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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 23 June 2024

This week's subject is Bible statistics.

1 What is the most-used word in the Bible?

2 How many times does the name Jehovah appear in the Bible? (a) 4 (b) exactly 444

3 What is the most-discussed subject in the Bible? (a) death (b) money (c) sin

4 Did Solomon have more than one wife?

5 If you were only going to read one chapter of the Old Testament book of Obadiah, which would you go for?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 16 June 2024

This week's subject is Papua New Guinea.

1 What does Papua New Guinea's prime minister James Marape do on Saturdays?

2 Papua New Guinea had an act in 2013 that provided imprisonment for people who were involved in what activity? (a) tennis (b) witchcraft (c) hopscotch

3 About how many people are believed to have been buried alive in a Papua New Guinea landslide on 24 May 2024? (a) 20 (b) 200 (c) 2000

4 Is the famous walk in Papua New Guinea called the Kokoda Trail or Kokoda Track?

5 How long is the Kokoda Trail or Track? (a) 60 kilometres (b) 96 kilometres

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 9 June 2024

With the death of Australian radio star Bob Rogers last week we repeat our questions about him from 18 November 2018:

1 Where did Bob Rogers rate among morning music show hosts in the September 2010 Sydney radio survey, when he was aged 83? (a) top (b) middle (c) bottom

2 For how many years had his radio career lasted? (a) 52 (b) 57 (c) 74

3 At what age did he retire?

4 What was the average age of the two morning presenters on 2CH and 2SM in November 2018? (a) 47 (b) 67 (c) 87

5 From 1995 to 2000 what was the highest-rating radio program on either of the jointly-owned 2GB and 2CH? (a) the 2GB breakfast program of Labor numbers man Graham Richardson (b) Bob Rogers' 2CH morning music program (c) a program by a church minister

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 20 May 2024

This week's subject is golf holes-in-one.

1 Eighty-three-year-old Peter Sedore shot a hole-in-one at California's Panorama Village Golf Course in December 1995. What happened on the next hole? (a) he hit another hole-in-one (b) he died

2 How old was Daniel Buczko when he shot a hole-in-one on the 125m fourth hole at the Gawler course in South Australia on 24 April 89? (a) 6 (b) 96

3 Bill Hillier hit two holes-in-one in one round on the 18-hole Avondale Golf Club course on 21 March 98. His first was in the 12th hole. In what hole did he sink his second?

4 How old was Coby Orr when she shot her hole-in-one on the 94m fifth at the Riverside course, San Antonio, Texas, in 1975? (a) 5 (b) 9 (c) 95

5 A spectacular hole-in-one was shown on TV around the world on 26 March 99. What made this hole-in-one rare, if not unique?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 19 May 2024

This week's subject is English plurals.

1 What is the plural of moose?

2 What is the plural of mongoose?

3 What is the singular of graffiti?

4 What is an agenda if it has only one item?

5 What do you have if you only have one trivia question?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 12 May 2024

This week's subject is country names.

1 The first eight letters of what country's name contain no vowels (a, e, i, o, u)? (It's officially the Kyrgz Republic but is more commonly referred to by a 10-letter name.)

2 What country has the longest name with only one vowel?

3 What country's name begins with U - U - U?

4 Are more than half of all countries named after people?

5 What does the name "Canada" mean? (a) big village (b) ice and snow (c) tin-pot

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 5 May 2024

This week's subject is anagrams. They're not easy until you see the answers.

1 (Clue for 10 across in Sydney Morning Herald on 2 March 2020): Ten-across befuddles family (9)

2 (From the same crossword, by LR): LR three-down, bloody hell! (11)

3 (From another LR crossword): Unfortunately LR died making this puzzle (6)

4 Opposite Athens? Is it Turkey? (10)

5 Crazy moon-starer? (10)

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 28 April 2024

This week's subject is prime ministers.

1 Was the New Zealand prime minister from 12 December 2016 to 26 October 2017 English?

2 A prime minister of Macedonia had a first name and surname both beginning with the same unusual letter. What was this letter?

3 Winston Churchill died on 24 January 1965. Why was 24 January significant for him? (a) It was also the date of his father's death (b) It was the date of his election to prime minister (c) It was the date of the most successful British battle of World War II

4 In what was Winston Churchill born? (a) a palace (b) a horse cart (c) a prison cell

5 What former Australian prime minister's wife had a first name with the letters é and è?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 21 April 2024

This week's subject is alcohol.

1 A Datsun Stanza was stopped by random breath testing police five times in 20 hours on the weekend of 27 and 28 July 1997 in and between Inverell and Glen Innes. Each time the driver was charged with drink driving and unlicensed or disqualified driving. How many different drivers were there? (a) none - just the one (b) 3 (c) 5

2 What had Jacek Trochim been drinking that put him over the drink driving limit in London in December 1997? (a) rum (b) Communion wine (c) he claimed only orange juice

3 Why was a drink-driving charge (more than twice the legal limit) dropped against 76-year-old Sam Hammond in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, in December 1997? (a) he was driving a wheelchair (b) he was celebrating a 96-year-old's birthday (c) he had been "taste-testing" new alcohol products

4 Ricky Hall appeared in the Coober Pedy Magistrate's Court, SA, in September 1998 on two charges of driving under the influence. What was he driving? (a) a train (b) a bus (c) a camel

5 What three drinks can you make from the letters in stomach ulcer? Each letter is used only once.

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 14 April 2024

This week's subject is mathematics definitions.

1 What nine words beginning with "n" all mean "zero"?

2 What other words also mean zero?

3 What is the smallest number that contains an "a"?

4 What is the smallest number that contains a "b"?

5 How many in a zillion?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 7 April 2024

This week's subject is people's names.

1 Who is running for US president this year? (a) Joe Biden (b) Donald Trump (c) Literally Anybody Else

2 Who is KentuckyFriedCruelty.com? (a) a descendant of Colonel Sanders (b) an activist for an animal rights group (c) the question doesn't make sense

3 In what type of UK business was Sue Yoo working in 2012?

4 What was William Wordsworth's occupation?

5 What was Tiger Woods' occupation?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 31 March 2024

This week's subject is Sydney radio history.

1 What 'sport' did 2KY 2UW 2CH 2SM and the ABC's 2FC all broadcast on Monday nights in the mid-1950s? (a) AFL football (b) boxing (c) cricket

2 At what time did 2CH's 'Saturday Breakfast' and 'Sunday Breakfast ' programs finish? (a) 8am (b) 10am (c) midday

3 In 1955, 2UW was broadcasting seven hours of what each week-day between 8am and 8pm? (a) 15-minute serials (b) news (c) music

4 In 1955, how many of eight Sydney stations were broadcasting news at 7.45am?

5 In 1955, at what time did 2UE's popular youth program 'Rumpus Room' start? (a) 4.30pm (b) 4.49pm (c) 5.00pm

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 24 March 2024

This week's subject is music.

1 Many thousands of people throughout Australia hear the short musical item "Majestic Fanfare" one or more times each day.
What is this item?

2 Fanny Crosby wrote the words for the hymn, "Blessed Assurance". Did she write any other hymns?

3 Did Fanny Crosby befriend any US presidents?

4 Did Fanny Crosby do anything besides write hymns and befriend presidents?

5 What was the first 'pop' (popular music) song?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 17 March 2024

This week's subject is games.

1 What does Sudoku mean? (a) single number (b) frustration (c) south side

2 What particular mathematical skills are required to solve Sudoku?

3 A 194-page book by Douglas and Graham Walker was published by Random House in 2004 as the official guide to what game? (a) table tennis (b) snooker (c) rock paper scissors (RPS)

4 How many times has Phil Taylor won the PDC World Darts Championships? (a) 2 (b) 5 (c) 14

5 How many of his wins were in consecutive years? (a) both (b) 3 (c) 8

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 10 March 2024

This week's subject is singers.

1 Where was Dame Nellie Melba born? (a) Melbourne (b) Sydney (c) Brisbane

2 Why did Prince go door-knocking? (a) to collect donations for his orchestra (b) because he was a Jehovah's Witness (c) to seek food before he succeeded in music

3 What rapper's name is a number?

4 Was Lisa Marie Presley related to Elvis Presley or Michael Jackson?

5 Where did Elvis Presley come when he secretly entered the Elvis Presley impersonator contest at Lil Thompson's Steakhouse in Tennessee? (a) first, of course (b) third (c) he was disqualified

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 3 March 2024

This week's subject is swimming.

1 By how much was Australian swimmer Cam McEvoy beaten for a gold medal in the 50m freestyle final of the 2024 world championships? (a) one second (b) one tenth of a second (c) one one-hundredth of a second

2 In his 10 years of international swimming, how many times was Ian Thorpe beaten in 400 metres races? (a) none (b) only one (c) he didn't swim in 400 metres events

3 What freestyle records did Australians Jon Konrads and Shane Gould hold?

4 At what age did Ilsa Konrads break her first world record? (a) 13 (b) 16 (c) not until nearly 21

5 During what activity did Petria Thomas injure her left shoulder, ruling her out of the 2003 world titles where she was tipped to win as many as four gold medals? (a) falling off a log (b) turning off an alarm clock (c) trying to ride a bicycle backwards

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 25 February 2024

This week's subject is ball sports.

1 Adrian Gonzales, who was first baseman for the LA Dodgers in 2013, was on what annual salary? (a) $US21.8m (b) $US2.18m (c) he played in a voluntary capacity

2 What is the difference between speed badminton (also known as speedminton) and badminton? (a) Badminton has a net (b) none

3 Who became chair of Basketball Australia in 2011? (a) a former three-time Olympian, Jessica Ball (b) a former premier, Kristina Keneally (c) a former prisoner, Christine Dunnit

4 Is the item used to hit the ball in table tennis called a bat, club, paddle or racket?

5 Bill Veeck, owner of three Major League Baseball teams in his life, had a wooden leg. Why did he cut a hole in it? (a) to allow air to clean it (b) to use as an ashtray

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 18 February 2024

This week's subject is wrong steers.

'Steer' normally means control direction, but it could also be referring to an animal. What is a less common and completely different meaning for each of these?

1 Decrease (4)

2 Flower (5)

3 Number (5)

4 Butter (4)

5 Its lead decreases and it often draws. (6)

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 11 February 2024

This week's subject is mental arithmetic.

1 (No writing or re-reading allowed.) Imagine you are the driver of a NSW government bus. The journey starts with no passengers. Seven people get on at the first stop. At the next stop two get off and five get on. At the next stop sixteen get on and twelve get off. At the next stop none get on but eight get off. At the next stop two get on and six get off. At the next stop, half the remaining passengers get off and none get on. How many stops were there? What was the driver's name?

2 Divide 30 by halves and add 10.

3 Time limit 10 seconds from the end of the question's second reading. A cobbler tells a customer: "Because you are a friend I will give you a special rate for shoeing your horse. I will charge you only one cent for the first nail, and then I will double the price for each succeeding nail (ie 2c for the second nail, 4c for the third nail, 8c for the fourth nail." There are eight nails to each shoe and, of course, four shoes. Guess in 10 seconds what the final bill will be. An answer wrong by plus or minus $2 will be accepted as correct.

4 Think of a number between 1 and 10. Multiply it by 9. Add the two digits of your answer. Multiply by 4. Subtract 31. Think of the letter of the alphabet that corresponds with your answer. What is an animal beginning with that letter?

5 What is 1000 + 40 + 1000 + 30 + 1000 + 20 + 1000 + 10?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 4 February 2024

This week's subject is Science.

If you have to guess all the answers, you'll probably do as well as a scientist.

1 If shown to exist, will the Higgs mechanism explain why the W and Z bosons, which mediate weak interactions, are massive, whereas the related photon, which mediates electromagnetism, is massless?

2 What two words are missing from the statement that 'gravity accelerates objects toward the centre of the Earth at about 9.8 metres per second'? (a) or decelerates (b) man-made (c) per second

3 Bill Gates said: 'Now, we put out a lot of carbon dioxide every year, over 26 billion tons. For each American, it's about 20 tons. For people in poor countries, it's less than one ton. It's an average of about five tons for everyone on the planet. And, somehow, we have to make changes that will bring that down to zero.' What problem might zero carbon dioxide emission cause for us?

4 What do the letters OHM, in the word for a unit of electrical resistance, stand for?

5 According to the Oxford dictionary, does 'translucent' mean 'transmitting light but not transparent' or 'transparent'?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 28 January 2024

This week's subject is historic singers.

1 What is Mick Jagger's real name?

2 When did Elvis Presley make most of his money?

3 In what sport did Elvis Presley excel? (a) karate, with a black belt (b) tennis, as a US doubles quarter-finalist (c) hockey

4 What was the cost per seat for Barbara Streisand's last concert in 1999? (a) $2-50 (paid seats were over $1000 but most were given free to charity (b) $250 (c) $3700

5 From what did Rolling Stones' Keith Richards change his name? (a) Keith Richard (b) Richard Keith

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 21 January 2024

This week's subject is tennis.

1 What do Venus Williams, Martina Navratilova, Nick Kyrgios, Bernard Tomic and Novak Djokovic have in common?

2 In the 62 grand slam finals after the 2005 Australian Open to the end of 2020, how many didn't include one of Federer, Djokovic or Nadal? (a) 0 (b) 3 (c) 23

3 In the first half of the 20th century, what did tennis players call in the toss for who would serve first? (a) heads or tails (b) rough or smooth (c) odd or even

4 In 1932, how many of the world's top 100 male tennis players wore shorts? (a) all but one, England's Henry Austin (b) only one, England's Henry Austin

5 Cryptic crossword clue: Tennis legend satisfied at Queens (7)

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 14 January 2024

This week's subject is sports stars' names that relate to their sport.

In what sport did these players excel?

1 Tennys Sandgrove, Margaret Court and Katie Volynets

2 Usain Bolt

3 Marina Stepanova

4 Nathan Leeper

5 Layne Beachley

6 Chuck Long

(Canberra Times)

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 7 January 2024

This week's subject provides an unusual start to this year's questions. It's psychology.

1 Who are the 10 most influential people who never lived?

2 Besides folding your arms the usual way then trying the opposite way, and tying a tie for someone else, what other things that we have done thousands of times with little or no thought are extremely hard after one modification?

3 Which of these was a prediction made for 2015 by 'Australia's foremost astrologer', Milton Blacl, on 4-1-15? (a) Some Aquarians are going to consider retirement this year (b) San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge will partially collapse (c) President Obama will be assassinated

4 Are you a flibbertigibbet?

5 Why did "The Astrological Magazine" cease publication with its December 2007 issue?

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