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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 24 November 2019

1 The word "four" has four letters. How many other words have a number of letters that equal their value?

2 What male first name can you spell using only initial letters from the names of consecutive months and in that sequence?

3 What letter is missing from the word "min_scule"?

4 Is the spelling of the northern Sydney council Ku-ring-gai correct, or should it be Kuring-gai or Ku-ring-Gai?

5 "This sentense has three erors." What are the three errors?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 17 November 2019

This week's subject is Sydney street names.

1 What is special about Llewellyn Street, Rhodes?

2 What record does Bankstown District Sports Club Drive hold?

3 What Sydney street name, which sounds as though it comes from French, begins with "ff"?

4 How long is Long Street, Richmond? (a) 30 metres (b) 300 metres (c) 30 kilometres

5 Of Sydney street names with more than one word, what is the most common first word?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 10 November 2019

This week's subject is water.

1 In Australia, what fraction of the average rainfall for New South Wales did the state get in October this year? (a) a half (b) less than a third (c) about a quarter. And how did Victoria's Mildura go?

2 What is Niederschlagswahrscheinlichkeit?

3 Which continent gets the least rain?

4 Rev Peter Popoff will send you a free sachet of miracle spring water. What do you have to do with it to have miracle healings, money windfalls, etc.? (a) sleep with the water for one night (b) drink it after waking up (c) answer God's request for an obedience offering

5 Does ice absorb water?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 3 November 2019

This week's subject is mountains.

1 What causes Uluru's rusty colour?

2 Is Uluru a rock, a hill or a mountain?

3 What is the significant feature of the hills and mountains in the West African country The Gambia?

4 What does South Africa's Table Mountain look like?

5 English mountaineer Edward Whymper scaled the Matterhorn and other peaks. What was special about that? (a) he was only five years old when he topped the Matterhorn (b) he had only one leg (c) he was both deaf and blind

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 27 October 2019

This week's subject is horses.

1 How many horses died on Australian race tracks in the 12 months to August this year? (a) 1 (b) 12 (c) 122

2 And about how many Australian race horses die in in abattoirs in 12 months? (a) 40 (b) 400 (c) 4000

3 Why is 33 significant in Australian horse racing?

4 By looking at a statue of a person riding a horse, how can you tell whether the rider died in battle, from battle wounds or of natural causes?

5 How did lightning affect a horse that played Phar Lap in 'The Towering Inferno'?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 20 October 2019

This week's subject is Turkey.

1 After the US removed its troops from northern Syria this month following President Trump's order, how long did it take Turkey to attack Syria? (a) 3 hours (b) 3 days

2 The largest city in Turkey by population is Istanbul. What anagram of two words can you make from the letters in Istanbul that are relevant to an attack?

3 Is Istanbul in Europe or Asia?

4 How many Turkish liras were there to the Australian dollar on the last day of 2004? (a) 1 (b) 20 (c) one million

5 How many Turkish liras were there to the Australian dollar on the first day of 2005? (a) 1 (b) 20 (c) one million

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 13 October 2019

This week's subject is marijuana.

1 When will use of marijuana become legal in Canberra?

2 What is the main difference between marijuana and cannabis?

3 How did we once spell 'marijuana'?

4 What American president grew marijuana in his garden? (a) George Washington (b) Bill Clinton (c) Donald Trump

5 In what way are the following words in consecutive alphabetical order? gnome, myrrh, heifer, marijuana, knight

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 6 October 2019

This week's subject is cemeteries.

1 The remains of about how many people are in Sydney's Rookwood cemetery? (a) a hundred (b) a thousand (c) a million

2 What attracts many people to Rookwood until the end of this week? (a) floods (b) sculptures (c) crabs

3 What shuts every time there is a funeral on Australia's Norfolk Island? (a) the hotel (b) the police station (c) everything

4 Where is lunar research pioneer and geologist Eugene Shoemaker buried?

5 What happened to the ashes of Marvel comics' editor Mark Gruenwald?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 29 September 2019

This week's subject is time.

1 What decades-long Australian time service closes at the end of this month?

2 What number do we ring to hear it before then?

3 What are the first words we will hear?

4 When were the time signals of the six pips first broadcast ? (a) 1924 (b) 1954 (c) 1984

5 What day broke the record for Earth's longest day?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 22 September 2019

This week's subject is assassinations.

1 Robert Kennedy assassin Sirhan was stabbed in jail last month. What is Sirhan's first name?

2 For how long has Sirhan been in jail? (a) 30 years (b) 40 years (c) 50 years

3 Who is America's, if not the world's, most famous assassinated assassin?

4 King Charles VII of Sweden was assassinated in 1167. What happened to the previous six King Charles?

5 On what day are you most likely to be murdered?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 15 September 2019

This week's subject is Zimbabwe.

1 How old was former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe when he died this month? (a) 75 (b) 95 (c) 105

2 For how long was he prime minister or president of Zimbabwe? (a) 7 years (b) 17 years (c) 38 years

3 What is the name of the Zimbabwe town closest to Victoria Falls?

4 What is the name of the town's largest hotel?

5 What was Zimbabwe's unemployment rate in early 2009? (a) 5% (b) 50% (c) 94%

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 8 September 2019

This week's subject is crime firsts.

1 Anne McClain was accused in August 2019 of committing the first crime in what area?(a) Australian Antarctic Territory (b) space (c) Great Barrier Reef

2 What was the crime? (a) ice theft (b) identity theft (c) coral theft

3 For what did Edward H Winter become the first person to successfully sue a hospital? (a) not providing internet access (b) operating by mistake on his visiting wife (c) saving his life

4 Several thousand angry demonstrators took to the streets in November 2011 to demonstrate outside Sydney's Parliament House. Why was there not even one arrest?

5 What method of transport did Dutch police officers introduce in 1997 to help combat fast-moving street criminals in Amsterdam's narrow streets? (a) inline skates (b) drones (c) eagles

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 1 September 2019

This week's subject is tennis.

1 Approximately how many countries won the Wightman Cup in its 67-year history?

2 In what activity did Matt Safin hold the record with 138 in a year?

3 When do professional tennis players apologise for what they've done when they're never sorry for it?

4 What top tennis player was hiding under his school principal's desk when Thomas Hamilton shot dead 16 children and a teacher at Dunblane primary school?

5 What did these best of doubles pairs have in common? Martina Navratilova/Pam Shriver, Ken Rosewall/Rod Laver, John Newcombe/Tony Roche, Todd Woodbridge/Mark Woodforde and Bob/Mike Bryan

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 25 August 2019

This week's subject is Sydney suburb names.

1 Which one of these is not a Sydney suburb name? (a) Avalon (b) Lilli Pilli (c) Norwest (d) Zetland

2 Crossword compiler David Astle sees 'the two torments of the teenage years' in a rearrangement of the order of letters in the suburb name Lane Cove. What are they?

3 How many Sydney suburbs are named after saints? (a) one (b) 3 (c) 9

4 What is the longest suburb name?

5 What suburb name has two hyphens?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 18 August 2019

This week's subject is prison escapes.

1 Australia's largest prison escape was 75 years ago this month. In what NSW town did this occur?

2 How many escaped? (a) 40 (b) 400 (c) 1100

3 How many attempted to escape? (a) 400 (b) 1100 (c) 1900

4 How many prisoners walked out of Port Moresby's Bomana prison during a strike by guards on 3 December 1998? (a) none, even though there was nothing to stop them (b) 50 (c) 500

5 What was the occupation of the first person to escape from the new maximum security Silverwater Remand Centre? (a) security door installer (b) prison officer (c) politician

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 11 August 2019

This week's subject is Sydney suburbs.

1 Norwest officially became a Sydney suburb a year ago. It has a strange name for a suburb. Whereabouts in Sydney is it?

2 What is unique about most of the houses in Cartwright (except for those on main roads) (a) they're back-to-front (b) most have a flat roof

3 What do Sydney suburbs Dangar Island, Elvina Bay, Lovett Bay, McCarrs Creek, Coasters Retreat, Currawong Beach and Great Mackerel Beach have in common?

4 What is Sydney's flattest suburb?

5 What is the approximate population of Currawong Beach? (Don't spoil your excellent run of answers in these questions by getting this one wrong.)

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 4 August 2019

This week's subject is failures.

1 What did the driver of a van carrying 1270kg of ice do while going through Eastwood on 22 July this year? (a) leave the rear window of his van open allowing several packages to fall out (b) crash into two police cars (c) have a tyre puncture

2 How much was the load of ice worth? (a) $200,000 (b) $2m (c) $200m

3 Why did a gang of bank robbers in the Paraguayan town Abai in October 1994 only get half the cash from the safe? (a) there was too much for them to carry (b) they dropped half on the run out (c) a different gang of robbers arrived at the same time so they split the proceeds

4 How many people were accommodated in Melbourne's 220-seat Capitol Theatre in August 1980 for the opening night for Romanian folk singer Joan Melu?

5 Stephen Pile started Britain's "Not Terribly Good Club" in 1977 for people who were failures. Why was the club disbanded in 1979?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 28 July 2019

This week's subject is gambling.

1 Three winners shared the record Australian Lotto jackpot in Powerball on 18 July. How much did each get? (a) $1.35 million (b) $3.56 million (c) $36.7 million

2 The Lotto results on 7TWO are aired at approximately 8.30 pm. At what time on Monday evenings were they shown on Seven 20 years ago? (a) also 8.30 pm, but exactly at that time (b) at exactly 8.28 and five seconds.

3 What is the world's largest unclaimed lottery jackpot? (a) $1.5 million (b) $1.5 billion

4 Where is the New York, NY, casino? (a) Las Vegas, Nevada (b) New York, of course

5 How much did AFL player Brendan Fevola say in 2011 that he had lost in gambling? (a) over a million dollars (b) $365,000 in just one day of horse punting (c) he had never gambled

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 21 July 2019

This week's subject is the first moon landing.

1 Should we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing on 20 or 21 July 2019?

2 We all know that Neil Armstrong was the first person to step onto the moon, but who followed him down the ladder?

3 By how much did Neil Armstrong beat him to the surface? (a) 19 seconds (b) 19 minutes (c) 19 hours

4 Why was the second person to land on the moon airlifted out of Antarctica in late 2016? (a) altitude sickness (b) short-sightedness (c) excessive drinking of moonshine

5 Because of static, we are not sure whether a particular word was included in the first sentence spoken on the moon. What was that word? (a) a (b) moon (c) America

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 14 July 2019

This week's subject is tennis player habits.

1 What players went through the following routine before each point? (a) fix strings while turning head side to side, wipe forehead with right arm, fix cap, blow on right hand (b) touch cap with finger of right hand (c) lift left sleeve at shoulder (d) adjust or touch cap from five to nine times (e) pluck eyebrows or eyelashes (not before each point, but often) (f) tug shorts at rear between legs

2 What does Germany's Nicolas Kiefer do between points? (a) wipe his nose (b) touch the corner of the court with his foot or racquet (c) lift his hat

3 What does Nick Kyrgios do with his towel when changing ends?

4 How often does Richard Gasquet put a new grip on his racquet? (a) every year (b) every match (c) every change of ends

5 What does Radek Stepanek do before each first serve? (a) bounces the ball exactly seven times (b) one of his ball bounces is hit with the frame of his racquet (c) looks at his supporters in the players' box

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 7 July 2019

This week's subject is Wimbledon.

1 What is the clothing rule for Wimbledon tennis?

2 Who works from 9am to 10am on Wimbledon days to deter pigeons? (a) a helicopter pilot (b) Rufus (c) all groundsmen

3 Anagram cryptic clue: For playing tennis on grass roughly mown, I bled (9)

4 How are courtesy titles shown on Wimbledon boards and stated by umpires? (a) Mr for men and Ms for women (b) Mr for men and Ms or Mrs for women (c) no title for men and Ms or Mrs for women

5 What are you most likely to eat if you're a Wimbledon spectator? (a) onions (b) strawberries and cream (c) ham and cheese sandwiches

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 30 June 2019

This week's subject is Boris Johnson.

1 What is Boris Johnson's first name? (a) Boris, of course (b) Alexander

2 What are his two middle names?

3 Where was he born? (a) Alexandria, Egypt (b) London, England (c) New York, USA

4 What Wimbledon champion had the first name Boris?

5 How far ahead of the only other surviving contender in Conservative party votes to be Britain's next prime minister was Boris Johnson? (a) 2 (b) 20 (c) twice as much - 160 to 77

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 23 June 2019

This week's subject is Hong Kong.

1 What does 'Hong Kong' mean? (a) car horn (b) fragrant harbour (c) royal utopia

2 What is special, almost unique, about Hong Kong trams?

3 How many spectators were present to see Michael Chang beat Patrick Rafter in the final of the Hong Kong tennis championships in 1997? (a) 7 (b) 77,777

4 Why that unusual number? (a) it was a brief completion of a rain-interrupted match from the previous day (b) the sevens weren't a planned number of spectators to support Chang's belief in seven being a lucky number, but purely co-incidental

5 What world record does Hong Kong hold? (a) city with most skyscrapers (b) territory with most plastic bags (c) island with most ferries

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 16 June 2019

This week's subject is Ashleigh Barty.

1 What did Ashleigh Barty do in the first five games of her semi-final in the French Open this month? (a) win them (b) drop her racquet

2 After losing the first set and the first three games of the second set, what did she do in the next six games?

3 She was the first Australian lady to reach the final for how many years? (a) 5 (b) 9 (c) 40

4 And the first Australian lady to win the French Open for how many years? (a) 14 (b) 16 (c) 46

5 What did she do during her absence from tennis from October 2014 to February 2016?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 9 June 2019

1 What is the world's highest mountain?

2 What was the world's highest mountain before Mt Everest was discovered?

3 How many climbers died on the mountain last month? (a) 1 (b) 11 (c) 111

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

5 What crosses the Mt Everest summit? (a) the border between Nepal and China (b) the blue line summit indicator (c) a queue of up to 15 climbers each 5 minutes

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 2 June 2019

This week's subject is tennis anagrams.

1 Tennis call is put on up (3,2)

2 Put out bat, net and lines for a game (5,6)

3 Nail-biting grand-slam final winner (2,2)

4 Use critical tennis situation to squash bug, and quickly (4,2,2)

5 My run - a yard (6,5)

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 26 May 2019

This week's subject is Bob Hawke.

1 What world record did Bob Hawke hold?

2 What famous statement did Bob Hawke make in 1987 about poverty?

3 What was his full name?

4 For how long was he president of the Australian Council of Trade Unions? (a) 4 years (b) 10 years (c) 18 years

5 What occupation did his father hold? (a) also a union leader (b) church minister (c) hotel chain manager

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 19 May 2019

This week's subject is Australian politicians.

1 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." How did Mr Whitlam respond? (a) by ignoring him (b) by saying "But you are the filthiest" (c) by throwing a glass of water over him

2 What is the surname of Queensland politician Grace?

3 Why does the first name of former federal Health Minister Sussan Ley have an extra S?

4 In the Australian upper house, the most populous state, New South Wales, has 12 senators. So how many senators represent Tasmania?

5 The list of speakers of the Australian parliament shows Harry Jenkins from 1983 to 1986 and from 2008 to 2011. How could this be?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 12 May 2019

This week's subject is Leonardo da Vinci.

1 When did Leonardo da Vinci die? (a) 100 years ago this month (b) 300 years ago this month (c) 500 years ago this month

2 Where was he born? (a) Anchiano (b) Rome (c) Vinci

3 Unusual for that era, what was da Vinci? (a) drug addict (b) marathon runner (c) vegetarian

4 What else was he? (a) scientist (b) philosopher (c) anatomist (d) astronomer (e) engineer (f) painter (g) inventor of scissors (h) inventor of contact lens (i) penman able to draw with one hand and write with the other simultaneously (j) two of the above (k) all of the above

5 What was his main education? (a) university (b) Catholic medium (primary and early secondary) (c) self-taught

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 5 May 2019

This week's subject is Australian towns.

1 In which mainland Australian state is Mt Pleasant and why should no-one get this answer incorrect?

2 There are two "Seven Hills" in the Australian Postcode directory. How many altogether are there for "One Hill", "Two Hills", "Three Hills", "Four Hills", "Five Hills", "Six Hills", "Eight Hills", "Nine Hills" and "Ten Hills"?

3 What's unusual about the Victorian town name Nar Nar Goon North?

4 Of the six Australian suburb or town names that begin with "Z", most people only have heard of two and both begin with "Ze". What are these?

5 Where is Humpty Doo?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 28 April 2019

This week's subject is cathedrals.

1 What is the most-visited man-made attraction in Europe?

2 Which of these was one of the relics saved from this month's fire? (a) a piece of the manger (b) a piece of the cross (c) a parchment piece showing 1 John 5:7

3 Who owns Notre Dame Cathedral? (a) the Catholic Church, of course - silly question (b) the French government

4 How long did it take to complete the construction of Sydney's St Mary's Cathedral? (a) 3 years (b) 4 years (c) more than a century

5 How high is Sydney's St Andrews Cathedral School, catering for all years from Kindergarten to Year 12? And where is its cricket pitch?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 21 April 2019

This week's subject is corn.

1 For what food do we throw away the outside, cook the inside, eat the outside then throw away the inside?

2 How many kernels are there on an average ear of corn? (a) 8 (b) 80 (c) 800

3 As of this month, how many years is it since the patent for Kellogg's Corn Flakes was issued? (a) 100 years (b) 111 years (c) 123 years

4 Who did Dr Kellogg work for? (a) a United States president (b) a church (c) a hotel chain

5 What do the words corn flakes, aspirin, thermos and trampoline have in common?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 14 April 2019

This week's subject is Billy Graham.

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

2 How many attended Billy Graham's final 1959 Sydney meeting? (a) only 12,500 - barely a third of what was expected (b) nearly 100,000 (c) 150,000

3 About what proportion of the Australian population attended Billy Graham's Australian meetings? (a) a tenth (b) a third (c) a half

4 He was a spiritual adviser to how many consecutive U.S. presidents? (a) 1 (b) 2 (c) 12

5 How old was he when he died in February last year? (a) 77 (b) 88 (c) 99

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 7 April 2019

This week's subject is April 1.

1 Why did the Google Nose tool, introduced by Google in 2013 to allow searches by smell, not survive?

2 Only a fortnight after The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age moved from broadsheet to tabloid, or 'compact' as they called it, the Australian Financial Review was announced as doing the reverse, moving to broadsheet 'as a status symbol' after 60 years in compact form. Why did the move not take place?

3 Who was named America's biggest fool from the telephone survey by a New York public relations company for April 1 2003? (a) former president Bill Clinton (b) singer Michael Jackson (c) Utah kidnapper Brian Mitchell

4 What did Australian Geographic warn visitors to Australia to be aware of? (a) drop bears (b) flying kangaroos (c) horned penguins

5 The last message from the Pioneer 10 spacecraft, launched in 1972, was received on 1 April 1997. How long did the message take to reach Earth? (a) 9 seconds (b) 9 minutes (c) 9 hours

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 31 March 2019

This week's subject is New Zealand.

1 Why are cows not allowed in New Zealand dairies?

2 What annual event, sponsored by Cadbury's, involves 75,000 items rolling down Baldwin Street, Dunedin?

3 Why is it held on Baldwin Street? (a) it's New Zealand's widest street (b) it's the world's steepest street (c) its first winner, when the event was held on Head Street, was bald

4 New Zealander Sir Thomas Graham Fry was jailed for life in Sydney on 26 October 2001 for importing $268 million worth of cocaine. Since then has he still been called Sir?

5 Until 2016, for how many years had Ireland failed to beat New Zealand in Rugby? (a) 1 (b) 11 (c) 111

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 24 March 2019

This week's subject is New South Wales elections.

1 Which one of the following contested the NSW 2015 election? (a) Ban Coal Party (b) No Parking Meters Party (c) More Public Holidays Party

2 What is now the name of the former Shooters and Fishers Party?

3 Which of these parties have candidates for this month's NSW elections? Advance Australia, Flux, Keep Sydney Open, Sustainable Australia, Voluntary Euthanasia

4 Can you correct the surnames spelling of Premier Gladys Berijiklian and Liberal Democrat David Leongem?

5 Which candidate in this month's NSW election started school unable to speak English and finished dux? (a) the premier (b) the leader of the opposition (c) the leader of the Greens

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 17 March 2019

This week's subject is the Hacksaw Ridge movie.

1 The Hacksaw Ridge movie of a World War II battle was screened on Seven this month. Where is Hacksaw Ridge? (a) on the Japanese island Okinawa (b) on an island off the west coast of Australia (c) on the western coast of the USA

2 Where was the movie filmed? (a) Japan (b) Australia (c) USA

3 What did the battle's star, Desmond Doss, do? (a) kill 75 Japanese (b) save 75 US soldiers while under Japanese fire

4 What religion was he? (a) Anglican (b) Seventh-day Adventist (c) Church of Scientology

5 He was the first what to be awarded the US Medal of Honour? (a) non-American (b) conscientious objector (c) teenager

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 10 March 2019

This week's subject is the Catholic Church.

1 What is the pope's full title?

2 What percentage of the Afghanistan population is Catholic according to the 2013 check? (a) 42% (b) 4.2% (c) less than that

3 What is the average age of the 14,000 Catholic priests in France? (a) 30 (b) 40 (c) over 50

4 Of what is Augustine the saint? (a) brewers (b) sore eyes (c) theologians

5 How many of the first 18 popes died violently, mainly by murder? (a) 3 (b) 8 (c) all18

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 3 March 2019

This week's subject is vegan.

1 A vegan alternative of what product became available in Australia in February? (a) Bega Cheese (b) Magnum (c) Moroccan lamb pie

2 A vegan version of what company's main product became available in Australia last year? (a) Domino's (b) KFC (c) Norco

3 What diet is an anagram of 'irate vegan'?

4 Is 'Vegan' pronounced 'Vaygan' or 'Veegan'?

5 Why weren't there any no votes nor any other dissension at the 2002 annual general meeting of the Vegan Society (NSW)?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 24 February 2019

This week's subject is orienteering.

1 The first four placegetters in the Sydney Summer Series Little Manly orienteering event last month all had surnames of what? (a) colours (b) cities (c) food

2 How could an orienteer determine a compass point by looking at a tree?

3 How could an orienteer determine a compass point by looking at the radical leaves of the compass plant?

4 On an orienteering sheet of control descriptions, what is the difference between 'the watercourse' and 'a watercourse'?

5 What was the oldest age division in an Australian Capital Territory Orienteering Championships? (a) over 60 (b) over 80 (c) over 100

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 17 February 2019

This week's subject is elephants.

1 The world's oldest elephant in captivity died this month in India. How old was she? (a) 68 (b) 88 (c) 108

2 Can elephants swim?

3 Which of the following can an elephant's trunk do? Breathe, smell, drink, grab, trumpet, lift a coin, lift a 270kg load

4 Over what distance can elephants communicate? (a) 200m (b) 500m (c) over a kilometre

5 Besides elephants, what mammals have four forward-facing knees?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 10 February 2019

This week's subject is murder.

1 Nicolas Pereg was arrested last month for the murder of an Australian university professor. He had told residents of his area that he was a Norwegian named Floda Reltih. What is significant about that name?

2 Who killed American musician Marvin Gaye? (You read his name recently.)

3 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, how many of the attacks on Australian cash vans had been in Sydney? (a) none (b) almost half (c) the whole 43

4 What sentence was Martin Bryant given for his murders at Port Arthur?

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

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 3 February 2019

This week's subject is temperatures.

1  What new high temperature record did Adelaide set on 24 January? (a) 36.2 (b) 41.2 (c) 46.2

2  What other Australian state capital cities have a higher record? (a) no others (b) Perth (c) Perth and Brisbane

3  Other than 'maximum', what word beginning with 'M' appears in most media reports on high temperatures?

4  What is believed to be the hottest place in the world?

5  Why is 37.778 degrees special?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 27 January 2019

This week's subject is Australia Day.

1 What did the prime minister announce this month as being against the Australia Day dress code? (a) suits and ties (b) board shorts and thongs (c) jeans and swimming costumes

2 On what dates are Foundation Day and Invasion Day observed?

3 Did Australia Day turn 90 on Australia Day 2005?

4 In the 2014 Australia Day awards, how many of the 487 Order of Australia medals went to 2012 Olympic Games or Paralympic Games athletes for winning a gold medal as individual or team members? (a) none (b) one (c) one in 10

5 How many 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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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 20 January 2019

This week's subject is Australian Open tennis:

1  What is the first name of former Australian Open tennis quarter-finalist Sandgren?

2  What did Japan's Naomi Osaka do before almost every point when she beat Ashleigh Barty in the 2018 championships?

3  Ken Rosewall became the youngest winner of the Australian men’s singles at 18 in 1953. Who is the oldest winner of this title?

4  What happens at one-set all in mixed doubles matches at the Australian Open? (a) the players get a five-minute rest before the third set (b) unlike the first two sets which are decided by a tie-break, the third set is played out until a pair reaches six games, or to a two-game lead if it goes to six-all (c) an 18-point tie-break is played instead of a set

5  At what ATP world ranking did former Australian Open finalist Andy Murray start 2019? (a) 2 (b) 4 (c) 240

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 13 January 2019

This week's subject is statistics.

1  How many of the last 18 years were the hottest on record globally? (a) 9 (b) 17

2  What percentage of Australian infants have been vaccinated against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio and measles? (a) 76% (b) 95%

3  What is the percentage of Muslims in Australia? (a) 17% (b) 3%

4  What percentage of working-age Australians are unemployed and looking for work? (a) 23% (b) 5%

5  How many times is "and" used in the 31 verses of the first chapter of the Bible? (a) it isn't used (b) 31, the same number as the number of verses (c) 98, or an average of more than three times for each verse

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 6 January 2019

This week's subject is nonsense.

1  Why did the chicken cross the road?

2  Why did the turkey cross the road?

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

4  Why is the moon more valuable than the sun?

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

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