Test yourself: 22 questions about the year so far

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    Have you been keeping up with the events of 2022 in Australia and overseas? Test your knowledge with these 22 questions about the year so far.

    • Question of

      How many of the 151 Australian electoral seats were claimed by the ALP (Labor) in the May federal election?

      • 76
      • 77
      • 78
      • 79

      Correct Wrong

      77 seats were won by Labor, 58 by the Coalition and 16 by independents and others.

    • Question of

      Who directed Elvis, the movie released in June?

      • Baz Luhrmann
      • Neil Armfield
      • Geoff Burton
      • Tim Bullock

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    • Question of

      What is the name of NASA’s new space telescope, which began sending back new images of deep space in July?

      • The Hubble Telescope
      • Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
      • Giant Magellan Telescope
      • The James Webb Space Telescope

      Correct Wrong

    • Question of

      In tennis, who won the men’s and women’s singles events at the 2022 Australian Open?

      • Rafael Nadal and Ash Barty
      • Novak Djokovic and Elena Rybakina
      • Rafael Nadal and Iga Świątek
      • Carlos Alcaraz and Iga Świątek

      Correct Wrong

    • Question of

      Name the former actor and comedian who is the president of Ukraine.

      • Volodymyr Zelenskyy
      • Petro Poroshenko
      • Vladimir Putin
      • Sergiy Stakhovsky

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    • Question of

      The Reserve Bank of Australia raised the cash rate by 25 basis points in May, marking the first rate rise since which year?

      • 2008
      • 2009
      • 2010
      • 2011

      Correct Wrong

    • Question of

      In which year was Queen Elizabeth II born?

      • 1923
      • 1924
      • 1925
      • 1926

      Correct Wrong

    • Question of

      By what name was singer Marvin Lee Aday, who died in January, better known?

      • Meat Loaf
      • Mikhail Gorbachev
      • Kenneth Starr
      • Tim Page

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    • Question of

      To the nearest million, what was Australia’s population at the start of 2022?

      • 24 million
      • 25 million
      • 26 million
      • 27 million

      Correct Wrong

      26 million. (According to the ABS, Australia’s population was 25,766,605 people at 31 December 2021.)

    • Question of

      Sanna Marin, who was criticised in August after a video of her partying went viral, is prime minister of which country?

      • New Zealand
      • Sweden
      • Finland
      • France

      Correct Wrong

    • Question of

      In August, confectioner Mars Wrigley announced that a brand of lollies was to be discontinued in Australia. Name the product.

      • Bertie Beetle
      • Snakes Alive
      • Starburst
      • Clinkers

      Correct Wrong

    • Question of

      In February, which city hosted the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first to host both the Summer and Winter Olympics?

      • Beijing
      • Brisbane
      • Shanghai
      • Hong Kong

      Correct Wrong

    • Question of

      Who won the Archibald Prize for his portrait of artist Karla Dickens?

      • Peter Wegner
      • Blak Douglas
      • Claus Stangl
      • Jeremy Eden

      Correct Wrong

    • Question of

      Which five letters of the Greek alphabet has the World Health Organization used so far to identify variants of the COVID-19 virus?

      • Alpha, Beta, Delta, Kappa and Omicron
      • Alpha, Beta, Delta, Epsilon and Omicron
      • Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Zeta and Omicron
      • Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta and Omicron

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    • Question of

      Who became premier of South Australia after Steven Marshall’s Liberal government was defeated in March?

      • Dean Brown
      • Jay Weatherill
      • Peter Malinauskas
      • Rob Kerin

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    • Question of

      Who became the premier of Tasmania after Peter Gutwein’s resignation in April?

      • Jeremy Rockliff
      • Tom Rockliff
      • William Hodgman
      • Lara Giddings

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    • Question of

      Why was Sydney AFL footballer Lance Franklin mobbed by fans at the SCG in a match against Geelong in March?

      • He kicked his 100th goal for the season
      • He had just kicked his 1000th career AFL goal
      • He had just kicked his 10,000th career AFL goal
      • He announced that he was signing on with the Swans to play for the 2023 season

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    • Question of

      The price of which common vegetable skyrocketed in May and June due to a shortage caused by floods in Queensland?

      • Avocado
      • Lettuce
      • Cabbage
      • Broccoli

      Correct Wrong

    • Question of

      Which NSW town was this month named Australia’s top tourism town for the second year running?

      • Newcastle
      • Byron Bay
      • Mudgee
      • Wollongong

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    • Question of

      King Charles III is the third British monarch of that name. In which century did Charles I and Charles II reign?

      • The 16th Century
      • The 17th Century
      • The 18th Century
      • The 19th Century

      Correct Wrong

      The 17th century (Charles I 1625–1649, Charles II 1660–1685)

    • Question of

      Who did Shehbaz Sharif replace as prime minister of Pakistan in April?

      • Imran Khan
      • Wasim Akram
      • Abdul Sattar Edhi
      • Waqar Younis

      Correct Wrong

    • Question of

      Which teams won the women’s and men’s A-League titles in March and May?

      • Women: Melbourne City; Men: Sydney FC
      • Women: Melbourne City; Men: Perth Glory
      • Women: Adelaide United; Men: Melbourne Victory
      • Women: Melbourne Victory; Men: Western United

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