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Friday, August 25, 2023 – Kids vs Adults Weekly News S’Quiz

A fun kids vs adults news quiz to test who’s been paying the most attention to the week that just was.


Squiz Kids Book Club:



Here’s how the quiz works: five questions for kids about the week in news – then five questions for adults.


 Whoever answers the most correct questions wins. Simples. 


You ready? Let’s do this …


Alright kids – here are your five questions …


  1. The results of which test were published this week? Hint: You probably took the test earlier this year if you’re in grade 3,5,7 or 9.


  1. We heard in the podcast this week about a group of Pakistani school children who had to be rescued when which unusual form of transport broke down, leaving them hanging? Was it a) submarine, b) dog sled or c) cable car?


  1. We also heard in the pod this week how a huge search will get underway this weekend in the Scottish Highlands for which maybe mythical underwater creature?


  1. It’s almost spring and that means the skies above our heads will be full of swooping birds. Which bird should you be extra careful of when walking or riding your bike outdoors over the next couple of months?


  1. What special week have we all been celebrating this week? Hint: You might have dressed up and paraded around the school oval.



  2. Cable car
  3. The Loch Ness Monster
  4. Magpie swooping/ nesting season
  5. Book Week


How did you go kids? How many did you get right out of five? Reckon you’re going to beat the adults? Yeah – I reckon so too..


Alright adults – now it’s your turn …fire up the grey matter – here we go … 


  1. Think right back to the beginning of the week when the FIFA Women’s World Cup Final was held. Which nation won and what was the score?


  1. Which two countries have been racing for the moon, with one crashing out and the other landing successfully at the south pole?


  1. What did Matt Drysdale, shovel 500 kilos of in 38 seconds at a regional Queensland festival this week?


  1. Which two natural phenomena caused chaos in California and Canada earlier in the week?


  1. Australian athlete Nina Kennedy shared her gold medal with US rival, Katie Moon at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest this week. Which track and field event are the two women champions in? 



  1. Spain 1-0
  2. Russia and India
  3. Coal
  4. Hurricane Hillary in California and wildfires in Canada
  5. Pole vault


How did you go adults? How many did you get right?


Did you beat the kids? Who won bragging rights this week?


If you’ve missed any of those cool news stories throughout the week and you want to refresh your memory – all of this week’s Squiz Kids episodes are available for a re-listen wherever you get your podcasts …


That’s the end of the quiz – which means now it’s time for …




It’s Friday August 25  —  the last Friday of the month and that means another edition of the Squiz Kids Book Club .. keep listening after this episode or jump onto our website to join Catch The Reading Bug and her crew of kid reviewers as the give you the lowdown on the best kids books around … 


It’s also a Friday and you know what that means? Heaps of birthday shout outs for today and the coming weekend – for which, I reckon we need to crack out the ol’ birthday reggae tune … hit it ..


Happy birthday today to…  Oliver from Cannon Hill, Archer from Forster, Sophie from Carlingford, Elaine from Concord, Kobi from Andrews Farm, Ashton from Glen Iris, Josh from South Kingsville, Hamish from Inverloch, Maddie from Rosanna and Axel listening over in Malaysia.  


And celebrating a birthday over the coming weekend are… Ted from Yass, Ariana and Kobie from Paraburdoo, Stella and Tennyson from Ivanhoe, Oliver from Torrens, Isla from Douglas Park, Dhruva from The Ponds, Conner from Ballajura, Jaxson from Gulgong, Romeo and Rose from Camden, Oscar from Wamberal, Billie from Curl Curl, Willow from Darwin, Maxwell from Forest Lake, Conner from Cobbitty, Abby, Ava and Imogen from Orange, Astor from West Footscray, Vera and Isla from Mingenew and lastly to Finn from Albury who has just moved to Switzerland! Nice.