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Free TRIVIA ANSWERS for 2015

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 25 December 2015

Answers to last week's questions on Higher School Certificate exams:

1 Over 100 course subjects were available for those sitting the 2015 NSW Higher School Certificate.

2 All of these courses were available for those sitting the NSW Higher School Certificate exams in 2015: Entertainment Industry, Hindi Continuers, Heritage Japanese, Japanese Background Speakers, Japanese Beginners, Japanese Continuers, Japanese Extension and Tourism, Travel and Events.

3 Saturday School of Community Languages got the most mentions for top student schools in the 2015 exams.

4 In the rankings for over 2000 NSW schools released in February 2012, Sydney Grammar at Edgecliff was first in three of the reading, spelling, grammar and numeracy categories. It missed out on grammar.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 18 December 2015

Answers to last week's questions on Sydney suburbs:

1 What do Clare, Dacey, Erskine, Forest, Glades, Gran, Hammond, Hurst, Kelly, Matra, Oak, Orange, Regent, Rose, Schey, Varro and Wentworth have in common? They all have 'ville' as their suffix for the name of a Sydney suburb.

2 Longueville and Marrickville are missing from that list.

3 Cronulla is the only Sydney beach suburb with a railway station.

4 What do all the residents of the Sydney suburb Rookwood have in common? They are all dead.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 11 December 2015

Answers to last week's questions on Davis Cup tennis:

1 This month Great Britain won the Davis Cup for the first time in the open era, and it was its first win since 1936.

2 Fifteen thousand spectators attended just one day of the 1952 Davis Cup final at Memorial Drive, Adelaide, and this was just to watch the Australians' practice on the day before. (New South Wales Tennis News)

3 One Philippines governor played Davis Cup for USA—Dwight Davis, who donated the cup. He played in and captained their first team; he was also Secretary of State for War (2UE)

4 The court surface at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club where Australia played Argentina in the 2002 Davis Cup was clay.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 4 December 2015

Answers to last week's questions on accidents:

1 When a man from Sweden was killed in an accident on 10 November in the Sydney suburb Randwick he was riding a speeding supermarket trolley.

2 Michael Foale's vehicle crashed into another on 25 June 1997 damaging a battery. Why was this described as "the most serious accident in recent times"? The battery was the main power source for the space station Mir, which collided with a cargo craft. (Telegraph)

3 A sore thumb is the most common injury in ten-pin bowling.

4 Most accidents inside a house are caused by stairs.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 27 November 2015

Answers to last week's questions on golf:

1 There are two golf balls on the moon, both courtesy of Alan Shepard in 1971.

2 Who won the NSW Women's Open in 2009? Who was the question about again? Oh, who won the NSW Women's Open in 2010? Yes, Sarah Oh won in 2009 and 2010.

3 After using the greens on the White Cliffs golf course you have to rake them.

4 Niblick is a name for a golf stick.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 20 November 2015

Answers to last week's questions on France:

1 Six sites were attacked by terrorists in Paris on 13 November.

2 The Pompidou Centre in Paris is a building turned inside out. Structural supports and pipes for air conditioning, electricity and water are all on the outside

3 According to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, France ranked top in 2014 for the country with the most international tourist arrivals.

4 The commonly-used substitute name for The Netherlands (Holland) appears in the surname of the French president (Hollande).

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 13 November 2015

Answers to last week's questions on Sydney suburb names:

1 The Sydney suburb name with eight vowels, all of which are the same, is Woolloomooloo.

2 The suburb name including a main meal is Breakfast Point.

3 For suburb names including a compass point, those with North outnumber the other three combined: North 20, East 6, South 8 and West 4.

4 There are 49 Sydney suburbs with Park in their name. Point does well with 28, easily beating all compass points.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 6 November 2015

Answers to last week's questions on The Sydney Morning Herald:

1 The November 2 issue of The Sydney Morning Herald ias its 55,555th.

2 The Herald was first printed in 1831.

3 The Herald had news on its front page for the first time in April 1944. Until then it was all advertisements.

4 All except one of the 29 death notices in The Sydney Morning Herald on 9th and 10th June 2014 were of females. You might like to calculate the odds of that.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 30 October 2015


Answers to last week's questions on the Melbourne Cup:

1 The first Melbourne Cup was in 1861.

2 Varema died from the 2013 race; favourite Admire Ratki and Araldo in 2014.

3 Red Cadeaux has never won a Melbourne Cup, but finished second for the third time in 2014.

4 Tom Waterhouse offered 'up to $25 million' for betting on the first 10 horses in correct order to finish the 2014 Melbourne Cup. The odds of picking the first 10 in order out of a field of 23 were possibly worse than one in a trillion, but there's no definite answer because of the different odds for each horse. Some estimates go to 2 trillion to one, others a lot less.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 23 October 2015

Answers to last week's questions on the United Nations:

1 The United Nations turned 70 on 24 October.

2 All of China, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Zimbabwe have been members of the United Nations Human Rights Commission.

3 Zimbabwe was elected chair of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development in 2007.

4 The first name of former United Nations Secretary-General Ghali was Boutros. His middle name was also Boutros.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 16 October 2015

Answers to last week's questions on Sydney suburb names:

1 Eleven suburbs in Sydney's Hills District have 'Hills' in their name: Baulkham Hills, Box Hill, Castle Hill, Mays Hill, McGraths Hill, Pennant Hills, Quakers Hill, Rouse Hill, Seven Hills, West Pennant Hills and Winston Hills.

2 Zetland is Sydney's last suburb alphabetically.

3 Sydney's longest suburb name is South Wentworthville. Excluding those qualified with directions, the longest is Great Mackerel Beach, a miniature suburb accessible only by boat.

4 Three of the four suburbs with Sydney's shortest name begin with R: Raby, Ruse and Ryde. The other four-letter suburb name is Como.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 9 October 2015

Answers to last week's questions on jail escapes:

1 John Killick escaped from Silverwater jail in March 1999 by helicopter.

2 Two murderers escaped from New York state's maximum security Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemorra in June this year. It was the first escape from that jail since it opened in 1845.

3 Ali Hussein Chahine escaped from Sydney's Downing Centre Court by bus and barefoot.

4 Beau Wiles escaped from Goulburn jail by using his concealed mobile phone to arrange for his lady friend to have a car waiting for him outside the jail.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 2 October 2015

Answers to last week's questions on rugby league:

1 In 2004, South Sydney rugby league team was considering to make North Sydney its home ground and played two home matches there.

2 All of the players were involved in the 1995 State of Origin brawl. (Telegraph 15-3-08)

3 Newtown was involved in both the lowest winning score and the lowest-scoring game for premiership match scoresa one-nil victory against St George in 1973 and a nil-all draw with Canterbury in 1982.

4 Newtown coach Warren Ryan summed up his team's performance in its nil-all draw with Canterbury with "The better team drew." (Telegraph 15-3-08)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 25 September 2015

Answers to last week's questions on former prime minister Tony Abbott:

1 Australia was run by an Abbott and a Bishop - Tony Abbott, prime minister, and Bronwyn Bishop, his deputy.

2 While serving as Australian prime minister, Tony Abbott was a regular triathlete, surf lifesaver and fire-fighter.

3 In December 2014 Jacqui Lambie described Tony Abbott as 'a lying liar' .

4 The colour tie Tony Abbott wore during his prime minister term was blue. (Sydney Morning Herald)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 18 September 2015

Answers to last week's questions on Germany:

1 Is Frankfurt in Germany a city or a town? Yes. Frankfurt am Main (ie on the River Main) is a city; Frankfurt am Oder is a town on the border with Poland.

2 The plural of Germany (there used to be East Germany and West Germany) is either Germanys or Germanies.

3 What two British islands which were occupied by Germany in World War II have names that mean a breed of dairy cattle and a woollen pullover? Guernsey and Jersey.

4 Is the fact that a German was Health Minister for Israel in 2014 proof that Israel has forgiven Germany for World War II? No. Yael German's role as Health Minister would be unlikely to be relevant to her feelings about World War II.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 11 September 2015

Answers to last week's questions on Queen Elizabeth II:

1 Queen Elizabeth has 12 staff to look after her dress wardrobe.

2 It was revealed in January 2014 that Queen Elizabeth was down to her last one million pounds. All of these suggestions was/were offered on The Sydney Morning Herald web site to help her: (a) wear a dress more than once (b) wear baseball caps instead of the expensive hats (c) sell on eBay all the unwanted gifts she's received.

3 Buckingham Palace guards don't fire their rifles, even if attacked, because they're not loaded.

4 To what named British royal were NSW members of parliament swearing allegiance at the beginning of this century? No, not Queen Elizabeth II, but 'Queen Victoria, her heirs and successors'.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 4 September 2015

Answers to last week's questions on Queen Elizabeth II:

1 Queen Elizabeth II became Britain's longest-reigning monarch on 9 September.

2 She now ranks second in the world's current longest-reigning monarchs.

3 Queen Elizabeth II is beaten by Thailand's King Bhumibol.

4 She ranks 48th in all-time longest-reigning monarchs

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 28 August 2015

Answers to last week's questions on Singapore:

1 Singapore celebrated its 50th anniversary of independence on 9 August.

2 No-one in Singapore is on unemployment benefits.

3 Chinese Joss Sticks longer than 2 metres were banned by the Singapore government in February 1998 to reduce pollution. (BBC)

4 How is it possible to fly Solo to Singapore if you are not an experienced pilot? Go as a passenger in SilkAir flight 211 from Solo City (Indonesia) to Singapore.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 21 August 2015

Answers to last week's questions on test cricket:

1 Australia was all out after 111 balls in the 4th test against England, the lowest number in test cricket history and an average of one wicket every second over.

2 'Sundries' top-scored, one ahead of the top-scoring batsman.

3 Australia's first innings was over before lunch on the first day.

4 The urn containing the Ashes remains where it's always been when England loses – in the Memorial Gallery at Lords' cricket ground. (Reader's Digest Book of Facts')

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 14 August 2015

Answers to last week's questions on Japan:

1 A fortnight after the Japanese submarine bombing of Sydney Harbour on 31 May 1942, why was the regular Naval Board's meeting postponed from Monday 15 June to the next day? It was because of a birthday - the King's Birthday celebrations on 15 June. His actual birthday couldn't have been further away – 14 December.

2 Why do many Japanese hospitals not have rooms numbered four or nine? The Japanese word for "four" sounds exactly like their word for "death" and "nine" like suffering. (Book of Facts)

3 Most Japanese adhere to two religions – they belong to both Shintoism and Buddhism.

4 There are 7500 competitors at each end (15,000 total) in the world's largest tug-of-war contest, Japan's Naha Great Tug-of-War, and 280,000 spectators. (Sun-Herald)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 7 August 2015

Answers to last week's questions on World War II:

1 Japan announced its surrender to end World War II 70 years ago, on 15 August 1945.

2 Three million Polish Jews were murdered in the Auschwitz concentration camp. To what figure had the Jewish population of the nearest main town, Oswiecim, recovered 53 years later? It had one Jewish inhabitant in 1998. (BBC)

3 Joseph Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili was Joseph Stalin, who decided that 'Stalin', meaning 'man of steel', might create a better image.(Reader's Digest Book of Facts)

4 To win a Dickin Medal in World War II you had to be an animal or a bird. It was won by 18 dogs, three horses, a cat and 32 carrier pigeons. It was considered the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 31 July 2015

Answers to last week's questions on sharks:

1 Fatal shark attacks on humans average less than 10 annually worldwide; humans kill between 26 million and 73 million sharks annually worldwide. (Second Nature)

2 A shark's only natural enemy is a larger shark (Telegraph)

3 "Falling coconuts kill 150 people worldwide each year, 15 times the number of fatalities attributable to sharks," said shark researcher George Burgess, Director of the University of Florida's International Shark Attack File.

4 There have been no fatal shark attacks in the Northern Territory in the last 70 years. (Sydney Morning Herald)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 24 July 2015

Answers to last week's questions on Pluto:

1 On 15 March 1999 Neptune lost its title of outermost planet to Pluto. Neptune's and Pluto's orbits intersect.

2 There are eight official planets in our solar system. The definition was changed in 2006 to eliminate Pluto from the original nine.

3 Pluto is now called a dwarf planet.

4 It will take 16 months for all the photos taken of Pluto last week to be sent back to Earth.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 17 July 2015

Answers to last week's questions on Seventh-day Adventists:

1 The Seventh-day Adventist Church's prophet, Ellen White, died on 16 July 100 years ago.

2 The major concern at the church's general conference this month was approving the ordination of women to the ministry. It was rejected.

3 Papua New Guinea's seventh governor-general, Sir Silas Atopare, in office to 2002, goes to church on Saturday mornings because he is a Seventh-day Adventist.

4 Pastor George Drinkall was in charge of the church's temperance program encouraging people to give up alcohol.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 10 July 2015

Answers to last week's questions on Greece:

1 Greece first defaulted on debt repayments in 400 BC. (ABC-TV 1 July 2015)

2 Greek runner Spyridon Louis stopped during the 1896 Athens Olympic marathon to have a drink at an inn.

3 After Athens, the city with the largest Greek population is Melbourne. (Telegraph)

4 The correct spelling is Parthenon for Athens and Pantheon for Rome.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 3 July 2015

Answers to last week's questions on Wimbledon:

1 Players choose to wear predominantly white at Wimbledon because if they don't, they don't play.

2 After South Korea's Hyeon Chung beat Australia's top seed Nick Kyrios in the 2013 Wimbledon boys' singles, why did Todd Woodbridge say Hyeon's 14-year-old partner Duck Hee Lee 'would be the perfect player to play Sharapova or Azarenka'? Duck Lee has been totally deaf since birth.

3 US Open ballboys/girls throw the balls at Wimbledon and at the Australian championships they roll them.

4 In 2006, former world no. 2 and Wimbledon runner-up Andrea Jaeger became Sister Andrea, an Anglican Dominican nun, at 41.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 26 June 2015

Answers to last week's questions on medium distance runner Ron Clarke.

1 Ron Clarke set 17 world records.

2 He didn't win any Olympic gold medals.

3 He lit the flame for the 1956 Olympics.

4 When Ron Clarke fell over in the 1956 Australian 1500 metres championships, rival John Landy doubled back to see if he needed help then Landy went on to win.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 19 June 2015


1 Crown Prince Sheik Hamed, the son of the head of Qatar, Emir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, deposed him in a bloodless coup in June 1995.

2 The reverse almost happened in April 1996 when the father led an attempted coup of his son's 10-month old government. (National Geographic)

3 Qatar owns more land in Australia than its own country. (2GB)

4 Qatar owns Harrod's, the ultimate of British shops.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 12 June 2015

Answers to last week's questions on time:

1 This month will be longer than the usual June because one second will be added on June 30.

2 This is to adjust for the Earth's rotation slowing, but you may not have noticed.

3 There are 31,622,401 seconds in a leap year that also has an added second.

4 Which of Sydney, Parramatta and Perth were in the same time zone in 1855? None of them. Even Sydney and Parramatta were in different time zones then. (Sydney Morning Herald)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 5 June 2015

Answers to last week's questions on football (soccer).

1 The football chief with a name sounding like step ladder is Sepp Blatter.

2 The International Trade Union Confederation believes 1200 migrant workers might have died while building Qatar's World Cup stadiums. (Sydney Morning Herald)

3 The highest number of goals scored in a competition soccer match is 134. Needing to improve their goal "difference" to gain promotion in 1979, Ilinden FC of Yugoslavia, with the collusion of the opposition and referee, won their final game of the season 134-1. (Guinness World Records)

4 In Drayton Grange Colts' 49-0 win over Eldon Sports Reserves in November 1998 every member of the team scored at least one goal, including the goalkeeper (Guinness World Records)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 29 May 2015

Answers to last week's questions on Australian surnames:

1 Ivor F, who died in April, contested more than 20 elections for a seat in the NSW parliament, all unsuccessfully. He changed his surname from Stowe to F.

2 Did the RAF Film Unit flight lieutenant who, after WWII, worked on the films Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, They're a Weird Mob and Riptide, spell his name Alan or Allen? Yes.

3 His name Was Alan Allen. (Sydney Morning Herald)

4 What error is here in the surname of writer, broadcaster and footballer, Peter Fitzsimons? His surname is FitzSimons.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 22 May 2015

Answers to last week's questions on Nepal:

1 The only country where local time doesn't differ from Greenwich Mean/Universal Time by hours or half-hours is
Nepal, which is 5¾ hours ahead. Once that was 40 instead of 45 minutes.

2 Nepal's state airline wards off crashes by sacrificing a herd of buffalo on the runway of Kathmandu Airport once each year. (Sydney Morning Herald)

3 Cows have right of way at Nepal traffic intersections.

4 'Himalaya' means 'house of snow'.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 15 May 2015

Answers to last week's questions on British elections:

1 Between 1832 and 1860, eight candidates scored no votes in British elections. That hasn't happened since, because candidates have since been allowed to vote for themselves.

2 Why was it certain that Miliband would win the September 2010 ballot for leadership of the British Labour Party?
The two contestants for the leadership were David Miliband and his younger brother, Ed.

3 What two opposing British political paties, separated by 'A', make a 10-letter word meaning 'a place for experiments'? Laboratory.

4 Out of Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand, New Zealand was first to give women the vote, in 1893. Australia followed in 1902 and Great Britain in 1928.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 8 May 2015

Answers to last week's questions on executions:

1 For how many years had Andrew Chan been married before his execution on 29 May? No years. Just one day.

2 Andrew Chan's ordination to pastor took place while he was in jail – Kerobokan prison.

3 Executioners won a pay rise in Vietnam on October 1998 because of their increased workload.

4 The former girlfriend of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un was executed.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 1 May 2015

Answers to last week's questions on Indonesia:

1 Indonesia is the only Asian country cut by the equator.

2 There are 17,500 islands in Indonesia.

3 When is it grammatically correct to say 'We is'? We is a town on the Indonesian island Pulau.

4 Indonesia's 1999 election, its first taste of democracy for 40 years, was contested by 48 political parties.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 24 April 2015

Answers to last week's questions on World War I:

1 World War I caused more Australian deaths than all other wars combined.

2 During World War 1, British tanks with cannons were called male and those with heavy machine guns were called female.

3 Jack Lichett was 108 when he took part in his first Anzac Day parade in 1999.

4 The Sydney Male Choir has led the singing at the Anzac Day Dawn Service in Martin Place, Sydney, for 86 consecutive years.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 17 April 2015

Answers to last week's questions on Turkey:

1 Who usually wins the wrestling matches that attract large crowds in Turkey in February each year? Whichever camel is stronger.

2 Present-day Istanbul was named Constantinople by Constantine.

3 What was threatening Turkey's rare orchids in 2003? Several rare orchid species, found only in Turkey, were facing extinction because of the Turks' love of ice cream made from salep, a flour produced from the tubers of wild orchids. For 1kg of dried salep, 1000 orchids were needed. (BBC World Service "Outlook")

4 The official language of Turkey is Turkish.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 10 April 2015

Answers to last week's questions on Dachau:

1 The Dachau concentration camp was liberated 70 years ago this month.

2 How many people were murdered in the Dachau gas chambers? None. The Dachau gas chambers weren't used for killing.

3 The main purpose of the Dachau gas chambers was to disinfect prisoners' clothing.

4 Dachau is a town in southern Germany.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 3 April 2015

Answers to last week's questions on the 2015 NSW election:

1 Opposition leader Luke Foley said about premier Mike Baird 'He's a good bloke and he gets my second preference for premier.'

2 We were told 21 times on ABC-TV's election coverage on the evening of 28 March that they were early figures/days/results.

3 Did Jihad affect the number of seats won by Labor? Yes. Jihad Dib won the seat of Lakemba for Labor.

4 The No Parking Meters Party failed to win a seat in the upper house.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 27 March 2015

Answers to last week's questions on NSW elections:

1 80 parties contested Upper House seats in the 1999 NSW elections.

2 Tony Dennison stood for the Liberal Party in the 1999 state election. Before that he had spent 10 years in jail for armed robbery. (Sydney Morning Herald)

3 The Senate ballot paper in the 1999 NSW election was the size of a small tablecloth - 110 x 72 cm.

4 According to an electoral officer who had given ballot papers to about 200 voters on the morning of the 1999 NSW election, every one of them made a comment about the size of this ballot paper.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 20 March 2015

Answers to last week's questions on Vanuatu:

1 In some villages in Vanuatu's Tanna Island, Prince Philip is considered to be a god.

2 If you remove the middle four letters from 'Vanuatu', you get its currency, the vatu.

3 Beds, showers, toilets and male clothing don't exist in Yakel village on Vanuatu's Tanna Island.

4 Vanuatu used to be known as New Hebrides.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 13 March 2015

Answers to last week's questions on croquet:

1 The total prize money for the world's richest croquet competition played on 7 March at Sydney's Cammeray club was $5000.

2 Nothing happens if you hit the wicket in croquet. 'Wicket' is a croquet name for a hoop.

3 The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club's croquet championships were held in 1904 and 1960 but not in any of the years between.

4 When someone pegs out in croquet the game is over.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 6 March 2015

Answers to last week's questions on Cuba:

1 Only 5 per cent of Cubans have internet access. (Sydney Morning Herald)

2 An hour's internet access at Cuban internet cafés costs about a week's wages for a state worker.

3 What is the population of Australia? As the subject is Cuba, the question must be about the town in Cuba called Australia. Its population is 6000.

4 Raul Castro has been president of Cuba since 2008 and before him was his father Fidel Castro from 1976. That's a total of almost 40 Castro years.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 27 February 2015

Answers to last week's questions on Winston Churchill:

1 The smoking accessories which always accompanied Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin were a cigar (Churchill) and pipe (Stalin).

2 The middle name of former Australian prime minister John Howard is the same as Winston Churchill's first name.

3 Two months after the end of World War II in Europe, the British electors rewarded Churchill for leading them to victory by voting his government out of office.

4 Winston Churchill called the leader of the Free French and subsequent president of France, Charles de Gaulle, the 'bottlenose giraffe' because he was 1.93cm (6'4") tall.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 20 February 2015

Answers to last week’s questions on the Queensland election:

1  The first Queensland premier in 100 years to lose his seat in an election was Campbell Newman.

2  The prominent leader in the Queensland election whose surname has consecutive letters CZC is Annastacia Palaszczuk.

3  The last syllable of her surname is pronounced ‘shay’.

4  Queensland was named after Queen Victoria.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 13 February 2015

Answers to last week's questions on the Queensland election:

1 The first Queensland premier in 100 years to lose his seat in an election was Campbell Newman.

2 The prominent leader in the Queensland election whose surname has consecutive letters CZC is Annastacia Palaszczuk.

3 The last syllable of her surname is pronounced 'shay'.

4 Queensland was named after Queen Victoria.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 6 February 2015

Answers to last week's questions on the king of Saudi Arabia:

1 You did well if you answered the question on the name of the king of Saudi Arabia who died last month. He was Abdullah Ibn Abdulaziz al-Saud.

2 He had more than 30 wives.

3 He had at least 35 children.

4 He was the 13th of more than 35 sons of Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud. (Sydney Morning Herald)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 30 January 2015

Answers to last week's questions on The Simpsons:

1 The Simpsons characters have three fingers and a thumb and four toes.

2 When Bart makes prank calls to Moe's Tavern, he dials 7648 4377. On a phone keypad that spells out The Simpsons character Smithers.

3 If you send a message to Homer's email address ChunkyLover53@aol.com you get a response because it's a genuinely-registered address.

4 Fox own the rights to The Simpsons until 2016 (Sydney Morning Herald)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 23 January 2015

Answers to last week's questions on Elvis Presley:

1 Elvis Presley once appeared incognito at an Elvis look-alike contest. He was placed third because he was too fat. (Sydney Morning Herald)

2 Elvis Presley usually went to bed at 9am

3 He died in 1977, but made $70 million in 2006.

4 He didn't tour In any other countries besides the US. (2UE)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 16 January 2015

Answers to last week's questions on France:

1 The suspects in the murder of 12 people at the Charlie Hebdo newspaper office in Paris last week were identified quickly because one of the suspects allegedly left his ID in the getaway vehicle

2 The soft cheese Brie originated in Brie.

3 The school truancy rate in France on Wednesday afternoons in 2013 was 0% because there was no school in France on Wednesdays. That's now changed.

4 The French horn originated in Germany.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 9 January 2015

Answers to last week's questions on nonsense:

1 What is white and can't climb a tree? A frig.

2 What is yellow and black and can't swim? A bulldozer.

3 What is orange and sounds like a parrot? A carrot.

4 What is yellow and looks like a bucket? A yellow bucket.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 2 January 2015

Answers to last week's questions on the calendar:

1 A spacecraft that NASA is sending to Pluto, due to arrive in 2015, will make Pluto the last of the original nine planets to be explored. The Earth was the first of the planets to be explored.

2 New South Wales has nine annual public holidays. How can eight of these be in one six-month period and only one in the following six-month period? Start the six-month period in mid-December.

3 We celebrated the arrival of the new millennium at midnight at the end of 31 December 1999. In doing so, we had wrong the year, the month, the day and the hour. In what ways were each of these wrong? In the same way as a cricketer's century is completed at the end of his 100th run, a century in years ends at the end of the 100th year, and similarly a thousand years is completed at the end of the 1000th year, or the end, not the beginning, of 2000. The 2000 is supposed to represent the number of years since the birth of Jesus, but since most historians and theologians agree that Jesus was born in about 4BC, the year was even further out. Jesus could not have been born in December, as the birth was "while shepherds watched their flocks in the fields by night." Sheep were kept indoors in winter, so that ruled out December. The most-favoured month for his birth is September or October, and there is only a one in 30 chance that 25th is the correct day. Biblical days began and ended at sunset, so the midnight observance is also incorrect.

4 The opening lines of an editorial in the magazine Adventist Record date January 17, 2015 read: 'The first Adventist Record of the new year! Believe it or not 2015 is already well under way.' It was received by those on its mailing list on 22 December 2014.


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