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1. Does the Dalai Lama live in In­dia or In­done­sia?

2. Over 200 land­marks in 60 coun­tries, in­clud­ing the Eif­fel Tower, the Em­pire State Build­ing and the Egyp­tian pyra­mids were re­cently lit up in blue to mark the 70th an­niver­sary of which in­ter­na­tional or­gan­i­sa­tion?

3. The Hen­ley-on-Todd “re­gatta” is held in which North­ern Ter­ri­tory town?

4. Is Ge­orge W Bush or Bill Clin­ton older?

5. Aus­tralia played against which coun­try in the fi­nals of 2015 cricket, net­ball and rugby world cups?

6. A 2015 book made claims about which US pres­i­den­tial can­di­date, in­clud­ing vi­o­lent as­saults on her hus­band, that she may be bi­sex­ual and her daugh­ter may not be her hus­band’s bi­o­log­i­cal child?

7. Justin Trudeau was re­cently elected prime min­is­ter of which coun­try?

8. Is wood or wool the tra­di­tional sym­bol for the fifth an­niver­sary?

9. The Thomp­son sub­ma­chine gun is com­monly known as the (a) Tommo gun (b) Tommy gun (c) Tom’s gun?

10. Shane Warne’s ODI shirt num­ber was (a) 13 (b) 23 (c) 33?

11. The cor­rect spell­ing of the sea in the At­lantic Ocean is (a) Caribbean (b) Car­ribean (c) Car­ribbean?

12. How old would su­per­star Michael Jackson be if he were alive to­day (a) 47 (b) 57 (c) 67?

13. NaOH is the for­mula for (a) salt (b) sodium hy­drox­ide (c) bak­ing soda?

14. In which year was the right of hered­i­tary peers to sit and vote in the Bri­tish House of Lords ended (a) 1989 (b) 1999 (c) 2009?

15. Who re­cently won his sixth Bathurst 1000?


16. In 2005, Bert New­ton quit Net­work Ten af­ter it axed which long-run­ning show?

17. “We said our good­byes (ah, the night be­fore). Love was in your eyes (ah, the night be­fore),” are lyrics from which song?

18. The gang of which bushranger shot dead three po­lice of­fi­cers at Stringy­bark Creek, Vic­to­ria in 1878?

19. Who is the fed­eral min­is­ter for women?

20. Thanasi Kokki­nakis said that which Aus­tralian ten­nis star was “good for the game” de­spite his foul-mouth sledg­ing and abuse of um­pires?

21. In 1917, Brazil de­clared war on which Euro­pean coun­try?

22. Over 50 women have claimed they were vic­tims of abuse by which US co­me­dian?

23. I Hon­estly Love You was a 1974 hit for which Aus­tralian?

24. Lady Bar­ron is in which Aus­tralian state/ ter­ri­tory?

25. Dy­ing re­cently at the age of 81 was which for­mer Test spin­ner who faced the last ball of the 1960 tied Test at the Gabba?

26. Which Ir­ish-born Hol­ly­wood star was the mother of Mia Far­row?

27. Which 1980s’ premier of Western Aus­tralia was jailed for seven months in 1994?

28. Over 40 peo­ple were killed re­cently when a coach and truck col­lided in which Euro­pean coun­try?

29. Name the au­thor of the 1860s’ novel Lit­tle Women.

30. Which horse won the 2015 Mel­bourne Cup?


31. Which 1862 novel, on which a pop­u­lar mu­si­cal is based, was orig­i­nally pub­lished in five vol­umes and con­tained 360 chap­ters and over 2700 pages?

32. Pres­i­dent Obama re­cently is­sued an or­der chang­ing the name of Mt McKin­ley, the high­est moun­tain in the US, to what?

33. In the TV show Are You Be­ing Served?, what was the given name of Mr Humphries?

34. Which canal, opened in 1825, was built to cre­ate a nav­i­ga­ble wa­ter route from New York and the At­lantic Ocean to the Great Lakes?

35. What is the term for the in­for­mal bi­cy­cle race usu­ally con­tested in cities and or­gan­ised by bi­cy­cle mes­sen­gers?

36. Which New Yorker was cred­ited with in­vent­ing the first mod­ern elec­tri­cal air con­di­tion­ing unit in 1902?

37. The Treaty of Paris (1856) ended which war?

38. Who was Bri­tish prime min­is­ter when Ja­pan sur­ren­dered at the end of World War II?

39. In 1953, which US pres­i­dent was aboard the pres­i­den­tial air­craft which nar­rowly avoided a mid-air col­li­sion with an East­ern Air­lines plane with the same (8610) call sign?

40. Gina Rine­hart re­cently pledged mil­lions of dol­lars in spon­sor­ship for the Aus­tralian team in which sport?

41. The Thou­sand Is­lands, an archipelago of 1864 is­lands, is in which North Amer­i­can River?

42. Which el­e­ment was named af­ter New Zealand-born nu­clear physi­cist Ernest Ruther­ford?

43. Cor­nelia, Pom­peia and Calpur­nia were wives of which Ro­man leader?

44. Blow Up the Pok­ies was a 2000 song re­leased by which Aus­tralian group?

45. In 2015, who was awarded The Don, gen­er­ally re­garded as the most pres­ti­gious award in Aus­tralian sport?

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