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The Squiz Quiz – 23 April 2021

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

1. China and America played nice this week and said they would put their differences aside to work on what?

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After talks in Shanghai, America’s Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry and his Chinese counterpart Xie Zhenhua said they’ll work on specific actions to reduce emissions.

2. Elon Musk’s SpaceX was picked to build a lander that will return humans to the Moon during the 2020s. The company was victorious over which billionaire’s space company?

NASA
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SpaceX beat Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and Alabama defence contractor Dynetics for the US $2.89 billion contract.

3. Which sport was to start a new breakaway Super League this week (before backtracking on the decision…)?

Getty
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Chelsea and Manchester City withdrew and like dominos, the rest followed.

4. Which celeb teased a run at Texas governorship this week?

Texas Tribune
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He has been flirting with the idea of running for Governor and instantly jumped to lead in the polls.

5. Apple released its newest - and possibly cheapest - offering this week. What was it?

Apple
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You can attach the Airtag to your keys, wallet or kids...

6. Sesame Street’s Big Bird made news headlines this week for what reason?

AP
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The bird costume was returned by the “Big Bird Bandits” with a note that apologised for being “such a big birden”.

7. Crowds gathered again in Minneapolis and major cities around the US for what reason?

Star Tribune
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He was convicted of the murder of George Floyd on Wednesday morning. “Today, we are able to breathe again,” Floyd’s brother Philonise said.

8. Perseverance, NASA’s Mars rover, made history this week doing what?

NASA
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It marks the first time humans have converted carbon dioxide into oxygen on another planet.

9. Who was the winner of the $50,000 Stella Prize announced on Thursday night?

Stella Prize
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It’s a gothic tale hailed by the judges as a “true work of art” and it’s going straight to the top of our bedside book stack.

10. A long-awaited apology was made by Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald for the Irish Republican Army’s (IRA) assassination of who?

PA Images
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The terrorist organisation was behind a bomb attack that killed Mountbatten and 3 others in 1979.

Squiz Quiz - 23 April 2021

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