The Squiz Quiz – 2 October 2020
Call yourself a good Squizer? See how well you were across the news this week.
1. How many #1 US Billboard hits did superstar Helen Reddy have in the ‘70s?
‘Delta Dawn’ and ‘Angie Baby’ were 2 of them. But it was her feminist anthem ‘I Am Woman’ that catapulted her to a Grammy win and international fame.
2. Another notable Australian feminist died this week. Senator and Hawke Government minister Susan Ryan was best known for what?
Ryan was also Australia’s first Age Discrimination Commissioner.
3. US President Donald Trump announced Amy Coney Barrett as his nomination for the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. What did he say about the process to get her appointed before November’s election?
He was joking… As a staunch conservative, Barrett’s appointment to the Court in record time is contentious.
4. India’s film juggernaut Bollywood is under investigation by authorities for what?
It follows the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June.
6. What happened to Australia's home prices in September?
What happened was prices in Sydney and Melbourne were down, but all other state/territory capitals were up.
7. Pop icon Mariah Carey released a memoir this week revealing what surprising secret?
It was a freeing creative outlet from her controlled pop life.
8. A longstanding regional conflict broke out with fighting this week. Which countries are involved?
It’s over the contested region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
9. The dispute between Patrick Terminals and the Maritime Union that’s seeing delays at Sydney’s Port Botany is over what?
The union says it’s tried to compromise, but the company and government took it to the Fair Work Commission this week.
10. Naturalist Sir David Attenborough found himself at centre of attention after giving 7yo Prince George what gift?
Malta said it wanted its chomper back before doing a U-turn when it became widely known that you can buy the teeth for 50 euros.
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