The Squiz Quiz – 5 February 2021
Get your S’Quiz on with the top 10 questions. See how well you were across the news this week.
1. What led to Western Australia’s lockdown of Perth and the South West/Peel regions on Sunday night?
The lockdown complicated the response to a dangerous bushfire northeast of Perth this week.
2. The Australian Open kicks off on Monday. What threw a spanner in the works this week?
It’s an ambitious undertaking…
3. Liberal MP Craig Kelly had a run in with Labor frontbencher Tanya Plibersek in the halls of Parliament House this week over what issue?
PM Scott Morrison pulled him in for a chat after the confrontation…
4. Microsoft is looking to take advantage of the situation that might be created if Google pulls its search engine from Australia. What’s the name of Microsoft’s search engine?
Google has 94% share of Australia’s online search market, Bing has 3.7%.
5. Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos is changing roles to become executive chairman. What project is he going to focus on?
He recently said Blue Origin is “the most important work I’m doing.”
6. Former president Donald Trump’s impeachment trial on the charge he incited insurrection kicks off next week. What’s his defence?
That trial kicks off on 9 February (Wednesday our time).
7. Kid's show 'Bluey' set an Australian first this week. What was it?
Is there nothing the pup can’t do?
8. Having played havoc with Wall St by sending US retailer GameStop’s shares sky-high, what investment opportunity is the Reddit investment crowd targeting?
Poor GameStop - its share price fell more than 80% this week…
9. Myanmar’s military seized control of the country on Monday putting the popular Aung San Suu Kyi in detention. What was her position in the government?
Myanmar’s constitution forbids her from becoming the president because her children are foreign nationals - a way the military prevented her from formally leading Myanmar.
10. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian won social media last weekend by posting what?
Wonder if she’s booked that appointment with the beautician?
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