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On this page we broaden our scope from the unusual aspects of Sydney geography to the unusual aspects of world geography and to quirky matters in general.

The free trivia questions are mainly about countries around the world. They are posted by Sunday each week.

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 31 July 2015

This week's subject is sharks.

1 Worldwide, do sharks kill more humans than humans kill sharks?

2 What is a shark's only natural enemy?

3 What causes most deaths: shark attacks or falling coconuts?

4 How many fatalities have their been from Northern Territory shark attacks on average for each of the last 70 years?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 24 July 2015

This week's subject is Pluto.

1 What happened with Neptune and Pluto on 15 March 1999?

2 How many official planets are there in our system?

3 What is Pluto defined as?

4 How long will it take for all the photos of Pluto taken last week to be received back on Earth? (a) 16 days (b) 16 weeks (c) 16 months

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 17 July 2015

This week's subject is Seventh-day Adventists.

1 What happened to the Seventh-day Adventist Church on 16 July 100 years ago? (a) it was declared an illegal cult by the US government (b) its prophet died (c) the 'D' for 'Day' in its name was changed to lower case

2 What was the major concern at the church's general conference this month? (a) the death of its prophet (b) approving the ordination of women to the ministry (c) Islamic State

3 What does Papua New Guinea's seventh governor-general, Sir Silas Atopare, in office to 2002, do on Saturday mornings? (a) go to church (b) pick up rubbish in Port Moresby's Kina Park (c) play Bounders, a metamorphosis of baseball and rounders

4 Of what Seventh-day Adventist Church community program was Pastor George Drinkall in charge? (a) temperance (giving up alcohol) (b) Sabbath-keeping (c) preparing for the second advent

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 10 July 2015

This week's subject is Greece.

1 When did Greece first default on debt repayments? (a) 2013 (b) 1993 (c) before that

2 Why did Greek runner Spyridon Louis stop during the 1896 Athens Olympic marathon? (a) from exhaustion (b) to have a drink at an inn (c) to help an opponent, also from Greece

3 After Athens, what city has the largest Greek population? (a) Thessalonika (b) Melbourne (c) Ephesus

4 Is the correct spelling Parthenon or Pantheon?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 3 July 2015

This week's subject is Wimbledon.

1 What colour of clothing is chosen by most players at Wimbledon? (a) yellow, to make it harder for opponents to distinguish the ball (b) green, to make it harder for opponents to distinguish the ball (c) white

2 After South Korea's Hyeon Chung beat Australia's top seed Nick Kyrios in the 2013 Wimbledon boys' singles, why did Todd Woodbridge say the South Korean's 14-year-old partner Duck Hee Lee 'would be the perfect player to play Sharapova or Azarenka'?

3 What is the most obvious different procedure used by ballboys/girls at the US Open compared with those at the Australian and Wimbledon events?

4 What did former world number and Wimbledon runner-up Andrea Jaeger become on September 16, 2006, at the age of 41? (a) Sister Andrea, an Anglican Dominican nun (b) Wimbledon runner-up for the fourth time (c) Mrs Sampras

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 26 June 2015

This week's subject is medium distance runner Ron Clarke.

1 How many world records were set by Ron Clarke, who died this month? (a) 0 (b) 6 (c) 17

2 How many Olympic gold medals did he win? (a) 0 (b) 6 (c) 17

3 What is he best remembered for in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics?

4 Ron Clarke fell over in the 1956 Australian 1500 metres championships, rival John Landy doubled back to see if he needed help. Where did Landy finish?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 19 June 2015

This week's subject is Qatar.

1 Who deposed the head of Qatar, Emir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, in a bloodless coup in June 1995? (a) his son (b) the head he had previously ousted (c) his barmaid

2 Who led an attempted coup of Qatar's 10-month old government in April 1996? (a) the head's father who was the previous head (b) the Emir of neighbouring Bahrain (c) the head of the civil service

3 Where does Qatar own more land – in Qatar or in Australia?

4 Who owns Harrod's, the ultimate of British shops? (a) British (b) Japanese (c) Arabs

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 12 June 2015

This week's subject is time.

1 Why will this month be longer than the usual June?

2 What has caused it?

3 In what period of time are there 31 622 401 seconds? (You'll go close, but I'm sorry to say you're unlikely to be exactly right.)

4 Which of Sydney, Parramatta and Perth were in the same time zone in 1855?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 5 June 2015

This week's subject is football (soccer).

1 What football chief has a name sounding like step ladder?

2 How many migrant workers does the International Trade Union Confederation believe might have died while building Qatar's World Cup stadiums? (a) none (b) 15 (c) 1200

3 What is the highest number of goals scored in a competition soccer match? (a) 13 (b) 43 (c) 134

4 What was significant about Drayton Grange Colts' 49-0 win over Eldon Sports Reserves in 1998? (a) every member of the team scored at least one goal (b) it was Drayton's 49th win in its history (c) Eldon Sports Reserves beat them by the same score in the previous year

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 29 May 2015

This week's subject is Australian surnames.

1 Ivor F, who died last month, contested more than 20 elections for a seat in the NSW parliament, all unsuccessfully. What was his surname?

2 Did the RAF Film Unit flight lieutenant who, after WWII, worked on the films Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, They're a Weird Mob and Riptide, spell his name Alan or Allen?

3 Why was this lieutenant called by his first name when everyone else was called by their surnames?

4 What error is here in the surname of writer, broadcaster and footballer, Peter Fitzsimons?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 22 May 2015

This week's subject is Nepal.

1 What is the only country where local time doesn't differ from Greenwich Mean or Universal Time by hours or half-hours?

2 How does Nepal's state airline ward off crashes?

3 Who are the only ones who have right of way at Nepal traffic intersections?

4 What does 'Himalaya' mean? (a) high mountains (b) house of snow (c) earthquakes

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 15 May 2015

This week's subject is British elections.

1 Between 1832 and 1860, eight candidates scored no votes in British elections. Why have there been no such zero performances since?

2 Why was it certain that Miliband would win the September 2010 ballot for leadership of the British Labour Party?

3 What two opposing British political parties, separated by 'A', make a 10-letter word meaning 'a place for experiments'?

4 Out of Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand, which country was first to give women the vote?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 8 May 2015

This week's subject is executions.

1 For how many years had Andrew Chan been married before his execution on 29 April?

2 Where did his ordination to pastor take place?

3 What occupational category, whose members work in groups of seven, won a pay rise in Vietnam on October 1998 because of their increased workload?

4 How did the former girlfriend of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un die?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 1 May 2015

This week's subject is Indonesia.

1 Only one Asian country is cut by the equator. Which is this?

2 How many islands are there in Indonesia? (a) 7500 (b) 17,500 (c) 3

3 When is it grammatically correct to say "We is"?

4 How many political parties contested Indonesia's election in 1999, the country's first taste of democracy for 40 years? (a) 1 (b) about 50

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 24 April 2015

This week's subject is World War I.

1 Which war caused more Australian deaths than all other wars combined?

2 During World War I, what were British tanks with cannons and tanks with heavy machine guns called? (a) big and small (b) male and female (c) heaven and hell

3 How old was Jack Lichett when he took part in his first Anzac Day parade in 1999? (a) 100 (b) 108 (c) 110

4 For how many consecutive years has the Sydney Male Choir led the singing at the Anzac Day Dawn Service in Martin Place, Sydney? (a) 10 (b) 25 (c) 86

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 17 April 2015

This week's subject is Turkey.

1 Who usually wins the wrestling matches that attract large crowds in Turkey in February each year?

2 Who named the present-day Istanbul Constantinople?

3 What was threatening Turkey's rare orchids in 2003? (a) high-rise dwellings (b) bees (c) ice cream

4 What is the official language of Turkey?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 10 April 2015

This week's subject is Dachau.

1 What was liberated 70 years ago this month?

2 How many people were murdered in the Dachau gas chambers?

3 What was the main purpose of the Dachau gas chambers?

4 Does Dachau still exist?

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Trivia Quiz: Questions for week ending 3 April 2015

This week's subject is the 2015 NSW elections.

1 Which Labor Party politician said about premier Mike Baird: 'He's a good bloke and he gets my second preference for premier'?

2 How many times were we told on ABC-TV's election coverage on the evening of 28 March that they were early figures/days/results? (a) 21 (b) 7 (c) only 3, a big reduction from previous telecasts

3 Did Jihad affect the number of seats won by Labor?

4 Did the No Parking Meters Party win a seat in the upper house?

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Trivia questions are at Free Trivia Questions 2004 and at Free Trivia Questions 2005 and at Free Trivia Questions 2006 and at Free Trivia Questions 2007 and at Free Trivia Questions 2008 and at Free Trivia Questions 2009 and at Free Trivia Questions 2010 and at Free Trivia Questions 2011 and at Free Trivia Questions 2012 and at Free Trivia Questions 2013 and at Free Trivia Questions 2014

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