Quiz

Central and North Burnett Times - - MIND -

1. Vine­gar con­tains 5 to 20% of which acid (a) acetic (b) cit­ric (c) sul­phuric? 2. Aus­tralia’s Layne Beach­ley was a seven-time world cham­pion in (a) judo (b) surf­ing (c) ta­ble ten­nis? 3. First World War Ger­man fighter pilot, the Red Baron, was cred­ited with shoot­ing down how many Al­lied planes (a) 80 (b) 180 (c) 280? 4. To com­pen­sate for the slow­down in the earth’s ro­ta­tion, sci­en­tists in­serted how much ex­tra time into New Year’s Eve 2016 (a) one sec­ond (b) one minute (c) one hour? 5. From 1999 to 2008, Thabo Mbeki was pres­i­dent of (a) Fiji (b) Hun­gary (c) South Africa? 6. What is the term for the hor­i­zon­tal bar used for ex­er­cise by dancers? 7. Who is the cap­tain of the Aus­tralian net­ball team? 8. Who was re­cently elected pre­mier of New South Wales? 9. In a cameo in which 2015 movie did Mar­got Rob­bie, play­ing her­self, ex­plain com­plex eco­nomic the­ory while in a bub­ble bath? 10. What was the na­tion­al­ity of Mehmet Ali Agca, the would-be as­sas­sin of Pope John Paul II in 1981? 11. Has any team won suc­ces­sive pre­mier­ships since the in­tro­duc­tion of the NRL com­pe­ti­tion in 1998? 12. The this­tle is the na­tional em­blem of (a) Ire­land (b) Scot­land (c) Wales? 13. The age of Mis­bah ul-Haq when he cap­tained Pak­istan in a Test cricket se­ries against Aus­tralia last sea­son was (a) 37 (b) 42 (c) 47? 14. Plumbism is the dis­eased con­di­tion caused by the ab­sorp­tion of (a) cop­per (b) lead (c) zinc? 15. Does Guyana have a coast­line on the At­lantic or Pa­cific Ocean? 16. In Eng­land in 1969, two Trinidad-born broth­ers bun­gled a kid­nap at­tempt on the wife of which Aus­tralian-born me­dia boss when they took the wrong woman? 17. O is the logo of which ma­jor in­ter­na­tional sports event? 18. “She asked me to stay and she told me to sit any­where. So I looked around and I no­ticed there wasn’t a chair,” are lyrics from which song? 19. Who is the 2017 Aus­tralian of the Year? 20. Which rock band was formed as The Far­riss Broth­ers in Syd­ney in 1977? 21. US pres­i­dents Don­ald Trump, Ge­orge W. Bush and Bill Clin­ton were born re­spec­tively in which three con­sec­u­tive months of 1946? 22. Jack Dorsey is a co-founder of which on­line news and so­cial net­work­ing ser­vice? 23. Who re­cently be­came Manch­ester United’s record goal scorer? 24. Which 1969 Beatles al­bum had nei­ther its ti­tle nor the band’s name on the front cover? 25. Whose 1979 Pulitzer Prize-win­ning novel, The Ex­e­cu­tioner’s Song, told of events re­lated to the fir­ing-squad ex­e­cu­tion of Gary Gil­more, for mur­der, in Utah?

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