Quiz

Central and North Burnett Times - - MIND -

1. To make peace is said to bury the (a) ham­mer (b) hatchet (c) knife? 2. The tra­di­tional colour of London taxis is (a) black (b) white (c) yel­low? 3. Was folk hero Wil­liam Tell English or Swiss? 4. Don King is a noted US pro­moter of (a) box­ing (b) celebrity speak­ers (c) real es­tate? 5. The three tallest build­ings in Europe are in (a) Ber­lin (b) Moscow (c) Paris? 6. Daryl Braith­waite was lead vo­cal­ist of which band from 1970 to 1984? 7. In which 2015 movie did Brie Lar­son play a young woman ab­ducted at the age of 17 and held cap­tive in­side a small sub­ur­ban back­yard shed for seven years? 8. Ar­gentina and Brazil are the only coun­tries which bor­der which other coun­try? 9. NED is the code for which coun­try at the Olympics? 10. Liza Todd is the daugh­ter of which Hol­ly­wood star? 11. NRL chief Todd Green­berg re­cently or­dered which Bris­bane Bronco to fly to Syd­ney where he was is­sued with a fi­nal warn­ing over his off-field behaviour? 12. The pre­dom­i­nant colour in the Aus­tralian Se­nate is (a) blue (b) green (c) red? 13. Which coun­try has the world’s old­est con­sti­tu­tion (a) Aus­tralia (b) Rus­sia (c) USA? 14. Xi Jin­ping has been pres­i­dent of which coun­try since 2013? 15. How many of the four play­ers in the 2017 Aus­tralian Open men’s and women’s ten­nis sin­gles fi­nals were in their thir­ties? 16. Bimbi is in which Aus­tralian state/ter­ri­tory? 17. MPs in which state were dubbed “the sui­cide squad” when they voted in 1921 to abol­ish the up­per house of par­lia­ment (Leg­isla­tive Coun­cil)? 18. Which river flows over the Vic­to­ria Falls? 19. What is the high­est num­ber on a dart­board? 20. “When you're alone, and life is mak­ing you lonely, you can al­ways go down­town,” are lyrics from which song? 21. Which high school dropout was re­cently sworn in as the first fe­male chief jus­tice of the High Court of Aus­tralia? 22. Last year, what did pro­test­ers use to at­tach them­selves to a rail­ing in fed­eral par­lia­ment? 23. Name the only num­ber that is one away from a square num­ber and one away from a cube num­ber. 24. Who was the most re­cent US pres­i­dent to have first and last names be­gin­ning with the same let­ter? 25. Which third cen­tury BCE Greek sci­en­tist in­vented a de­vice with a re­volv­ing screw-shaped blade in­side a cylin­der used for re­mov­ing bilge wa­ter from ships?

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