Here’s the multiple choice question that won Daniel a $10,000 Intrepid Travel voucher:
To promote peace between rival ethnic groups, the war-ravaged Bosnian city of Mostar erected a statue of whom?
a) Kofi Annan
c) Mahatma Gandhi
d) Bruce Lee
The World News Australia team thanks everyone for their efforts.
The competition received in excess of 1600 entries and the standard was extremely high, making judging very tough.
MORE QUESTIONS TO TEST YOURSELF
In fact the entries were so good, we decided to include some here, even the ones that made the judges laugh. Feel free to leave your comment you may wish to wrangle over the answers or simply ask an entrant how they came up with such a question? You can even submit your own question if you like.
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Answers to all questions are at the bottom of the page.
1. Graca Machel, current wife of Nelson Mandela, is the only woman to have been married to two serving presidents, making her a First Lady twice over. Of which country was she First Lady before marrying Mandela?
Submitted by: Susana Jose
2. Which of the following countries has the most time zones?
Submitted by: Geraldine Massey
3. Most countries’ international sports teams play wearing the colours of their flag. Why do Australians use green and gold?
a) There are too many teams using red, white and blue
b) Green and gold is based on the wattle and gum
c) Australia’s ‘sporting flag’ is green and gold
d) Remind the Poms of our sun and reflect their envy
Submitted by: Lindsay Connell
4. Is every person’s tongue print different?
a) All girls are the same, all boys are different
b) It is unique like our fingerprint
c) Family members all have the same tongue print
d) What? We have prints on our tongues?
Submitted by: Caroline Nicholls
5. If an intrepid traveller left Australia with luggage tags showing “SBS” as their destination airport, what item would they mostly likely have in their suitcase?
a) A packet of Imodium
b) A pair of ski goggles
c) A little black dress
d) A pair of deck shoes
Submitted by: Adam Palmer
6. At the peak of Yugoslavian hyperinflation in 1993, what was the last dinar note issued?
Submitted by: Vladimir Vidakovic
7. Winston Field, Ian Smith, missing person, Robert Mugabe. Who is the missing person?
a) Dr. Banana
b) Rev Sithole
c) Bishop Muzorewa
d) Nelson Mandela
Submitted by: Rodney Lucraft
8. What does the number 2 in the mountain K2 (or Mt Austin Godwin) stand for?
a) The second highest terrestrial mountain
b) The second mountain in its range to be surveyed
c) After the local name kae-too meaning ‘holy place’
d) After Austin Godwin’s second child
Submitted by: Mick Seery
9. In which of the following countries is capital punishment illegal?
b) South Korea
Submitted by: Heather Marano
10. Which country has the highest concentration of Broadband users?
Submitted by: Greg Harper
11. Which famous world icon (and Intrepid destination) was originally proposed as the title of a later Beatles album, an icon of music itself?
b) Great Wall (of China)
Submitted by: Scott Watson
12. What is Buzkashi?
a) Mongolian yak wrestling
b) Afghan goat grabbing
c) Lapland horse sled racing
d) Tibetan monk throwing
Submitted by: Ben Holland
TICKLED THE JUDGES’ FUNNY BONE
And, while SBS can’t vouch for the answers, here are some entries that simply made the judges laugh:
13. When photographing Egypt’s Sphinx from the rear, which fast food outlet appears in the background?
d) Burger King
Submitted by: Sean Woodland
14. A naturally-formed stalagmite in Kashmir, worshipped for over 200 years as the incarnation of Lord Shiva, Hindu god of destruction, recently melted. Why?
b) Underground seismic activity
c) Body heat from the crowd of worshippers
Submitted by: Geraldine Massey
15. Leszek Wojcik, a bus driver in the northwest Polish city of Slupsk, was recently fired for sending text messages on his company mobile. How many did he make?
Submitted by: Linda Quinn
16. My favourite SBS Monday program has been rescheduled to two days after the day before the day after tomorrow. It is now on…
Submitted by: Sue Collins
17. Which founder of a now-famous and popular alcoholic beverage died of blood poisoning, caused by kicking a safe in anger?
a) Martin Wilkes Heron
b) John Walker
c) Jack Daniel
d) John Jameson
Submitted by: Graham Craig
18. In the Christmas song Jingle Bells, how many horses were pulling the sleigh? (five second limit to answer):
Submitted by: Bill Adams
19. Why did America declare war on Iraq?
Submitted by: Gillian Eborn
20. What do women actually want in a relationship?
Submitted by: Ruby Elgendy
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Answers: 1d 2a 3b 4b 5b 6d 7c 8b 9d 10b 11a 12b 13c 14c 15b 16c 17c 18b 19a 20b