This Week in iQ Trivia – 9 December 2017


If you won this week, here’s evidence just in case anyone doesn’t believe you.


Once in a rare while your knowledge of south western English geography turns into cash like it did for this team. (Now you can put the jackpot towards your next holiday in Cornwall.)

These two came in last place in the quiz, but won the jackpot on a random guess. (Then they put $10 of their winnings into the pokies and turned it into $40.)


Here are some of the things you thought should prevent you from sitting in Parliament.

Not knowing the words to Khe Sanh

If you don’t eat Vegemite on toast

Wanting to make a difference

Not knowing how to make fairy bread

Declining a Bunning’s snag

Not being part of at least one expenses scandal per year

Being Tony Abbott

No Poofters (said ironically by a team composed primarily of gay men)

Being unable to walk backwards in thongs

Not pretending you care about the Ashes

Questioning Shaun Marsh’s test selection

Saying “throw a shrimp on the barbie”

Wearing socks with thongs

Unless you can down a VB in under 3 seconds (so basically nobody but Bob Hawke)

If you use a knife and fork to eat a meat pie


Fabulous Giraffe

Silky Blender

Ostentatious Snowman

Polyamorous Chair

Swinging Socks

Flying Beard


When asked for a term beginning the the letter R that describes an old star that had used up all of it’s hydrogen, one team went with “rooted”, which is not technically wrong, and got a point.

Someone thought the first convict from the First Fleet to be emancipated was emancipated in the 1990s rather than the 1790s, perhaps assuming that he was a vampire or a Highlander.

We asked about the number of actors who played the role of Pi in Life of Pi, and two teams guessed 3.14159.

As a reminder that looks can be deceiving, a conservative looking middle aged woman turned out to be a fan of Insane Clown Posse.

See you next week.

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