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Free TRIVIA ANSWERS for 2019

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 24 November 2019

Answers to this week's questions on spelling:

1 "Four" is the only word where the number it represents equals its number of letters.

2 Jason is a name using the initial letters from July to November in correct order.

3 The word is spelt "minuscule" although many of us replace the first "u" with "i".

4 Ku-ring-gai is correct.

5 "Sentense" should end in "ence"; "erors" should be "errors" and the third error is that there are two errors, not three.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 17 November 2019

Answers to this week's questions on Sydney street names:

1 'Llewellyn' starts with double 'l', has another double 'l' and for good measure has another letter pronounced double 'u'.

2 Bankstown District Sports Club Drive has the longest Sydney street name.

3 The street beginning with double F is Ffrench Street, Greenwich.

4 (a). At 30 metres, Long Street is Richmond's shortest street. As you would expect, only one Sydney street, close, etc, bearing the name 'Long' is long. Of the other five, one is medium and three are very short.

5 Of Sydney street names with more than one word, the most common first word is 'The'.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 10 November 2019

Answers to this week's questions on water:

1 (b) and (c). New South Wales only received about a quarter of its average October rainfall this year. Mildura received no rain in the month.

2 Niederschlagswahrscheinlichkeit is German for 'likelihood of rain'.

3 Antarctica gets the least rain, only a little precipitation. Almost none of that is rain, being mainly snow.

4 (c) Rev Peter Popoff will send you a free sachet of miracle spring water. To have miracle healings, money windfalls, etc., you have to answer God's request for an obedience offering.

5 Ice absorbs water. Polar bears use it like a towel. (BBC)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 3 November 2019

Answers to this week's questions on mountains:

1 Uluru's rusty colour is caused by rust. It's the rusting of iron particles in the rock. (Discovery Channel's World's Best Natural Wonders)

2 Uluru used to be called Ayers Rock. And any rock with a height of 1,000 feet or more is defined as a mountain. Uluru makes that easily. So only hill misses out.

3 The significance of the hills and mountains in The Gambia is non-existence. The country has no hills or mountains. (Lonely Planet's The Gambia and Senegal)

4 Table Mountain looks like a table, or, more specifically, a table top.

5 (b) Edward Whymper was a mountain climber with only one leg.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 27 October 2019

Answers to this week's questions on horses:

1 (c) 122 horses died on Australian race tracks in the year to August 2019.

2 (c) About 4000 Australian horses die each year in abattoirs. (The Coalition for the Protection of Animals)

3 Winx had 33 consecutive horse racing wins.

4 If a horse on a statue has both front legs in the air, the rider died in battle. If just one front leg is in the air, the rider died from battle wounds. If all four legs are on the ground, the rider died of natural causes. (Signs of the Times magazine)

5 Lightning killed the horse that played Phar Lap in 'The Towering Inferno'.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 20 October 2019

Answers to this week's questions on Turkey:

1 (b) Three days after the US moved out of northern Syria, Turkey attacked.

2 What anagram of two words can you make from the letters in Istanbul that are relevant to an attack? Bust, nail.

3 Istanbul crosses the dividing line between Europe and Asia.

4 (c) There were one million Turkish liras to the Australian dollar on the last day of 2004.

5 (a) Turkey removed the six 0's at the end of 2004, when 1,000,000 liras became one new lira.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 13 October 2019

Answers to this week's questions on marijuana:

1 Personal use of marijuana will become legal in Canberra from 31 January 2020.

2 What is the main difference between marijuana and cannabis? The name.

3 Its name used to be 'marihuana' and still is officially in some areas, such as Michigan, USA.

4 President George Washington grew marijuana in his garden.

5 The silent letters of Gnome, myrrH, heIfer, mariJuana and Knight are in consecutive alphabetical order.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 6 October 2019

Answers to this week's questions on cemeteries:

1 (c) The remains of about one million people are in Rookwood cemetery.

2 (b) The annual 'hidden sculptures' exhibition is attracting people to Rookwood.

3 (c) Whenever there's a funeral on Norfolk Island everything shuts. (Sunday Telegraph 23-10-05)

4 The remains of lunar research pioneer and geologist Eugene Shoemaker are on the moon. His ashes were crash-landed there by a US capsule on 31 July 1999.

5 The ashes of Marvel comics' editor Mark Gruenwald were blended with ink and made into a comic book.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 29 September 2019

Answers to this week's questions on time:

1 The Australian speaking clock service ceases at the end of this month.

2 We can ring 1194 for the free service until then.

3 The first words we will hear are "at the third stroke, it will be …"

4 (a) The time signals of the six pips were first broadcast in 1924, by the BBC.

5 What day broke the record for Earth's longest day? Yesterday. The Earth's rotation rate slows 0.02 seconds each century, so the longest day is always the last one. (Sunday Telegraph 20-2-05)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 22 September 2019

Answers to this week's questions on assassinations:

1 Sirhan's name is Sirhan Sirhan.

2 He has been in jail for 50 years.

3 Who is America's, if not the world's, most famous assassinated assassin? Lee Harvey Oswald, assassin of John F Kennedy. Oswald was killed by Jack Ruby.

4 King Charles VII of Sweden was assassinated in 1167. What happened to the previous six King Charles?
There weren't any. Charles VII was the first with the name Charles. It is not known why. (Absolute Trivia)

5 You are most likely to be murdered on the day you are born, by your mother. (Sun-Herald 19-12-10)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 15 September 2019

Answers to this week's questions on Zimbabwe:

1 (b) Robert Mugabe was 95 when he died this month.

2 (c) He was prime minister then president from1980 to 2017.

3 The Zimbabwe town closest to Victoria Falls is Victoria Falls.

4 The town's largest hotel is the Victoria Falls Hotel.

5 (c) Zimbabwe's unemployment rate in early 2009 was 94%.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 8 September 2019

Answers to this week's questions on crime firsts:

1 (b) Astronaut Anne McClain was accused last month of committing the first crime in space.

2 (b) The alleged crime was identity theft.

3 (c) Edward Winter sued his hospital for wrongful life and battery. This was because the hospital saved his life after he had left instructions he was to be allowed to die naturally.

4 Several thousand angry demonstrators took to the streets in November 2011 to demonstrate outside Sydney's Parliament House. There wasn't even one arrest because the demonstrators were police.

5 (a) Dutch police officers introduced inline skates in 1997 to help combat fast-moving street criminals in Amsterdam's narrow streets.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 1 September 2019

Answers to this week's questions on tennis:

1 Two countries won the Wightman Cup in its 67-year history. It was played between Great Britain and the USA.

2 Matt Safin held the record for smashed racquets in a year with 138 (Channel 9), and over 700 in his career (Telegraph 24-6-09)

3 When do professional tennis players apologise for what they've done although they're not sorry? When their shot touches the net tape and falls short for a winner.

4 Andy Murray was hiding under his school principal's desk when Thomas Hamilton shot dead 16 children and a teacher at Dunblane primary school.

5 The star doubles pairs Martina Navratilova/Pam Shriver, Ken Rosewall/Rod Laver, John Newcombe/Tony Roche, Todd Woodbridge/Mark Woodforde and Bob/Mike Bryan all were right-hander left-hander combinations.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 25 August 2019

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

1 (a) Avalon used to be a Sydney suburb name but it has been changed to Avalon Beach.

2 Mix the letters in Lane Cove and get 'love' and 'acne', the two torments of the teenage years.

3 Nine Sydney suburbs are named after saints: St Andrews, St Clair, St Helens Park, St Ives, St Ives Chase, St Johns Park, St Leonards, St Marys and St Peters.

4 The longest name is South Wentworthville.

5 The name with two hyphens is Brighton-Le-Sands, which causes no end of trouble for the locals as you see when you walk its streets.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 18 August 2019

Answers to this week's questions on prison escapes:

1 Australia's largest prison escape was the Cowra breakout on 5 August 1944.

2 (b) 400 war prisoners escaped.

3 (b) 1100 attempted to escape.

4 (c) 500 prisoners (including murderers and rapists) walked out of Port Moresby's Bomana prison during a strike by guards on 3 December 1998.

5 (a) The occupation of the first person to escape from the new maximum security Silverwater Remand Centre was security door installer. He'd been trying for two weeks to escape to test the centre's security. (Telegraph)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 11 August 2019

Answers to this week's questions on Sydney suburbs:

1 The suburb Norwest is in Sydney's north-west. Congratulations for getting that answer correct!

2 (a) Most Cartwright houses front a pathway dividing their row of houses from the next row. The rear of their houses faces a narrow road providing access to their garages.

3 Yes, you were correct again for saying the Sydney suburbs Dangar Island, Elvina Bay, Lovett Bay, McCarrs Creek, Coasters Retreat, Currawong Beach and Great Mackerel Beach have water in common, but they also have no cars.

4 You were right again by selecting one of the above. It's no doubt Great Mackerel Beach. All the so-called streets are flat. One house, at the end of Digger Crescent, has an uphill access.

5 Currawong has no permanent residents. Others with few or no residents are industrial suburbs such as Port Botany.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 4 August 2019

Answers to this week's questions on failures:

1 (b) The driver of a van carrying 1270kg of ice crashed into two police cars while going through Eastwood on 22 July.

2 (c) The load was worth $200m.

3 (c) A gang of bank robbers in the Paraguayan town Abai in October 1994 only got half the cash from the safe because a different gang of robbers arrived at the same time. They split the proceeds.

4 Nobody turned up at Melbourne's 220-seat Capitol Theatre in August 1980 for Romanian folk singer Joan Melu's opening night.

5 Stephen Pile started Britain's "Not Terribly Good Club" in 1977 for people who were failures. The club was disbanded in 1979 because it was successful. It received 20,000 inquiries for membership in a few months. "Even as failures, we failed," he said. (These last three questions come from his Heroic Failures book.)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 28 July 2019

Answers to this week's questions on gambling:

1 (c) Each winner of the Powerball jackpot on 18 July received $36.7 million.

2 (b) Twenty years ago the Lotto results were always aired on 7 at exactly 8.28 and five seconds. (Sydney Morning Herald 11-1-99)

3 (b) The world's largest unclaimed lottery jackpot is $1.5 billion for a ticket sold in South Carolina last October.

4 (a) The New York, New York casino is in Las Vegas, Nevada.

5 (a) and (b) AFL player Brendan Fevola said in 2011 that he had lost in gambling over a million dollars including $365,000 in just one day of horse punting.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 21 July 2019

Answers to this week's questions on the first moon landing:

1 The first moon landing was on 20 July 1969 UTC and 21 July Australian time.

2 Buzz Aldrin was the second person to set foot on the moon.

3 (b) Armstrong beat Aldrin to the surface by 19 minutes.

4 (a) Aldrin was airlifted out of Antarctica in late 2016 because of altitude sickness.

5 (a) The first sentence spoken on the moon was "That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind."

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 14 July 2019

Answers to this week's questions on tennis player habits:

1 These players went through regular routines between points: (a) Lleyton Hewitt fixed his strings while turning his head side to side, wiped his forehead with his right arm, fixed his cap and blew on his right hand (b) Scott Draper touched his cap with a finger of his right hand (c) Andy Roddick lifted his left sleeve at the shoulder (d) Leander Paes adjusted or touched his cap from five to nine times (e) Ivan Lendl plucked his eyebrows or eyelashes (f) Rafael Nadal tugged his shorts between his legs

2 (b) Nicolas Kiefer touches the corner of the court with his foot or racquet between points.

3 Nick Kyrgios puts his towel into his mouth when changing ends.

4 (c) Richard Gasquet puts a new grip on his racquet at every change of ends.

5 (b) Before each serve Radek Stepanek bounces a ball with the frame of his racquet.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 7 July 2019

Answers to this week's questions on Wimbledon:

1 The clothing rule for Wimbledon is almost entirely white.

2 (b) Rufus the hawk works from 9am to 10am on Wimbledon days to deter pigeons and also much of the rest of the year to deter nesting.

3 An anagram (ie rough order) of 'mown I bled' is Wimbledon.

4 (c) In 2018, courtesy titles shown on Wimbledon boards and stated by umpires were no title for men and Ms or Mrs for women. We'll see what happens this year.

5 (b) At each Wimbledon championships an average of 166,000 servings of strawberries with 10,000 litres of cream are served.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 30 June 2019

Answers to this week's questions on Boris Johnson:

1 (b) Boris Johnson's first name is Alexander.

2 His two middle names are Boris and de Pfeffel.

3 (c) He was born in New York.

4 Boris Becker was the youngest winner of the Wimbledon men's singles.

5 (c) Boris Johnson was ahead of the other Conservative party candidate by 160 votes to 77.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 23 June 2019

Answers to this week's questions on Hong Kong:

1 (b) 'Hong Kong' means 'fragrant harbour'.

2 Hong Kong trams are double-deckers.

3 (a) Only seven spectators were present to see Michael Chang beat Patrick Rafter in the final of the Hong Kong tennis championships in 1997.

4 (a) The match between Chang and Rafter in the 1997 Hong Kong tennis championships was halted by rain the previous day when Chang was serving and leading 6-3, 5-3 and 40-15. He won the match on the second point when play resumed.

5 (a) Hong Kong is the city with the record for most skyscrapers.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 16 June 2019

Answers to this week's questions on Ashleigh Barty:

1 (a) Ashleigh Barty won the first five games in her semi-final of this month's French Open tennis but lost the set.

2 She won six consecutive games after being down a set and 3-0.

3 (b) She was the first Australian to reach the women's final in France for nine years.

4 (c) Ash Barty is the first Australian to win the French ladies singles since Margaret Court in 1973.

5 From October 2014 to February 2016 she dropped tennis to play professional cricket.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 9 June 2019

Answers to this week's questions on Mt Everest:

1 No, you pronounced it incorrectly. Welsh surveyor George Everest, after whom the mountain is named, pronounced his surname Eve-rest. (David Astle)

2 What was the world's highest mountain before Mt Everest was discovered? Mt Everest. It just wasn't discovered yet.

3 (b) 11 climbers died on the mountain last month.

4 (a) Australian Gillian Lee was found unconscious on the mountain last month after attempting to summit without oxygen.

5 (a) The border between Nepal and China crosses the summit.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 2 June 2019

Answers to this week's questions on tennis anagrams:

1 Not up

2 Table tennis

3 Li Na

4 Step on it

5 Andy Murray

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 26 May 2019

Answers to this week's questions on Bob Hawke:

1 Bob Hawke held the word record for fastest beer drinking.

2 In 1987, Bob Hawke said "By 1990, no child will live in poverty".

3 His full name was Robert James Lee Hawke.

4 (b) He was president of the ACTU for 10 years.

5 (b) His father was a church minister.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 19 May 2019

Answers to this week's questions on Australian politicians:

1 (c) In federal parliament in Canberra in September 1965, Liberal MP Paul Hasluck said to prime minister Gough Whitlam: "You are one of the filthiest objects ever to come into this chamber." Mr Whitlam responded by throwing a glass of water over him.

2 Grace Grace is a Queensland Labor politician.

3 Sussan Ley's name has a double 'S' because of her belief in numerology - that you can change your destiny by adding a letter to your name.

4 All states have 12 senators.

5 The two speakers of the Australian parliament shown as Harry Jenkins were father and son bearing the same name.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 12 May 2019

Answers to this week's questions on Leonardo da Vinci:

1 (c) Leonardo da Vinci died 500 years ago on 2 May, 1519.

2 (a) He was born in Anchiano, near Vinci town.

3 (c) He was a vegetarian.

4 (k) He was all of scientist, philosopher, anatomist, astronomer, engineer, painter, vegetarian, inventor of scissors, inventor of contact lens and a penman able to draw with one hand and write with the other simultaneously.

5 (c) He was mainly self-taught.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 5 May 2019

Answers to this week's questions on Australian towns:

1 All of Australia's mainland states have a Mt Pleasant. New South Wales has three such place names. Queensland has two; Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia have one.

2 There are two "Seven Hills" in the Australian Postcode directory but none of "One Hill", "Two Hills", " Three Hills", "Four Hills", "Five Hills", "Six Hills", "Eight Hills", "Nine Hills" or "Ten Hills".

3 What's unusual about the Victorian town name Nar Nar Goon North? It has four words. It's hard work finding another Australian town name with that many.

4 The two names beginning with Ze are Zeehan and Zetland.

5 Humpty Doo is in the Northern Territory.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 28 April 2019

Answers to this week's questions on cathedrals:

1 The most-visited man-made attraction in Europe is probably Notre Dame Cathedral, with up to 36,000 visitors a day. Lists differ, but Notre Dame Cathedral usually rates first or nearly first.

2 (b) A piece of the cross was one of the relics saved from this month's fire.

3 (b) The French government owns Notre Dame Cathedral.

4 (c) It took 134 years to complete the construction of Sydney's St Mary's Cathedral, from its design in 1866 to the completion of its spires in June 2000. (DailyTelegraph)

5 Sydney's St Andrews Cathedral School is on the top three floors of a high-rise building in the centre of Sydney city (George Street and Bathurst Street). Its cricket pitch is on the roof.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 21 April 2019

Answers to this week's questions on corn:

1 With corn we throw away the outside, cook the inside, eat the outside then throw away the inside.

2 (c) There are 800 kernels on the average ear of corn. (Good Food News, June 1997)

3 (c) The patent for Kellogg's Corn Flakes was issued 100 years ago on 14 April 1896.

4 (b) Dr John Harvey Kellogg worked for the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

5 All of corn flakes, aspirin, thermos and trampoline started out as trademarks (Mensa Family Quiz Book)

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 14 April 2019

Answers to this week's questions on Billy Graham:

1 Billy Graham's son Franklin is preaching around Australia during the 60th anniversary of Billy Graham's crusade of 12 April to 10 May 1959.

2 (c) 150,000 attended Billy Graham's final 1959 Sydney meeting.

3 (b) About a third of the Australian population attended his Australian meetings.

4 (c) He was a spiritual adviser to 12 consecutive U.S. presidents.

5 (c) He was 99 when he died last year.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 7 April 2019

Answers to this week's questions on April 1:

1 The Google Nose tool, introduced by Google in 2013 to allow searches by smell, did not survive because it was introduced on April Fools' Day.

2 Only a fortnight after The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age moved from broadsheet to tabloid, the Australian Financial Review was announced as doing the reverse, moving to broadsheet. The move did not take place because it was an April Fools' Day hoax.

3 (b) Michael Jackson was named America's biggest fool from the telephone survey by a New York public relations company for April 1 2003.

4 (a) Australian Geographic warned visitors to Australia to be aware of drop bears.

5 (c) The last message from the Pioneer 10 spacecraft, launched in 1972, was received on 1 April 1997. It took nine hours to reach Earth.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 31 March 2019

Answers to this week's questions on New Zealand:

1 Why are cows not allowed in New Zealand dairies? "Dairy" is the word for a New Zealand shop selling dairy products such as milk, cream, etc.

2 The annual event, sponsored by Cadbury's, that involves 75,000 items rolling down Baldwin Street, Dunedin, is the Jaffa Race.

3 (b) It's held on Baldwin Street because it's the world's steepest residential street.

4 New Zealand's Sir Thomas Graham Fry continued to be called Sir after receiving a life sentence because that's his first name, not his title.

5 (c) Until 2016, Ireland had failed to beat New Zealand in Rugby for 111 years.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 24 March 2019

Answers to this week's questions on New South Wales elections:

1 (b) The No Parking Meters Party contested the 2015 NSW election.

2 The Shooters and Fishers Party is now the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party.

3 All of the Advance Australia, Flux, Keep Sydney Open, Sustainable Australia and Voluntary Euthanasia parties
have candidates in this month's NSW elections.

4 The correct spelling of Berijiklian is Berejiklian and for Leongem it's Leyonhjelm. Congratulations on getting Berejiklian right; sorry you missed out with Leyonhjelm.

5 Premier Gladys Berejiklian started school unable to speak English and finished dux.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 17 March 2019

Answers to this week's questions on the Hacksaw Ridge movie:

1 (a) Hacksaw Ridge is on the Japanese island Okinawa.

2 (b) The movie was filmed in Australia.

3 (b) The battle's star, Desmond Doss, saved 75 US soldiers while under Japanese fire.

4 (b) He was a Seventh-day Adventist.

5 (b) He was the first conscientious objector to be awarded the US Medal of Honour.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 10 March 2019

Answers to this week's questions on the Catholic Church:

1 The pope's full title is Bishop of Rome. Vicar of Christ, Successor of the Prince of the Apostles, Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church, Primate of Italy, Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Roman province, Sovereign of the State of the Vatican City, Servant of the Servants of God.

2 (c) Of the Afghanistan population, 0.0003% were Catholic in 2013.

3 (c). The average age of the 14,000 priests in France then was 72. (Sydney Morning Herald)

4 Augustine is the saint of brewers, sore eyes and theologians. (Record 16-3-2013)

5 (c) All of the first 18 popes died violently, mainly by murder.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 3 March 2019

Answers to this week's questions on vegan:

1 (b) A vegan alternative of Magnum became available in Australia in February.

2 (a) A vegan version of Domino's pizza became available in Australia last year.

3 An anagram of 'irate vegan' is 'vegetarian'.

4 Is 'Vegan' pronounced 'Vaygan' or 'Veegan'? Yes, as in 'a Las Vegan vegan'.

5 Only one member turned up at the 2002 annual general meeting of the Vegan Society (NSW).

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 24 February 2019

Answers to this week's questions on orienteering:

1 (a) The orienteering placegetters from first to fourth were Andrew Brown, Brian Black, Richard Green and Tristan White.

2 An orienteer can determine a compass point by looking at a tree because the rings of trees are always farthest apart on the tree's southern side. (Absolute Trivia)

3 In midsummer, the radical leaves of the compass plant always point precisely north and south. (Absolute Trivia)

4 In orienteering control descriptions, 'the' means it is shown on the map, 'a' that it is not shown.

5 (c) The oldest age division in an ACT Orienteering Championships was the Men's Over 100 (held to accommodate Stewart Nicoll, aged 103 in 1990).

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 17 February 2019

Answers to this week's questions on elephants:

1 (b) The world's oldest elephant in captivity died this month at age 88.

2 Elephants are excellent swimmers from birth.

3 An elephant's trunk can breathe, smell, drink, grab, trumpet, lift a coin and lift a 270kg load. (Awake magazine)

4 (c) Via their infrasonic calls, elephants can communicate over a distance of up to 10 kilometres.

5 Only elephants have four forward-facing knees.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 10 February 2019

Answers to this week's questions on murder:

1 Nicolas Pereg, arrested last month for the murder of an Australian university professor, claimed to be a Norwegian, Floda Reltih. That name is Adolf Hitler backwards. (Sydney Morning Herald)

2 American musician Marvin Gaye was killed by Marvin Gaye, his father.

3 (c) In the 3½ years between killings of cash delivery van security guards from the previous one to the one in Sydney on 7 June 2010, all 43 attacks on Australian cash vans had been in Sydney. (Sydney Morning Herald 8 June 2010)

4 Martin Bryant was given 35 life sentences for the murders at Port Arthur.

5 Cryptic crossword clue: Sounds like youth in Asia are killing (10) = Euthanasia

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 3 February 2019

Answers to this week's questions on temperatures:

1 (c) Adelaide has set a new high temperature record of 46.2 degrees

2 (a) No other state capital cities have recorded a higher temperature. (The Guardian)

3 Most media reports on high temperatures include the word 'mercury'.

4 Death Valley, California, is believed to be the hottest place in the world.

5 37.778 degrees Centigrade equals 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 27 January 2019

Answers to this week's questions on Australia Day:

1 (b) The prime minister announced this month that board shorts and thongs are against the Australia Day dress code.

2 Foundation Day and Invasion Day are other names for Australia Day, observed on 26 January.

3 Australia Day, a lady who lived in Hawks Nest, turned 90 on Australia Day 2005.

4 (c) In the 2014 Australia Day awards, 45 of the 487 OAMs went to 2012 Olympic Games or Paralympic Games athletes for winning a gold medal as individual or team members.

5 All of Inaam Tabbaa, Dr Appupillay Balasubramaniam, John Christmass, Helen Wai-Har Sham-Ho and Sabina van der Linden-Wolanski were recipients of awards in the Australia Day honours 2012.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 20 January 2019

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

1  The first name of American Sandgren, former Australian Open tennis quarter-finalist, is Tennys.

2  Before almost every point against Ashleigh Barty in the 2018 championships, Japan's Naomi Osaka fixed her hair.

3  The youngest winner of the Australian Open, Ken Rosewall, in 1972 at 37 became the oldest winner of the Australian men’s singles. He is also the youngest and oldest winner of the French and US titles, and the youngest and oldest runner-up at Wimbledon.

4  (c) At one-set all in mixed doubles matches at the Australian Open an 18-point tie-break is played instead of a set.

5  (c) Andy Murray started 2019 with an ATP world ranking of 240.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 13 January 2019

Answers to this week's questions on statistics:

1 (b) Seventeen of the last 18 years were the hottest on record globally.

2 (b) Ninety-five per cent of Australian infants have been vaccinated against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio and measles.

3 (b) The percentage of Muslims in Australia is 3%.

4 (b) The percentage of working-age Australians unemployed and looking for work is 5%. (Ipos study for first four)

5 (c) "And" is used 98 times in the 31 verses of the first chapter of the Bible.

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Free Trivia Answers to Questions for week ending 6 January 2019

Answers to this week's questions on nonsense:

1  Why did the chicken cross the road? To see his flat mate.

2  Why did the turkey cross the road? To prove he wasn't a chicken.

3  What’s the best way to eat a mango? In the bath.

4  Why is the moon more valuable than the sun? The moon shines at night when you need all the light you can get and the sun shines during the day when it’s light enough already.

5  An umbrella goes up a downpipe down, but won’t come down a downpipe up?


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