Peter Parks / AFP / Getty Images Summer is normally a quiet time for the news business in Australia, but can you remember what made the headlines during the summer break? What was the peak temperature for Sydney in early January? 45.3 Correct Incorrect 45.3 49.7 Correct Incorrect 49.7 47.3 Correct Incorrect 47.3 48.7 Correct Incorrect 48.7 Correct! Wrong! 47.3! It's not quite the record in Sydney, but it is the highest for Penrith. And the highest in 80 years. What was the final result in the Ashes? 3–1 Correct Incorrect 3–1 4–0 Correct Incorrect 4–0 2–2 Correct Incorrect 2–2 5–0 Correct Incorrect 5–0 Correct! Wrong! 4–0 Australian cricket management was criticised for poor sportsmanship after hosting the final post-match presentation on a portable stage adorned with a giant hand displaying four fingers, thus reminding the English players of their 4–0 series drubbing. Which Labor MP is the government calling on to resign over their (alleged) dual citizenship? Susan Lamb Correct Incorrect Susan Lamb Bill Shorten Correct Incorrect Bill Shorten Penny Wong Correct Incorrect Penny Wong Doug Cameron Correct Incorrect Doug Cameron Correct! Wrong! Susan Lamb The MP for Longman faces being referred to the High Court when parliament returns in February because the Turnbull government now has the numbers to refer her, following John Alexander winning the Bennelong by-election. What is the name of the self-proclaimed professional athlete who allegedly plagiarised another writer's work in an opinion piece against the Sudanese community in Melbourne? Yelly Noa Correct Incorrect Yelly Noa Noah Elly Correct Incorrect Noah Elly Helly Noa Correct Incorrect Helly Noa Nelly Yoa Correct Incorrect Nelly Yoa Correct! Wrong! Nelly Yoa! He maintains that he's still sponsored by Mercedes-Benz, American Express, and Nike, despite all those companies reportedly saying they had no record of any agreements. What citizenship was Julian Assange granted in an effort to end his stay in an embassy in the UK? American Correct Incorrect American Ecuadorian Correct Incorrect Ecuadorian British Correct Incorrect British Australian Correct Incorrect Australian Correct! Wrong! Ecuadorian But attempts to get Assange diplomatic status (and thus immunity) so he could leave the Ecuadorian embassy were quickly rejected by the UK government. Which politician said that people in Melbourne were afraid to go out at night and eat in restaurants? Daniel Andrews Correct Incorrect Daniel Andrews Malcolm Turnbull Correct Incorrect Malcolm Turnbull Pauline Hanson Correct Incorrect Pauline Hanson Peter Dutton Correct Incorrect Peter Dutton Correct! Wrong! Peter Dutton The minister for home affairs has since doubled down on his comments, pointing to polling that showed people are concerned about the so-called African gang crisis that has dominated the news over the summer. Where is the new Apple Store in Melbourne? Federation Square Correct Incorrect Federation Square Constitution Square Correct Incorrect Constitution Square Centenary Square Correct Incorrect Centenary Square Federal Square Correct Incorrect Federal Square Correct! Wrong! Federation Square And many people are angry about it, suggesting that it is giving away public space to a commercial company. What is the name of the next Australian high commissioner to the United Kingdom? John Brumby Correct Incorrect John Brumby Alexander Downer Correct Incorrect Alexander Downer George Brandis Correct Incorrect George Brandis Andrew Robb Correct Incorrect Andrew Robb Correct! Wrong! George Brandis Australia's former attorney general announced, as had been expected all year, that he would retire from the Senate and replace Alexander Downer as Australia's next man in London. Which politician said that NSW drivers needed to be warned about Victorian crime at the border? Craig Laundy Correct Incorrect Craig Laundy Craig Kelly Correct Incorrect Craig Kelly Bill Shorten Correct Incorrect Bill Shorten Malcolm Turnbull Correct Incorrect Malcolm Turnbull Correct! Wrong! Craig Kelly The backbench Liberal MP said that motorists driving into Victoria should be warned that car thefts are 3.33 per 1,000 registered vehicles in the state, compared with 2.22 per 1,000 in NSW. What national landmark recently received a wallaby visitor? The Sydney Opera House Correct Incorrect The Sydney Opera House Parliament House Correct Incorrect Parliament House The Sydney Harbour Bridge Correct Incorrect The Sydney Harbour Bridge The Big Banana Correct Incorrect The Big Banana Correct! Wrong! The Sydney Harbour Bridge The male wallaby was spotted crossing lanes without indicating and was captured on the south side of the bridge. Which singer will headline Mardi Gras? Kylie Minogue Correct Incorrect Kylie Minogue Cher Correct Incorrect Cher Mariah Carey Correct Incorrect Mariah Carey Britney Spears Correct Incorrect Britney Spears Correct! Wrong! It's Cher You better believe. How long was SBS's full “slow TV” screening of the Ghan? 4 hours Correct Incorrect 4 hours 24 hours Correct Incorrect 24 hours 17 hours Correct Incorrect 17 hours 14 hours Correct Incorrect 14 hours Correct! Wrong! It was 17 hours long Extra credit if you made it all the way through. Which tennis star is feuding with Margaret Court? Billie Jean King Correct Incorrect Billie Jean King Serena Williams Correct Incorrect Serena Williams Pat Rafter Correct Incorrect Pat Rafter Lleyton Hewitt Correct Incorrect Lleyton Hewitt Correct! Wrong! Billie Jean King Margaret Court continues to find herself mired in controversy over comments about same-sex couples. Which musical did Craig McLachlan step down from amid sexual harassment allegations? The Book of Mormon Correct Incorrect The Book of Mormon Muriel's Wedding Correct Incorrect Muriel's Wedding Mamma Mia Correct Incorrect Mamma Mia The Rocky Horror Show Correct Incorrect The Rocky Horror Show Correct! Wrong! Rocky Horror McLachlan stepped down during the Adelaide production of the musical.