Cindy MacDonald

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Quiz April 23, 2022

Bath is the largest city in which English county: (a) Somerset; (b) Kent; or (c) Oxfordshire?

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Quiz April 16, 2022

What is the name of the brother of children’s doll Raggedy Ann?

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Quiz April 09, 2022

Is the senate the upper or lower house of the Australian parliament?

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Quiz March 19, 2022

The Queensland premier’s first name is Annastacia. Spell her surname.

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Quiz March 12, 2022

Are adagios played slowly or quickly?

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Quiz March 05, 2022

Name either of the two African nations whose name contains the letter “q”.

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Quiz February 26, 2022

The Gregorian calendar was named after someone holding what position?

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Quiz February 19, 2022

Who this month became the first woman nominated twice for a Best Director Academy Award?

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Quiz February 12, 2022

In what year of the 1970s did Mao Zedong die?

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Quiz February 05, 2022

The 2022 Lunar New Year began the year of the what?

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Quiz January 29, 2022

The name of which Italian bread translates to “slipper” in English?

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Quiz January 22, 2022

What is the first name of Antarctic explorer Mawson?

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Quiz January 15, 2022

What is the only country whose name can be typed on just one row of a standard keyboard?

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Quiz January 08, 2022

Journalist Maria Ressa was co-recipient of the 2021 Nobel peace prize for her fight for freedom of expression in which country?

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Quiz December 18, 2021

In what year did prime minister Kevin Rudd apologise to Australia’s Indigenous people?

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Quiz December 11, 2021

Who or what is the dessert pavlova named after?

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Quiz December 04, 2021

Who succeeded Richard Nixon as United States president?

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Quiz November 27, 2021

As seen from Earth, what is the brightest star in the night sky?

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Quiz November 20, 2021

Now back in Australian skies, the Boeing 787 aircraft is also known by what name beginning with ‘D’?

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Quiz November 13, 2021

In cricket, the term batsman has been officially changed to what?

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Quiz November 06, 2021

In which national capital is the TV drama series Squid Game set?

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Quiz October 30, 2021

Which river runs through Florence, Italy?

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Quiz October 23, 2021

Melbourne reputedly holds the record for the world’s longest cumulative Covid-19 lockdown after overtaking which city?

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Quiz October 16, 2021

Manny Pacquiao has retired from boxing to concentrate on his bid to win which country’s presidential election?

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Quiz October 09, 2021

Name the three James Bond films with “Gold” in their title.

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Quiz October 02, 2021

True or false: Namibia is a landlocked country?

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Quiz September 25, 2021

True or false: Cucumbers and melons belong to the same plant family?

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Quiz September 18, 2021

What is the name of the flat-topped mountain that overlooks the city of Cape Town in South Africa?

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Quiz September 11, 2021

By population, what is the second-largest city in the Netherlands?

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Quiz September 04, 2021

Aruba is an island nation in which sea?

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Quiz August 28, 2021

What plant is the source of both linen and linseed oil?

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Quiz August 21, 2021

Which American singer-songwriter donated $1 million that helped fund the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine?

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Quiz August 14, 2021

Using sleight of hand for conjuring magic tricks is also known by what 16-letter word?

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Quiz August 07, 2021

Australian swimmer Emma McKeon won how many medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics?

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Quiz July 31, 2021

What South Australian regional city is famous for the Blue Lake?

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Quiz July 24, 2021

What same animal name is given to three Northern Territory rivers whose separate names begin with East, South and West?

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Quiz July 17, 2021

In relation to the American police unit, what does the acronym SWAT stand for?

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Quiz July 10, 2021

Who was the first person to be awarded two Nobel prizes?

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Quiz July 03, 2021

In what year was Dolly the sheep cloned?

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Quiz June 26, 2021

In relation to diamonds, what are the 4Cs?

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Quiz June 19, 2021

Which Sigourney Weaver film was released first: Alien or Aliens?

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Quiz June 12, 2021

In which country did the game mahjong originate?

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Quiz June 05, 2021

How many tentacles does an octopus have?

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Quiz May 29, 2021

True or false: Madison Square Garden was named after a United States president?

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Quiz May 22, 2021

Which university awards Pulitzer prizes?

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Quiz May 15, 2021

In the 1997 song “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba, in what order are the drinks drunk?

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Quiz May 08, 2021

In which city is the historic Reichstag building?

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Quiz May 01, 2021

In Scrabble, each player starts with how many tiles?

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Quiz April 24, 2021

In what year was the first CD player commercially released?

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Quiz April 17, 2021

How much does it cost to send a regular letter or postcard within Australia?

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Quiz April 10, 2021

Who was Henry VIII’s first wife?

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Quiz April 03, 2021

Which gas solidifies to form dry ice?

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Quiz March 27, 2021

What is the name of the pilgrimage to Mecca that is one of the Five Pillars of Islam?

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Quiz March 20, 2021

Eurovision 2021 is scheduled to be held in which Dutch city in May?

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Quiz March 13, 2021

Venice’s international airport is named after which 13th-century explorer?

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Quiz March 06, 2021

What beginning with ‘L’ is the collective noun for leopards?

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Quiz February 27, 2021

Which Covid-19 vaccine is being administered first in Australia: Pfizer/BioNTech or AstraZeneca?

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Quiz February 20, 2021

What does the acronym UNESCO stand for?

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Quiz February 13, 2021

Which year was the Queen’s annus horribilis?

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Quiz February 06, 2021

A young Tasmanian devil is called: (a) a pup; (b) a joey; or (c) a kid?

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Quiz January 30, 2021

Is Bruny Island in Tasmania’s north, south, east or west?

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Quiz January 23, 2021

What does the F stand for in F. Scott Fitzgerald?

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Quiz December 19, 2020

Complete this lyric from “The Christmas Song”: “And so I’m offering this simple phrase/ To kids from one to …”

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Quiz December 12, 2020

Which team won the WBBL title last month?

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Quiz December 05, 2020

Mickey Mouse traditionally wears what colour shoes?

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Quiz November 28, 2020

Bats are mammals of what order beginning with ‘C’?

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Quiz November 21, 2020

In which city was John F. Kennedy assassinated?

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Quiz November 14, 2020

How many teeth should an adult human have?

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Quiz November 07, 2020

True or false: a spider usually has eight eyes?

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Quiz October 31, 2020

What are the first names of Australian bushman-entrepreneur R. M. Williams?

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Quiz October 24, 2020

In what year did the Fall of Saigon occur?

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Quiz October 17, 2020

The Queen and Marilyn Monroe were both born in what year?

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Quiz October 10, 2020

How many minutes in half a day?

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Quiz October 03, 2020

True or false: Dolly Parton’s 1967 debut album was titled Hello, I’m Dolly?

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Quiz September 26, 2020

What starting with ‘o’ are the horn-like structures on a giraffe’s head?

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Quiz September 19, 2020

Which Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle wears a blue mask?

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Quiz September 12, 2020

Which king of England was known as Coeur de Lion?

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Quiz September 05, 2020

Qantas recently retired its entire fleet of which aircraft?

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Quiz August 29, 2020

Name the No. 1 Australian film at the Australian box office.

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Quiz August 22, 2020

Hazmat is a portmanteau of which two words?

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Quiz August 15, 2020

Which English soccer team are the 2020 FA Cup champions?

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Quiz August 08, 2020

In August 1981, MTV began its very first broadcast with which song?

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Quiz August 01, 2020

Who was the first African–American tennis player to be named in the United States Davis Cup team?

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Quiz July 25, 2020

In terms of education, what does the acronym HECS stand for?

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Quiz July 18, 2020

The Matterhorn is a mountain straddling the border of which two countries?

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Quiz July 11, 2020

How many black keys are on a standard piano?

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Quiz July 04, 2020

What was the last musical to win the Best Picture Oscar?

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Quiz June 27, 2020

In which general direction does the Nile flow?

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Quiz June 20, 2020

The core beliefs and practices of Islam are known as The (how many) Pillars?

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Quiz June 13, 2020

In which card game would you “peg out” to win?

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Quiz June 06, 2020

The Māori term hongi refers to what?

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Quiz May 30, 2020

What word beginning with ‘r’ is another name for the flowering plant canola?

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Quiz May 23, 2020

Which David Bowie song features the line: “Now it’s time to leave the capsule if you dare”?

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Quiz May 16, 2020

Quicksilver is another name for which metallic element?

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Quiz May 09, 2020

Is Tanzania north or south of the equator?

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Quiz May 02, 2020

What phrase is used by the eponymous host on RuPaul’s Drag Race to eliminate a contestant?

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Quiz April 25, 2020

Which song, recorded by Bette Midler, won Song of the Year at the 33rd Grammy Awards in 1991?

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Quiz April 18, 2020

The Wimbledon Championships have been cancelled this year for the first time in how long?

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Quiz April 11, 2020

In what year did the RMS Titanic sink?

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Quiz April 04, 2020

What is the nickname of the Australian swimming team?

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Quiz March 28, 2020

Who is the patron saint of Wales?

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Quiz March 21, 2020

A tarot deck consists of how many cards: (a) 52; (b) 64; or (c) 78?

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Quiz March 14, 2020

Where are the headquarters of the World Health Organization?

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Quiz March 07, 2020

In which year was the Australian Broadcasting Corporation founded?

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Quiz February 29, 2020

What is Shakespeare’s shortest play?

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Quiz February 22, 2020

Queen Mary I, or Mary Tudor, is also known as … Mary.

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Quiz February 15, 2020

Who wrote and directed Staying Alive, the 1983 sequel to Saturday Night Fever?

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Quiz February 08, 2020

Which pope preceded John Paul I?

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Quiz February 01, 2020

True or false: an octopus has two hearts?

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Quiz January 25, 2020

Who wrote the memoir A Long Way Home, on which the 2016 film Lion was based?

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Quiz December 21, 2019

Which company owns the Argyle diamond mine in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia?

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Quiz December 14, 2019

Which team won this year’s WBBL championship?

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Quiz December 07, 2019

Where in the human body are the innominate bones?

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Quiz November 30, 2019

The jacaranda is a subtropical tree native to which continent?

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Quiz November 23, 2019

What is the name of Dora the Explorer’s monkey companion?

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Quiz November 21, 2019

Summer Quiz 4: The Tokyo 2020 Olympics begin in which month?

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Quiz November 21, 2019

Summer Quiz 3: In what year did Apple release iTunes?

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Quiz November 21, 2019

Summer Quiz 2: Pure water has a pH of what number?

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Quiz November 21, 2019

Summer Quiz 1: Which city hosted the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest?

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Quiz November 16, 2019

World War I ended in what year?

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Quiz November 09, 2019

What are the first names of Justin Trudeau’s parents?

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Quiz November 02, 2019

Alphabetically, what are the first and last US state names?

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Quiz October 26, 2019

United States vice-president Mike Pence was previously governor of which state?

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Quiz October 19, 2019

What does the musical direction da capo mean?

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Sport October 12, 2019

Pocket rocket Robby Foldvari

Thirty-three years after winning the World Professional Billiards Championship, Robby Foldvari has returned to this year’s tournament, with his passion for the sport – and his hunger for success – as alive as ever.

Quiz October 12, 2019

The chief executives of BHP and Telstra share what first name?

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Quiz October 05, 2019

True or false: killer whales (orcas) are actually dolphins.

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Quiz September 28, 2019

What is Boris Johnson’s first given name?

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Quiz September 21, 2019

How old was former Zimbabwean prime minister Robert Mugabe when he died this month?

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Quiz September 14, 2019

The novel Picnic at Hanging Rock is set in what year?

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Quiz September 07, 2019

Who composed the music for the ballet The Nutcracker?

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Quiz August 31, 2019

How often is golf’s Ryder Cup held?

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Quiz August 24, 2019

Which of these is not a cat breed: Japanese bobtail, French lop, Egyptian mau or Russian blue?

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Quiz August 17, 2019

Which television series won this year’s Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Drama?

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Quiz August 10, 2019

What is the first name of the Austrian composer Schubert?

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Quiz August 02, 2019

Which five countries border Laos?

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Quiz July 27, 2019

What is the Italian word for snake?

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Quiz July 20, 2019

Which river flows through the Grand Canyon?

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Sport July 13, 2019

Lisa Alexander sets Diamonds for World Cup

In this year’s Netball World Cup, Australia aims to bounce back after losing the gold medal to England at the Commonwealth Games. It’s a challenge that Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander is relishing.

Quiz July 13, 2019

In Earth’s inner layers, what lies between the core and the crust?

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Quiz July 06, 2019

Which city hosted the 1987 America’s Cup challenge?

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Quiz June 29, 2019

Where was composer Richard Wagner born?

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Quiz June 22, 2019

Former prime minister Julia Gillard was born in which country?

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Quiz June 15, 2019

In what year did the Australian children’s television series Mr Squiggle first air?

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Quiz June 08, 2019

Horse trainer Gai Waterhouse is the daughter of which leading trainer?

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Quiz June 01, 2019

What are the given names of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby?

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Quiz May 25, 2019

Which city hosted the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest?

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Quiz May 18, 2019

Pure water has a pH of what number?

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Quiz May 11, 2019

Easter Island is a special territory of which country?

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Quiz May 04, 2019

In motoring terms, what does rpm stand for?

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Sport April 27, 2019

The self-belief of Ash Brazill

Ash Brazill is a powerful force as a netballer and AFLW player. But her true strength lies in the messages she sends off the court.

Quiz April 27, 2019

Who was actress and activist Jane Fonda’s media mogul third husband?

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Quiz April 20, 2019

A looped surface with only one side and only one edge is known as a what strip?

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Quiz April 13, 2019

In which fictional town is the TV series Postman Pat set? (Bonus point for naming Pat’s cat.)

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Quiz April 06, 2019

Can peacocks fly?

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Quiz March 30, 2019

What is the name for a young male horse?

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Quiz March 23, 2019

Lebanon has land borders with two countries. Name them.

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Quiz March 16, 2019

Which company has owned the Reebok sportswear brand since 2006?

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Life March 16, 2019

Cruise ship holidays

When it comes to making holiday plans, some are happier abandoning terra firma and giving in to the pull of the ocean.

Quiz March 09, 2019

Vietnam was once a colony of which nation?

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Quiz March 02, 2019

Where are the headquarters of Cathay Pacific Airways?

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Quiz February 23, 2019

Who won Album of the Year at the 2019 Grammys?

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Quiz February 16, 2019

Traditionally, fetta is made with the milk of what animal?

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Quiz February 09, 2019

What was the first name of Tara Morice’s character in the 1992 film Strictly Ballroom?

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Quiz February 02, 2019

True or false: like its fur, a tiger’s skin is also striped?

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Quiz January 26, 2019

What nationality is soccer player Lionel Messi?

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Quiz December 22, 2018

In which century was the Taj Mahal built?

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Quiz December 15, 2018

What starting with ‘j’ is the name of a measure for alcohol used in cocktails?

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Quiz December 07, 2018

The name of what genus of redwood coniferous tree ends in four vowels?

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Quiz December 01, 2018

Which United States city is home to the Gateway Arch?

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Quiz November 24, 2018

What is Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2018?

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Quiz November 17, 2018

In which year did Australia introduce polymer banknotes?

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Quiz November 10, 2018

Who patented the first commercially successful ballpoint pen in 1938?

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Sport November 03, 2018

Midfield maestro: Jane Claxton, 26, hockey player

Hockeyroos Player of the Year Jane Claxton on family tradition, using injury to reignite passion for her sport and becoming a ‘crazy dog lady’.

Quiz November 03, 2018

Name the winner of last year’s Melbourne Cup.

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Sport October 27, 2018

Best medicine: Verity Charles, 27, netballer

Verity Charles on the challenges of managing an incurable auto-immune condition, who she looks to for inspiration, and the exciting, game-changing elements of Fast5 netball.

Quiz October 27, 2018

Which member of the British royal family married this month at Windsor Castle?

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Sport October 20, 2018

Shot stopper: Jada Whyman, 18, soccer player

Western Sydney Wanderers goalie Jada Whyman on family sacrifice, breaking into the Matildas and becoming a stronger, prouder Indigenous woman.

Quiz October 20, 2018

What is the fifth book of the Old Testament?

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Quiz October 13, 2018

What poisonous plant was used to kill Socrates?

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Quiz October 06, 2018

Who is the patron saint of animals?

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Quiz September 29, 2018

Where in the human body is the humerus bone?

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Quiz September 22, 2018

Ancient Rome was built on how many hills?

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Quiz September 15, 2018

What are the Where’s Wally? books known as in the United States and Canada?

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Quiz September 08, 2018

Which poker hand wins: a flush or full house?

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Quiz September 01, 2018

Australia’s Daniel Ricciardo will drive for which F1 team next year?

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Sport August 25, 2018

Taking the leap: Troy Crotty, 46, skydiver

For Troy Crotty, an intense fear of job interviews led to an unlikely new career doing what he loves most – jumping from aircraft at 14,000 feet.

Quiz August 25, 2018

The current Dalai Lama is what number Dalai Lama?

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Quiz August 18, 2018

Who is known as the “father of geometry”?

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Sport August 11, 2018

The strong side: Emily Scott, 26, water polo player

Sydney Stingers’ Emily Scott on re-finding her love of water polo, empowering the LGBTQI community, and the exciting and inclusive atmosphere of the Gay Games.

Quiz August 11, 2018

In what year did the Korean War begin?

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Sport August 04, 2018

Mwai, queen of shots: Mwai Kumwenda, 28, netballer

Mwai Kumwenda’s 2018 season may have ended in injury, but her story as an inspirational and integral netballer for Melbourne Vixens and Malawi Queens is far from over.

Quiz August 04, 2018

In photography, SLR stands for what?

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Quiz July 28, 2018

Pilsner beer derives its name from a city – Pilsen – in which country?

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Quiz July 21, 2018

What living creature represents the astrological sign Cancer?

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Quiz July 14, 2018

How many hearts does an octopus have?

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Sport July 07, 2018

Scratch work: Amy Cure, 25, cyclist

World champion and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Amy Cure on what it takes to be the best on two wheels and her hunger for Olympic glory.

Quiz July 07, 2018

In which year was decimal currency introduced in Australia?

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Quiz June 30, 2018

What is the second most populous state in the United States?

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Sport June 23, 2018

Tall in the saddle: Emma Booth, equestrian

After a horrific car accident left her unable to walk, Emma Booth had just one goal – getting back on a horse and representing Australia at the Paralympics.

Quiz June 23, 2018

Abstract artist Piet Mondrian is from which country?

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Quiz March 01, 2014

Who wrote the nonsense poem Jabberwocky?

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Quiz March 08, 2014

In Spanish, amarillo refers to which colour?

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Quiz March 15, 2014

What type of fruit has varieties that include Imperial, Murcott and Fremont?

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Quiz March 22, 2014

Italian artist Tintoretto painted during which period?

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Quiz March 29, 2014

Argentine footballer Lionel Messi plays for which European club?

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Quiz April 05, 2014

Where were the 2010 Winter Olympics held?

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Quiz April 12, 2014

G.U.Y. is the new single for which pop artist?

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Quiz April 19, 2014

Who wrote The Hunger Games trilogy of adventure novels?

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Quiz April 26, 2014

What breed of animal is a Belted Galloway?

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Quiz May 03, 2014

Where in the body is insulin produced?

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Quiz August 16, 2014

The food colouring cochineal is extracted from what living thing?

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Quiz May 10, 2014

Saudi Arabia has coastlines on what two bodies of water?

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Quiz May 17, 2014

Florence is the capital of which Italian region?

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Quiz May 24, 2014

Who is the Roman goddess of peace?

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Quiz May 31, 2014

What colour is the ‘S’ on Superman’s suit?

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Quiz June 07, 2014

Netscape, Firefox, Chrome and Safari are all types of what?

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Quiz June 14, 2014

What is the title of the most recent Muppet movie?

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Quiz June 21, 2014

What is the next prime number after 23?

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Quiz June 28, 2014

George Eastman was a pioneer in what field?

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Quiz July 05, 2014

What is the volume of a cube whose sides are two metres long?

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Quiz July 12, 2014

Which city is home to the Museo del Prado?

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Quiz July 19, 2014

What is the name of the seventh and final Harry Potter book?

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Quiz July 26, 2014

Name the highest city in Australia.

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Quiz August 02, 2014

The Sesame Street character Grover has what colour fur?

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Quiz August 09, 2014

The Ukrainian flag comprises which two colours?

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Bright’s disease affects which part of the human body?

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Which herb is also known as cilantro?

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What is the name of the Mad Max film 2015 sequel?

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Which current capital city was originally named Edo?

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Name Russia’s prime minister.

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Who wrote the opera Don Giovanni?

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What do people suffering from acrophobia fear?

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What is the highest number on a roulette wheel?

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Which flower is most associated with Dame Edna Everage?

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Brass is an alloy made of which two metals?

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Name the celebrity chef owner of The Fat Duck.

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Johns Hopkins University is located in which US city?

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Which golfer is nicknamed The Big Easy?

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Quiz November 22, 2014

Coptic Christians are native to which country?

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Quiz November 29, 2014

Gin derives its predominant flavour from…?

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Quiz June 16, 2018

A stick of butter weighs about: (a) 25 grams; (b) 60 grams; or (c) 110 grams?

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Sport June 09, 2018

Green power: Aaron Wilson, 26, lawn bowler

Commonwealth lawn bowls men’s singles champion Aaron ‘Disco’ Wilson reveals why he put on his lucky undies but ripped off his shirt at the Gold Coast Games.

Quiz June 09, 2018

The headquarters of NASA is in which United States city?

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In which month and year did Ansett Australia cease operations?

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Quiz May 26, 2018

Which pope was responsible for introducing Vatican II?

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What is the name of Alice’s pet cat in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland?

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The asteroid belt is located between which two planets?

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Quiz May 05, 2018

The northern lights are otherwise known as aurora …?

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The actor Andy Griffith portrayed an American lawyer in which eponymously named TV series?

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In which English county was Captain James Cook born?

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Sport April 14, 2018

Ring master: Caitlin Thwaites, 31, netballer

Australian Diamonds’ Caitlin Thwaites on netball’s growing success, joining the Collingwood Magpies and managing her inner demons.

Quiz April 14, 2018

What does the ‘S’ in Harry S. Truman stand for?

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Quiz April 07, 2018

In the television series The Simpsons, who shot Mr Burns?

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Sport March 31, 2018

The Mayor: Stewart McSweyn, 22, runner

From a cattle and sheep farm on King Island to the 2018 Commonwealth Games: Australian 10,000 metres champion Stewart McSweyn hits his stride.

Quiz March 31, 2018

Easter always falls on the first Sunday after what?

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Quiz March 24, 2018

Who wrote the 1990 novel Jurassic Park?

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Sport March 17, 2018

Best practice: Lachlan Penfold, 50, director of performance

Melbourne Storm’s director of performance Lachlan Penfold on preparing the best team possible, his time in the NBA and the athletes he admires most.

Quiz March 17, 2018

Which US city is home to the Space Needle?

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Quiz March 10, 2018

What word means dinner in Italian?

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Quiz March 03, 2018

Before entering politics, what was Barnaby Joyce’s profession?

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Sport February 24, 2018

Rolling strokes: Dean Summers, 58, channel swimmer

Dean Summers on his plan to swim the Seven Seas in support of exploited international seafarers.

Quiz February 24, 2018

Which United States city is home to the Smithsonian Institution?

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Orang-utans are native to which two countries?

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Which city is home to the Spanish Steps?

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In what year was Mahatma Gandhi assassinated?

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Quiz January 27, 2018

Which cocktail comprises gin, Campari and vermouth?

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Quiz December 23, 2017

Delft pottery comes from which country?

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Which artist was most recently inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame?

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Name the sisters in the Disney film Frozen.

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What is the most populous city in South America?

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Quiz November 25, 2017

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in which city?

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Quiz November 18, 2017

What fragrant oil from a citrus fruit is used in Earl Grey tea?

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Travel November 11, 2017

Manila American Cemetery

On a holiday to the Philippines, the author finds herself drawn to visit a memorial to wartime dead – here, the Manila American Cemetery – for reasons personal and universal.

Quiz November 11, 2017

In which city will the 2022 Winter Olympics be held?

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In computer terminology what does USB stand for?

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Quiz October 28, 2017

How many gold medals did Australia win at the 2000 Sydney Olympics?

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Monument Valley is a desert region on the border of which two US states?

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Who wrote the Adele hit “Make You Feel My Love”?

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Quiz October 07, 2017

In the music industry, what does the acronym ARIA stand for?

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Sport September 30, 2017

Shot caller: Caitlin Bassett, 29, netballer

Australian Diamonds captain Caitlin Bassett on her childhood struggles with body image, how she got mentally and physically stronger, and why she’d like to become a magician.

Quiz September 30, 2017

Who was vice-president of the United States from 1989 to 1993?

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Quiz September 23, 2017

What is a male rat called?

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Quiz September 16, 2017

What is the official residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge?

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Sport September 09, 2017

The long road: Mathew Hayman, 39, cyclist

Orica-Scott GreenEDGE’s Mathew Hayman on riding for teammates, scoring unexpected wins and the sweet feeling of his first, long-awaited Tour de France.

Quiz September 09, 2017

How many Australian prime ministers have there been during the Queen’s reign?

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Quiz September 02, 2017

What two films did Elizabeth Taylor win Best Actress Oscars for?

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Quiz August 26, 2017

The scapula bone is commonly known as the…?

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Quiz August 18, 2017

Name the only two movie sequels to have won an Academy Award for Best Picture.

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Where was Britain’s first escalator installed?

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What is the lowest male singing voice?

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Quiz July 29, 2017

Titan is the largest moon of which planet?

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What part of a rabbit is the scut?

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Which three countries begin with the letter ‘J’?

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True or false: a flute is a woodwind instrument?

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Quiz July 01, 2017

44 is the international dialling code for which country?

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Sport July 01, 2017

Great strides: Cassie Fien, 31, marathon runner

2016 Gold Coast Half Marathon champion Cassie Fien on mixing her Defence Force career with competitive running.

Quiz June 24, 2017

Who plays the title character in the film Sully?

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What is a young eagle called?

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Which Beatles were left-handed?

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How many minutes is a chukka in a game of polo?

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What is the name for a baby echidna?

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In what year did the Chernobyl nuclear disaster occur?

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Quiz May 13, 2017

In which month is Mother’s Day celebrated in Britain?

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Sport May 13, 2017

Baby steps: Renae Ingles, 30, netballer

Adelaide Thunderbirds’ Renae Ingles on the triumphs and struggles of returning to top-level netball as the mother of twins and the wife of an NBA basketballer.

Quiz May 06, 2017

Is Times New Roman a serif or sans serif font?

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Quiz April 29, 2017

What was the Leaning Tower of Pisa designed as?

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What is the name of New Zealand’s national anthem?

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Quiz April 15, 2017

Name the world’s second-highest mountain.

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Sport April 08, 2017

In the gene pool: Emma McKeon, swimmer

Emma McKeon on her Rio Olympics triumph, her swimming pedigree and her plans for the future.

Quiz April 08, 2017

Name the only woman nominated for this year’s Gold Logie.

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Sport April 01, 2017

The ambassador: Johnathan Thurston, 33, rugby league player

Rugby league legend Johnathan Thurston on footy, family life and using his voice to promote reconciliation.

Quiz April 01, 2017

What was Robert F. Kennedy’s middle name?

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Quiz March 25, 2017

A standard Scrabble game comprises how many tiles?

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Quiz March 17, 2017

John F. Kennedy International Airport is in which New York City borough?

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Sport March 11, 2017

On the beach: Mariafe Artacho del Solar, beach volleyball player

Mariafe Artacho del Solar on the determination and self-belief that got her to the top in beach volleyball.

Quiz March 11, 2017

In which decade did Albert Einstein die?

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Quiz March 04, 2017

What is the literal translation of “mardi gras”?

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Travel March 04, 2017

Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar

It’s not always easy to quiet the mind, even under the venerable direction of a monk in a Buddhist temple.

Quiz February 25, 2017

How many inches are in a yard?

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Quiz February 18, 2017

Name the lead guitarist of Guns N’ Roses.

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Quiz February 10, 2017

What does the abbreviation DSL stand for?

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Sport February 11, 2017

Shooting star: Belinda Snell, 36, basketballer

Veteran basketballer Belinda Snell on Olympic glories and bringing younger players into the game.

Quiz February 04, 2017

Which city is further north: San Francisco or Rome?

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Quiz January 28, 2017

What is the mean of these numbers: 22, 28, 40?

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Sport January 28, 2017

Another shot: Susan Pettitt, 32, netballer

Netballer Susan Pettitt on fighting her way back into the Australian Diamonds line-up.

Sport December 24, 2016

Love for sail: Vanessa Dudley, 58, sailor

Sydney to Hobart yachtie Vanessa Dudley on her passion for the high seas.

Quiz December 24, 2016

What was the scarecrow seeking in The Wizard of Oz?

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Quiz December 17, 2016

In poker, what is a hand of five cards of the same suit called?

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Quiz December 10, 2016

Hansen’s disease is more commonly known as what?

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Sir Henry Parkes is known as the father of what?

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Quiz November 25, 2016

Where is the Kranji War Memorial located?

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Sport November 26, 2016

High roller: Kelsey Cottrell, 26, lawn bowler

Kelsey Cottrell on her meteoric rise to lawn bowls champion and keeping the sport alive.

Quiz November 19, 2016

Darfur is a region in which African country?

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Quiz November 12, 2016

A honey bee has how many eyes?

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How many lines comprise the London Underground?

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Quiz October 29, 2016

Dora Maar was the muse and lover of which artist?

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Quiz October 22, 2016

Children with a full set of baby teeth have how many?

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Sport October 22, 2016

Unstoppable: Sarah Hammond, 36, endurance cyclist

Endurance cyclist Sarah Hammond on the hallucinations that take hold on the road.

Quiz October 15, 2016

What type of mammal is a pipistrelle?

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Sport October 08, 2016

Passion play: Sharni Layton, 28, netballer

Emotion in motion: Sharni Layton on the heart she brings to the netball court.

Quiz October 08, 2016

What is the largest island in the Caribbean?

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Travel October 01, 2016

An escape to the South Pacific and Castaway Island, Fiji

Plans to escape chilly climes for sun-drenched Fiji can fall foul of unpredictable weather and illness, but some clear blue sky can turn it around.

Quiz October 01, 2016

What is the largest port of Israel?

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What is the principal monetary unit of Sweden?

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What is the capital of Italy’s Veneto region?

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Who co-founded Marxist theory?

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Quiz September 03, 2016

Where in the human body are the tibia and fibula bones?

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Sport August 27, 2016

No shortcuts: Natalie Medhurst, 32, netballer

Australian Diamonds’ Natalie Medhurst on stepping up for her country and giving back to society.

Quiz August 27, 2016

On which island did an exiled Napoleon Bonaparte die?

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The ancient city of Bagan is in which country?

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Who is older: Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton?

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“Namaste” is a greeting in which language?

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Who was the last man to walk on the moon?

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Which country is home to the Dalmatian Coast?

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What nationality was playwright Henrik Ibsen?

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What is a baby wombat called?

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Who wrote the poem ’Scots of the Riverina’?

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The Aswan High Dam is located in which country?

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Name the holiest month in the Islamic calendar.

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Which United States city is home to the Liberty Bell?

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Quiz June 04, 2016

The physicist Niels Bohr was born in which country?

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Sport May 28, 2016

Electric defence: Geva Mentor, 31, netballer

Goal keeper Geva Mentor on netball’s ‘white line fever’.

Quiz May 28, 2016

Which Australian pop icon was born on May 28, 1968?

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Quiz May 21, 2016

Does a Bactrian camel have one hump or two?

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Quiz May 14, 2016

Would you play, eat or wear a hurdy-gurdy?

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Sport May 07, 2016

In the box seat: Kerryn Manning, 39, harness racing driver-trainer

Meet Kerryn Manning, the harness racing driver who’s won more than 3500 races.

Quiz May 07, 2016

Which hit Bangles song was written by Prince?

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Quiz April 30, 2016

Where in the body are the metatarsals?

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Quiz April 23, 2016

True or false: sugar is a carbohydrate.

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Who fronts the English rock band High Flying Birds?

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Sport April 09, 2016

Triple threat: Courtney Atkinson, 36, triathlete

Triathlete Courtney Atkinson on his bid for a third Olympics.

Quiz April 09, 2016

Minsk is the capital of which Eastern European country?

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What colour are the stars on the Chinese flag?

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Hoover Dam is located on which US river?

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Quiz March 19, 2016

Chat is the French word for what?

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Quiz March 12, 2016

What type of animal is a wrasse?

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Sport March 12, 2016

Flying machine: Lydia Lassila, 34, aerial skier

The resilience of Olympic Games aerial skiing gold medallist Lydia Lassila.

Quiz March 05, 2016

What is another word for the breastbone?

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Quiz February 27, 2016

Morpheus is the Greek god of what?

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Sport February 27, 2016

Love game: Gronya Somerville, 20, badminton player

Gronya Somerville on famous forebears and her love affair with badminton.

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Which state of the US is home to Chattanooga?

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Quiz February 13, 2016

The root word biblio refers to what?

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On which Caribbean island was singer Rihanna born?

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What city is home to Columbia University?

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What is the name of the latest album by Adele?

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Quiz December 19, 2015

In music, what tempo is andante?

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Lemurs are endemic to which island?

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A Scouser hails from which English city?

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Phobos is the largest moon of which planet?

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What is the Japanese word for green?

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Jarlsberg cheese originates in which country?

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What four-letter colour is a dark or purplish brown?

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Nasi lemak is a national dish of which country?

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Aztecs were native to which current-day country?

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Who is leader of the British Labour Party?

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What is a spirometer used for measuring?

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Mahouts and oozies are the trainers of what?

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Who is known as the Father of Medicine?

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Retinol is a form of which vitamin?

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In which year was the Falklands War fought?

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How many stars feature on the flag of China?

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Where on a horse is the fetlock?

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In what Olympic sport do competitors twizzle?

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What is the alcoholic ingredient of a Tom Collins?

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Which international airport’s code is FUK?

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In which country is Catalan spoken?

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The Arabian Sea lies in which ocean?

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What city does Table Mountain overlook?

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In 2010, who became Australia’s first saint?

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What is the chemical number for lithium?

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Name the mayor of London.

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Brass is an alloy of copper and …?

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Fidelio was which composer’s only opera?

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What does a lepidopterist collect?

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Which country is home to the city of Mecca?

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What is the national flower of Wales?

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Which country’s currency is the shekel?

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In what year did the Korean War begin?

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What is Hillary Clinton’s maiden name?

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What is 20 per cent of 225?

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Who composed the opera Rigoletto?

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How many legs does a spider have?

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H2O2 is the chemical formula for…?

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Quiz December 06, 2014

Who wrote Brave New World?

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In a car, what does a tachometer measure?

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Quiz December 20, 2014

Boxing Day is also known as which saint’s day?

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Quiz January 24, 2015

Carmine is a vivid shade of what colour?

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Lady Godiva rode naked through which city?

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Quiz January 31, 2015

What is the atomic number of carbon?

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Which mineral is used in pencils?

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The illness rubella is commonly known as …

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True or false: Poland borders Belarus?

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Name the professor in the game Cluedo.

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Name Australia’s health minister.

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Renzo Piano is famous in which field?

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What is the currency of Brazil?

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Travel December 20, 2014

Christchurch: a city that’s been shaken but also stirred

The scars of the 2011 earthquake remain apparent, but Christchurch’s heart is beating strongly once more thanks to innovative projects.