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The Squiz Quiz – 19 February 2021

Get your S’Quiz on with the top 10 questions. See how well you were across the news this week.

1. Who was Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins was working for when she says she was sexually assaulted by a colleague in 2019?

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There are now inquiries galore into Higgins’ distressing account of the attack and her treatment in the aftermath.

2. Concerns about the welfare of Princess Latifa were aired this week after videos she’d made in secret where she describes herself as a ‘hostage’ went public. Where is she from?

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Her father Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is Dubai’s ruler and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates.

3. Aussie tennis star Dylan Alcott won the quad singles of the Oz Open on Wednesday night. How many Australian Open titles has he won on the trot?

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What a legend…

4. From next week, you’ll be able to open your iPhone while wearing a mask if you also have what?

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They’re keeping it in the Apple family…

5. Which vaccine was given approval for use by Australia’s medicine’s regulator this week?

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It comes as the first shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine arrived this week.

6. Former US president Donald Trump was acquitted in his Senate trial for inciting insurrection. Seven Republican senators (aka Trump’s party) ‘crossed the floor’ to vote with Democrats in favour of conviction. What’s notable about that?

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Seventeen Republicans were needed to support the vote to convict - so they were well short.

7. Entrepreneurs Jack Dorsey and Jay Z have set up a fund to benefit good causes in Africa and India. What’s notable about it?

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It’s the latest development in the rise of Bitcoin…

8. Kiwi PM Jacinda Ardern was angry with Australia this week over what issue?

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Suhayra Aden was a 25yo dual citizen of Oz and New Zealand. She was detained by Turkish authorities on Monday as she attempted to enter the country from Syria.

9. Which European city saw snow this week - a first for more than a decade?

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And the US is in the grip of a monster cold snap…

10. Who will star in a revamp of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s Mr & Mrs Smith?

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Can’t wait to see that…

Squiz Quiz - 19 February 2021

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