1. What does the Spanish term hablar
translate to in English?
2. Who shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald? (Bonus point for naming how old Oswald was when he died?)
Jack Ruby. (Bonus point: 24.)
3. Which city straddles parts of both Europe and Asia?
4. Who was vice-president of the United States from 1989 to 1993?
5. What word starting with ‘p’ means to try to convert a person from one religion or belief to another?
6. Tens of thousands of Rohingya recently fled to which country from Myanmar’s western Rakhine state?
7. Lance Hill began production of which item in 1946?
8. Which unit of pressure is equal to one newton per square metre?
9. Who is the first African American to win all four major US entertainment awards (Academy, Tony, Emmy and Grammy)?
10. What is Australia’s floral emblem?
“No, we’re not interested in a khaki solution.”
The treasurer rejects Tony Abbott’s suggestion that wartime defence provisions could be used to force states into expanding gas production. Because it’s not enough for Abbott to divide the country; he wants to invade it.
“That’s like asking how much pocket money I give my wife – or how much she gives me, I should say.”
The conservative senator declines to reveal how much he is spending on robocalls against same-sex marriage, or how much he pays his wife. Here we were thinking there wasn’t enough pocket money in the world to make you marry Cory Bernardi.
“Footy fans shouldn’t be subjected to a politicised grand final. Sport is sport!”
The man who coined the term “Team Australia” argues politics should stay out of sport, after the announcement that US “rapper” Macklemore will sing his hit “Same Love” at the NRL grand final. It could be worse; it could be Meatloaf.
“One call was a wrong number; the other was a parent worried their kid was dating a Muslim.”
The $3.9 million helpline for people reporting radicalisation reveals it has received about five calls since it launched. The three others were from Bernardi on same-sex marriage.
“He wrote one of the worst scripts I’ve ever read … His fake Shakespeare-rap script about the LA riots. Oh, you’ve gotta read it. It’s just fuckin’ terrible.”
The actor shares his views on one of Steve Bannon’s unmade films. The horror story Bannon is directing in the White House is playing to significantly bigger crowds.
“All I’m asking for is a bit of understanding rather than the tripe some people are putting out, malicious, malignant, and vicious in the extreme.”
The New Zealand First leader castigates the press while refusing to be drawn on forming government. Coincidentally, “Malicious, malignant, and vicious in the extreme” is also Peters’ promise for government.