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Free TRIVIA QUESTIONS for 2011

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 30 December 2011

This week's subject is the New Year.

1. On 31 December 1956, the first year of TV in Australia, compare Brian Henderson ecstatically told the audience for the first long distance outside telecast by Sydney's channel Nine that he had just been informed that a good picture was being received at the station. Where was the picture coming from? (a) London (b) Perth (c) Nearby Katoomba

2. When did New Year's Eve and New Year's Day last fall in the same year?

3. How does the religious group, the Assemblies of Yahweh, determione the start of the New Year? (a) It observes the Jewish New Year, but has to ask Orthodox Jews for the date (b) Its head flies from Pennsylvania to Israel each year to check for green ears of barley (c) It looks at the calendar, like everyone else

4. If you aren't wished a "Happy New Year", what kind of New Year are you most likely to be wished?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 23 December 2011

This week's subject is Christmas.

1. What did the Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife receive on Christmas Day 1989? (a) a visit from the US president (b) their execution (c) a gift of over 1.3 million US dollars (then equivalent to nearly 2 million Australian dollars) as a bribe to release a multi-murderer

2. What is a Noel?

3. What Biblical person who is the antithesis of Santa has a name that is an anagram of Santa?

4. What name associated with Christmas is an anagram of 'He's fat, smart, rich' (6,9)?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 16 December 2011

This week's subject is Google.

1. What was the third most popular overall search on Google in 2011?

2. What is a Googlewhackblatt?

3. What happens if you Google 'the'?

4. Would it take you very long to check each Google entry for 'the', if you could do one every six seconds without any time off?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 9 December 2011

This week's subject is police.

1. Several thousand angry demonstrators took to the streets to demonstrate outside Sydney's Parliament House in November. Why was there not even one arrest?

2. Why did Sydney police use the friendly term 'mate' when addressing an offender who assaulted police, causing one to have a dislocated shoulder, on 13 August 2004?

3. Why is it difficult for a police officer in the Pacific state Niue to get a promotion to a supervisory position?

4. For how many years was J Edgar Hoover director of the FBI? (a) 25 (b) nearly 50 (c) more than 60

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 2 December 2011


Sir Douglas Mawson sailed from Hobart 100 years ago on 2 December for the Australian Antarctic Expedition. Antarctica is this week's subject.

1. When Douglas Mawson struggled back to his hut in Antarctica on 8 February 1913 after a failed three-month attempt to reach the South Pole, he learned that he had missed his ship that would have returned him to Australia by only a few hours. How long did he have to wait for the next ship? (a) three days (b) three weeks (c) until the following year

2. Which continent has the least number of countries?

3. On what continent is Rome?

4. How did 10-year-old Robert Schumann manage to reach the south pole by mountain bike?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 25 November 2011

This week's subject is Australian phone numbers.

1. Is the Australian phone number for emergencies 000 or 112?

2. What media organisation has the Sydney phone number 8777 7777 and address PO Box 777, Pyrmont?

3. What media organisation's Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth phone numbers all end in 1010 and text number ends in 101010?

4. Why is the eight-digits (all different) phone number, beginning with 8, for the ACER Arena at Sydney's Olympic Park easy to remember?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 18 November 2011

With the visit to Australia of the American president, this week's subject is Barack Obama.

1. Crossword clue: Freezing American president (5)

2. After taking the oath, President Obama said that 'forty-four Americans have now taken the presidential oath'. But only 43 had. Why was this?

3. What physical characteristic has been noticeable in four of the last five US presidents, but not George W Bush?

4. What is Barack Obama's middle name?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 11 November 2011

With Australia's Remembrance Day falling on Friday 11/11/11, this week's subjects is ones.

1. At 11 seconds after 11.11am on 11 November 2011, a digital clock will read 111111111111. How long will we have to wait before something like that appears again?

2. What is the simplest way to change 111,111,111 into 12,345,678,987,654,321?

3. How many consecutive service games did Victorian Wayne Arthurs win in the 1999 Wimbledon championships?

4. If you type 1 50 times (111111 etc) in a Google search, how many responses do you get? (a) over 700,000 (b) nearly 1,300 (c) none, of course

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 4 November 2011

This week's subject is horse racing.

1. In what sport was G. Gee prominent in the 1890s?

2. What six-word term is guaranteed to be over-used in the Australian media on the day before and on Melbourne Cup day?

3. Sisters Kathy and Tracy both rode in the same race at Gosford on 29 December 2005. Where did they finish?

4. What characteristics were shared by NSW Gaming and Racing Minister Grant McBride and his successor, Graham West? (a) they were both non-gamblers (b) they were both non-drinkers (c) they were both non-gamblers and non-drinkers

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 28 October 2011

This week's subject is marathon running.

1. How old was Fauja Singh when he completed this month's Toronto marathon in eight hours 11 minutes?

2. From what town was Pheidippides, a Greek soldier, said to have run the first marathon?

3. Which of these are annual marathons? North Pole Marathon, Santa Claus Marathon, Antarctic Ice Marathon and Sahara Marathon

4. Most marathon events provide water at intervals of 2½ kilometres and sports drinks each 5 kilometres. What about Bordeaux's Le Marathon du Medoc?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 21 October 2011

With the death this month of Steve Jobs, this week's subject is apples.

1. The annual salary from 1997-2000 of Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, was $1. Why, then, did he stay in the job? (a) for love of computers (b) for other benefits (c) for status

2. Of what is 'Pod' an acronym?

3. What poison is in apple pips and apricot kernels?

4. What connects Adam, Isaac Newton and William Tell?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 14 October 2011

With the royal visit to Australia this month, this week's subject is Queen Elizabeth II.

1. Where was the then Princess Elizabeth when news came through of the death of her father, King George VI, on 6 February 1952? (a) in jail (b) up a tree (c) under a car

2. Why was 2 June selected for Queen Elizabeth II's 1953 coronation, and did the selection prove wise?

3. For her 2000 Australian Royal tour, how many pairs of gloves were included in the Queen's luggage? (a) 50 (b) 25 (c) none, 30 were readied but the container was forgotten

4. In October 2008, Queen Elizabeth was seen wearing the same red outfit that she wore in April. What is significant about that?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 7 October 2011

This week's subject is AFL football.

1. What was the distance between goalposts in the first AFL match? (a) 13m (b) 22m (c) more than 22m

2. Peter FitzSimons wrote in his newspaper column on the morning of last year's AFL grand final: "In this column, this year, I have consistently backed the wrong side to win in every contest I have addressed my attention to! I'm talking: World Cup soccer matches, NRL games, Origins, Bledisloe Tests, key AFL clashes, you name it. Wrong every time! Last week, shattered, I finally gave up my predictions and wimped out, by writing of the AFL grand final: 'St Kilda/ Collingwood. Whose hard-luck story will continue today? Whose will end? The only thing for sure is that one will actually win!'" What was the result of that match?

3. St Kilda last won an AFL grand final in 1966. How close have they been since?

4. This year's AFL grand final was the last for Collingwood coach Mick Malthouse. For how many matches had he been a senior coach? (a) only 2 (b) nearly 100 (c) 664

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 30 September 2011

This week’s subject is rugby league.

1. In how many of the years from 1956 to 1966 did St George win the Sydney rugby league premiership?

2. During what activity did Manly utility back David Liddlard pull a back muscle? (a) running onto the field (b) running off the field (c) brushing his teeth

3. Who is the most widely-known member of the South Sydney Football Club?

4. Why did Will Hopoate turn down a million-dollar contract for two years? (a) to be a Mormon missionary (b) because of an injury to his nose (c) to join the American Samoan navy

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 23 September 2011

This week's subject is national flags.

1. Until last month, what were the colours of the Libyan flag?

2. What comprises Greenland's flag? (a) a rectangle with a white top half and red bottom half, containing a circle with a red top half and white bottom half (b) a rectangle resembling a chess board except that the black squares are red (c) Greenland doesn't have a flag

3. What are the only two countries (one a state) that have a square flag?

4. What is the only country's flag that is not rectangular or square?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 16 September 2011

This week's subject is rugby union.

1. How many tries were scored in the 2007 World Cup final?

2. The name of what former England international winger is also the name of a car make and model?

3. What did those of the Uruguayan rugby players who survived for 72 days in the Andes after the crash of their plane in 1972 eat to stay alive?

4. The 15 members of the Mombasa Rugby Football Club flew 760km to Uganda in 1974 for their annual needle match against the Harlequins. Where were the Harlequins and what were they doing while the Mombasa players were in flight?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 9 September 2011

This week's subject is terrorism.

1. What happened on these famous dates, and why are they easily remembered? (a) 7 December, 1941 (b) 14 February 1966 (c) 11 September, 2001

2. What word were BBC newsreaders prohibited from using by the deputy news editor in November 2001 to describe terrorists?

3. Where were British couple Jason and Jenny Cairns-Lawrence, from Dudley, near Birmingham, on 11 September 2001, 7 July 2005 and 26 November 2008?

4. By changing one letter in the first name of a terrorist leader you get the surname of the president who ordered the mission that killed him. What are the two names?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 2 September 2011

This week's subject is Israel.

1. What is Israel considering moving? (a) its border with Syria (b) its border with Jordan (c) its border with Egypt (d) its weekend

2. When does the new day start in Israel? (a) sunset (b) midnight

3. How did Max Dadashvili break his back in Israel? (a) by falling when placing a written back-healing prayer request between the top two rows of bricks in Jerusalem's "waling wall" {b) by drinking coffee in a Tel Aviv restaurant when a would-be suicide landed on him from three storeys above (c) by lifting large earthenware pots in an attempt to repeat the miracle of turning (Dead Sea) water into wine

4. On 22 January 1996 the lengthy deliberations of an Israeli court were reported around the world. What was the court investigating? (a) the kidnapping by Mossad, the Israeli secret service, of Iraq's military chief of staff (b) a bail application by the Israeli accused of murdering Prime Minister Rabin (c) whether a middle-aged male prisoner serving 10 years could have a life-size inflatable doll in his cell

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 26 August 2011

This week's subject is Berlin

1. What happened in Berlin 50 years ago this month?

2. The Berlin Wall was included in The Times' list of the top 10 world news stories of the 20th century. How many of the others can you name (in chronological order)?

3. For his last 20 years, Nazi war criminal Rudolf Hess was the only inmate of Berlin's Spandau prison. How many staff were needed to run the prison for him? (a) 5 (one per shift) (b) 35 (c) 105

4. Before the Berlin wall came down and Germany was re-united, it was split into East and West Germany. Thus there was more than one Germany. What is the plural of 'Germany'?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 19 August 2011

This week's subject is shares.

1. All companies listed with the Australian Stock Exchange were required to submit to the Exchange by 31 March 1999 their plans to deal with the Y2K problem. As it listed itself on the Stock Exchange in 1998, to what organisation was the Australian Stock Exchange required to report?

2. How much did Wall Street legend John Meriwether make for rich investors in 1998, using his foolproof method of advanced mathematics and the nous of two Nobel Prize winners for economics? (a) $10 billion (b) he didn't make anything for them – he lost $10 billion

3. Had you purchased $1000 worth of Westfield shares in 1960, what would they have been worth 40 years later? (a) $85 million (b) $5 million (c) $500

4. When the Fifth National Bank and The Third National Bank merged in 1908, what was the new bank named? (a) Fifth Third (b) Eighth

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 12 August 2011

This week's subject is North Korea.

1. Which country was appointed in June as chair of the United Nations Conference of Disarmament? (a) North Korea (b) North Korea's neighbour, South Korea

2. What is unusual about the health of the president of North Korea?

3. What does North Korea say happened when the present leader of the country was born?

4. What terms are used to refer to the president and present leader of North Korea?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 5 August 2011

This week's subject is the Tour de France.

1. Why was Cadel Evans announced by Australian media early on Sunday morning as having won this year's Tour de France, even though there was still another day's stage to go?

2. How many times in the last 50 years has the leader before the final stage of the Tour de France not won the event? (a) none (b) 4 (c) almost half

3. How long had it been since the last Australian won the Tour de France?

4. Why was the winner of the second Tour de France, in 1904, disqualified (a) for using performance-enhancing drugs (b) for catching a train for part of the event (c) for allowing his twin brother to ride two of the stages

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 29 July 2011

This week's subject is countries.

1. How many countries are there? (1) 192 (b) 193 as of this month (c) 250

2. What is the world's newest country? (a) Zetland (b) South Sudan (c) Kiribati

3. What is the only country where the sun rises in the Pacific and sets in the Atlantic?

4. Seven countries—Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, USA, Canada and Greenland—are partly north of the Arctic Circle. How many countries are partly south of the Antarctic Circle?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 22 July 2011

With the closure of Britain's largest-selling Sunday tabloid, the News of the World, this week's subject is British newspapers.

1. For how long had the News of the World been published? (a) 168 years (b) 68 years (c) just over half a century

2. The Commonwealth Sentinel, billed as "Britain's most fearless newspaper", was first published on 6 February 1965 with a print run of 50,000 copies. How many of its papers were purchased before it ceased publication? (a) none (b) 1 (c) all 50,000

3. Who purchased the London Evening Standard in a January 2009 takeover? (a) a former Vietcong major (b) a former KGB officer (c) a former garbage truck driver

4. How much was the London Evening Standard purchased for in January 2009? (a) one pound (b) one million pounds (c) it wasn't purchased, but exchanged for the Women's Wear Daily

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 15 July 2011

This week's subject is sport.

1. Was Charlotte "Lottie" Dod (a) youngest Wimbledon tennis singles champion (b) British golf champion (c) Olympic archery medallist (d) England hockey representative (e) all of the above or (f) holder of the record for the slowest ever time in an Olympic marathon?

2. In what three sports do you have to go backwards to win?

3. What arguments can be used against your answers to the above?

4. Aerialist Tito Gaona's specialty was the quadruple somersault, spinning at 120kmh in mid-air from a flying trapeze 20m above ground. The New York Circus billed it as the most difficult acrobatic feat of the 20th Century. In how many nights of his nine-month season did Tito fail in his attempt? (a) none of them (b) about half of them (c) all of them

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 8 July 2011

With the last flight scheduled for this month, this week's subject is the US space shuttle.

1. What did Mark Shuttleworth do in 2002?

2. How many other creatures accompanied Australian Dr Andy Thomas into space aboard the Columbia shuttle in 1998? (a) 0 (b) one, a hidden cockroach (c) more than 3

3. Why is Andy Tomas Australia's most-travelled man?

4. Editors of Reader's Digest Book of Facts selected the space shuttle as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. What were the other six? (If you get two, count your outstanding effort as a pass. If you get more than two, count it as cheating.)

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 1 July 2011

This week's subject is Wimbledon.

1. Venus Williams won the shortest Wimbledon ladies' semi-final for 40 years on 2 July 2009. W hat did her sister Serena do in the other semi-final immediately before?

2. What records did Noppawan Lertcheewakam set for the junior girls' singles and doubles when she won both in 2009?

3. What is her somewhat shorter nickname? (a) Noppa (b) Whacker (c) Nok

4. What were some of the 11 records broken set by John Isner and Nicolas Mahut in their match at Wimbledon last year?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 24 June 2011

This week's subject is Monaco.

1. Who will be the older at the time of his royal wedding this year – England's Prince William in April or Monaco's Prince Albert II on 1 July?

2. How has Monaco increased in area by 20 per cent after 1958?

3. How many times could New York's Central Park fit into Monaco? (a) less than 5 (b) 50 (c) more than 500

4. Foreigners make up what percentage of Monaco's official population of 30,000? (a) 0 (b) 80 (c) 97

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 17 June 2011

This week's subject is Ivory Coast.

1. Until this year's disturbance, what was Ivory Coast called by most media?

2. What is the capital of Ivory Coast? (a) Arc (b) Ivor City (c) Nidjamena Yamoussoukra

3. What is a resident of Ivory Coast called?

4. How many people were trapped in a church compound in Ivory Coast this year during the rebellion? (a) 30 (b) 300 (c) 3,000 (d) 30,000

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 10 June 2011

This week's subject is the British royal family.

1. Who has held the title of heir apparent to the throne for the longest time?

2. To whom did Queen Elizabeth present the Victoria Medal of Honour two years ago? (a) Nancy Wake (b) Nelson Mandela (c) Prince William's father

3. Now that Prince William is a duke, what is his full name and title? (Probably he would be battling to answer that question, so we can be excused if we don't know.)

4. Who was the father of King George VI?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 3 June 2011

This week's subject is Bible statistics.

1. What happened to the Bible 400 years ago last month?

2. What word is used most often to begin sentences in the first book of the Bible, Genesis? (a) the (b) and (c) ever

3. What word ends all 26 verses of Psalm 136? (a) thus (b) amen (c) ever

4. Is 40 mentioned in the Bible?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 27 May 2011

This week's subject is typewriters.

1. The world's last typewriter factory closed last week. In what country was it? (a) India (b) Australia (c) USA

2. What is the longest word you can make using only the top row of letters on a typewriter?

3. In earlier typewriter days, the keyboard did not have an exclamation mark. So what three steps did typists use for it?

4. What did the novel Tom Sawyer and a typewriter have in common?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 20 May 2011

With the death of world champion and Australian of the Year, Lionel Rose, this week's subject is boxing.

1. In what sport do neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends?

2. When two boxers are knocked out simultaneously, who wins the bout?

3. Did heavyweight boxing champion Jack Dempsey also set a record as a wrestler?

4. What was unusual about Zowie Norford's win in the Australian Amateur Boxing League's controversial three-day tournament on the Gold Coast in November 1998? (a) he was an aged pensioner (b) he was drunk and could barely stand (c) she was aged 11

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 13 May 2011

This week's subject is Osama bin Laden

1. What name is an anagram of 'A bad man, no lies'?

2. Did Osama bin Laden have any children?

3. Did Osama bin Laden have any brothers or sisters?

4. What did his father's occupation? (a) road builder (b) sailor (c) banker

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 6 May 2011

This week's subject is the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

1. Why didn't the previous two British prime ministers or President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and Ireland rugby captain Brian O'Driscoll attend the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton?

2. Did the King of Swaziland take his wives to London for the royal wedding?

3. How late was the bride when she arrived at Westminster Abbey? (a) 15 minutes (b) only 5 minutes (c) 15 seconds

4. Were Prince William and Kate Middleton really married in Westminster Abbey, or was the ceremony in Westminster Cathedral? Or was it in The Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 29 April 2011

This week's subject is British royalty.

1. Can a member of the British royal family marry a Catholic?

2. Can a Catholic become king or queen of England?

3. Who has the right of succession to the British throne if the ruler's children are a boy and a girl? (a) the boy (b) the girl (c) whoever is older

4. Which member of the British royal family is worshipped by residents of Yaohnanen, on Vanuatu's Tanna Island?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 22 April 2011

This week's subject is space exploration.

1. What happened in space 50 years ago this month?

2. Who was the first astronaut to cry in space?

3. Why were two Russian cosmonauts fined $6,000 each in 1995? (a) for crying in space (b) for refusing to do a sixth spacewalk (b) for not 'rising' six mornings in a row when Moscow sent the alarm clock recording

4. When did Voyager 1, launched in 1977, become the first human-made object to leave our solar system? (a) late that year (b) early 1979 (c) 2006

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 15 April 2011

This week's subject is Yemen.

1. What is a surprising feature of just under half (46.3 per cent) of the population of Yemen as of 2010? (a) aged under 15 (b) the same surname (c) the same first name

2. What is the average age for marriage in Yemen? (a) 12 to 13 (b) 16 to 17 (c) 37 to 38

3. Where can you place an apostrophe in the name of Yemen's capital city?

4. Besides Yemen, what countries' names begin with 'Y'?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 8 April 2011

This week's subject is multiple marriages.

1. Glynn de Moss Wolfe married 29 times, including one lady twice. What was his occupation?

2. How many husbands did Zsa Zsa Gabor have? (a) more than 3 (b) 9 (c) less than 12

3. How many husbands did Elizabeth Taylor have? (a) 10 (b) one less than Zsa Zsa Gabor

4. How many wives has advertising agency and 2GB owner John Singleton had? (a) 10 (b) 8 (c) only 6

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 1 April 2011

This week's subject is Russian presidents.

1. What birthday did Mikhail Gorbachev celebrate this month? (a) his 70th (b) his 80th (c) his 90th

2. What former Russian president starred in the 1998 Pizza Hut television advertisements?

3. All ten USSR/Russian presidents have alternated in what way? (a) right-handed/left-handed (b) poor background/rich background (c) bald/hair

4. At what type of tertiary institution was Joseph Stalin studying while in his teens? (a) a theological seminary to be a priest (b) an armed forces college to be an air force pilot (c) a technical college to be a carpenter

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 25 March 2011

This week's subject is Japan.

1. In a five-year period in the 1990s, 24 people died during what traditional Japanese activity?

2. Besides Japan, what are the only two countries with names beginning with J'?

3. After World War II, how was Japan legitimately able to label its products 'Made in USA' to avoid resentment of products labelled 'Made in Japan'?

4. In the first week of August 1945 the Japanese emperor addressed his people by radio regarding surrender. How long had it been since they last heard his voice?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 18 March 2011

This week's subject is dwarfs.

1. Where was the world's shortest man last week? (a) on the steps of Sydney Opera House (b) on top of the Eiffel Tower (c) near Mt Everest base camp in Nepal

2. What are the only three verbs in common English usage that begin with "dw"?

3. What were the names of the Seven Dwarfs?

4. What facial characteristic distinguished Dopey from the others?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 11 March 2011

This week's subject is Libya.

1. What is the official country name of Libya? (a) Libya (b) People's Republic of Libya (c) The Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

2. What very significant event in world (and wider) history occurred in the same year as Colonel Gaddafi's assumption of power in Libya in 1969?

3. On whose death is the Libyan calendar based?

4. On the road from Tripoli's airport to the city last month were 24 billboards featuring Colonel Gaddafi. In how many of these was he smiling?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 4 March 2011

This week's subject is New Zealand.

1. What do the New Zealand words 'dairy' and 'trundler' mean?

2. What was the largest city in New Zealand in December 2001? (a) Christchurch (b) Middle Earth (c) Wellington

3. What is the capital of the New Zealand territory Tokelau? (a) Atafu (b) Nukunonu (c) It changes every year

4. Is it possible to get milk from Bulls?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 25 February 2011

This week's subject is Egypt.

1. In approximately how many of its 7000 years of recorded history has Egypt been a democracy?

2. What is the only food that may never go bad? (Egypt and its tombs offers an answer.)

3. How did the Egyptians charged with the task of bandaging a mummy remove its brains?

4. Why were Egyptian Fayez Mohammad's February 1999 plans to marry his neighbour's 17-year-old daughter opposed by his family? (a) He was considered too old (b) Egyptian law risked his being beheaded (c) Their well didn't provide sufficient water for a reception

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 18 February 2011

The first week of February in Sydney had a record six consecutive days with a temperature of above 30 degrees and Sydney's hottest night on record. Temperature is this week's subject.

1. What word for a metal appears in most newspaper items about high temperatures?

2. Does an electric fan increase or decrease room temperature?

3. At what temperature does dry ice melt?

4. What is the only temperature at which the Celsius and Fahrenheit scales are the same?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 11 February 2011

With Australia Day having raised again the question of a new flag for us, this week's subject is flags.

1. What is the only flag that appears on other nations' flags?

2. Countries that have had the Union Jack (or Union Flag) on their flags include Aden, Borneo, Burma, Ceylon, Cyprus, British East Africa (Kenya Colony), Gambia, Gold Coast (Ghana), India, Jamaica, Lagos, Malta, Mauritius, Nigeria, Palestine, Penang (Malaysia), Rhodesia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somaliland, Tanganyika, Trinidad, Uganda and the United States. Other than small island countries (eg Fiji and Tuvalu), what are the only three countries that retain it?

3. How many state flags of the USA still show the Union Jack?

4. What colour is Greenland's flag? (a) green (b) white (c) red and white

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 4 February 2011

This week's subject is tennis.

1. What was special about the match when Na Li defeated Barbora Zahlavova Strycova in the third round of the 2011 Australian ladies' singles?

2. What does Barbora Zahlavova Strycova's name tell you about her family?

3. Which country had the most players in the quarter-finals of this year's Australian ladies' championship?

4. Bjorn Borg won his first Davis Cup match at 15; Boris Becker won Wimbledon and Michael Chang the French championships at 17. How many of the world's present top 100 men players are teenagers?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 28 January 2011

This week's subject is floods.

1. What did Brisbane's Drift Restaurant do during this month's flood?

2. What is the surname of the person responsible for how much water is released over dam spillways in south-east Queensland? (a) Spiller (b) Washer (c) Water

3. How much of Bangladesh was under water at its flood peak in 1998? (a) one-tenth (b) one-quarter (c) three-quarters

4. How many people in India were homeless after floods in 1998? (a) 300 (b) 30 thousand (c) 30 million

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 21 January 2011


This week is the final set of questions on light globes:

1. How many jerks who ask stupid questions does it take to change a light globe?

2. How many anglers does it take to change a light globe?

3. How many people with dyslexia does it take to change a light globe?

4. One

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 14 January 2011

This week is the second lot of questions on light globes:

1. How many Spaniards does it take to change a light globe?

2. How many politicians does it take to change a light globe?

3. How many ignoramuses does it take to change a light globe?

4. How many light globes does it take to change a light globe?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 14 January 2011

This week is the second lot of questions on light globes:

1. How many Spaniards does it take to change a light globe?

2. How many politicians does it take to change a light globe?

3. How many ignoramuses does it take to change a light globe?

4. How many light globes does it take to change a light globe?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 7 January 2011

As it's the holiday month, for a bit of fun the next three weeks' questions are on light globes.

1. How many jugglers does it take to change a light globe?

2. How many cops does it take to change a light globe?

3. How many lawyers does it take to change a light globe?

4. How many tourists does it take to change a light globe?

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