The Squiz Quiz – 12 February 2020
Get your S’Quiz on with the top 10 questions. See how well you were across the news this week.
1. Australian journalist Cheng Lei has been charged after she was detained in China last year. What is she accused of?
The Australian Government says it wants “basic standards of justice, procedural fairness and humane treatment to be met” in her case.
2. A glacier collapsed in northern India causing a dam to break and deadly flood waters to surge killing more than 30 people with 170 more still missing. Why were those people in the vicinity?
The cause of the glacier’s collapse hasn’t been determined with investigators reviewing what led up to the tragedy.
3. What change has happened in French workplaces to the horror of many?
It was previously against the nation’s labour code to lunch ‘al desko’ such is France’s love of eating properly.
4. Who won this week’s Super Bowl - America’s biggest annual sporting event?
Umm they were the only NFL team on the list…
5. Australian Sean Turnell, who was advising Myanmar’s deposed government led by Aung San Suu Kyi, was also detained in last week’s military coup. What’s his area of expertise?
He’s considered one of the most important foreigners to be caught up in the coup.
6. An outbreak of COVID-19 in a Melbourne quarantine hotel could be the result of what?
That’s officials’ working theory, anyway.
7. The World Health Organisation’s investigation team in China found the coronavirus started where?
The team reckons a coronavirus strain probably started with animals and then mutated after transmission to humans. But there’s no conclusive evidence yet.
8. Crown Resorts was in the news this week when a NSW inquiry found it isn’t suitable to hold a gaming licence for its newly built casino development in Sydney’s Barangaroo. What kicked off the inquiry?
The report’s recommendations are now in the hands of the state’s regulators.
9. Which rising social platform is the latest to be banned by China?
It’s an invitation-only audio-based platform where users from all around the world can join chat rooms to participate in what is effectively a live, free-flowing podcast.
10. Who is the voice of Hawk-Eye - this year’s Australian Open’s line umpire?
It’s community volunteers and first line responders announcing the “fault” or “out” calls. Nice touch.
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