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Weekly Quiz Current Events February 11th 2019
06/03/17
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Why were around 800,000 US government employees,
unpaid for over a month?
1
  • a. Hackers had shut down the computer system used
    to pay government employees
  • b. They were striking over pay rates
  • c. Donald Trump had shutdown the government

3
True or false, despite all the talk of global
warming, 2018 was not in the top ten hottest
years on record?
2
4
Chinese New Year was celebrated on Tuesday 5
February. This year 2019, is represented by which
animal?
3
  • a. snake
  • b. rat
  • c. pig

5
4
6
Why were cricket fans advised to throw away
promotional wristbands handed out at matches last
month?
5
  • a. a child had swallowed a potentially deadly
    button battery contained in the wristband
  • b. the material they were made from has been
    giving people rashes
  • c. the batteries in them were leaking

7
Who has been announced as the host for this
years Oscar film awards?
6
  • a. Ellen Degeneres
  • b. Alec Baldwin
  • c. There is no host

8
A polar vortex has been in the news a lot
recently. What is a polar vortex?
7
  • a. a type of star
  • b. very cold air that sits around the North and
    South poles
  • c. a new type of military plane that is being
    built in Australia

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Who won the Australian Open mens singles title?
9
  • a. Novak Djokovic
  • b. Rafael Nadal
  • c. Stan Wawrinka

11
Why has the far western NSW town of Menindee been
in the news recently?
10
  • a. the town is being overrun by a plague of mice
  • b. millions of dead fish have been found in the
    towns river in the past few months
  • c. the town has been struck by a measles epidemic

12
During the holiday, which member of the royal
family rolled their car in a road accident?
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  • a. The Queen
  • b. Prince Philip
  • c. Prince Harry

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Which team won the most watched sports game in
the U.S, the Super Bowl?
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  • a. New England Patriots
  • b. Los Angeles Rams
  • c. Philadelphia Eagles

15
Which Australian film has celebrated its 40th
anniversary with around 1,500 fans in central
Victoria?
14
  • a. Crocodile Dundee
  • b. Muriels Wedding
  • c. Mad Max

16
In which city were approximately 40,000
properties left without power during a storm that
hit on Friday?
15
  • a. Brisbane
  • b. Perth
  • c. Sydney

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Why has Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Darren Weir
been disqualified from racing for four years by
Racing Victoria?
17
  • a. he had been found guilty of injecting horses
    with performance enhancing drugs
  • b. illegal electric-shock jiggers were found in
    his bedroom
  • c. he was found guilty of trying bribe other
    jockeys to lose races

19
What language is spoken in the Netherlands?
18
  • a. French
  • b. German
  • c. Dutch

20
The Pacific island nation of Tonga has been in
the news recently after being left without ...?
19
  • a. petrol
  • b. mobile and internet services
  • c. clean water

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Why were around 800,000 US government employees,
unpaid for over a month? a. Hackers had shut down
the computer system used to pay government
employees b. They were striking over pay rates c.
Donald Trump had shutdown the government
1
  • c. Donald Trump had chosen to shutdown the
    government - Trump announced the shutdown which
    started on 22 December, after Democrats refused
    to support Trumps plan to spend 5.7 billion on
    constructing a wall on the Mexican border.

24
True or false, despite all the talk of global
warming, 2018 was not in the top ten hottest
years on record?
2
  • False - 2018 was the fourth hottest year on
    record behind 2016, 2015 and 2017. Australia had
    a heat wave in January that saw four days
    recording temperatures in the top ten on record.

25
Chinese New Year was celebrated on Tuesday 5
February. This year 2019, is represented by which
animal? a. snake b. rat c. pig
3
  • c. pig - Chinese New Year or 'Spring Festival' is
    China's most important festival and holiday time.
    The date of Chinese New Year varies between
    January 21 to February 20.

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4
  • c. Great White - Footage emerged of divers
    getting up close and personal with what could be
    one of the biggest great white sharks on record.
    The divers assessed the pregnant shark was not
    feeding at the time and posed no threat.

27
Why were cricket fans advised to throw away
promotional wristbands handed out at matches last
month? a. a child had swallowed a potentially
deadly button battery contained in the
wristband b. the material they were made from has
been giving people rashes c. the batteries in
them were leaking
5
  • a. a child had swallowed a potentially deadly
    button battery contained in the wristband -
    Cricket fans were advised to throw away the 3000
    promotional wristbands that were handed out at
    matches after a child swallowed a potentially
    deadly button battery in Queensland. About 20
    children present to hospital emergency
    departments each week, due to button batteries.

28
Who has been announced as the host for this
years Oscar film awards? a. Ellen Degeneres b.
Alec Baldwin c. There is no host
6
  • c. There is no host - For the first time in 30
    years, there will be no host. It will instead
    highlight celebrities presenting individual
    trophies.

29
A polar vortex has been in the news a lot
recently. What is a polar vortex? a. a type of
star b. very cold air that sits around the North
and South poles c. a new type of military plane
that is being built in Australia
7
  • b. very cold air that sits around the North and
    South poles - The US has recently been in the
    grip of a polar vortex which dropped temperatures
    to -46C and below. A polar vortex is a large
    pocket of very cold air, which sits over the
    polar region during the winter season. The
    freezing air can be pushed farther south,
    affecting parts of Canada and the US.

30
8
  • Osaka - Naomi Osaka performed a dramatic comeback
    against Petra Kvitová to claim her second Grand
    Slam title.

31
Who won the Australian Open mens singles
title? a. Novak Djokovic b. Rafael Nadal c. Stan
Wawrinka
9
  • a. Novak Djokovic - Novak Djokovic beat Rafael
    Nadal to claim an unprecedented seventh
    Australian Open men's singles crown.

32
Why has the far western NSW town of Menindee been
in the news recently? a. the town is being
overrun by a plague of mice b. millions of dead
fish have been found in the towns river in the
past few months c. the town has been struck by a
measles epidemic
10
  • b. millions of dead fish have been found in the
    towns river in the past few months - Thousands
    of fish were found dead in the Darling River in
    late January less than a month after about a
    million fish were killed in the same area. Native
    species are being decimated by algal bloom,
    resulting in oxygen being siphoned from the
    water.

33
During the holiday, which member of the royal
family rolled their car in a road accident? a.
The Queen b. Prince Philip c. Prince Harry
11
  • b. Prince Philip - The Queens husband, was not
    injured in the accident, in which he pulled out
    of a driveway in front of a car. The 97 yr-old
    has since received criticism for driving without
    a seatbelt, just days after the accident.

34
12
  • Townsville - The North Queensland city has faced
    widespread flooding from torrential rain. The
    severe rainfall is thought to be a
    once-in-a-century event.

35
Which team won the most watched sports game in
the U.S, the Super Bowl? a. New England
Patriots b. Los Angeles Rams c. Philadelphia
Eagles
13
  • a. New England Patriots - The Patriots won their
    sixth title (and third in five years), by
    defeating the Los Angeles Rams 133. One hundred
    and three million people watched this years
    Super Bowl.

36
Which Australian film has celebrated its 40th
anniversary with around 1,500 fans in central
Victoria? a. Crocodile Dundee b. Muriels
Wedding c. Mad Max
14
  • c. Mad Max - Actors, re-enactors and more than
    1,500 fans, many clad in leather and animal fur,
    gathered at the Maryborough Harness Racing Track
    to celebrate the blockbuster's 40th anniversary.
    The 1979 film starring Mel Gibson became a cult
    classic and made hundreds of millions world-wide.

37
In which city were approximately 40,000
properties left without power during a storm that
hit on Friday? a. Brisbane b. Perth c. Sydney
15
  • c. Sydney - Nine people were rescued from
    floodwaters and more than 40,000 properties were
    initially without power after the storms across
    Sydney, the Illawarra and the Hunter regions.
    Over 7,000 people were still without power the
    following day.

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  • Greece

39
Why has Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Darren Weir
been disqualified from racing for four years by
Racing Victoria? a. he had been found guilty of
injecting horses with performance enhancing
drugs b. illegal electric-shock jiggers were
found in his bedroom c. he was found guilty of
trying bribe other jockeys to lose races
17
  • b. illegal electric-shock jiggers were found in
    his bedroom - Weir won 348 races in the 2015-16
    season, including training the 2015 Melbourne Cup
    winner Prince of Penzance. The charges were laid
    by Racing Victoria following joint raids with
    Victoria Police at several properties last week,
    including Weir's stables near Ballarat and
    Warrnambool.

40
What language is spoken in the Netherlands? a.
French b. German c. Dutch
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  • c. Dutch

41
The Pacific island nation of Tonga has been in
the news recently after being left without
...? a. petrol b. mobile and internet services c.
clean water
19
  • b. mobile and internet services - Tongas 100,000
    residents experienced a two week blackout of
    mobile and internet services after the country's
    only undersea cable was damaged. It is unclear
    what caused the damage.

42
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  • a. New South Wales - Gladys Berejiklian has been
    the Premier of NSW since January 2017. Daniel
    Andrews is the Premier of Victoria, while Will
    Hodgman is the Premier of New South Wales

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