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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 3 March 2024

This week's subject is swimming.

1 By how much was Australian swimmer Cam McEvoy beaten for a gold medal in the 50m freestyle final of the 2024 world championships? (a) one second (b) one tenth of a second (c) one one-hundredth of a second

2 In his 10 years of international swimming, how many times was Ian Thorpe beaten in 400 metres races? (a) none (b) only one (c) he didn't swim in 400 metres events

3 What freestyle records did Australians Jon Konrads and Shane Gould hold?

4 At what age did Ilsa Konrads break her first world record? (a) 13 (b) 16 (c) not until nearly 21

5 During what activity did Petria Thomas injure her left shoulder, ruling her out of the 2003 world titles where she was tipped to win as many as four gold medals? (a) falling off a log (b) turning off an alarm clock (c) trying to ride a bicycle backwards

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 25 February 2024

This week's subject is ball sports.

1 Adrian Gonzales, who was first baseman for the LA Dodgers in 2013, was on what annual salary? (a) $US21.8m (b) $US2.18m (c) he played in a voluntary capacity

2 What is the difference between speed badminton (also known as speedminton) and badminton? (a) Badminton has a net (b) none

3 Who became chair of Basketball Australia in 2011? (a) a former three-time Olympian, Jessica Ball (b) a former premier, Kristina Keneally (c) a former prisoner, Christine Dunnit

4 Is the item used to hit the ball in table tennis called a bat, club, paddle or racket?

5 Bill Veeck, owner of three Major League Baseball teams in his life, had a wooden leg. Why did he cut a hole in it? (a) to allow air to clean it (b) to use as an ashtray

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 18 February 2024

This week's subject is wrong steers.

'Steer' normally means control direction, but it could also be referring to an animal. What is a less common and completely different meaning for each of these?

1 Decrease (4)

2 Flower (5)

3 Number (5)

4 Butter (4)

5 Its lead decreases and it often draws. (6)

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 11 February 2024

This week's subject is mental arithmetic.

1 (No writing or re-reading allowed.) Imagine you are the driver of a NSW government bus. The journey starts with no passengers. Seven people get on at the first stop. At the next stop two get off and five get on. At the next stop sixteen get on and twelve get off. At the next stop none get on but eight get off. At the next stop two get on and six get off. At the next stop, half the remaining passengers get off and none get on. How many stops were there? What was the driver's name?

2 Divide 30 by halves and add 10.

3 Time limit 10 seconds from the end of the question's second reading. A cobbler tells a customer: "Because you are a friend I will give you a special rate for shoeing your horse. I will charge you only one cent for the first nail, and then I will double the price for each succeeding nail (ie 2c for the second nail, 4c for the third nail, 8c for the fourth nail." There are eight nails to each shoe and, of course, four shoes. Guess in 10 seconds what the final bill will be. An answer wrong by plus or minus $2 will be accepted as correct.

4 Think of a number between 1 and 10. Multiply it by 9. Add the two digits of your answer. Multiply by 4. Subtract 31. Think of the letter of the alphabet that corresponds with your answer. What is an animal beginning with that letter?

5 What is 1000 + 40 + 1000 + 30 + 1000 + 20 + 1000 + 10?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 4 February 2024

This week's subject is Science.

If you have to guess all the answers, you'll probably do as well as a scientist.

1 If shown to exist, will the Higgs mechanism explain why the W and Z bosons, which mediate weak interactions, are massive, whereas the related photon, which mediates electromagnetism, is massless?

2 What two words are missing from the statement that 'gravity accelerates objects toward the centre of the Earth at about 9.8 metres per second'? (a) or decelerates (b) man-made (c) per second

3 Bill Gates said: 'Now, we put out a lot of carbon dioxide every year, over 26 billion tons. For each American, it's about 20 tons. For people in poor countries, it's less than one ton. It's an average of about five tons for everyone on the planet. And, somehow, we have to make changes that will bring that down to zero.' What problem might zero carbon dioxide emission cause for us?

4 What do the letters OHM, in the word for a unit of electrical resistance, stand for?

5 According to the Oxford dictionary, does 'translucent' mean 'transmitting light but not transparent' or 'transparent'?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 28 January 2024

This week's subject is historic singers.

1 What is Mick Jagger's real name?

2 When did Elvis Presley make most of his money?

3 In what sport did Elvis Presley excel? (a) karate, with a black belt (b) tennis, as a US doubles quarter-finalist (c) hockey

4 What was the cost per seat for Barbara Streisand's last concert in 1999? (a) $2-50 (paid seats were over $1000 but most were given free to charity (b) $250 (c) $3700

5 From what did Rolling Stones' Keith Richards change his name? (a) Keith Richard (b) Richard Keith

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 21 January 2024

This week's subject is tennis.

1 What do Venus Williams, Martina Navratilova, Nick Kyrgios, Bernard Tomic and Novak Djokovic have in common?

2 In the 62 grand slam finals after the 2005 Australian Open to the end of 2020, how many didn't include one of Federer, Djokovic or Nadal? (a) 0 (b) 3 (c) 23

3 In the first half of the 20th century, what did tennis players call in the toss for who would serve first? (a) heads or tails (b) rough or smooth (c) odd or even

4 In 1932, how many of the world's top 100 male tennis players wore shorts? (a) all but one, England's Henry Austin (b) only one, England's Henry Austin

5 Cryptic crossword clue: Tennis legend satisfied at Queens (7)

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 14 January 2024

This week's subject is sports stars' names that relate to their sport.

In what sport did these players excel?

1 Tennys Sandgrove, Margaret Court and Katie Volynets

2 Usain Bolt

3 Marina Stepanova

4 Nathan Leeper

5 Layne Beachley

6 Chuck Long

(Canberra Times)

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 7 January 2024

This week's subject provides an unusual start to this year's questions. It's psychology.

1 Who are the 10 most influential people who never lived?

2 Besides folding your arms the usual way then trying the opposite way, and tying a tie for someone else, what other things that we have done thousands of times with little or no thought are extremely hard after one modification?

3 Which of these was a prediction made for 2015 by 'Australia's foremost astrologer', Milton Blacl, on 4-1-15? (a) Some Aquarians are going to consider retirement this year (b) San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge will partially collapse (c) President Obama will be assassinated

4 Are you a flibbertigibbet?

5 Why did "The Astrological Magazine" cease publication with its December 2007 issue?

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