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The Squiz Quiz – 18 September 2020

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

1. The United Nations released a big report on progress made against the world’s biodiversity goals in the last decade. How many of the 20 targets is the world meeting or exceeding?

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And that’s not good, the UN says. But we can still turn it around…

2. Some A-List celebs announced the freezing of their Instagram and Facebook accounts as part of a campaign to #StopHateForProfit. How long is their social media blackout lasting?

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Critics were, well, critical. But others said it pulled the issue back into the spotlight.

3. John Fahey, the former senior Liberal politician, died last weekend. What was his connection to the Sydney Olympics?

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Who can forget that jump

4. The shortlist of which prestigious award was announced this week?

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We would have also accepted the Comedy Wildlife Photographic Awards

5. Japan has a new PM. What’s his name?

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Apparently he’s not the most charismatic guy

6. Australia's unemployment rate has increased significantly this year thanks to the coronavirus crisis. What did it do in August?

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Yep! It went down from 7.5% in July to 6.8% in August. Amazeballs...

7. PM Scott Morrison delivered the government’s latest outlook on energy. What energy source is the government focusing on as a way to up the electricity supply?

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He says the government’s plan will also help Australia out of recession.

8. Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny extolled the virtues of what bodily function this week?

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He’s recovering in a Berlin hospital after being poisoned with Novichok last month.

9. Victoria passed what coronavirus milestone this week?

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Please select 4 correct answers

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It's all of the above. But we'll give you that...

10. Queen groupie Pamela Des Barres is cranky that she wasn’t credited for inspiring a main character in what movie from 2000?

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It also turned 20yo this week.

Squiz Quiz - 18 September, 2020

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