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Free TRIVIA ANSWERS for 2018

On this page we broaden our scope from the unusual aspects of Sydney geography to the unusual aspects of world geography and to quirky matters in general.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 28 July 2018

Answers to this week's questions on golf:

1 (c) There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.

2 (b) Sergio Garcia was 12 when he won his club's championship.

3 Champion golfer Steve Elkington is allergic to grass.

4 You qualify for the Bobby Jones Golf Classic by having the name Bobby Jones.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 21 July 2018

Answers to this week's questions on football:

1 Except for a very quick Wimbledon men's singles final scheduled for 11pm Sunday (Eastern Australian time) it overlaps the FIFA World Cup final starting at 1am.

2 (a) The one-match ban imposed on Italian soccer player Luigi Coluccio in November 1995 was unusual because he had been shot dead nine days earlier.

3 (a) $22 million of its $400 million total share market value was lost by the Newcastle club when Dale Shearer injured his ankle. (2UE)

4 (b) England last won a FIFA World Cup final in 1966.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 14 July 2018

Answers to this week's questions on caves and rescues:

1 None of the 12 soccer-playing boys trapped in the Thai cave are swimmers.

2 (b) During the 43 days Dr James Scott survived trapped in a Himalayan cave in 1992 he ate only one Mars Bar.

3 What Snowy Mountains event did the ABC, 7 and 9 Networks cover for about 10 hours on the one day in 1997and get huge ratings for, even though for most of that time either nothing was happening or the variation in action could have been condensed to a few minutes? The rescue of Stuart Diver from the Thredbo landslide.

4 (a) The first person rescued with a surf life-saving reel was Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith. (ABC)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 7 July 2018

Answers to this week's questions on Wimbledon:

1 (a) It takes the groundsmen 22 seconds to cover a court at Wimbledon when rain starts.

2 Mark Edmondson and Kim Warwick played in a singles tournament in which they were both beaten in the early rounds. They had also entered the doubles together to practise, but once out of the singles they wanted to get to England early to practise for Wimbledon. Thus they tried to lose their next doubles match, but found that difficult because their opponents were trying to lose too, and for the same reason.

3 There will be no matches played at Wimbledon on 8 July. The first Sunday of the tournament is always a rest day.

4 (a) and (b) In his quarter-final match against Nick Kyrgios in 2014 Milos Raonic achieved both a golden service game (four aces) and nine consecutve love games on serve.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 30 June 2018

Answers to this week's questions on populations:

1 Australia's population is believed to have reached 25 million this month.

2 Residents of what country comprise 15 per cent of the population of the United Arab Emirates? The United Arab Emirates. Thus the other 85 per cent are foreigners.

3 China's capital, Beijing, is not its largest city. Shanghai is.

4 In 7800 BC, Jericho had a population of 2700. That made Jericho the world's largest (by population) settlement. (Guinness World Records)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 23 June 2018

Answers to this week's questions on football:

1 Australia beat American Samoa in the qualifying match for the 2002 World Cup in a World Cup record of 31-0.

2 The most common final score for a World Cup finals match is 1-0.

3 Brazilian football star Pelé's name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, but he is known as Pelé.

4 (c) Needing a good score to gain a place in Nigeria's Nationwide League Division 3 in 2013, Plateau United Feeders made seven goals in the first half of their match against Akurba FC. They scored 72 goals in the second half.
At the same time, Police Machine scored 61 goals against Babayaro in their second half after six in the first. (Sydney Morning Herald 10 July 2013)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 16 June 2018

Answers to this week's questions on Rafael Nadal:

1 Before each point Rafael Nadal uses the towel then while bouncing the ball with his racquet, uses his other hand to pull his shorts down, then uses his right hand on his left and right collar, nose, left ear, nose twice and finally right ear. Except for the towel, he also repeats the process between first and second serves.

2 He doesn't leave his chair before his opponent does, preferring to keep the opponent waiting.

3 (a) and (b). He hasn't won the Miami Open, but likes to be runner-up every three years, as in 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014 and 2017.

4 (c) Nadal had won the French Open 10 times before this year.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 9 June 2018

Answers to this week's questions on the French Open tennis:

1 (c) The last Australian to win the French Open women's singles was Margart Court in 1973.

2 The last Australian to win the men's singles was even further back: Rod Laver in 1969.

3 None of the six Australians in this year's French men's singles even won through to the second round.

4 (b) Before this year's championships, Rafael Nadal had won 79 of his 81 French matches.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 2 June 2018

Answers to this week's questions on Israel:

1 (b) The state of Israel is now 70 years old.

2 The British prime minister whose surname included 'Israel' was Benjamin Disraeli.

3 Most countries have their embassies in Tel Aviv.

4 (a) 'Tel Aviv' means 'hill of spring'.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 26 May 2018

Answers to this week's questions on weddings:

1 Prince Harry's wedding was telecast by ABC, SBS, 7, 9 and ABC News 24.

2 (b) The piece of Queen Victoria's wedding cake sold for £68 was 133 years old. (Ripley's Book of Chance)

3 Cryptic crossword clue: Wedding reception pair doctored (7): McBride (Dr McBride is an Australian doctor and the reception pair is the MC and the bride.)

4 (e) All of these accompanied the wedding of Auburn councilor Salim Mehajer in 2015: 4 helicopters, a fighter jet, a plane pulling a banner, Rolls Royces, Ferraris and Lamborghinis.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 19 May 2018

Answers to this week's questions on Malaysia:

1 This month's election in Malaysia was the only time an opposition party has won government in the country's six decades since independence.

2 (c) The new prime minister is 92.

3 (c) The 'Lumpur' in Kuala Lumpur means mud.

4 Until 2004, Malaysia's Petronas Twin Towers held the record for the world's tallest buildings.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 12 May 2018

Answers to this week's questions on eSwatini:

1 (a) The name eSwatini belongs to a small African land-locked country.

2 Until last month it was called Swaziland.

3 (b) Radio Swaziland's breakfast show in March, 2003, carried reports from the Iraq war from a broom cupboard in the then Swaziland capital, Mbabane

4 (a) Women in this country were not allowed to have sex from October 2001 to September 2005 during the king's tough approach to curtail AIDS. (Sydney Morning Herald)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 5 May 2018

Answers to this week's questions on the Koreas:

1  You can enter North Korea just by stepping over the line, like South Korea's president did on 27 April. In South Korea you take a tour to Panmunjom, and enter the Demilitarised Zone. The room where talks take place straddles the border. You can walk around the talks table and in doing so, you enter North Korea.

2  (c) The penalty for talking in school or work sessions after a warning in South Korean youth detention centres has been 20 days isolated detention.

3  Most Koreans eat kimchi with every meal, or at least daily.

4  The majority of North and South Koreans have the same surname, Kim.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 28 April 2018

Answers to this week's questions on banks:

1 (c) The St George Foundation gives 100 per cent of each dollar raised to its chidlren's charities because the bank pays all administration costs.

2 What is unusual about the double 'm' in the Commonwealth Bank name as shown on all its building signs? The two letters are joined together.

3 Australia's oldest company is Westpac Bank, formerly known as Bank of New South Wales.

4 What Australian bank's name, as seen on its signs, means 'catch in the act of wrongdoing'? NAB (National Australia Bank)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 21 April 2018

Answers to this week's questions on the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games swimming:

1 (c) Australia finished first, second and third in the 50m men's backstroke and SB8 100m breaststroke finals.

2 Bronte Campbell won gold in the 100m freestyle. Her sister Cate came second.

3 Cate Campbell won the gold medal in the 50m freestyle. Sister Bronte came second.

4 No-one came third because there was a dead heat for second.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 14 April 2018

Answers to this week's questions on Kim Beazley:

1 Even though a prominent republican, Kim Beazley becomes Western Australia's governor on 1 May.

2 His middle name is Christian.

3 Kim Beazley, Winston Churchill, Bill Clinton, Malcolm Fraser, Bob Hawke, Joe Hockey and Robert Menzies smoked cigars.

4 (b) Kim Beazley's mother was an Australian and world athletics record holder.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 7 April 2018

Answers to this week's subject on cricket problems:

1 Before the sandpaper, the latest major controversial Australian cricket incident was the under-arm bowl, designed to prevent England drawing the match with a six.

2 The difference between the two was that the under-arm bowl was legitimate.

3 England's Bodyline series in the 1932–33 Ashes tests made the Sunday Telegraph list of the top 10 Australian events of the 1900s.

4 The devil's number in Australian cricket is 87, 13 short of a century.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 31 March 2018

Answers to this week's questions on fires:

1 (a) and (c). A seam of coal under the Burning Mountain, near Wingen NSW, is believed to have spontaneously combusted several thousand years ago. It may be the world's longest-burning fire. (Guinness World Records)

2 Lena Gilbert Ford, who wrote the words to the song, "Keep the Home Fires Burning", burned to death in her home. (Absolute Trivia)

3 As a Rural Fire Service volunteer, Alex Noble fought lots of fires. Why wasn't this considered noble? He was jailed for two years in 2014 for lighting 15 of them in 2012 and 2013, and for another eight years in 2016 for a 2013 fire.

4 Bernie Cinders was an inspector in the NSW Fire Brigade.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 24 March 2018

Answers to this week's questions on Australian politicians' quotes:

1 New rugby league boss, Peter Beattie, when asked 'The team that plays out of the Sutherland Shire - is it the Cronulla Hawks, the Cronulla Seagulls or the Cronulla Sharks?' replied: 'I'll be honest. I wouldn't have a bloody clue, but I'll know next week. It's got to be Cronulla of some kind.'

2 Julia Gillard pronounced 'hyperbole' as 'hyperbowl'.

3 Gough Whitlam said to a campaign questioner 'I am for abortion and in your case, sir, we should make it retrospective'.

4 Did Kristina Keneally support Kevin Rudd's request for Australia to nominate him for secretary-general of the United Nations? No. She said: 'I can think of 12 Australians off the top of my head who would be a better secretary-general and one of them is my labrador.'
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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 17 March 2018

Answers to this week's questions on antigrams:

1 An antigram of 'unite' is 'untie'.

2 From 'nice love' we get 'violence'.

3 'Real fun' gives 'funeral'.

4 'True lady' is an antigram of 'adultery'.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 10 March 2018

Answers to this week's questions on Mormons:

1 The full name of the Mormon church is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

2 (b) An angel threatened Joseph Smith to force him to have multiple wives.

3 (a) The Old Testament doesn't record God specifically prohibiting polygamy.

4 Mitt Romney, Republican nominee for US president in the 2012 election, gives millions of dollars in tithe to his Mormon church.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 3 March 2018

Answers to this week's questions on Billy Graham:

1 Billy Graham was 99 when he died on 21 February.

2 (b) George Beverly Shea, Billy Graham's main singer at their crusades, died at 104. He was still singing at 102.

3 (c) Billy Graham appeared in Gallup's annual list of most-admired men and women a record 61 times.

4 (b) The largest crowd he spoke in front of was over a million at Seoul, South Korea. He also held the record for the largest Melbourne Cricket Ground attendance.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 24 February 2018

Answers to this week's questions on the Winter Olympics:

1 American ski jumper Casey Larson became the 100,000th male modern Olympian this month.

2 The first combined North and South Korean team to compete in an Olympics contested the women's ice hockey. It lost 8-0.

3 Winter Olympics were held in both 1992 and 1994 instead of the normal four-year gap to start having the winter and summer versions in different years.

4 The name of the figure skater partner of Australia's first Indigenous Winter Olympian, Harley Windsor, contains six As: Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 17 February 2018

Answers to this week's questions on the Winter Olympics:

1 The Winter Olympics are being held just 80km from North Korea and the world's most heavily-fortified border.

2 North and South Korea are combining for this Olympics.

3 The events are being held in Pyeongchang. The North Korean capital is Pyongyang.

4 The first events were held the day before the Opening Ceremony.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 10 February 2018

Answers to this week's questions on South Korea:

1 (c) President Kim Dae-jung granted an amnesty to 5.5 million South Koreans on 13 March 1998, although many of them were traffic offenders. (BBC)

2 (c) The world's longest-serving political prisoner or prisoner of conscience, Woo Yong-gak, was released from prison in South Korea in February 1999 after he had served 41 years in solitary confinement.

3 Can you walk from Jindo Island to Modo Island in South Korea? Yes, usually three times a year, in March, May and July, when a 40-metre wide sandbar emerges at low tide to temporarily connect the islands that are 2.8km apart.

4 (a) Cha Sa-soon, a 69-year-old woman in South Korea finally passed her driving test on her 960th attempt in September 2010. Her surname meant vehicle. (Boston Globe)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 3 February 2018

Answers to this week's questions on trains:

1  No trains leave Wynyard station’s platforms 1 and 2. They were used by trams. The only platforms now are numbered 3 to 6.

2  The only railway station in Australia inaccessible by roadis Wondabyne, on the Hawkesbury River.

3  Hobart never has any passenger trains running late because it doesn't have any passenger trains.

4  The world's steepest passenger railway is at Katoomba, in the Blue Mountains.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 27 January 2018

Answers to last week's questions on Australian Open tennis:

1 In the first round of this year's Australian Open, did Maria Sharapova win the Maria Sharapova match? Yes. Maris Sharapova beat Tatjana Maria.

2 You know Maria Sharapova or Aryna Sabalenka are playing on another court if you hear a long, loud scream after every shot.

3 How long is it since an Australian won the Australian Open men's singles? (a) more than 10 years (b) more than 20 years (c) more than 40 years. All options are correct. It's been 42 years, since 1976.

4 How long is it since an Australian won the Australian Open women's singles? (a) more than 10 years (b) more than 20 years (c) more than 40 years. The first two options are correct. It's been 40 years - since 1978.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 20 January 2018

Answers to last week's questions on tennis players' names:

1 What US Open women's semi-finalist has a first name with these features: four letters but only two different letters and two capital letters? CoCo Vandeweghe

2 The US male player with a surname beginning with double M is Michael Mmoh.

3 What 18-year-old Australian player has a surname beginning with lower case 'd'? Alex de Minaur

4 What German player has a surname ending in five consonants, wczyk? Peter Gojowczyk

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 13 January 2018

1 What do these four terms have in common? lovely volley, ocean canoe, Newark wanker, Yemen enemy. They are all pairagrams (anagrams of each other).

2 "Woman Hitler" is an anagram of mother-in-law.

3 What Sydney suburb name (4,4) is an anagram of the two torments of teenage years, "love" and "acne"? Lane Cove. (David Astle)

4 What decision-making executives' gathering is an anagram of "I get bored, man!" (5,7) Board meeting
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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 6 January 2018

Answers to last week's questions on the Sydney to Hobart yacht race:
1 (c) The Sydney to Hobart yacht race line honours record was broken in 2016 by nearly five hours, to 1 day 13 ½ hours.

2 (c) It was broken in the 2017 event by over four hours

3 Wild Oats XI finished first in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race five times in the six years to 2010, but the record for number of firsts is given to Morna (1946, 1947 and 1948) and Kurrewa IV (1954, 1956, 1957 and 1960). How can this be? Morna was renamed Kurrewa IV.

4 Jessica Watson was unable to sail in the 2010 Sydney to Hobart yacht race after having completed her six-month solo sail around the world earlier in the year because at 16, she was too young.


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