1. Queen Elizabeth II recently celebrated which anniversary of her reign (a) 55th (b) 65th (c) 75th? 2. English pop star Adele has won how many Grammy Awards (a) 5 (b) 10 (c) 15? 3. Which country will celebrate Bastille Day on Friday? 4. Did Australia or India win the recent test cricket series 2-1? 5. The toxin reportedly used to murder the brother of North Korea’s leader at a Malaysian airport recently was (a) VX (b) VY (b) VZ? 6. In which recent movie were helicopters attacked by a giant ape on a former nuclear test site in the South Pacific? 7. Martha Canary, a US wild west frontierswoman, was better known by which name? 8. A $60 million entertainment complex focusing on the life of which US superstar was recently opened in Tennessee? 9. Who won the 2017 Australian Grand Prix? 10. US talk show host and TV entrepreneur Oprah Winfrey was born to an unmarried teenage mother in which Mississippi city in 1954 (a) Everest (b) Kilimanjaro (c) Kosciusko? 11. Which Melbourne Storm forward was recently elected president of the Rugby League Players’ Association? 12. Several auto giants recently pulled ads from YouTube after car ads were placed next to an offensive video attacking which media figure and former Australian of the Year? 13. Who recently quit as “boss” of the US version of Celebrity Apprentice? 14. Which Australian was given a five-place grid penalty for a gearbox change at the 2017 Australian Grand Prix? 15. Which Category 4 cyclone and its aftermath recently caused millions of dollars of damage in Queensland and New South Wales. 16. “No sex, no drugs, no wine, no women, no fun, no sin, no you, no wonder it’s dark,” are lyrics from which song? 17. Who hosted this year’s Academy Awards ceremony? 18. Which horse won the 2017 Golden Slipper? 19. In 2011, which European country was reported to have only 32 female citizens? 20. Name the Australian representative in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. 21. Who painted the 1889 art work, Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear? 22. In the early 18th century, Pope Clement XI banned which type of theatrical performance in Rome, deeming it “dangerously arousing and incendiary”? 23. Name the world’s driest non-polar desert. 24. Beginning with “b”, what is the term for the traditional folk song sung by Venetian gondoliers? 25. Orangemen’s Day, the annual Ulster Protestant celebration on July 12, is commonly known by which numerically-based name?