Quiz

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1. Is the black widow a species of snake or spi­der?

2. Which breed of dog is nick­named a “sausage dog”?

3. Australia’s Mina Guli, 45, re­cently ran seven marathons across seven deserts over seven weeks on how many con­ti­nents (a) three (b) five (c) seven?

4. The Cannes Film Fes­ti­val was founded in (a) 1946 (b) 1976 (c) 2006?

5. Are there more is­lands in the At­lantic or Pa­cific ocean? 6. Name the 15th cen­tury French hero­ine canon­ised in 1920.

7. “Good­bye from the world’s big­gest pol­luter” said who when farewellin­g his fel­low world lead­ers at the G8 meet­ing in Japan in 2008?

8. Dur­ing the 2016 French Open ten­nis ti­tles, which Aus­tralian was given a code vi­o­la­tion for yelling “towel” at a ball­boy?

9. “It’s only love and that is all. Why should I feel the way I do?” are lyrics from which song?

10. Which fast food gi­ant was founded as a bar­be­cue restau­rant in 1940?

11. On The Footy Show re­cently, Paul Vautin, “on be­half of the net­work”, is­sued an apol­ogy to which Mel­bourne Storm star over a 60 Min­utes story?

12. Was no­to­ri­ous drug lord Pablo Es­co­bar Colom­bian or Mex­i­can?

13. Who played James Bond in the 2008 movie Quan­tum of So­lace?

14. Golf star Tiger Woods was a stu­dent at which univer­sity for two years (a) Har­vard (b) Stan­ford (c) Yale?

15. A US pres­i­den­tial term lasts for how many years?

16. Which US pres­i­den­tial can­di­date did Bill Shorten re­cently de­scribe as “bark­ing mad”?

17. In which re­cent movie did Alice fol­low a but­ter­fly and travel through a mir­ror to Won­der­land?

18. Which for­mer coach of the Aus­tralian cricket team was re­cently ap­pointed Pak­istan coach?

19. From 1908 to 1960 what was the colo­nial name of the Demo­cratic Re­pub­lic of the Congo?

20. Ky­nuna is in which Aus­tralian state/ter­ri­tory?

21. In 1776, Cap­tain James Cook, prior to his fa­tal voy­age to the Pa­cific Ocean, hand­picked which fu­ture New South Wales gov­er­nor as sail­ing mas­ter of the Res­o­lu­tion?

22. What is the name of the Twit­ter bird mas­cot?

23. In which 2008 movie did Marisa Tomei play a strip­per who is too old for her job?

24. Dy­ing re­cently at the age of 82 was which Aus­tralian ath­lete, noted for break­ing the mile world record by over a sec­ond in 1958 and still com­ing sec­ond to Herb Elliott?

25. Be­gin­ning with “d”, what is the term for the in­stru­ment used for mea­sur­ing dew?

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