Just seven days to go and then on 4 July this terrible nightmare will end for all of us once and for all. Yes, on that day there will be a new Thursday quiz, and you can stop fretting about your score on this week’s one. Sixteen questions wait for you on topical news, general knowledge, and quite a lot of animals this week, assuming you count Wombles as animals. There are no prizes. Do let us know how you get on in the comments. Enjoy!

The Thursday quiz, No 166

  1. 1.Whose artwork has been hung in the ladies’ restrooms at Tasmania’s Museum of Old and New Art?


  2. 2.We lost Donald Sutherland. He became an internet meme for one shot of him pointing and screaming in a 1978 adaptation of which novel by Jack Finney that had previously been made as a 1956 science-fiction horror film?

    Donald Sutherland star

  3. 3.Two astronauts have got themselves stuck on the ISS after a fault developed with the Boeing craft that had carried there. What is the vehicle called?

    The Milky Way

  4. 4.This is Willow. The official dog of the Guardian Thursday quiz. Someone this week said to her “I know you from the internet” and Willow just ignored them. Rude. Anyway, what is the name of the eight-year-old pekingese who won the 2024 World’s Ugliest Dog contest?

    Willow, the official dog of the Guardian Thursday quiz

  5. 5.Talking of dogs, and here is Willow again, a fishing expedition rescued 38 dogs from drowning in a lake this week. Where?

    Willow, the official dog of the Guardian's Thursday quiz

  6. 6.Diesel the escaped pet donkey (not pictured, that is a donkey seemingly cheerfully celebrating Easter) has been living his best life in California. Having been missing for five years, he was spotted living with a herd of …

    A donkey

  7. 7.Today is the anniversary of the 1358 founding of the Republic of Ragusa. Very topical. Which European city was the territory based around?


  8. 8.What was the name of the first ever Star Trek episode broadcast (not pictured, that’s a fan-made costume of a later vintage)?

    Star Trek

  9. 9.You’ve always wanted to pass GCSE drama, right? Try this one. Which of these describes using a traverse stage?

    Box office

  10. 10.One of a long series of geography questions about countries that aren’t in Euro 2024. This week, Cuba. Havana is Cuba’s biggest city. Which of these is its second city?

    Cuban flag

  11. 11.And now a question about Euro 2024. Which country was the first to be eliminated from the tournament, after results in their first two games made it mathematically impossible for them to progress to the knockout rounds?


  12. 12.Which of these metals has the highest melting point – tungsten or nickel?

    Some fire

  13. 13.The BBC Radio 4 Today programme is going to stop doing what after 47 years?

    BBC logo

  14. 14.The Tour de France starts on Saturday. Where is this year’s Grand Départ?


  15. 15.The Thursday quiz recently visited the exhibition about Ladybird books in St Albans, which it thoroughly recommends, even if the Thursday quiz didn’t get a mention in the Ladbybird story of newspapers book. What were the names of the two children in the Ladybird Key Words Reading Scheme books?

    Ladybird book about newspapers

  16. 16.A bonus Wombles question! What is the name of the new Wombles single, their first for decades?


If you really do think there has been an egregious error in one of the questions or answers – and can show your working – feel free to email martin.belam@theguardian.com, but remember the quiz master’s word is final and there is a new single from Desperate Journalist you would be better off watching instead.

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