1. What is Australia’s oldest bank? (Bonus point for giving its founding name.)
Westpac. (Bonus point: Bank of New South Wales.)
2. What is the title of David Bowie’s final studio album?
3. The Stawell Gift is run over what distance?
4. Which actors play the protagonists in the film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Ben Affleck (Batman) and Henry Cavill (Superman).
5. Name the largest muscle in the human body.
6. What is the second book of the Bible’s Old Testament?
7. Which is larger: a gigabyte, terabyte or megabyte?
8. True or false: New Zealand will adopt a new flag following a referendum last month.
9. The mathematical formula “a squared plus b squared equals c squared” is more commonly know as…?
10. Minsk is the capital of which Eastern European country?
“I don’t know. Maybe because my face is real and his face is not?”
The West Indies cricketer speculates on why Shane Warne does not like him. In fairness, it often looks as if Shane Warne’s face doesn’t like Shane Warne either.
“I’ve been the most popular member for Tangney that there’s ever been and they’ve stabbed me in the back for that.”
The Liberal MP complains about losing preselection. He blames the media, for telling people what he’s like.
“That was quite a few years ago now. Exactly what the level was, was a bit of a distant memory.”
The education minister continues his support for the deregulation of university fees. Student debt is of such little concern to him that he can’t actually remember his own.
“It has never been my burning ambition to be the leader of the party, but if circumstances arose … I am prepared to do it.”
The former defence minister offers himself to the service of his party. He remains as deluded as his hair colouring.
“Lisa’s too white.”
The breakfast television presenter bemoans the fact his co-host, Lisa Wilkinson, was not nominated for a Gold Logie. The awards had inadvertently allowed an Asian woman and a Muslim man to be nominated.
“He died, as was his wish, at home. His family were by his bedside."
The son of one of Australia’s great stylists, Bob Ellis, confirms the writer’s death. In line with Ellis’s wishes, the Newspoll published on Tuesday had Labor leading.