer Imke de Pater, professor emerita of the University of California, Berkeley, told NASA: “We hadn’t really expected it to be this good, to be honest”.
Question: What percentage of London students received 7 (A)or above in their GCSE results this year?
London saw 32.6% of GCSE students with grades 7/A or above, in comparison to just 22.4% in north-east England and in Yorkshire and the Humber.
While every region across the country saw a fall in the proportion of pupils getting top grades, the divide between the highest and lowest-achieving areas has grown since before the pandemic.
Schools minister Will Quince has insisted that closing the attainment gap is a “huge priority” for the government.
Question: Which tennis star has made their debut on this year’s Forbes ‘rich list’ of highest paid players?
Answer: Emma Raducanu
Raducanu became the first qualifier to capture a Grand Slam title in the Open Era, earning $21.1m (£17.9m) over the past year.
Former world number one Roger Federer has managed to retain his place at the top of the list despite not playing a match for nearly 14 months.
Japan’s Naomi Osaka made it onto the list (though not her debut) after making around $56.2 million in the past year.
Question: Who was the first guest on Meghan Markle’s new Archetypes podcast?
Answer: Serena Williams
The Duchess of Sussex and Serena Williams discussed the double standard women face when they are labelled “ambitious” in the first episode of the brand new podcast.
Markle said: “I don’t remember ever personally feeling the negative connotation behind the word ambitious until I started dating my now husband.”
Question: Which pop superstar returned to the scene for the first time in years in a collaboration with Elton John?
Answer: Britney Spears
Spears set the internet ablaze after releasing her first new single since 2016.
The track Hold Me Closer is a duet with Sir Elton John and mixes Tiny Dancer with other songs from his back catalogue, including The One and Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.
While some fans are overjoyed by her comeback – others are underwhelmled.
Question: Which Modern Family star officiated the wedding of castmate Sarah Hyland and her husband Wells Adams?
Answer: Jesse Tyler-Ferguson
Jesse Tyler-Ferguson, who played Mitchell Pritchett on the hit comedy series, was the one to officiate Hyland’s wedding – but he wasn’t the only castmate to celebrate the big day.
Ariel Winter, who played Alex Dunphy on the show, also attended alongside Sofia Vergara and Nolan Gould.
Hyland has also previously shared that Adams had “tracked down Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell”, who played her parents Clare and Phil Dunphy in the show, to ask their permission to marry her.
Question: Harry Styles’ accent caused a bit of a stir in a newly released teaser clip for what movie?
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Answer: Don’t Worry Darling
Harry Styles’ Transatlantic accent in the upcoming film Don’t Worry Darling has left fans confused about where his character should be from.
Styles is starring alongside Florence Pugh in the upcoming psychological thriller directed by actress Olivia Wilde.
After Rolling Stone posted a never-before-seen clip of the new movie, fans were left a little confused about the popstar’s accent.
Question: Who was a local weather reporter mistaken for, resulting in them receiving an onslaught of abusive comments on social media?
Answer: Andrew Tate
A Texan weather reporter named Andrew Tate has been mistaken on Twitter for controversial kickboxer and influencer Andrew Tate.
The weather reporter was on the receiving end of abusive messages aimed at his namesake after the kickboxer was banned on several social media platforms.
He took the coincidence in his stride – and his reaction to the confusion is pretty hilarious.
Question: The Game of Thrones prequel ‘House of Dragon’ follows the story of which iconic fictional family?
For the Game of Thrones fans out there, this is a pretty easy question to answer.
House of the Dragon broke records with its premiere, with a massive 9.99 million people tuning in to the Targaryen-centred Game Of Thrones spin-off.
The series starts 172 years before the birth of the iconic character of Daenerys Targaryen, when her ancestors ruled the seven kingdoms of Westeros.