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Free TRIVIA QUESTIONS for 2018

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 26 May 2018

This week's subject is weddings.

1 Did any Australian TV networks decide to cover the 19 May wedding of the fifth in line for the throne of another country?

2 What was unusual about the piece of Queen Victoria's wedding cake sold for £68? (a) its size (b) its age (c) its colouring

3 Cryptic crossword clue: Wedding reception pair doctored (7)

4 What accompanied the wedding of Auburn councilor Salim Mehajer in 2015? (a) 4 helicopters (b) a fighter jet (c) a plane pulling a banner (d) Rolls Royces, Ferraris and Lamborghinis (e) all of the above (f) none of the above

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 19 May 2018

This week's subject is Malaysia.

1 How many times in its six decades since independence has an opposition party won a Malaysian election?

2 How old is the new prime minister? (a) 30 (b) 61 (c) 92

3 What does the 'Lumpur' in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's capital, mean? (a) bright (b) democratic (c) mud

4 What record did Malaysia's Petronas Twin Towers hold until 2004?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 12 May 2018

This week's subject is eSwatini.

1 Whatever is eSwatini? (a) a country (b) a type of pizza (c) a breed of dog

2 What was it called until last month?

3 In March 2003, Radio Swaziland's breakfast show (and you'd better change your answer to the first question), carried breathless, eyewitness reports from the Iraq war. Under what conditions was their correspondent reporting? (a) huge personal risk (b) from a broom cupboard in the then Swaziland capital, Mbabane

4 How regularly were women in the now eSwatini allowed to have sex from October 2001 to September 2005? (a) not at all (b) monthly (c) yearly

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 5 May 2018

This week's subject is the Koreas.

1  How can you enter North Korea without a visa?

2  What has been the penalty for talking in school or work sessions after a warning in South Korean youth detention centres? (a) counselling (b) forfeiture of three meals (c) 20 days isolated detention

3  When is the traditional time for Koreans to eat the fermented vegetable, kimchi?

4  The majority of North and South Koreans have the same surname. What is it?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 28 April 2018

This week's subject is banks.

1 How much in each dollar raised does the St George Bank's St George Foundation give to its chidlren's charities? (a) 35% (b) 65% (c) 100%

2 What is unusual about the double 'm' in the Commonwealth Bank name as shown on all its building signs?

3 What is Australia's oldest company?

4 What Australian bank's name, as seen on its signs, means 'catch in the act of wrongdoing'?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 21 April 2018

This week's subject is the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games swimming.

1 Where did Australia finish in the 50m men's backstroke and SB8 100m breaststroke finals? (a) last (b) our only contestant was disqualified (c) first, second and third

2 Bronte Campbell won the gold medal in the 100m freestyle. Who came second?

3 Cate Campbell won the gold medal in the 50m freestyle. Who came second?

4 Who came third? (if you don't know, leave your answer blank.)

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 14 April 2018

This week's subject is Kim Beazley.

1 What will be odd about Kim Beazley's becoming Western Australia's governor on 1 May?

2 What is his middle name?

3 What did Kim Beazley, Winston Churchill, Bill Clinton, Malcolm Fraser, Bob Hawke, Joe Hockey and Robert Menzies have in common?

4 What was Kim Beazley's mother famous for? (a) first female premier of Western Australia (b) Australian and world athletics record holder (c) Perth's only female tram driver

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 7 April 2018

This week's subject is cricket problems.

1 Before the sandpaper, what was the latest major controversial Australian cricket incident?

2 What was the main difference between the two?

3 What cricket scandal made the Sunday Telegraph list of the top 10 Australian news events of the 1900s?

4 What is regarded as the devil's number in Australian cricket?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 31 March 2018

This week's subject is fires.

1 For how long has Australia's oldest fire been burning? (a) over a month (b) nearly a year (c) several thousand years

2 How did Lena Gilbert Ford, who wrote the words to the song, "Keep the Home Fires Burning", die?

3 As a Rural Fire Service volunteer, Alex Noble fought lots of fires. Why wasn't this considered noble?

4 In what service was Bernie Cinders an inspector?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 24 March 2018

This week's subject is Australian politicians' quotes.

1 What former Queensland premier and now rugby league boss, 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 Who pronounced 'hyperbole' as 'hyperbowl'?

3 Which former prime minister said this 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?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 17 March 2018

This week's subject is antigrams, where an anagram of the supplied word/s gives an opposite meaning. So an antigram of 'more tiny' would be 'enormity'.

1 unite

2 nice love

3 real fun

4 true lady

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 10 March 2018

This week's subject is Mormons.

1 The Broadway musical The Book of Mormon opened in Sydney on 2 March. What is the full name of the Mormon church?

2 Who threatened Mormon founder Joseph Smith to force him to have multiple wives? (a) God (b) an angel (c) his father

3 How many times in the Old Testament did God specifically prohibit polygamy? (a) 0 (b) 17 (c) 666

4 Does Mitt Romney, Republican nominee for US president in the 2012 election, give any money to his Mormon church?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 3 March 2018

This week's subject is Billy Graham.

1 How old was Billy Graham when he died on 21 February?

2 How old was George Beverly Shea, Billy Graham's main singer at their crusades, when he died? (a) 34 (b) 104

3 Billy Graham appeared in Gallup's annual list of most-admired men and women a record number of times. How many was this? (a) 21 (b) 41 (c) 61

4 What was the largest number of people he addressed? (a) over 130,000 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (b) over a million, twice, in Seoul, South Korea

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 24 February 2018

This week's subjects is again the Winter Olympics.

1 What special number did Amrican ski jumper Casey Larson achieve in this month's Winter Olympics?

2 The first combined North and South Korean team to compete in an Olympics contested the women's ice hockey. How did it go?

3 Why were Winter Olympics held in both 1992 and 1994 instead of the normal four-year gap?

4 What is special about the name of the figure skater partner of Australia's first Indigenous Winter Olympian, Harley Windsor? (a) it contains six As (b) it begins with five consonants (c) it starts with X

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 17 February 2018

This week's subject is the Winter Olympics.

1 How far from North Korea are the 2018 Winter Olympics being held? (a) 8km (b) 80km (c) 800km

2 What two feuding countries are combining for this Olympics?

3 The events are being held in Pyeongchang. What is the North Korean capital?

4 The Opening Ceremony was on 9 February. When were the first events held? (a) the day before (b) the day after, of course

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 10 February 2018

This week's subject is South Korea.

1 How many South Koreans were granted an amnesty by president Kim Dae-jung on 13 March 1998? (a) none (b) 5000 (c) 5.5 million

2 The world's longest-serving political prisoner or prisoner of conscience, Woo Yong-gak, was released from prison in South Korea in February 1999. How much of his sentence had he served in solitary confinement? (a) 41 days (b) 41 months (c) 41 years

3 Can you walk from Jindo Island to Modo Island in South Korea?

4 Cha Sa-soon, a 69-year-old woman in South Korea finally passed her driving test on her 960th attempt in September 2010. What does her surname mean? (a) vehicle (b) fail (c) licence

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 03 February 2018

This week's subject is trains.

1  On average, how many trains leave platforms 1 and 2 at Sydney's Wynyard station each hour in peak periods?

2  What is the only railway station in Australia inaccessible by road?

3  Which Australian capital city never has a passenger train running more than seven minutes late?

4  Where is the world's steepest passenger railway?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 27 January 2018

This week's subject is Australian Open tennis.

1 In the first round of this year's Australian Open, did Maria Sharapova win the Maria Sharapova match?

2 How can you tell whether Maria Sharapova or Aryna Sabalenka are playing if you're on another court and can't see them?

3 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

4 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

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 20 January 2018

This week's subject is 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?

2 What US male player has a surname beginning with double M?

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

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

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 13 January 2018

This week's subject is anagrams.

1 What do these four terms have in common? lovely volley, ocean canoe, Newark wanker, Yemen enemy

2 "Woman Hitler" is an anagram of what relative?

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

4 What decision-making executives' gathering is an anagram of "I get bored, man!" (5,7)

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 6 January 2018

This week's subject is the Sydney to Hobart yacht race.

1 By how much was the Sydney to Hobart yacht race line honours record broken in 2016? (a) five seconds (b) nearly five minutes (c) nearly five hours

2 By how much was the new record broken last week in the 2017 event? (a) four seconds (b) just over four minutes (c) just 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 KurrewaIV (1954, 1956, 1957 and 1960). How can this be?

4 Why was Jessica Watson 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?

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