Quiz

Central and North Burnett Times - - MIND -

1. Last year, auto gi­ant Volk­swa­gen an­nounced it would be switch­ing its of­fi­cial lan­guage to (a) English (b) Chi­nese (c) Ja­panese? 2. Which golf ma­jor is be­ing played this week­end? 3. Last year, which two-time Aus­tralian prime min­is­ter was awarded an hon­orary doc­tor­ate by the Aus­tralian Na­tional Univer­sity? 4. Hil­lary Clin­ton’s sec­ond given name is (a) Dana (b) Delia (c) Diane? 5. Are the hu­man fibula and tibia in the hu­man lower arm or lower leg? 6. The names of the ti­tle char­ac­ters of which Shake­speare play rep­re­sent let­ters in the In­ter­na­tional Ra­dio Al­pha­bet? 7. Last year, which 29-year-old Ser­bian ten­nis star an­nounced her re­tire­ment via her Face­book page, say­ing she feels she can no longer play at the elite level re­quired? 8. “I hear the cot­ton­woods whis­perin’ above, Tammy! Tammy! Tammy’s in love!” are lyrics from which song? 9. In 2004, who launched “TheFace­book” as a Har­vard-based so­cial net­work? 10. What is the Latin term, de­rived from Ro­man law, mean­ing “no­body’s land”? 11. Last year, which paral­ysed for­mer New­cas­tle Knight an­nounced he would sue the NRL and Jor­dan McLean whose tackle left him wheel­chair-bound? 12. Last year, a Mel­bourne coun­cil voted against grant­ing her­itage pro­tec­tion for a house made fa­mous in which 1997 hit movie? 13. Which test cricket team wears maroon caps? 14. Nine­teenth cen­tury Ger­man en­gi­neer Niko­laus Otto was a pi­o­neer of the (a) in­ter­nal com­bus­tion en­gine (b) pneu­matic tyre (c) wrist watch? 15. The let­ters ASX, the fi­nan­cial trad­ing or­gan­i­sa­tion, stand for what? 16. In 2009, which Aus­tralian com­pleted the Triple Crown of Act­ing (Os­car, Emmy, Tony)? 17. Which Bri­ton set the world land speed record (280kph) in his car Blue­bird in 1927? 18. The “pa­per bag build­ing” is in which state cap­i­tal? 19. Af­ter per­form­ing at a con­cert in Bris­bane in 1973, who told re­porters that at 29, he “was getting a bit old for rock ‘n’ roll?” 20. Ben Lomond is in which Aus­tralian state/ter­ri­tory? 21. Which cur­rent ABC ra­dio show was first broad­cast in 1945? 22. Yel­lowknife is the cap­i­tal of which Cana­dian ter­ri­tory? 23. In 2006, which Hol­ly­wood star es­caped in­jury when a great white shark was trapped in a div­ing cage with him? 24. Which play­ing card is nick­named “the curse of Scot­land”? 25. Af­ter his prime min­is­ter­ship, who served as Aus­tralia’s fed­eral trea­surer for nine years?

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