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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 21 August 2022

This week's subject is English prefixes.

1 What is the difference between flammable and inflammable?

2 What is the difference between mure and immure?

3 Three of the following are true. Which one is false? (a) The opposite of inert is ert. (b) The opposite of uncouth is couth. (c) The opposite of unruly is ruly. (d) The opposite of anonymous is onymous

4 "Ungainly" means "awkward"; is there a word "gainly", and if so, what does it mean?

5 What does the prefix "rhino" mean? (a) mammoth (b) nose (c) horn

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 7 August 2022

This week's subject is space.

1 On an expedition from Earth at the speed of light, 300'000km a second, the moon would be passed one and a half seconds after launch, the sun 10 minutes later and the edge of our solar system after five and a half hours. When would the expedition pass the Andromeda Galaxy, the twin to our Milky Way and our nearest large galaxy? (a) after 2 weeks (b) after 2 months (c) after 2 million years

2 How long is it since a meteor last entered earth's atmosphere? (a) 1999 (b) less than 6 months (c) 3 months

3 When does a meteoroid become a meteorite?

4 What is the largest unnamed object in our solar system?

5 Of what are comets made?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 31 July 2022

This week's subject is special crossword clues.

1 Gets the gig for epic band, spurning covers (9) (The theme was nationals.)

2 Start an after-dinner speech about my dinner suit (8)

3 The royal couple play around (9)

4 He worships false gods to postpone marriage vows (8)

5 Idiot exercise (4)

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 24 July 2022

This week's subject is aircraft.

1 Is Sunday the busiest day for air flights in Tonga?

2 In what aircraft did the passenger sit in front of the pilot? (a) Messerschmitt (b) Tiger Moth (c) Warner Bros cartoons planes

3 How many planes does John Travolta have in the garden of his mansion? (a) only one, of course (b) 2 (c) 4

4 What Sydney airport has the airport code RSE?

5 In what period was United Airlines losing $16 million before applying for bankruptcy on 10 December 2002? (a) each month (b) each week (c) each day

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 10 July 2022

This week's subject is crime.

1 Two boys escaped from Don Dale Juvenile Correction Centre in Darwin in June 2015. How were they returned to the prison? (a) by a great-grandmother (b) by New Zealand police after they broke into the remains of the Christchurch Cathedral (c) by crashing the car they'd stolen through the jail entrance front gates

2 Does Sydney's Long Bay jail have many absquatulations?

3 Why was North Korea's defence minister executed in May 2015? (a) for rape (b) for mass murder (c) for falling asleep during a meeting

4 Under Colonel Mariam's rule of Ethiopia 10 000 "counter-revolutionaries" were shot. For what did their relatives have to pay before they could claim the bodies?

5 What precautions do the residents of the Sydney suburb Great Mackeral Beach take to prevent theft from their homes?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 3 July 2022

This week's subject is Wimbledon tennis records.

1 What 2006 men's doubles partners each have 17 letters in their name (first and surname), and only two of the letters are different when comparing their names?

2 What was the longest Wimbledon men's singles match in elapsed time (eg including overnight)? (a) 10 hours (b) 100 hours

3 What was the longest Wimbledon doubles match in games? (a) over 50 games (b) over 100 games

4 For how long did the shortest ever Wimbledon final last? (a) 37 minutes (b) 55 minutes

5 What was Novak Djokovic's record, set at Wimbledon in 2011,, for the number of times bouncing the ball before a serve?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 26 June 2022

This week's subject is shopping history.

1 What was the first product to have a bar code? (a) Coca-Cola (b) Wrigley's chewing gum (c) Johnson's baby powder

2 What covered the floor of virtually all butchers' shops until supermarkets started to take over their role?

3 What was the main requirement for employment at Sydney's Mark Foy's department store at least to the 1950s? (a) business degree (b) School Leaving Certificate (c) be a Catholic

4 What was the main requirement for employment at Sydney's Anthony Hordern's department store at least to the 1950s? (a) business degree (b) School Leaving Certificate (c) be a Protestant

5 What was the main requirement for employment at Sydney's Farmers department store at least to the 1950s? (a) business degree (b) School Leaving Certificate (c) be of English descent

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 19 June 2022

This week's subject is crosswords.

1 Donald Harrison, who died this month, produced the crosswords still shown each Tuesday in The Sydney Morning Herald. For how long had he been doing this? (a) only 18 weeks (b) 18 months (c) 18 years

2 How old was he? (a) 30 (b) 60 (c) 90

3 'Produce' crosswords is not the correct verb for what a crossword maker does. What is it? (a) compile (b) compose (c) create

4 What do cruciverbalists do?

5 How many clues were there in the world's biggest horizontal crossword? (a) 51 (b) 151 (c) 2439

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 12 June 2022

This week's subject is war.

1 What caused the July 1969 war between former good neighbours Honduras and El Salvador, which killed at least 2000 people in 16 days? (a) food shortage (b) a car accident (c) a soccer match

2 Most of the British soldiers who died in the Gulf War were killed by soldiers from what country?

3 What was the only country to have won independence from Britain in war?

4 Bolivia's navy had 5,000 personnel. How long is its coastline?

5 How long after the end of the Vietnam War was the "Welcome Home" parade staged in Sydney streets for Vietnam veterans? (a) the same week (b) 6 months (c) 15 years

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 5 June 2022

This week's subject is again names.

1 Who are Wong and Wang?

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2 How did the resident of Windsor Road, Northmead, spell his surname?

3 Which person lived at Fox Road, North Ryde?

4 Who lived in Malabar Road, Maroubra?

5 Why was the resident of Lisbon Street, Mt Druitt, thick?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 29 May 2022

This week's subject is surnames.

1 Henry Chinn was a former Sydney man who was sentenced to death for trying to send drugs from China to Australia, later commuted to two years jail. Do any other surnames begin with Chh?

2 What surname did the Labor candidate for Lane Cove in the 2017 council election have? (a) Smith (b) Zbik (c) Council

3 Did E Ee also live in Lane Cove?

4 Was Ee this person's surname?

5 If this person's name was told to you, how would you have spelt it? Muthukrishnan Srinivasan

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 22 May 2022

This week's subject is overseas first names:

1 What is the first name of the new president of the Philippines?

2 Most adults in Ghana have a first name that is one of seven. Why are these seven so common?

3 Whose children are named Peaches Honeyblossom Michelle Charlotte Angel Vanessa, Fifi Trixibelle, Pixie and Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lilly?

4 What was the top name for boys in the U.S. every year from 1999 to 2009? (a) Jacob (b) Jarrod (c) Jason (d) something else

5 What is the given name of the son of engineer, industrial designer and technology entrepreneur Eon Musk and Canadian singer Claire Boucher (known as Grimes)? (a) Tim (b) Ian (c) X Æ A-Xii

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 15 May 2022

This week's subject is Sydney street names.

1 Waverley set a record with a street name beginning with four consonants – Strzelecki Close. How was Horningsea Park able to break the record with minimum effort?

2 In Greater Sydney street directories, are there any street names ending in Q, V, X or Z? If so, which has the most and which has the least?

3 If we allow Y to be counted as a consonant, what Sydney street name has seven consecutive consonants?

4 How can the name of a road have the word 'of' immediately precede the final word 'road'?

5 What do these Sydney street names have in common? Ada, Anana, Ara, Ava, Cadac, Civic, Deed, Eve, Glenelg, Hannah, Harah, Hattah, Kuruk, Mallam, Naman, Narran, Otto, Saggas, Tumut and Yatay?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 8 May 2022

This week's subject is world education.

1 Have any British prime ministers attended Eton College?

2 What is special about the school motto 'If it is to be, it is up to me'?

3 At what year did US president Andrew Johnson leave school? (a) year 5 (b) year 7 (c) something else

4 Until 2012, on how many days a week did children in France attend school? (a) 4 (b) 5 (c) 5½

5 And how many holidays did they have each year? (a) just over one month (b) two months (c) nearly four months

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 1 May 2022

This week's subject is wildlife food and drink.

1 What do warthogs do when they eat? (a) sing (b) kneel with their front legs but keep their rear legs upright (c) close their eyes

2 How much does an elephant drink each day? (a) 80 litres (b) 200 litres (c) elephants don't drink

3 Most animals graze haphazardly. What about hippos?

4 What do mountain gorillas eat? (a) bananas, (b) stones (c) their own dung

5 Do sheep drink from running water?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 24 April 2022

This week's subject is trees.

1 What are the metal bands often wrapped around trees in Melbourne local parks like Fitzroy Gardens, for? (a) to stop possums and other small animals from climbing the trees (b) to stop Melbournians from getting into trees (c) to retain gluten to help the trees grow (d) to enable each tree to receive its own emails

2 What is the name of Iceland's native trees?

3 Approximately how many trees were destroyed in the Great Storm of 1987 in Great Britain? (a) one thousand (b) one million (c) 15 million

4 The world's largest living things, redwood trees, can grow to 105m and produce bark 35cm thick. How long is the seed they spring from? (a) 1cm (b) 2cm (c) 3cm

5 Where could you find an allocasuarina portuensis tree? (a) anywhere in Europe except for Russia (b) only in the eastern half of South America, particularly Brazil (c) only around and near Nielsen Park, Vaucluse

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 17 April 2022

This week's subject is death.

1 At 83, actor Robert Young attempted suicide by attaching a hose to his car exhaust. Why did the attempt fail?

2 A tragedy in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1919, killed 21 people. What caused their death? (a) a factory explosion that caused 2000 spanners to rain down on a concert by a classical music group called "The Spinners" (b) a tidal wave of molasses cresting at 16m which swallowed eight buildings (c) a stampede of 25 elephants, three baby zebras and a skunk that escaped from a secret zoo (d) a 73-year-old pensioner had amassed behind the wall of an abandoned convent

3 Thirty-seven Americans were killed by soft drink machines between 1978 and 1995. What caused these machines to become lethal?

4 What is the greatest number of people that one man has saved from death in war? (a) more than 1000 (b) about 50 000 (c) more than 90 000

5 What is the number one killer of Alaska's outdoor recreationists?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 10 April 2022

This week's subject is time.

1 Does 'bi-monthly" mean twice a month or every second month?

2 Why does Thursday start lazily in Jordan?

3 How long is the geological time eon?

4 In Australia dates are shown as day-month year. How are they shown in the United States?

5 How many other countries use the US system?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 3 April 2022

This week's subject is railways.

1 Where is the world's steepest passenger railway?

2 How steep is it? (a) 42 degrees (b) 52 degrees (c) 72 degrees

3 How can you travel from Fairfield station to Fairfield station via Fairfield station?

4 Between what two Sydney suburbs is the sharpest (tightest) curve on Sydney railways? (a) Waverton and Wollstonecraft (b) Milsons Point and North Sydney (c) Roseville and Lindfield

5 How many carriages does The Ghan have for its run between Darwin and Adelaide? (a) 4 (b) 24 (c) 42

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 27 March 2022

This week's subject is pronunciation.

1 What is the correct pronunciation of the surname of Australia's Opposition leader, Anthony Albanese? (a AlbanEEse (b) AlbanAYsee (c) something else

2 How many TV and radio presenters pronounce Albanese correctly? (a) almost all of them (b) almost none of them

3 What is weird about the emphasis we use when mentioning the name of a street as opposed to a road, avenue, crescent, etc?

4 By what difference in pronunciation can you change the meaning of 'invalid' from 'disabled person' to 'deprived of legal force or value'?

5 The eight three-letter words ending in AY rhyme with the letter 'A'. What happens to one , and only one, of them, without any apparent reason, when you add an 'S'

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 20 March 2022

This week's subject is health.

1 Can you lose weight by banging your head against the wall?

2 According to the NSW Poisons Information Centre, what causes the most poisonings?

3 What did Clive Palmer weigh in 2013? (a) 158kg (b) 124kg (c) 85kg

4 Why do no research results or health professionals claim that flaxseed is healthier than linseed?

5 Does it hurt less if a Band-Aid is taken off quickly or slowly?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 13 March 2022

This week's subject is palindromes.

1 Last month's date 22-02-2022 was both a palindrome and an ambigram. What are they?

2 What three-letter words for grandparent, parent and child are all palindromes?

3 'A Toyota' is a palindrome.. What car name beginning with C is a palindrome?

4 Why was the first prize of $1001 in the 2017 World Palindrome Championships significant?

5 When is 'quirkily' a palindrome? (a) in French (b) in Morse code (c) when its opposite meaning is used

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 6 March 2022

This week's subject is Russia.

1 For how much an acre did America buy Alaska, its largest state, from Russia? (a) two cents (b) two dollars (c) 22 rubles

2 Star Russian heavyweight weightlifter Sergey Syrstov competed in the 1996 Olympic games. Why was his mother not there to watch him? (a) they were estranged (b) she could not stand watching or having anything to do with weightlifting

3 Cryptic crossword clue: Even Russia has states (1,1,1,)

4 We all know Russia is the largest country, but which is second?

5 What did Anastasia Sergeyevna Pavlyuchenkova do for Russia? (a) teach spelling (b ) play tennis (c) lead space travel as a pioneer cosmonaut

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 27 February 2022

This week's subject is weird sports.

1 Two contestants, one a former Swedish champion, were expelled from the 1999 Swedish championships after testing positive for cortisone. What was the sport? (a) tennis (b) table tennis (c) something else
2 In what sport do you use equipment as long as or longer than your body and your opponent has no equipment?

3 What is Australia's most dangerous sport?

4 What are the fastest creatures regularly raced for sport?

5 In what sport can you graduate to a recurve?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 20 February 2022

This week's subject is psychology.

1 We start with the easiest question: Of what is phobophobia a fear?

2 Of what was Thomas Edison, inventor of the light bulb, afraid?

3 How do you tell whether people are lying by looking at them?

4 What does Steve Ellison know? (a) the value of pi to the 1000th decimal point (b) the year of birth and death of everyone he's heard of (c) something unique that happened in every year since 1000BC (subject to where historians differ regarding some years)

5 What is the difference between psychology and psychiatry?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 13 February 2022

This week's subject is flags.

1 What flag is soon to get a permanent position on the Sydney Harbour Bridge?

2 What country's national flag has been changed the most times?

3 What is the only country with a national flag that is not rectangular? (a) Nepal (b) Poland (c) (c) Eritrea

4 How do you tell the difference between the flags of the Netherlands and Luxembourg? (a) the Luxembourg flag is longer (b) the Luxembourg flag's blue stripe is a lighter shade

5 What dominates the flag of Isle of Man? (a) a crown (b) a triskelion (c) a caterpillar

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 6 February 2022

This week's subject is the 2022 Australian Open tennis.

1 What is the seating capacity for Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena? (a) 1,482 (b) 14,820

2 About how many of the seats were occupied for the 26 January Australian mixed doubles semi-final that included Australians Jaimee Fourlis and Jason Kubler? (a) about 40 (b) about 14, 800

3 At what time did that Grand Slam semi-final start? (a) 12.50pm, a strange time for a semi-final (b) 6.50pm (although it could have been earlier as it was on a public holiday) (c) 12.50am

4 In how many of the years from 2015 to 2021 did Dylan Alcott win the Australian Quad Wheelchair singles?

5 What distracted him from winning the 2022 final?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 30 January 2022

This week's subject is tennis.

1 What does the surname Djokovic mean? (a) son of George (b) sun worshiper (c) Sunday champion

2 What does the surname Federer mean? (a) supplied with food (b) trader in feathers (c) bank manager

3 What does the surname Nadal mean? (a) allergic to (b) born of (c) Christmas

4 What does Canadian player Denis Shapovalov do before each serve? (a) look to the sky (b) bounce the ball between his legs from behind, the same as John Isner (c) rub the Canadian sign on his shirt

5 Approximately how many times in a main event does Rafael Nadal smile? (a) none (b) at the end of each set, so 2, 3, 4 or 5 times (c) it varies - every time his opponent serves a double fault

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 23 January 2022

This week's subject is Sydney street name collections.

1 What suburb has all but one of its 27 streets named after US presidents?

2 What suburb has most of its streets named after Australian tennis players or cricketers?

3 What suburb has many of its streets named after Pacific Ocean localities?

4 Of the 51 streets in the Sydney suburb Claymore, none are called 'streets' but there are two 'crescents', two 'roads' and a 'place'. What are the other 46? (a) lanes (b) parades (c) ways

5 More than 60 Hinchinbrook streets names are of what? (a) Australian famous people (b) birds (c) criminals

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 16 January 2022

This week's subject is tennis.

1 What is a tweener?

2 In what branch of tennis did Esther Vergeer win 400 consecutive matches?

3 What was the maximum number of letters in either first name or surname of the players in the 2012 China Hopman Cup team? (a) 2 (b) 3 (c) 13

4 Did Roger Federer's wife present him with twins?

5 What are the missing letters from the following tweet in Peter FitzSimon's Herald column describing how Novak Djokovic's vaccination lack caused his visa cancellation review this month? Nova-, Nov--, Nov---

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 9 January 2022

1 What are the main reasons for being scared of an Australian drop bear?

2 What is the best way to keep them from grabbing your neck? (a) put Vegemite behind your ears (b) wear a neck brace when walking through forests (c) try to ignore them

3 Where do you have to beware of drop bears?

4 A man is wearing all black. Black shoes, socks, trousers, jumper, gloves and balaclava. He is walking down a black street with all the street lamps off. A black car is coming towards him with its lights off but somehow manages to stop in time. How did the driver see the man?

5 How far can a train go into a tunnel?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 2 January 2022

This week's subject is colours.

1 Does a red rag attract a bull?

2 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

3 What has London's Financial Times had in common with pink salmon since 1893?

4 In what colour is this word, green, printed?

5 Do you see red the same as I do, or could your red be my green, or something completely different from any colour that I can imagine?

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