The Squiz Quiz – 4 June 2021
Get your S’Quiz on with the week’s top 10 questions. See how well you were across the news this week.
1. PM Scott Morrison met with Kiwi leader Jacinda Ardern this week for the annual governmental get-together. Where did they talk the talk?
And it looks like our neighbour is in our corner when it comes to China…
2. Labelled one of the worst environmental disasters in Sri Lanka’s history, what is putting local marine ecology at risk?
The tiny polyethene pellets have leaked from a Singaporean container ship that caught fire and was burning off the coast of Colombo for almost 2 weeks.
3. China passed a new milestone this week in its bid to ramp up its space endeavours. What was it?
Eleven more missions are needed to fit the station out before it sends astronauts there in a few weeks.
4. Next Wednesday’s State of Origin opener was moved from Melbourne to which city?
It means Queensland will host 2 of this year’s 3 games - a difficult thing for NSW supporters to stomach...
5. China announced a major policy change this week to combat what?
China scrapped its 2-child policy, allowing couples to have 3 kids. Talk about feeling clucky…
6. Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka quit the French Open this week. Why?
She said she wants to work with officials to “make things better for the players, press and fans”.
7. Mexico’s Ministry of Culture accused which fashion giants this week of appropriating their indigenous designs for profit?
Inditex - the world’s biggest clothing retailer which owns Zara - denied the claims.
8. Property prices continued their upward trajectory in May, with every capital city positing gains. What’s behind the growth?
Economists reckon things could ease up as more properties come onto the market.
9. A cyberattack this week wreaked havoc on the world’s biggest meat processor, JBS Foods. Officials think hackers from which country are behind the attack?
That’s who those in the know are pointing to…
10. An Argentinian TV newsreader confused viewers when it reported which famous (and already deceased) writer from another era had died?
William Shakespeare was one of the first in the UK to receive the COVID vaccine…
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