The Squiz Quiz – 12 March 2021
Get your S’Quiz on with the week’s top 10 questions. See how well you were across the news this week.
1. Of all the things that have happened to Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert since 2018 following her detention in Iran, what did she say has been the hardest?
“It has been harder for me to process and come to terms with that, than it has been to come to terms with what happened in Iran,” she said this week.
2. China’s set to take more steps into taking away Hong Kong’s autonomy. What is in Beijing’s sights this time?
China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said it’s part of “Hong Kong’s transition from chaos to governance”.
3. What is plaguing NSW’s Central West?
It’s really gross…
4. Harry and Meghan sure did dominate the news this week. They have a baby on the way - what did they say they’re having?
Normally, this would be big enough news on it’s own…
5. A new report published by the United Nations has revealed 17% of food – amounting to 1.03 billion tonnes – is wasted every year. Who’s throwing the most in the bin?
More needs to be turned into compost/soil fertiliser, experts say.
6. One of Rugby League’s biggest names retired this week. Cameron Smith played for one club his entire career - 19 seasons worth. Which one?
Fans were kept waiting to hear what he was going to do, and he left it one day out from the start of the season.
7. Another Aussie sporting great had a statue in her honour unveiled this week. Who is she?
Sculptor Tanya Bartlett said she struggled with the champion mare because she’s “leggy at the back end” and has “a slopey rump”.
8. China and Russia are launching what joint venture to build what?
They say it will promote “the use of outer space for peaceful purposes in the interests of all mankind.”
9. The Iditarod started in Alaska this week. What’s that about?
‘Iditarod’ is the indigenous Alaskan name for a ‘far distant place’. Totes appropes.
10. US President Joe Biden’s dogs Champ and Major were kicked out of the White House this week. What happened?
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