News Quiz August 6

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Question 1

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August 6 marks the 70th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of which Japanese city?
Answer
  • Nagasaki
  • Osaka
  • Hiroshima
  • Nagoya

Question 2

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Workers within which organisation are striking from next Monday, when a ban on smoking is implemented?
Answer
  • TAFE NSW
  • NSW prisons
  • State Transit NSW
  • NSW Health

Question 3

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Who is the Premier of Victoria?
Answer
  • Daniel Andrews
  • Denis Napthine
  • Colin Barnett
  • Annastacia Palaszczuk

Question 4

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Real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump is considering a partnership with which person in his run for the US Presidency?
Answer
  • Jeb Bush
  • Monica Lewinsky
  • Joe Biden
  • Sarah Palin

Question 5

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A-League soccer team the Central Coast Mariners have attracted ridicule for their new team jersey, which features an item resembling ...?
Answer
  • A bottle of BBQ sauce
  • A marijuana leaf
  • A pineapple
  • A surfboard

Question 6

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What kindness did US musician Taylor Swift extend to Sydney-based Belvoir St theatre company this week?
Answer
  • She donated $10,000 to support the production of a play by 17-year-olds
  • She tweeted fans to publicise the play 'Seventeen'
  • She agreed to make a cameo appearance in the play 'Seventeen'
  • She tweeted permission for the producers of 'Seventeen' to use her song 'Shake It Off' for a scene where 70-year-old actors play dancing teenagers

Question 7

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Why was Australian cricketer James Faulkner fined £10,000 this week?
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  • He was sledging during a match for Lancashire
  • He overstayed his UK visa
  • He drove into the rear of another car and was found to be three times over the legal blood alcohol limit
  • He was discovered using cocaine before an innings

Question 8

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Who wrote the epic Australian poem 'The Man From Snowy River'?
Answer
  • Banjo Paterson
  • E.B. White
  • Judith Wright
  • C.J. Dennis

Question 9

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Country number 22 is:
Answer
  • Germany
  • Czech Republic
  • Croatia
  • Austria

Question 10

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The World Cup in which sport begins in Sydney this week?
Answer
  • Netball
  • Slotcar Racing
  • Rugby Union
  • Billiards
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