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28 May, 2021

Cairns Local News: Super Quiz

Calling all pub quiz gurus. Have you been studying this week? The Cairns Local News Super Quiz is back.

By Peter McCullagh


1.     The Palm Cove Jetty was built in 1982, 1984, 1986 or 1988?

2.     Who was the Rex Lookout named after?

3.     Rugby League Immortal Bob Fulton who passed away last weekend was known by what nickname?

4.     Name the Australian television legend who had a leg amputated in a life saving operation earlier this month.

5.     Name Australia’s entrant in Eurovision 2021.

6.     Name the Leader of the LNP in the Queensland parliament?

7.     Name the BBC journalist accused of deceiving Princess Dianna to obtain his interview?

8.     A Country Practice TV soapie legend passed away over the weekend, can you name that legend?

9.     Brisbane Broncos caused an absolute upset last weekend beating a more fancied team. Name the team and the final score?

10.   Name the fruit that provides the main flavouring for the liqueur Grand Marnier?

11.   Suicide is Painless was the theme song from which 1970s TV series?

12.   “Well since my baby left me, Well I’ve found a new place to dwell” are the opening lines from which 1956 Rock classic?

13.   Do penguins have teeth?

14.   How many toes does a Cassowary have?

15.   Trans Australian Airlines was renamed Australian Airlines in what year?

16.   The Tree of Knowledge is a ghost gum located in which rural Australian town?

17.   On November 30, 1854 a major event took place, name that event?

18.   Name the botanist who took part in Captain James Cook’s first great voyage.

19.   Name the ship upon which he sailed and served.

20.   Name the island upon which Mount Etna volcano is located.

21.   Name the author and journalist who wrote “The Lucky Country” and “Death of the Lucky Country”.

22.   Bryce Courtney’s first novel was made into a movie starring Morgan Freeman, name that novel.

23.   The Dingo Fence was built in the 1880s to protect pastures and sheep from dingoes is the longest fence in the world. How long is it?

24.   What was the starting price for the eBay auction of New Zealand in May 2006?

25.   What did the bidding reach before eBay finished the auction?

26.   Hutt River Province is a micronation located within which country?

27.   Was the stegosaurus dinosaur a herbivore or carnivore?

28.   Sherlock Holmes lived at what number Baker Street in London?

29.   Jack the Ripper was suspected to have killed how many victims?

30.   Rockhampton is built on the banks of which river?





1. 1986, 2. Raymond Rex, Douglas Shire Council Chairman, 3. Bozo, 4. Bert Newton, 5. Montaigne, 6. David Crisafulli, 7. Martin Bashir, 8. Lorrae Desmond, 9. Sydney Roosters 34-16, 10. Oranges, 11. M*A*S*H, 12. Heartbreak Hotel – Elvis Presley, 13. No, they have backward facing fleshy spines that line the inside of their mouths, 14. Three, 15. 1986,  16. Barcaldine, QLD, 17. The Eureka Stockade, 18. Joseph Banks, 19. Endeavour, 20. Sicily, 21. Donald Horne, 22. The Power of One, 23. 5614Km, 24. $0.01, 25. $3000,  26.  Australia – Hutt River is an independent nation, succeeding from Australia in 1970, 27. Herbivore, 28. 221B, 29. Five, Mary Ann Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes, and Mary Jane Kelly, 30. The Fitzroy River.



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