1. The term “ursine” means related to or resembling what animal?
2. Sergei Prokofiev composed the score for a ballet based on which William Shakespeare play?
3. On which island did an exiled Napoleon Bonaparte die?
4. Michael Phelps retired from swimming this month with how many Olympic gold medals? (Bonus point for naming from which country the swimmer who defeated him in the 100 metres butterfly at Rio 2016 came.)
23. (Bonus point: Singapore.)
5. What Spanish name means “snow-covered mountain range”?
6. Who wrote the short stories “The Nightingale and the Rose” and “The Happy Prince”?
7. Scoot is a budget offshoot of which major airline carrier?
8. What is the name of the green colouring substance of leaves and plants?
9. Louise Hearman won this year’s Archibald Prize with her portrait of which entertainer?
10. In which nursery rhyme did the dish run away with the spoon?
“We don’t like them and they don’t like us. It is astounding that the ABC thinks that Swisse is an appropriate brand partner.”
The executive producer of ABC shows Gruen and The Checkout criticises a deal that makes the vitamin company a partner of the ABC’s Asia-Pacific arm. It is a rather novel way to get back moneys lost in a defamation action.
“No one is born racist ... it’s ingrained in them somewhere down the track.”
The Adelaide Crows footballer responds to an incident in which a woman threw a banana at him. People are born privileged and stupid, however.
“Will Bill Shorten step up to the plate on budget repair in this parliament, or will he be like jelly on that plate – the wibble, wobble, wibble, wobble jelly on a plate?”
The finance minister loses his train of thought and ends up making a delicious trifle.
“She loves the camera and she loves to see her own name in the paper. That’s the start and finish of Sarah Hanson-Young.”
The immigration minister responds to a decision by Nauru to refuse a visa to the Greens senator. Dutton hates the camera and most other devices used to document abuse.
“There has been no indication whatsoever that any radicalisation or political motives exist.”
The Queensland detective superintendent dismisses speculation that Islamic terrorism was a factor in the murder of British backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung.
“Much of the village has disappeared.”
The mayor of Amatrice, one of the central Italian towns destroyed by an earthquake on Wednesday, describes the damage. At least 247 people were killed.