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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 16 May 2021

This week's subject is babies.

1 What record number of babies did a woman from Mali give birth to on 4 May? (a) 7 (b) 9 (c) 11

2 They're not twins or triplets, so what are they called?

3 How many times a minute do babies blink?

4 How many babies does the average Nigerian woman have? (a) 1 (b) 3 (c) 5

5 How many babies can a female rabbit have in her lifetime? (a) 2 (b) 20 (c) 200

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 9 May 2021

This week's subject is India.

1 How many surgical masks is Australia sending to India? (a) one hundred (b) one thousand (c) one million

2 How many new COVID-19 cases were there in India in one week in April? (a) two hundred (b) two thousand (2) two million

3 What was Pradeep Magazine? (a) an Indian monthly with articles about pradeeps (b) an Indian journalist

4 The average net speed of the winning team at a sporting championship in Jubbulpore, India, on 12 August 1889, was 0.00135 km/h. What was the sport, which was an Olympic event from 1900 to 1920?

5 In Delhi, India, the Sulabh International Museum is the world's only museum of what? (a) toilets (b) buckets (c) ingrown toenails

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 2 May 2021

This week's subject is spelling.

1 The spelling of what word is so monotonous that its first four even-numbered letters are all "o", ie -o-o-o-o--?

2 Now the questions get even more difficult. Can you name any of the three English words ending in "ecy"?

3 If there were a dictionary that had every English word spelt backwards, what would be the last word?

4 And what would be the first word?

5 What is the only vowel not in the top row of letters on a standard keyboard?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 25 April 2021

This week's subject is Afghanistan.

1 The involvement of American and Australian forces in war in Afghanistan ends this year. When did it start? (a) 1991 (b) 2001 (c) 2011

2 What is special about the name of the Afghanistan president, Ashraf Ghani?

3 Until 2001, in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, which of these were illegal for men? (a) owning a TV set (b) shaving

4 Did Afghanistan's Baser Wasiqi set a record for the marathon at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta?

5 What has Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, had more of per square kilometre than any other city? (a) elections (b) land mines (c) USA soldiers

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 18 April 2021

This week's subject is cities.

1 Which is closest to the equator—Rome, Chicago or Tasmania's Launceston?

2 What two Australian cities' names are pronounced differently by their inhabitants from the way they are pronounced by residents of the other Australian states?

3 What are the residents of Glasgow called?

4 The name of what city that is a popular Italian tourist attraction ends in double 'i'?

5 Where is Unalaska?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 11 April 2021

This week's subject is international towns.

1 In what Canadian town was the Jeffrey asbestos mine? (a) Jeffrey (b) Asbestos (c) Mine

2 How was the name of Soweto in South Africa derived?

3 How is Fiji's Nadi pronounced?

4 How is American Samoa's Pago Pago pronounced?

5 Is South Africa's Wilderness in the wilderness?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 4 April 2021

This week's subject is the Suez Canal.

1 What is the name of the ship blocking the Suez Canal? (a) Ever Given (b) Evergreen

2 How many canal workers died during its excavation? (a) none, but there were hundreds of injuries (b) nearly 800 (c) about 120,000

3 How many worked on the canal's excavation? (a) 220,000 (b) 280,000 (c) 1,500,000

4 How long did it take them? (a) 11 months (b) 11 years (c) nearly 19 years

5 What countries does it go through? (a) Egypt (b) Egypt and Israel (c) Egypt, Israel and briefly Jordan

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 28 March 2021

This week's subject is Papua New Guinea.
1 Why are Australian politicians concerned that Papua New Guinea's being close to Australia risks their virus epidemic spreading to us? How far away from Australian territory is PNG? (a) 5km (b) 105km (c) 501km

2 Sir Michael Somare died last month. How many PNG prime ministers preceded his first time in that role?

3 What is the main difference between PNG's passenger trains and Australia's?

4 Until 1971, what was a plausible excuse for murder in PNG? (a) not speaking English (b) theft of water (c) witchcraft

5 PNG claims the world's shortest scheduled plane flight, between Menari and Efogi. How long does it take? (a) 2 minutes (b) 7 minutes (c) 10½ minutes

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 21 March 2021

This week's subject is spelling specials.

1 Spoonfeed is the longest word in the English language with what quality?

2 What word has four Ks, including its first and last letters and a double K in the middle?

3 The addition of what one letter, repeated at many intervals, makes sense of the following inscription above the Ten Commandments of the Awelck Church in Wales? PRSVRYPRFCTMN VRKPTHSPRCPTSTN

4 What is special about this paragraph from David Astle's book, Cluetopia? If a particular Parisian author born in 1936 had thrown his individuality into this world-ranging book, you wouldn't find a scrap (not a jot, not a damn scintilla) of our most popular orthographic symbol, found in almost all forms of writing, including fiction and non-fiction, playscripts and philosophical discussions. And, odd as it may sound, crosswords.

5 What's special about removing the first letters, one at a time, of 'prelate?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 14 March 2021

This week's subject is Australian politicians' names.

1 With what does the surname of the lady who was NSW Minister for Community Services until July 2002 end? (a) zz (b) an apostrophe (c) a hyphen

2 Why was B A Santamaria, one of the founders of the Democratic Labor Party, known by his initials rather than first names?

3 Which two of the following were Australian politicians? (a) Liz Oss-Emer and Peg Putt (b) Buzz Eg-Emite and Amy Ace (c) Sunset Whole-Denn and Fredric Triscaw

4 What is the first name of Liberal Party leader Kirkup, elected to that position in Western Australia in November 2020? (a) Quack (b) Yak (c) Zac

5 Without cheating, can you spell the Queensland premier's name?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 7 March 2021

This week's subject is golf.

1 What did Tiger Woods' car do last week? (a) roll several times (b) slide on a wet road into a hole

2 What did Tiger Woods answer when asked why he liked scuba diving? (a) It's a break from golf (b) Diving beats driving (c) Because the fish don't know me

3 For how many weeks did he hold the world top rating? (a) 68 (b) 83 (c) 683

4 What was the waiting time in March 1999 for joining Killara Golf Club? (a) 10 years (b) 12 months (c) none—the club was desperate for members to avoid being placed in receivership

5 How much of Stuart Island, in the Nambucca River, is covered by a golf course? (a) 50% (b) 75% (c) 100%

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 28 February 2021

This week's subject is Mars.

1 What is the name of the rover that landed on Mars this month?

2 Which of the following did it take to explore the planet? (a) bicycle (b) drone (c) helicopter (d) sleigh

3 A private spaceflight project, Mars One, announced plans to land four people on Mars in 2023. The four would not be able to be brought back. In the first fortnight how many applications to be one of them were received? (a) 7 (b) 8 (c) 78,000

4 Where does the name Mars come from?

5 What is the average centigrade temperature on Mars? (a) minus 60 (b) 0 (c) +60

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 21 February 2021

This week's subject is Australian Open tennis.

1 Ashleigh Barty won her first round match in this year's Australian Open 6-0, 6-0. How long was it since another player won a match without losing a game in the Australian ladies' singles? (a) 22 hours - it also happened on the previous day (b) 3 years (c) it hadn't happened since 1985

2 Each grand slam tennis match used to have 12 callers - the umpire, the net (let) caller and 10 linespersons. How many do each of this year's Australian Open matches have?

3 What has been the average number of players' line call challenges in each match this year? (a) 0 (b) 6 (c) 23

4 What does Canadian Denis Shapovalov do before serving? (a) throw the ball from behind between his legs twice (b) bounce the ball with his racquet twice (c) bounce the ball with his hand four times

5 What player's surname has TSI for its first three letters? You don't know? Sorry, we should have asked: What player's surname has TSI as its second three letters? And what player's surname has four Ks?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 14 February 2021

This week's subject is birthdays.

1 Garden walking and fund-raising hero Captain Sir Thomas Moore died last week. How many cards did he receive for his 100th birthday? (a) 0 (b) 140 (c) 1,400 (d) 140,000

2 What did Mudgee's Wayne Butcher do at his 50th birthday party on 29 May 1999? (a) give out all of his shop's meat to his guests (b) murder one of his guests (c) sing Happy Birthday 50 times

3 How do Jehovah's Witnesses celebrate birthdays? (a) by knocking on doors (b) by consuming large amounts of alcohol then not drinking for 24 hours (c) they don't believe in celebrating birthdays

4 What did two of the most revolutionary men of the 19th century, Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin, have in common? (a) they were born in the same city in the same hospital (b) they were born in the same year (c) they were born on the same day

5 What was the first song, one of the best-known songs of all time, to be performed in space?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 7 February 2021

This week's subject is weird words.

1 Are there any words without a vowel (or a Y)? For example, is 'nth' a word?

2 Is 'hiya' a word?

3 What does 'supercalifragilisticexpialidocious' mean?

4 What does 'absquatulate' mean?

5 What does 'dehiscent' mean?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 31 January 2021

This week's subject is games.

1 How can two people play five games of checkers with each winning the same number of games yet there are no ties? And what are two different ways for this to happen?

2 What two-word question is heard more frequently in Uno that any other game, and possibly any other activity or situation?

3 In a pack of cards, the diamonds are shown as red. What is the natural colour of a diamond? (a) colourless (b) tinted (c) red

4 Collins Dictionary gives three words for the meaning of "scrabble", and all four words begin with the same three letters (scr). What are the other three words?

5 Which of the following are officially accepted two-letter words in Scrabble? Mm, qi, xi, xu, yak, zo

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 24 January 2021

This week's subject is India.

1 About how many people attended the Kumbh Mela (Pitcher) Festival at the Ganges River in India in 2013? (a) a million (b) 10 million (c) 100 million

2 According to Indian legend, what was Buddha in a previous incarnation? (a) an ant (b) a rabbit (c) a unicorn

3 India ranks top country in the world for the largest percentage of what? (a) females (b) suicides (c) vegetarians

4 Which of the following applied to "Antilla", the private home owned by India' wealthiest man, Mukesh Ambani? (a) 27 floors (b) 3 helipads (c) 9 lifts (d) hanging gardens (e) ballrooms (f) boardrooms (g) gymnasiums (h) 6 floors of parking (i) 600 servants (j) a cost of $1.2 billion?

5 Why had India's Srantah Express run late (by five to six hours) every day for 16 years to 2004? (a) it has to give way to cattle, which are sacred in India (b) commuters use the emergency cord to stop the train near their homes (c) the arrival time was misprinted and the railways cannot afford a timetable reprint

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 17 January 2021

This week's subject is cricket.

1 In the Australia v India test cricket on 19-12-20 Mayank Agarwal was the second highest scorer for his team in the second innings and only 3 runs below the top scorer. Why couldn't he therefore claim a substantial increase in his cricket pay?

2 In cricket, most wickets fall at which score? (a) 6 (b) 13

3 How many letters are there in the full first name of the women's Twenty20 cricket captain for Sri Lanka Jayanganai? (a) 1 (b) 2 (c) 21

4 What is the surname of the Fijian cricketer whose first names are Ilikena Lasarusa? (a) Ta (b) Taleb (c) one of 49 letters

5 How many cricket pitches were there in Rwanda in 2013? (a) 0 (b) 1 (c) probably more than 2,000

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 10 January 2021

This week's subject is borders.

1 How many states border South Australia?

2 The town of Barmah is north of the Murray River, so what state is it in?

3 What is the largest country to share a border with only one other country?

4 What African country borders three countries starting with E?

5 What is the name of the central African republic that is bordered by Chad, Sudan, South Sudan, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Cameroon?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 3 January 2021

This week's subject is nonsense.

1 What, where and when?

2 What is a fly that has lost its wings?

3 What rhymes with orange?

4 How many sides does a circle have?

5 Triskaidekaphobia is the irrational fear of what?

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