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The Squiz Quiz, 16 May 2020

Call yourself a good Squizer? See how well you were across the news this week.

1. This week, China said it has a problem with the beef it imports from four Australian abattoirs. What does it say is the issue?

Source: AAP
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It says it’s about some specific, technical trade issues, but China is pretty cranky with our government over the inquiry thing…

2. How did a Boston police officer get an errant peacock named Snowball back to his home at the city’s zoo this week?

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That’s some pretty smart thinking

3. Retiring Sydney talkback king Alan Jones has a strong attachment to the theme song of his breakfast program on 2GB. What is it?

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The polarising broadcaster this week called time on his 35-year stint at the top of radio.

4. Queen legend Brian May this week said he was going silent on social media as he recovers from a painful glute injury. How did he hurt himself?

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He shredded it, but not in the way we're used to…

5. Which state was the last to start easing coronavirus restrictions this week?

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Some sports training is back on, and Victorians can now have five visitors at home. But cafes and restaurants can’t reopen for eat-in-dining quite yet…

6. Comedian and actor Jerry Stiller died this week at 92yo. What was his best-known role?

7. There’s a dangerous inflammatory illness that’s been picked up in kids in the US, UK and Italy, and researchers aren’t sure if there’s a link to the coronavirus. Despite having no cases here, PM Scott Morrison wants some research done ASAP. What’s the condition been likened to?

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Australia has some world experts on the disease.

8. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s coughing fit distracted from what this week?

AAP
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Frydenberg had to then go into isolation until a COVID-19 test was done - the results were negative.

9. The official unemployment rate jumped to 6.2% and it was revealed that almost 600,000 people lost jobs in April - a record. What did the ‘underutilised’ workers rate go up to?

AAP
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It was a "tough day", PM Scott Morrison said.

10. Which sport has been able to carry on a top-level tournament from competitors’ homes minus the world champion who couldn’t participate because his internet connection was too slow?

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The Squiz accepts no challenges on the basis of questions on whether darts is really a sport...

The Squiz Quiz, 16 May 2020
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