The Squiz Quiz – 11 September 2020
Call yourself a good Squizer? See how well you were across the news this week.
1. What was the issue with the AstraZeneca/Oxford University Covid-19 vaccine trial this week?
It’s a routine pause, they say…
2. The ABC’s Bill Birtles and Financial Review’s Michael Smith received a visit by Chinese security agents last week. What did they say they wanted to talk to the Aussie journos about?
They said they were pleased to get home.
3. What’s worse than COVID, according to Pope Francis?
"Gossip closes the heart of the community, closes the unity of the Church," he said.
4. What name did US President Donald Trump call a journalist who reported that he’d previously said that America’s war dead were “losers” and “suckers”?
He’s stridently denied making the comments in 2018 while in Europe to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI.
5. The NSW Government is at war over what favourite Australian animal?
It's about a new planning policy that assesses if koalas would be harmed if land was cleared.
6. How much coin has Australia committed so we can get access to 85 million doses of early COVID vaccines?
Notwithstanding bumps in the vaccine development road…
7. What did high-combustion former tennis champ John McEnroe say about Novak Djokovic’s exit from the US Open this week?
“This whole situation has left me really sad and empty,” Djokovic said.
8. India hit what coronavirus milestone this week?
Sadly - and new daily cases are rising fast…
9. What did murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s family say about the jailing of 8 men over his death?
Four months ago, Khashoggi’s family forgave the killers and set aside the death sentence.
10. How did the search for a missing 80yo hiker in the UK end this week?
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