1. Dulcinea was the love interest of which fictional character?
2. Which is closer to mainland Africa: Mauritius or Madagascar?
3. Who is the patron saint of lost causes?
4. There have been the same number of Australian men’s Test cricket captains as United States presidents. How many?
5. American outlaw Henry McCarty, aka William Henry Bonney, was better known by what alias?
6. 44 is the international dialling code for which country?
7. The Greek hero Odysseus is known by what name in Roman myths?
8. What word beginning with ‘r’ refers to the change of direction of a ray of light, radio wave etc, in passing obliquely from one medium into another?
9. Name the daughter of a famous entertainer who appears on the cover of Vogue Australia
’s July 2017 issue?
10. Which country scored a resounding victory in the ICC Champions Trophy final last month? (Bonus point for naming the team they beat.)
Pakistan. (Bonus point: India.)
“We couldn’t comment on the decor at Trump Golf clubs one way or another.”
The White House spokeswoman declines to remark on a fake and self-serving Time cover seen on the walls of several Trump golf clubhouses. Being fake and self-serving helped the cover fit in among the other decorating choices.
“I mean the public did vote for him, but he’s got to do the right thing.”
The former premier of Queensland encourages Malcolm Turnbull to resign. The best advice comes from mayors who were so terrible as state leaders they lost their seats in their first term.
“Victoria Police Chief Graham Ashton desperate for a distraction from the crime epidemic he’s incapable of stopping #HuntingCatholics.”
The News Corp columnist criticises the charges made against George Pell for alleged historic child sexual offences. Charging the third-highest-ranked Catholic in the world with alleged sex crimes does seem like an extreme way to distract from an imagined gang of Sudanese children, but who are we to judge?
“I’m embarrassed and I’m sorry for that.”
The jockey apologises after testing positive for a banned substance at a race in Swan Hill. Unfortunately for Payne, the appetite suppressant in question was not the food in Swan Hill.
“If you want to call him names, call him names. Just don’t call him guilty.”
The lawyer representing pharmaceutical investor Martin Shkreli in a fraud trial confronts his client’s deep unlikeability. It goes with the territory when you are best known for cynically pricing HIV sufferers out of treatment and generally being a jerk.
“He was as kindly, dignified, charming and lovable as the immortal Paddington Bear he gave us.”
The broadcaster marks the death of Michael Bond, the creator of Paddington Bear. Bond was 91 and enjoyed marmalade.