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?