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The Great Big Squiz Quiz for 2020

2020, what a year. Welcome to the Great Big Squiz Quiz for 2020.

Catch up on all the quizzes from this year here, and enjoy a bit of family fun with the Bumper Kids v Adults Squiz Kids Quiz.

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Starting on a sad note down in Tassie, what was found stranded on the beaches of the state's west coast in September?

NCA NewsWire
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Up to you if 'whales' is an acceptable answer...

Casting your mind back to 8 March - International Women’s Day... The Women’s T20 World Cup Final was held at the MCG. What was the crowd number, to the nearest thousand?

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The exact number was 86,174 people in attendance. Not the world record they were looking for, but it was the world's last big sporting event before the coronavirus ruined things. And the Aussies won, so even better...

Australia went into recession this year. When was the last time Australia was in recession?

West Australian
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It was the "recession we had to have" as then Treasurer Paul Keating described it.

There were 3 state and/or territory elections this year. Where were they?

ABC

Please select 3 correct answers

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Yep - Antony Green has been a busy man...

Australia and China are in a bit of tussle at the moment... What grain was one of the first exports to have great big tariffs put on it?

Department of Agriculture
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It's another tough break for farmers who have been devastated by years of drought.

Who sent social media into a tizz because of how they pronounced the word ‘microwave’?

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According to the Domestic Goddess it's a 'mee-cro-wah-vey'...

"It's ridiculous, it's un-Australian, and it must stop." What was PM Scott Morrison talking about?

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"Hey guys wanna feel old? I’m 40. You’re welcome." Who said it?

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Sorry to lump you in there, Thorpedo... You've got a couple of years to go.

Which world leader said that the bad thing about testing for the coronavirus is that you "find cases"?

NBC
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Incoming President Joe Biden says combatting the coronavirus is a top priority.

'Please scream inside your heart' was an instruction seen in Japan this year. What was the setting?

Granger Historical Picture Archive
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But really it's a motto for 2020...

What's the name of the album that Taylor Swift recorded whilst in lockdown and released to critical acclaim at the end of July?

Republic
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It's been a creative year for Swifty with another album - Evermore - out in December.

Which Aussie husband and wife duo were contracted by Tourism Australia towards the end of this year to help sell the merits of holidaying at home?

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Not that the coronavirus is making that easy...

Soon after the World Health Organisation declared a “public health emergency of international concern” on 30 January, a cruise ship named the Diamond Princess with more than 3,600 passengers became the site of the largest number of coronavirus cases outside China. Where was the ship quarantined?

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Passengers remained on the ship for a month and more than 700 people were infected.

George Floyd was killed by police in Minneapolis, US in May. It became a viral moment that led to a wave of protest against police brutality against black Americans. What were some of Floyd’s last words that came to sum up the moment?

Reuters
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It was another ground-shifting event of 2020...

China's new security law was put in place mid-year that basically bans Hongkongers from protesting in support of the pro-democracy and independence movements. What system of governing do pundits say the new law has ended?

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It's a big news story that probably hasn’t had as much attention as it might have otherwise got in a different year...

A blast in the Lebanese capital of Beirut in August killed at least 204 people while injuring 6,500 more. What was the source of the explosion?

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A warehouse fire ignited 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate that had been stored at a warehouse near the port. It was one of the biggest non-nuclear explosions in history.

How many states flipped from red to blue - so from Republican to Democrat - to helped secure Democrat Joe Biden’s win over President Donald Trump?

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They were the Blue Wall states - Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. And Arizona and Georgia. Not that Trump's head is there yet...

What's the name of the Korean boy-band who broke the internet several times this year and made pop history with their first ever English language song, Dynamite.

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Within an hour and 14 minutes of its release, the video for Dynamite surpassed 20 million views - a record.

Which character won this year's Australian edition of The Masked Singer?

Network Ten
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And it will be back again in 2021...

Which movie won the gong for Best Picture at this year's Oscars?

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Feels like 5 years ago? Yep...



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