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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 25 December 2015

This week's subject is Higher School Certicate exams.

1 How many course subjects were available for those sitting the 2015 NSW Higher School Certificate? (a) 20 (b) 25 (c) over 100

2 Which of these were HSC courses in 2015? (a) Entertainment Industry (b) Hindi Continuers (c) Heritage Japanese (d) Japanese Background Speakers (e) Japanese Beginners (f) Japanese Continuers (g) Japanese Extension (h) Tourism, Travel and Events (i) all of the above

3 Which school had the most, by far, of the first places in the 2015 HSC exams? (a) North Sydney Boys High (b) Saturday School of Community Languages (c) James Ruse Agricultural High

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. Which one did it miss out on?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 18 December 2015

This week's subject is 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?

2 What two are missing from the above list?

3 What is the only Sydney beach suburb with a railway station?

4 What do all the residents of the Sydney suburb Rookwood have in common?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 11 December 2015

This week's subject is Davis Cup tennis.

1 How many times has Great Britain won the Davis Cup in the open era?

2 Fifteen thousand spectators attended just one day of the 1952 Davis Cup final at Memorial Drive, Adelaide. Which day was this? (a) the second day, for the doubles (b) the third day, for the deciding match (c) the day before the first day, to watch the Australians practise.

3 How many governors of the Philippines have played Davis Cup for USA?

4 What was the court surface at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club where Australia played Argentina in the 2002 Davis Cup?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 4 December 2015

This week's subject is accidents.

1 What form of transport was a man from Sweden riding when he was killed in an accident in Sydney suburb Randwick on 10 November this year? (a) car (on the roof) (b) skateboard (c) 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"?

3 What is the most common injury in ten-pin bowling?

4 What causes most accidents inside a house?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 27 November 2015

This week's subject is golf.

1 How many golf balls are there on the moon?

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?

3 What must you do after using the greens on the White Cliffs golf course? (a) water them (b) rake them

4 When did you last use a niblick?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 20 November 2015

This week's subject is France.

1 How many sites in Paris were attacked by terrorists on 13 November?

2 What is unusual about the Pompidou Centre in Paris?

3 According to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, where did France rank in 2014 for countries with the most international tourist arrivals?

4 What commonly-used substitute name for another country appears in the surname of the French president?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 13 November 2015

This week's subject is Sydney suburb names.

1 What Sydney suburb's name has eight vowels, all of which are the same vowel?

2 The name of what main meal is the first word in the name of a Sydney suburb?

3 Are the Sydney suburbs with names where the first words are compass points, eg North Sydney, equally divided among the four points? (a) almost equally (b) the number of norths is greater than the total of the other three (c) three are roughly equal, the fourth only gets one mention

4 Does Park or Point have the most mentions in Sydney suburb names?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 6 November 2015

This week's subject is The Sydney Morning Herald.

1 What number is the November 2 issue of The Sydney Morning Herald? (a) 12,345 (b) 25,000 (c) 55,555

2 In what year was the Herald first printed? (a) 1831 (b) 1901 (c) 1915

3 What did The Sydney Morning Herald put on its front page for the first time in April 1944, after having been published since 1831?

4 How many of the 29 death notices in The Sydney Morning Herald on 9th and 10th June 2014 were of females? (a) about half (14), as you'd expect (b) all except one

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 30 October 2015

This week's subject is the Melbourne Cup.

1 When was the first Melbourne Cup? (a) 1842 (b) 1861 (c) 1901

2 When were the last three Melbourne Cup race deaths?

3 Red Cadeaux has never won a Melbourne Cup, but has the horse ever finished second?

4 Tom Waterhouse offered 'up to $25 million' for correctly betting on the first 10 horses in correct order to finish the 2014 Melbourne Cup. What were the odds of picking the first 10 in order out of a field of 23? (a) one in 460 (b) one in a million (c) worse than one in a trillion

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 23 October 2015

This week's subject is the United Nations.

1 How old will the United Nations be next week?

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

3 What country was elected chair of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development in 2007? (a) China (b) Cuba (c) Saudi Arabia (d) Sudan (e) Zimbabwe

4 The first name of former United Nations Secretary-General Ghali was Boutros. What was his middle name?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 16 October 2015

This week's subject is Sydney suburb names.

1 How many suburbs with "Hills" in their name are there in and around Sydney's Hills District? (a) 0 (b) 3 (c) 11

2 Alphabetically, what is Sydney's last suburb?

3 What Sydney suburb has the longest name?

4 Four Sydney suburbs share the title of shortest name. What initial letter is the same for three of these?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 9 October 2015

This week's subject is jail escapes.

1 How did John Killick escape from Silverwater jail in March 1999?

2 Two murderers escaped from New York state's maximum security Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemorra in June 2015. It was the first escape from that jail in how many years? (a) no years, but days – 3 (b) 7 years (c) 170 years

3 How did Ali Hussein Chahine escape from Sydney's Downing Centre Court last week? (a) by taking a hostage (b) by disguise (c) by bus

4 How did Beau Wiles escape from Goulburn jail last week? (a) by taking a hostage (b) by ringing for a car (c) by scaling a wall and barbed wire

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 2 October 2015

This week's subject is rugby league.

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

2 How many of the players were involved in the 1995 State of Origin brawl? (a) nearly half of time (b) all of them

3 Of which record for premiership match scores was Newtown a part? (a) lowest winning score (b) lowest-scoring game

4 How did Newtown coach Warren Ryan sum up his team's performance in its nil-all draw with Canterbury?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 25 September 2015

This week's subject is former prime minister Tony Abbott.

1 What country was largely run by an Abbott and a Bishop? (a) Vatican (b) ancient Italy (Rome) (c) Australia

2 While serving as Australian prime minister, in which of these activites was Tony Abbott a regular performer? (a) triathlete (b) surf lifesaver (c) fire-fighter

3 What word or words did Jacqui Lambie use in December 2014 to describe Tony Abbott? (a) lying (b) a liar (c) a lying liar

4 What was the only colour tie Tony Abbott wore during his prime minister term?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 18 September 2015

This week's subject is Germany.

1 Is Frankfurt in Germany a city or a town?

2 What is the plural of Germany? (There were two of them, East Germany and West Germany.)

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

4 Is the fact that a German was Health Minister for Israel in 2014 proof that Israel has forgiven Germany for World War II?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 11 September 2015

This week's subject is again Queen Elizabeth II.

1 How many staff does Queen Elizabeth have to look after her dress wardrobe? (a) none – Princess Anne does it voluntarily (b) one, part-time (c) 12

2 It was revealed in January 2014 that Queen Elizabeth was down to her last one million pounds. Which 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 Why don't Buckingham Palace guards fire their rifles, even if attacked?

4 To what named British royal were NSW members of parliament swearing allegiance at the beginning of this century?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 4 September 2015

This week's subject is Queen Elizabeth II.

1 What does Queen Elizabeth II become next week?

2 Where does she rank in the world's longest-reigning current monarchs?

3 Who beats her?

4 Where does she rank in the all-time longest-reigning monarchs? (a) 48th (b) 5th (c) 3rd

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 28 August 2015

This week's subject is Singapore.

1 How old is Singapore?

2 What percentage of people in Singapore are on unemployment benefits?

3 What item used in religious services was banned by the Singapore government in February 1998 to reduce pollution?

4 How is it possible to fly Solo to Singapore if you are not an experienced pilot?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 21 August 2015

This week's subject is test cricket

1 What was special about 111 in Australia's first innings in the 4th test against England this month?

2 Which score topped the innings?

3 How many of Australia's batsmen were out before lunch on the first day?

4 What happens to the urn containing he Ashes when England loses a test series?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 14 August 2015

This week's subject is 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? (a) because of another submarine attack (b) because of a birthday

2 Why do many Japanese hospitals not have rooms numbered four or nine?

3 To what religion do most Japanese adhere?

4 How many competitors are there at each end in the world's largest tug-of-war contest, Japan's Naha Great Tug-of-War? (a) 25 (50 altogether) (b) 85 (170) (c) 7,500 (15,000)

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 7 August 2015

This week's subject is World War II.

1 When did World War II end?

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? (a) one (b) one thousand (c) one million

3 Who was Joseph Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili?

4 What did you have to be to win a Dickin Medal in World War II?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 31 July 2015

This week's subject is sharks.

1 Worldwide, do sharks kill more humans than humans kill sharks?

2 What is a shark's only natural enemy?

3 What causes most deaths: shark attacks or falling coconuts?

4 How many fatalities have their been from Northern Territory shark attacks on average for each of the last 70 years?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 24 July 2015

This week's subject is Pluto.

1 What happened with Neptune and Pluto on 15 March 1999?

2 How many official planets are there in our system?

3 What is Pluto defined as?

4 How long will it take for all the photos of Pluto taken last week to be received back on Earth? (a) 16 days (b) 16 weeks (c) 16 months

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 17 July 2015

This week's subject is Seventh-day Adventists.

1 What happened to the Seventh-day Adventist Church on 16 July 100 years ago? (a) it was declared an illegal cult by the US government (b) its prophet died (c) the 'D' for 'Day' in its name was changed to lower case

2 What was the major concern at the church's general conference this month? (a) the death of its prophet (b) approving the ordination of women to the ministry (c) Islamic State

3 What does Papua New Guinea's seventh governor-general, Sir Silas Atopare, in office to 2002, do on Saturday mornings? (a) go to church (b) pick up rubbish in Port Moresby's Kina Park (c) play Bounders, a metamorphosis of baseball and rounders

4 Of what Seventh-day Adventist Church community program was Pastor George Drinkall in charge? (a) temperance (giving up alcohol) (b) Sabbath-keeping (c) preparing for the second advent

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 10 July 2015

This week's subject is Greece.

1 When did Greece first default on debt repayments? (a) 2013 (b) 1993 (c) before that

2 Why did Greek runner Spyridon Louis stop during the 1896 Athens Olympic marathon? (a) from exhaustion (b) to have a drink at an inn (c) to help an opponent, also from Greece

3 After Athens, what city has the largest Greek population? (a) Thessalonika (b) Melbourne (c) Ephesus

4 Is the correct spelling Parthenon or Pantheon?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 3 July 2015

This week's subject is Wimbledon.

1 What colour of clothing is chosen by most players at Wimbledon? (a) yellow, to make it harder for opponents to distinguish the ball (b) green, to make it harder for opponents to distinguish the ball (c) white

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 the South Korean's 14-year-old partner Duck Hee Lee 'would be the perfect player to play Sharapova or Azarenka'?

3 What is the most obvious different procedure used by ballboys/girls at the US Open compared with those at the Australian and Wimbledon events?

4 What did former world number and Wimbledon runner-up Andrea Jaeger become on September 16, 2006, at the age of 41? (a) Sister Andrea, an Anglican Dominican nun (b) Wimbledon runner-up for the fourth time (c) Mrs Sampras

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 26 June 2015

This week's subject is medium distance runner Ron Clarke.

1 How many world records were set by Ron Clarke, who died this month? (a) 0 (b) 6 (c) 17

2 How many Olympic gold medals did he win? (a) 0 (b) 6 (c) 17

3 What is he best remembered for in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics?

4 Ron Clarke fell over in the 1956 Australian 1500 metres championships, rival John Landy doubled back to see if he needed help. Where did Landy finish?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 19 June 2015

This week's subject is Qatar.

1 Who deposed the head of Qatar, Emir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, in a bloodless coup in June 1995? (a) his son (b) the head he had previously ousted (c) his barmaid

2 Who led an attempted coup of Qatar's 10-month old government in April 1996? (a) the head's father who was the previous head (b) the Emir of neighbouring Bahrain (c) the head of the civil service

3 Where does Qatar own more land – in Qatar or in Australia?

4 Who owns Harrod's, the ultimate of British shops? (a) British (b) Japanese (c) Arabs

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 12 June 2015

This week's subject is time.

1 Why will this month be longer than the usual June?

2 What has caused it?

3 In what period of time are there 31 622 401 seconds? (You'll go close, but I'm sorry to say you're unlikely to be exactly right.)

4 Which of Sydney, Parramatta and Perth were in the same time zone in 1855?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 5 June 2015

This week's subject is football (soccer).

1 What football chief has a name sounding like step ladder?

2 How many migrant workers does the International Trade Union Confederation believe might have died while building Qatar's World Cup stadiums? (a) none (b) 15 (c) 1200

3 What is the highest number of goals scored in a competition soccer match? (a) 13 (b) 43 (c) 134

4 What was significant about Drayton Grange Colts' 49-0 win over Eldon Sports Reserves in 1998? (a) every member of the team scored at least one goal (b) it was Drayton's 49th win in its history (c) Eldon Sports Reserves beat them by the same score in the previous year

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 29 May 2015

This week's subject is Australian surnames.

1 Ivor F, who died last month, contested more than 20 elections for a seat in the NSW parliament, all unsuccessfully. What was his surname?

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?

3 Why was this lieutenant called by his first name when everyone else was called by their surnames?

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

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 22 May 2015

This week's subject is Nepal.

1 What is the only country where local time doesn't differ from Greenwich Mean or Universal Time by hours or half-hours?

2 How does Nepal's state airline ward off crashes?

3 Who are the only ones who have right of way at Nepal traffic intersections?

4 What does 'Himalaya' mean? (a) high mountains (b) house of snow (c) earthquakes

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 15 May 2015

This week's subject is British elections.

1 Between 1832 and 1860, eight candidates scored no votes in British elections. Why have there been no such zero performances since?

2 Why was it certain that Miliband would win the September 2010 ballot for leadership of the British Labour Party?

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

4 Out of Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand, which country was first to give women the vote?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 8 May 2015

This week's subject is executions.

1 For how many years had Andrew Chan been married before his execution on 29 April?

2 Where did his ordination to pastor take place?

3 What occupational category, whose members work in groups of seven, won a pay rise in Vietnam on October 1998 because of their increased workload?

4 How did the former girlfriend of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un die?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 1 May 2015

This week's subject is Indonesia.

1 Only one Asian country is cut by the equator. Which is this?

2 How many islands are there in Indonesia? (a) 7500 (b) 17,500 (c) 3

3 When is it grammatically correct to say "We is"?

4 How many political parties contested Indonesia's election in 1999, the country's first taste of democracy for 40 years? (a) 1 (b) about 50

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 24 April 2015

This week's subject is World War I.

1 Which war caused more Australian deaths than all other wars combined?

2 During World War I, what were British tanks with cannons and tanks with heavy machine guns called? (a) big and small (b) male and female (c) heaven and hell

3 How old was Jack Lichett when he took part in his first Anzac Day parade in 1999? (a) 100 (b) 108 (c) 110

4 For how many consecutive years has the Sydney Male Choir led the singing at the Anzac Day Dawn Service in Martin Place, Sydney? (a) 10 (b) 25 (c) 86

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 17 April 2015

This week's subject is Turkey.

1 Who usually wins the wrestling matches that attract large crowds in Turkey in February each year?

2 Who named the present-day Istanbul Constantinople?

3 What was threatening Turkey's rare orchids in 2003? (a) high-rise dwellings (b) bees (c) ice cream

4 What is the official language of Turkey?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 10 April 2015

This week's subject is Dachau.

1 What was liberated 70 years ago this month?

2 How many people were murdered in the Dachau gas chambers?

3 What was the main purpose of the Dachau gas chambers?

4 Does Dachau still exist?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 3 April 2015

This week's subject is the 2015 NSW elections.

1 Which Labor Party politician said about premier Mike Baird: 'He's a good bloke and he gets my second preference for premier'?

2 How many times were we told on ABC-TV's election coverage on the evening of 28 March that they were early figures/days/results? (a) 21 (b) 7 (c) only 3, a big reduction from previous telecasts

3 Did Jihad affect the number of seats won by Labor?

4 Did the No Parking Meters Party win a seat in the upper house?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 27 March 2015

This week's subject is NSW elections.

1 How many parties contested Upper House seats in the 1999 NSW elections? (a) 2 (b) 8 (c) 80

2 Tony Dennison stood for the Liberal Party in the 1999 state election. Where had he spent 10 years before that? (a) in Victoria's parliament for the Labor Party (b) in Iraq (c) in jail

3 What size was the Senate ballot paper in the 1999 NSW election? (a) half of a five-dollar note (b) small broadsheet (c) a small tablecloth

4 According to an electoral officer who had given ballot papers to about 200 voters on the morning of the 1999 NSW election, how many did not make a comment about the size of this ballot paper?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 20 March 2015

This week's subject is Vanuatu.

1 How is Britain's Prince Philip regarded in some villages in Vanuatu's Tanna Island? (a) with hatred (b) as a god (c) with curiosity

2 If you remove the middle four letters from 'Vanuatu', what do you get?

3 What do the beds, showers, toilets and male clothing of Yakel village, Tanna Island, Vanuatu, have in common?

4 What was Vanuatu's previous name?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 13 March 2015

This week's subject is croquet.

1 The world's richest croquet competition was played this past weekend at Sydney's Cammeray club. How much was the total prize money? (a) $5000 (b) $500,000 (c) $5 million

2 What happens if you hit the wicket in croquet?

3 How often were the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club's croquet championships held between 1905 and 1959?

4 What happens in croquet when someone pegs out?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 6 March

This week's subject is Cuba.

1 What per cent of the Cuban population have internet access? (a) 5% (b) exactly 50% (c) 95%

2 What is the cost per hour of internet access at Cuban internet cafes? (a) it's free (b) about a week's wages (c) Cuba doesn't have internet cafes

3 What is the population of Australia? (a) 6000 (b) nearly 25 million

4 For how long has Castro been president of Cuba?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 27 February 2015

This week's subject is Winston Churchill, who died 50 years ago.

1 What smoking accessories always accompanied Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin?

2 What former Australian prime minister's middle name is the same as Churchill's first name?

3 Two months after the end of World War II in Europe, how did the British electors reward prime minister Winston Churchill for leading them to victory?

4 Who did Winston Churchill call the 'bottlenose giraffe', and why did he?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 20 February 2015

This week's subject is executions.

1 Who was beheaded on 14 February, AD 269?

2 What did Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas à Becket, English religious reformer John Wycliffe and Nazi official Martin Bormann have in common? (a) they were sentenced to death years after they had died (b) they were all atheists while pretending to be Christians (c) they all died on April 1

3 How old was the person put on trial and then executed in June 2010 by the Taliban for spying for the government? (a) 7 (b) 77 (c) 107

4 What was the last thing Oliver Cromwell did before he was hanged?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 13 February 2015

This week's subject s the Queensland election.

1 Who was the first Queensland premier in 100 years to lose his seat in an election?

2 What prominent party leader in the Queensland election has a surname with consecutive letters CZC?

3 How is the last syllable of her surname pronounced?

4 Who was Queensland named after?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 6 February 2015

This week's subject is the king of Saudi Arabia.

1 What was the name of the king of Saudi Arabia who died last month?

2 Was he married?

3 How many children did he have? (a) none (b) at least 35

4 Did he have any brothers? (a) no, only sisters (b) yes, at least 35

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 30 January 2015

Last month finished 25 years of episodes of The Simpsons, which is this week's subject.

1 How many fingers and toes do The Simpsons characters have?

2 When Bart makes prank calls to Moe's Tavern, he dials 7648 4377. The name of what character in The Simpsons does that spell out on a phone keypad?

3 What happens if you send a message to Homer's email address, ChunkyLover53@aol.com?

4 Until what year does Fox own the rights to The Simpsons? (a) 2016 (b) 2020 (c) 2082

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 23 January 2015

This week's subject is Elvis Presley, who was born 80 years ago this month.

1 Elvis Presley once appeared incognito at an Elvis look-alike contest. Where was he placed? (a) first (b) second (c) third

2 At what time did Elvis Presley usually go to bed? (a) 9pm (b) 3am (c) 9am

3 Elvis Presley died in 1977. How much did he make in 2006? (a) nothing – he had been dead for three decades (b) $70 million

4 In how many countries other than the US did Elvis Presley tour?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 16 January 2015

This week's subject is France.

1 How were the suspects in the murder of 12 people at the Charlie Hebdo newspaper office in Paris last week identified quickly? (a) the detectives had an average 30 years forensic science background and had access to the latest in electronic ID science (b) one of the suspects left his identification papers in the getaway vehicle

2 From where in France did the soft cheese Brie originate?

3 What was the school truancy rate in France on Wednesday afternoons in 2013? (a) less than 1% (b) about 20% (c) more than 40%

4 In which country did the French horn originate? (a) France, of course (b) Germany

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 9 January 2015

This week's subject is nonsense.

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

2 What is yellow and black and can't swim?

3 What is orange and sounds like a parrot?

4 What is yellow and looks like a bucket?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 2 January 2015

This week's subject is the calendar.

1 A spacecraft that NASA is sending to Pluto, due to arrive in 2015, will make Pluto the latest of the original nine planets to be explored. Which 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?

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?

4 The opening lines of an editorial in the magazine Adventist Record dated January 17, 2015 read: 'The first Adventist Record of the new year! Believe it or not 2015 is already well under way.' When was it received by those on its mailing list? (a) 22-12-14 (b) 1-1-15 (c) 17-1-15

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