The Squiz Quiz – 7 May 2021
Get your S’Quiz on with the week’s top 10 questions. See how well you were across the news this week.
1. Liberal Premier Peter Gutwein claimed his party’s 3rd consecutive win in Tassie last Saturday. How many seats does the party need to win the majority?
On Wednesday, Gutwein said he was confident of reaching the magic number.
2. Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt announced a vaccination milestone earlier this week. What was it?
The highest coverage rate continues to be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children at 5yo – an impressive 97.26%.
3. A report by the Australian Human Rights Commission uncovered a “toxic” culture of physical, emotional and sexual abuse at the elite level of what sport?
It mirrors the international experience uncovered in recent years.
4. Australia Post’s former boss Christine Holgate made headlines (again) this week. Why?
Oh to be a fly on the wall of those talks...
5. Looking at the national average, home prices rose again in April. Why were prospective buyers breathing a sigh of relief?
They are slowing, but the rise was still about 6 times the historical average monthly rate of growth.
6. Gippsland local/keen recreational fisherman Bob Thatcher was 11km from shore when he found what trapped in his tinny?
“I saw the forked tongue flicking at me and I thought, ‘that’s a blessed tiger snake’,” Thatcher said. That’s probably not the first thing we’d be thinking…
7. Former Aussie Test cricketer Stuart MacGill was in the news this week. Why?
That happened on 14 April, and authorities believe the spin bowler was targeted for money but said he did not have a personal debt to the kidnappers.
8. After 27 years of marriage, billionaire couple Bill and Melinda Gates are divorcing. How much is Bill Gates worth?
Nothing lasts forever...
9. City slickers flocked to the regions in record numbers last year, with a net 43,000 Aussies making the move during the pandemic. Why?
Sounds alright to us…
10. A coastal town in Japan is facing criticism after it spent $300,000 of emergency funds intended for coronavirus measures on what?
The 13-metre-long marine creature was part of a tourism drive to help the virus-hit economy of Noto, on the Japan Sea Coast.
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