Quiz

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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?

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