The Squiz Quiz – 5 March 2021
Get your S’Quiz on with the week’s top 10 questions. See how well you were across the news this week.
1. What position did federal Cabinet minister Christian Porter say he would not vacate after outing himself as the unnamed man at the centre of historical rape claims?
He strenuously denied the allegations, saying he refuses to set a precedent that would see “anyone in public life able to be removed simply by the printing of an allegation”.
2. Which group of Australians has seen an increase in verbal and physical threats and abuse over the past year, as highlighted by a Lowy Institute report released on Wednesday?
That’s down to the China-born pandemic, and Canberra and Beijing’s deteriorating relationship.
3. The World Health Organisation said we should be at what stage with the coronavirus by the end of this year?
So that’s something…
4. Australia’s biggest media company Nine Entertainment has a new boss - Mike Sneesby. What division of the company is he being promoted from?
There’s nothing going on in the media sector, so that’ll be a breezy gig…
5. What was the name of music industry legend Michael Gudinski’s business that he launched in 1972?
Frontier Touring was established a few years later under the Mushroom Group. It’s brought Madonna, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and many other artists to Oz in recent years.
6. Name the 84yo ‘father of Papua New Guinea’ who died from pancreatic cancer last Friday?
He was a key figure in the country’s peaceful transition to become a self-governing nation in 1972, and served as its prime minister for 17 years.
7. Agriculture is having a much better year with the value of the production reaching record highs - except for which type of farmers?
And that’s a volume issue - sheep and cattle farmers had low stock numbers as they emerged from the drought.
8. Three deepwater shark species living off the coast of New Zealand were found to have what alarming feature this week?
What will they think of next...
9. What is a négociant?
And Oz should know - we can claim one of the world’s best with Melbourne’s Jane Eyre named négociant of the year by La Revue du Vin de France.
10. Actress/director Angelina Jolie sold her painting by iconic UK PM Winston Churchill for $14.8 million at auction this week. Who gave it to her in 2011?
He bought it for $3.8 million…
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