Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so while the Wednesday Quiz pretends to be dead and buried, certain quiz tragics are attempting to keep the mid-week trivia binge alive, even if it means actually doing some 'work' for once.
This weeks quiz is on the life, death and cultural impact of Australia's most famous and iconic folk hero, bushranger Ned Kelly (1854-1880), and his associates. England has kings, Italy has popes, the US has great war heroes and Canada has champion lumberjacks, but Australia has always idolised its criminals. Answer the questions correctly to score points towards becoming the quiz champion and winning the admiration of a grateful nation. As Kelly is such a well-known figure in Australia and not elsewhere, the difficulty of the quiz will be a bit variable, so apologies in advance. Cheaters will find themselves with an 8000 pound bounty on their heads, their legs shot out from underneath them, their misdeeds celebrated in song and story, and not even 30,000 signatures on a petition will save them from their inevitable doom.
Answer (if you dare).
1. What crimes did Ned Kelly commit or be accused of committing? (Name any two)
2. How did Kelly die?
3. Which Australian state did Kelly operate in?
4. Which artist painted his famous Ned Kelly series of paintings of which this is a part?
5. How other members of the Kelly Gang had a set of Kelly's iconic home-made armour?
6. Which British rocker played Ned in the 1970 (giant failure of a) film Ned Kelly?
7. Kelly has appeared on official postage stamps of Australia and which other country?
8. Which of Captain Moonlight, Captain Starlight, Captain Boomerang and Captain Thunderbolt was not a prominent Australian bushranger?
9. Of what was The Story Of The Kelly Gang (1909) the world's first example?
10. What is considered the major cause of the collapse of the Australian film industry in 1912?
11. Ned Kelly (1971) was written by which American Country singer-songwriter?
12. How is a Ned Kelly Pie different from a regular meat pie?
Leave your answers and a threatening letter to local law enforcement in the comments.