If you can’t run rings around your friends in this quiz, you may be a wombat

Quizmaster John James Maloney has got 10 beauties for you this week.


1 Traralgon is in which territory or state?

2 How many reindeer did Santa Claus have?

3 How many planets from the Sun is Neptune?

4 What is a baby wombat called?

5 Which Robert played the title role in 170 episodes between 1969 and 1976 of Marcus Welby, M.D. – Robert Young, Robert Middleton or Robert Oldman?

6 Which horse won the 2023 Melbourne Cup?

7 Which Jim Carrey film based on a Dr. Seuss character is one of the highest grossing Christmas films of all time?

8. What does the old phrase to run rings around mean?

9 Who released the song Fairytale of New York in 1987?

10 Carlos Alcaraz (Carlos Alcaraz Garfia, not Carlos Jonas “Charly” Alcaraz Duran) is a well known star of what sport?

I ain’t no baby.


1 Victoria.

2 There were eight in Clement Clarke Moore’s 1823 poem A Visit from St. Nicholas that brought the reindeer into the public’s awareness. But the popularity of Robert L. May’s 1939 storybook Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Gene Autry’s 1949 Christmas song Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer means that in Australia, the usual is nine. But best not to start a Christmas fight over the answer.

3 It is the eighth planet from the Sun.

4 Joey.

5 Robert Young.

6 Without a fight.

7 How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

8 To outclass someone completely.

9 The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl.

10 Tennis – he’s not to be confused with the other Carlos Alcaraz (Carlos Jonas “Charly” Alcaraz Duran, the Argentine professional footballer who plays for Southampton).

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