Squiz Quiz – 3 June 2022
1. Labor claimed a 77-seat majority in the House of Representatives after which seat was called in their favour?
PM Anthony Albanese’s frontbench was sworn in on Wednesday, with a record number of women in Cabinet.
2. Speaking of leadership shakeups, the Nationals voted Barnaby Joyce out of the top job this week. Who has replaced him?
Meanwhile, Peter Dutton has become the new leader of the Liberals, with Sussan Ley as deputy.
3. NSW became the last Aussie state/territory to ban single-use, lightweight plastic bags on Wednesday. What was the first state to do it?
Phase 2 comes into effect on 1 November, when single-use utensils and polystyrene containers will be banned in the state.
4. An op-ed penned by actor Amber Heard has been the subject of a defamation trial launched by actor/ex-husband Johnny Depp. What was the publication that published it?
After winning the case this week, Depp will be awarded $15 million in damages, while Heard has been awarded $2 million in compensatory damages.
5. Facebook/Meta’s 2nd in charge, Sheryl Sandberg, is stepping down from the company. What’s the name of her bestselling book on female empowerment?
“It is time for me to write the next chapter of my life,” she said.
6. Perth cyclist Jai Hindley rode to victory in the Giro d'Italia race this week. How many Aussies had won the race before him?
The Aussie won by one minute and 8 seconds for his Bora-Hansgrohe team.
7. Aussie pop legend/winemaker Kylie Minogue has claimed one of the bestselling drops in the UK with what beverage?
The former London loiterer got into the wine game during the 2020 lockdown.
8. A climate activist made headlines after smearing what on the Mona Lisa?
It’s safe to say the Louvre’s security guards did not wear a Mona Lisa smile…
9. What is the name of the annual military pageant held to mark Queen Elizabeth’s official birthday?
A 4-day long weekend to celebrate the Queen’s 70-year reign kicked off in the UK this week.
10. The hashtag #Swedengate went viral this week after it emerged that a number of Swedish families don’t do what?
Yep, it’s a whole thing in one of the happiest countries in the world…
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