ALAN BROUGH’S FRIDAY QUIZ
Tonight in Melbourne is the opening night of my new show, a satirical politics quiz called Armchair Pollies.
To commemorate this momentous occasion here is a quiz about firsts.
1. True or false: a woman invented the first ever windscreen wiper?
2. At the London Olympics what male-dominated sport will women compete in for the first time?
b) Being ungracious in defeat.
c) Being ungracious in victory.
3. Which came first: American women being able to vote or an American woman running for president?
4. True or false: Ada Lovelace – the daughter of poet Lord Byron – was the world’s first computer programmer?
5. The first Olympic women’s swimming gold medal was won in the 100m at the 1912 games by Sarah ‘Fanny’ Durack who was from which country?
d) Equatorial Guinea.
6. What word is missing from this 1918 quote from a US politician, ‘If women could ____________, they’d divorce their husbands. They’d leave their children and maybe turn criminal.’
7. Actress Hedy Lamarr (pictured above) was one of the most glamorous and famous movie stars of the mid-20th Century. She also invented something used by millions of people every day. Was it;
a) The off-the-shoulder toga?
b) Frequency hopping spread spectrum technology?
c) The underwater movie camera?
d) A mousetrap resistant mouse?
8. In which year did a woman first win the Best Director Oscar?
9. Who became the first person to have 25 million followers in Twitter?
10. In 25 words or less tell me what first is occurring in this picture. (The best answer wins a lovely prize. The prize is not pictured.)
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