Squiz Quiz – 8 July 2022
1. Australia's COVID death toll reached what unhappy milestone this week?
Federal Health Minister Mark Butler warned that a further wave of the virus is expected in the coming months.
2. What's the alias of the former Aussie spy who blew the whistle on an alleged spying operation in Timor-Leste?
The Federal Government dropped its legal action against his lawyer Bernard Collaery this week.
3. A big new study about Australians' health was released this week - how many Aussie adults are overweight/obese?
The report also found about a third of disease is preventable, so getting our weight down is important, medicos say.
4. The UK's soon to be former PM Boris Johnson called the political system's dumping of leaders what?
Johnson’s colleagues abandoned him this week, saying the government should be run "properly, competently and seriously".
5. Aussie tennis player Nick Kyrgios made it to the Wimbledon final this week. Who was the last Aussie bloke to do so?
The man they called 'The Poo' played (and lost...) 2003's final against Roger Federer.
6. Which disputed Eastern European food got a spot on the United Nation’s protected cultural heritage list?
Russia claims the traditional beetroot soup for itself, but the UN says it's Ukrainian through and through.
7. Which iconic landmark was named the worst big thing in Oz this week?
As spud lovers, we respectfully disagree with that decision…
8. Which Aussie sporting icon has been shortlisted for a children’s literature prize?
His picture book 'Somebody’s Land: Welcome to Our Country' was co-written by Ellie Laing and explores the history of Indigenous Aussies.
9. What's the name of the man who claimed his 15th win of Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in New York this week?
He won despite having to fend off an animal rights protester mid-competition...
10. A viral Tiktok meme has seen teenage boys head to the cinemas to watch the latest ‘Despicable Me’ spin-off sporting what look?
They call themselves the Gentleminions…
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