Life & Style Weekend - - MIND - Quiz com­piled by Roy O’Reilly.

1. In which decade did Aus­tralia’s pop­u­la­tion pass 10 mil­lion (a) 1950s (b) 1970s (c) 1990s?

2. A for­mal re­quest for a sec­ond ref­er­en­dum on in­de­pen­dence from the United King­dom was re­cently made by (a) North­ern Ire­land (b) Scot­land (c) Wales?

3. In which state was Aus­tralia’s low­est tem­per­a­ture recorded (a) New South Wales (b) Queens­land (c) West­ern Aus­tralia?

4. The last Mel­bourne Cup run over two miles took place in (a) 1971 (b) 1991 (c) 2011?

5. Mal­colm Turn­bull re­cently an­nounced which tem­po­rary work visa would be abol­ished (a) 124 (b) 457 (c) 689?

6. “Goanna” was the nick­name of which Aus­tralian me­dia chief?

7. TV sta­tion Chan­nel One in which coun­try did not broad­cast the 2017 Euro­vi­sion Song Con­test be­cause its con­tes­tant was barred from the host coun­try Ukraine?

8. Who was Aus­tralia’s prime min­is­ter dur­ing the first manned moon land­ing?

9. At which ground was the 1960 Aus­tralia-West Indies tied test played?

10. The Parthenon in an­cient Greece was ded­i­cated to the wor­ship of which god­dess? 11. Which Wests Tigers star re­cently said he sac­ri­ficed up to $700,000 to join the Syd­ney Roost­ers be­cause he “wants to be the best”?

12. A formi­cary is the home of (a) ants (b) bower birds (c) gi­raffes?

13. The US re­cently dropped the big­gest non-nu­clear bomb in his­tory on which coun­try?

14. Skoda, the auto gi­ant, has its head­quar­ters in (a) Czech Repub­lic (b) France (c) Spain?

15. The Great­est: My Own Story was which boxer’s 1975 au­to­bi­og­ra­phy?

16. In the re­cent movie De­nial, a li­bel suit pro­gressed to a con­tro­ver­sial trial to es­tab­lish whether which Sec­ond World War event oc­curred?

17. Which 17th-18th cen­tury English sci­en­tist com­piled the three laws of physics that laid the foun­da­tion for clas­si­cal me­chan­ics?

18. Which Aus­tralian au­thor cre­ated Snug­gle­pot and Cud­dlepie, the Gum­nut Ba­bies?

19. Who re­cently scored his 500th ca­reer goal for Barcelona?

20. In which re­cent re­al­ity TV show did Na­dia claim that An­thony dumped her “like a hot cake” as soon as the cam­eras stopped rolling?

21. To com­pen­sate for the be­lief for decades that the Ja­panese had stolen time from them dur­ing their 1919 oc­cu­pa­tion, which coun­try set its clock back by half an hour in 2015?

22. What is the term for the mil­i­tary aerial trib­ute to a fallen com­rade when one air­craft in for­ma­tion shears off leav­ing a sym­bolic empty place?

23. Which horse twice “won” the 2017 Syd­ney Cup?

24. US sci­en­tists re­cently claimed that ice plumes shoot­ing into space from which planet led to the rise of life on Earth?

25. The name of which Cana­dian pro­vin­cial cap­i­tal is the same as an Aus­tralian state?

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