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  1. 1. Who won the 2016 Gold Logie?

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    Scott Cam
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    Waleed Aly
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    Karl Stefanovic
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    Carrie Bickmore
  2. 2. Who is the captain of the Australian netball team?

  3. 3. Senator Pauline Hanson owned a fish and chip shop in which city?

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    Brisbane
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    Mackay
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    Rockhampton
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    Ipswich
  4. 4. Which SNL cast member has been sent to Rio to cover the Olympics?

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    Kate Mckinnon
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    Leslie Jones
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    Bobby Moynihan
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    Cecily Strong
  5. 5. Chinese state media said which nation is “at the fringes of civilization” this week?

  6. 6. Which man is featured on Australia’s $50 note?

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    Banjo Patterson
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    David Unaipon
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    John Flynn
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    Alfred Deakin
  7. 7. What’s the rate of the GST in New Zealand?

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    10%
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    12.5%
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    15%
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    17.5%
  8. 8. Who will be on the cover of the September issue of US Vogue?

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    Margot Robbie
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    Kim Kardashian
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    Kendall Jenner
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    Selena Gomes
  9. 9. What is the name of this year’s Bachelor?

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  1. How many gold medals has the Australian team won to date?

  2. 2. Who was Australia's first prime minister?

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    Edmund Barton
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    Alfred Deakin
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    Andrew Fisher
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    James Scullin
  3. 3. Adelaide-born singer songwriter Sia is one of Australia’s most successful artists, what is her surname?

  4. 4. Who won the 2015 NRL grand final?

  5. 5. At the last election, how many senators were elected who don’t belong to the Coalition, Labor or the Greens?

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    10
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    11
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    12
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    13
  6. 6. What percentage of your taxable income goes to the Medicare levy?

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    1.5%
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    2%
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    2.5%
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    2.75%
  7. 7. Who won the third most delegates in the Republican primaries this year?

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    Marco Rubio
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    John Kasich
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    Ted Cruz
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    Jeb Bush
  8. How many biological children does Kris Jenner have?

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    3
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    4
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    5
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    6
  9. Who is the top earning female entertainer in 2016?

  1. 1. The latest instalment of the "Thor" movie franchise starring Chris Hemsworth is currently being filmed on the Gold Coast. Who is the director?

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    Jon Favreau
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    Kenneth Brannagh
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    Joss Whedon
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    Taika Waititi
  2. 2. Which two current members of parliament have been contestants on "Dancing With the Stars?"

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    Sam Dastyari and Cory Bernardi
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    Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten
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    Sarah Hanson-Young and Penny Wong
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    Pauline Hanson and Derryn Hinch
  3. 3. Approximately how many people were able to successfully complete the census online on August 9 before the site crashed?

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    1 million
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    1.5 million
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    2 million
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    2.5 million
  4. 4. What is the RBA’s official cash rate?

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    1.5%
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    1.75%
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    2%
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    2.25%
  5. 5. In what year did East Timor officially become an independent sovereign state?

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    1999
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    2000
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    2001
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    2002
  6. What’s the name of Delta Goodrem’s newest album?

  7. 7. Which former minister once brought a cardboard cutout of a cat into parliament and tried to feed it a saucer of milk?

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    Mark Latham
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    Joe Hockey
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    Paul Keating
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    Craig Emerson
  8. What was Sir Donald Bradman’s test batting average?

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  1. 1. What is a Hiddleswift?

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    A type of cheese
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    A rare African bird
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    The portmanteau for the relationship between Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston
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    An involuntary noise made when a person is surprised.
  2. 2. Which sport did Australian Rugby Sevens star Ellia Green excel in as a junior?

  3. 3. In total, how many members of the Australian parliament are there?

  4. 4. What's the minimum hourly wage in Australia?

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    $14.40
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    $15.50
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    $16.60
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    $17.70
  5. 5. Which amendment to the US Constitution guarantees the right to bear arms?

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    1st
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    2nd
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    3rd
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    4th
  6. 6. How many seats did Labor win at the 2016 election?

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    65
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    69
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    74
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    76
  7. The ABS says its census website was affected by a DDOS attack on Tuesday night. What does DDOS stand for?

  8. 8. Which Australian actor has been attached to the next installment of the "Ocean’s 11" movie franchise?

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    Cate Blanchett
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    Nicole Kidman
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    Naomi Watts
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    Rose Byrne
  9. 9. How much is a litre of full cream Dairy Farmers milk at Coles?

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    $1.60
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    $1.85
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    $2
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    $2.15
  1. 1. Who won the 2015 AFL Grand Final?

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    Sydney Swans
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    Hawthorn Hawks
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    West Coast Eagles
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    Brisbane Lions
  2. 2. Which fictional character stood on the steps of parliament house alongside Gough Whitlam after he was sacked as prime minister?

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    Norman Gunston
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    Dame Edna Everage
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    Sir Les Patterson
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    Bert Newton
  3. 3. Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential running mate Tim Kaine is a senator from which US state?

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    Ohio
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    California
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    Virginia
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    Colorado
  4. 4. Sausage Party is now out cinemas, what food does Salma Hayek play?

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    A Sausage
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    A Bun
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    A Taco
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    Tequila
  5. 5. In which country was the 2015 Pacific Islands Forum held?

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    Australia
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    Fiji
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    Papua New Guinea
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    New Zealand
  6. 6. How many electoral college votes are needed to win the US election?

  7. Who directed Netflix’s latest release "The Get Down"?

  8. Which two members of parliament have been in jail?

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  1. 1. Who was the subject of this year’s Archibald Prize winning portrait?

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    Barry Humphries
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    George Colambaris
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    Josh Frydenberg
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    Wendy Whiteley
  2. 2. How many Oscars was "Mad Max: Fury Road" nominated for?

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    6
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    8
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    10
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    12
  3. 3. How many gold medals has Ian Thorpe won?

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    5
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    6
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    7
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    8
  4. 4. Who is Australia’s third longest serving prime minister?

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    Malcolm Fraser
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    Gough Whitlam
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    Paul Keating
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    Bob Hawke
  5. 5. To the nearest billion what was the Commonwealth Bank’s full year cash profit announced this week?

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    $8 billion
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    $9 Billion
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    $10 billlion
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    $11 Billion
  6. 6. How many Australians died in the 2002 Bali bombing?

  7. 7. Antonio Guterres is widely considered the frontrunner to be the next UN secretary general. Where is he from?

  8. 8. Which Australian musician did US President Obama add on his playlist?

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    Sia
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    Courtney Barnett
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    Gurrumul Yunupingu
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    Tame Impala
  9. Which MP said same-sex marriage was like two rams f*cking and no lamb coming out?

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    Cory Bernardi
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    Andrew Broad
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    George Christensen
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    Scott Morrison
  1. 1. How many plebiscites have there been in Australian history?

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    2
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    3
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    4
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    5
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    What’s the name of the new movie coming out of the Harry Potter universe?

  2. 2. What’s the name of the new movie coming out of the Harry Potter universe?

  3. 3. How many out LGBT members of Australian federal parliament are there?

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    4
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    5
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    6
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    7
  4. 4. At which Australian beach was Harold Holt last seen alive?

  5. 4. Which Solomon Islands prime minister had his office raided by the Australian Federal Police in 2006?

 
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