BizNews brainteaser: Ian’s Trivialus 3 March

Quizmaster Ian Woodrow returns with another Trivialus for the BizNews tribe. Find the answers here.

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Questions below

  1. Who is the patron saint of travellers?
  2. This February marked the 20th anniversary of the name of which audio digital media format.  Bonus for how the name was derived.
  3. The proportion of Americans that listen to Country music at least once a week is, a) 25% b) 35% c) 45%?
  4. Which recently deceased former US Secretary of State said, “Power is the greatest aphrodisiac.”?
  1. Which Asian country is suffering from an alarmingly low birth rate, a) South Korea b) Japan c) Singapore?
  2. Like Lexus (Toyota), and Infiniti (Nissan), Genesis is the luxury brand of which vehicle manufacturer?
  3. What is the meaning of fascicule, a) monocellular marine life-form, b) an instalment c) a rift between two glaciers?
  4. Which Australian legend led out her country’s team at the 2000 Sydney Olympics?.  For a bonus, name the event in which she subsequently claimed the gold medal.
  5. On Monday Sweden eventually got the all-clear to join NATO.  Which dissenting country was the final obstacle, a) Slovenia b) Hungary c) Turkey?
  6. What is a Farrier?
  7. What does a nidologist study a) Bird nests b) Animal prints c) Bird songs?
  8. The share price of Nvidia, an American multinational corporation headquartered in California has increased by 450% since January last year.  It is now the 3rd most valuable firm in the US behind Microsoft and Apple.  What does Nvidia do?
  9. True/False – sound travels twice as fast through steel than through air.
  10. Which country was readmitted to the United Nations General Assembly in 1994 after an absence of 20 years?
  11. The United Arab Republic was a sovereign state from 1958 to 1961 being a political union between which two Arab states?
  12. La Bougie du Sapeur (The Sapper’s Candle) is a French satirical newspaper that once again was available at kiosks and newsagents in France on Thursday.  What is unique about this publication?
  13. In which classic Russian novel are the characters, Alexei, Dimitri and Ivan?  Bonus for the author.
  14. Which country’s car registration is ROK?  Bonus for RKS.
  15. Which six US states make up New England (Three for a point all six for a bonus)?
  16. What is the name of the boy gang in the film Grease (1978)?  Bonus for the girl gang in the same film.

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