Sporting leaders, racing waiters and lots of rescued cats – take the Thursday quiz | Life and style

The Thursday quiz would like to start this week with an apology to regular readers. Not for anything specific, just a general apology. There is bound to have been something that annoyed you in the previous 152 editions. It won’t be resigning though. That has gone right out of fashion. Anyway, this week, 15 topical and general knowledge questions await you, punctuated with a few jokes and no little sarcasm. There are no prizes. It is just for fun, but let us know how you got on in the comments.

The Thursday quiz, No 153

  1. 1.Who (pictured) will be the youngest taoiseach of Ireland now he has secured the leadership of the Fine Gael party after the resignation of Leo Varadkar?

    New leader of Fine Gael

  2. 2.Some people, including Reform UK’s Lee Anderson (not pictured) absolutely lost their minds about the new England football kit having a design element on it that looked like an England flag but with different colours. Who makes the kit?

    Richard Tice

  3. 3.Horror film Late Night With the Devil apparently took how much at the box office on Sunday in the US?

    A devil

  4. 4.Paris has revived its Course des Cafés race. Waiters have to hold what (not pictured) on a tray one-handed during the 2km race?

    Paris

  5. 5.Laurent de Brunhoff has died. He presided over the popular picture-book series about which elephant (not pictured – that is John Prescott)?

    Elephant

  6. 6.This is Willow, the official dog of the Guardian Thursday quiz, and no lover of cats. But how many cats did a man from British Columbia end up looking after when he began taking in cats abandoned during the pandemic?

    Willow, the official dog of the Guardian Thursday quiz

  7. 7.The UK chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, has said that earning £100,000 (€116k/$126k) a year “doesn’t go as far as you might think” for people in his Surrey constituency. What was the median salary for a full-time worker in the UK last year?

    Clown

  8. 8.One question about every country taking part in the Euro 2024 finals this summer. This week: Romania. In which quadrant of Romania is the capital, Bucharest?

    UEFA

  9. 9.You’ve always wanted to pass GCSE computer studies, right? Try this one. Which of these is the correct description of what a router does?

    A vintage computer

  10. 10.Which unlikely figure’s jeans have been blurred by North Korean censors because they are seen as a symbol of US imperialism?

    North Korean football fan

  11. 11.Whose music has returned to Spotify more than two years after she left the streaming platform in protest at it hosting Joe Rogan’s podcast?

    Spotify

  12. 12.Talking of music, we demand you put the first four studio albums by Thursday quiz favourites the Fall into the correct chronological order, oldest first! Get to it!

    Mark E Smith

  13. 13.France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, treated Instagram users last week by posting pictures of himself doing which Olympic discipline that will feature at Paris 2024?

    Emmanuel Macron

  14. 14.Who achieved a lifetime ambition to manage Liverpool at Anfield at the weekend?

    Liverpool's Anfield

  15. 15.Scientists in Germany have discovered that puberty makes teenagers’ armpits smell of what?

    Sweaty pits

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 he recommends you listen to No One’s Invited, by Kirsten Izer instead.

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