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Have You Been Paying Attention To What Happened In Australia This Year?

It's been a rollercoaster of a year in 'straya.

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  1. Who became the Premier of NSW?
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    Mike Baird
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    Mike Baird
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    Gladys Berejiklian
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    Gladys Berejiklian
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    Kristina Keneally
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    Kristina Keneally
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    Bill Shorten
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    Bill Shorten
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    Wrong!

    Berejiklian replaced Baird on 23 January 2017 after he resigned as Premier of NSW.

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  2. Which song topped Triple J's Hottest 100?
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    "Never Be Like You feat." – Flume feat. Kai
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    "Never Be Like You feat." – Flume feat. Kai
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    "Adore" – Amy Shark
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    "Adore" – Amy Shark
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    "Redbone" – Childish Gambino
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    "Redbone" – Childish Gambino
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    "Say It" – Flume feat. Tove Lo
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    "Say It" – Flume feat. Tove Lo
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  3. Which media company did staff strike against after they announced job cuts?
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    Bauer Media
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    Channel Seven
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    Newscorp
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    Fairfax Media
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    Staff at Fairfax Media went on strike for a week after it was announced that the company would be axing 125 editorial jobs.

  4. Who won the men's singles at the Australian Open?
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    Andy Murray
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    Andy Murray
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    Roger Federer
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    Roger Federer
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    Novak Djokovic
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    Novak Djokovic
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    Rafael Nadal
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    Rafael Nadal
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    Wrong!

    Federer defeated Nadal in a five-set final.

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  5. Which Australian Olympian was arrested after a disturbance at their family home?
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    Ian Thorpe
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    Ian Thorpe
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    Libby Tricket
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    Libby Tricket
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    Cathy Freeman
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    Cathy Freeman
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    Grant Hackett
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    Grant Hackett
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    Hackett was arrested after becoming agitated and verbally aggressive at his family home. He was later released without charge by Gold Coast police.

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  6. How many awards did "Hacksaw Ridge" take out at the AACTA Awards?
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    Six
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    Seven
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    Eight
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    Nine
  7. Which Masterchef judge was charged with assault during the A-League grand final?
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    George Calombaris
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    George Calombaris
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    Curtis Stone
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    Curtis Stone
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    Gary Mehigan
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    Gary Mehigan
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    Matt Preston
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    Matt Preston
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    Calombaris was charged with common assault after shoving a 19-year-old Sydney FC fan in the chest.

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  8. What was the name of Australia's representative at Eurovision?
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    Isaiah Firebrace
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    Dami Im
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    Guy Sebastian
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    Anja Nissen
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    Firebrace finished in ninth position after performing "Don't Come Easy".

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  9. Who won the Gold Logie at this year's awards?
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    Jessica Marais
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    Jessica Marais
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    Waleed Aly
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    Waleed Aly
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    Samuel Johnson
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    Samuel Johnson
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    Kerri-Anne Kennerley
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    Kerri-Anne Kennerley
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    Johnson won the Gold Logie for his performance in Molly.

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  10. Which iconic Aussie was inducted into the Aria Hall of Fame?
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    Molly Meldrum
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    Molly Meldrum
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    Kylie Minogue
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    Kylie Minogue
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    Tina Arena
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    Tina Arena
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    Daryl Braithwaite
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    Daryl Braithwaite
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  11. True or False: A drunk driver was fined $1,000 after he ordered 200 McNuggets at Macca's.
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    TRUE
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    FALSE
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    After being told the nuggets weren't available, the drunk driver drove around the drive-thru before being arrested by police shortly after.

  12. Who eliminated themselves during this season of "The Bachelor"?
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    Natalie
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    Natalie
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    Jen
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    Jen
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    Leah
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    Leah
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    Lisa
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    Lisa
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  13. Which Australian actor won a high-profile defamation case against Bauer Media?
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    Rebel Wilson
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    Rebel Wilson
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    Cate Blanchett
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    Cate Blanchett
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    Margot Robbie
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    Margot Robbie
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    Russell Crowe
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    Russell Crowe
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    In a record settlement, Wilson was awarded $4.56 million in damages in her case against Bauer Media.

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  14. Where in Australia have Tesla built the world's largest lithium ion battery?
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    NSW
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    Western Australia
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    South Australia
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    ACT
  15. True or False: A new ferry in Sydney was named Ferry McFerryface.
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    TRUE
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    FALSE
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    Ferry McFerryface is officially the name of the last ferry in a new fleet of inner harbour vessels.

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  16. Who was Malcolm Turnbull accused of cropping out in this photo?

    @TurnbullMalcolm/Twitter
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    President of China
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    President of Vietnam
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    Prime Minister of Canada
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    Prime Minister of Japan
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    Turnbull was accused on Twitter of cropping out the President of Vietnam in the photo he uploaded.

    Via @jerichobullecer/ Twitter
  17. Which politician mentioned crocodile attacks in their response to Australia voting "yes" to marriage equality?
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    Bob Katter
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    Bob Katter
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    Jacqui Lambie
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    Jacqui Lambie
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    Pauline Hanson
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    Pauline Hanson
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    Matt Canavan
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    Matt Canavan
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    Wrong!

    If you need more proof, just watch the video.

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  18. In 2018, when will Triple J broadcast their Hottest 100?
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    January 25/26
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    January 26/27
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    January 27/28
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    January 28/29
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    Triple J recently announced that they would move the Hottest 100 to the fourth weekend of January after acknowledging the increasing debate about January 26 and its meaning for Indigenous Australians.

  19. Which native Australian animal is currently leading in the Bird of the Year awards?
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    Kookaburra
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    Kookaburra
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    Ibis
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    Ibis
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    Emu
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    Emu
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    Cockatoo
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    Cockatoo
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    The Ibis has become an unlikely frontrunner in The Guardian's 2017 Bird of the Year awards.

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  20. Who did the Socceroos beat in order to keep Australia's World Cup dreams alive?
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    Syria
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    Germany
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    France
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    USA
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    Tim Cahill scored a late goal to clinch a 2-1 win over Syria.

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  21. Why were many politicians suddenly deemed ineligible for parliament?
  22. Which popular morning show host left their role due to a pay discrepancy?<br />
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    Lisa Wilkinson
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    Lisa Wilkinson
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    Melissa Doyle
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    Melissa Doyle
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    Kylie Gillies
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    Kylie Gillies
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    Karl Stefanovic
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    Karl Stefanovic
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    After Nine refused to pay her a salary equal to Stefanovic, Wilkinson left Today and later joined Ten's The Project.

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  23. Which contestants from "The Bachelorette" formed an adorable bromance?
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    James and Apollo
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    Luke and Apollo
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    Jarrod and James
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    Blake and Ryan
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    Wrong!
    Via @jimmys.paradise
  24. Which Australian network was acquired by CBS after going into voluntary administration?
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    Network Ten
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    Nine Network
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    Channel Seven
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    SBS
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    Wrong!

    After being placed into voluntary administration earlier this year, CBS acquired Network Ten in a $41 million takeover.

  25. Name this incident.

    Nine Network
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    #Whitegate
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    #Jacketgate
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    #Shirtgate
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    #Twingate

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