TEST YOUR GENERAL KNOWLEDGE:
1. Deoxyribonucleic acid is often referred to by which three letters? 2. Which US politician’s recently leaked 2005 tax return revealed he paid about $38 million in income tax? 3. Which grand slam tennis tournament begins on Monday? 4. The number of the article triggering Britain’s exit from the European Union is (a) 50 (b) 100 (c) 200? 5. US Independence Day will be celebrated on which day next week? 6. What is the term for the dot which forms part of lower case letters such as “i”? 7. Which English pop star recently had all 16 tracks of one album on the ARIA top 40 singles chart? 8. Which disgraced US cyclist recently failed to block a $131 million lawsuit by the US government? 9. Bland is in which Australian state/territory? 10. Which Australian airline was recently fined $545,000 for not being upfront about booking and transaction fees on its website? 11. Which Brisbane Broncos test forward recently rejected claims he is a “grub” after being fined $2100 for pulling the injured finger of Melbourne Storm rival Jesse Bromwich? 12. Who was Eliza Doolittle’s mentor in My Fair Lady? 13. Official documents recently revealed which member of the royal family was instrumental in banning women from serving on the royal yacht Britannia? 14. Who won the recent Danny Green-Anthony Mundine bout at the Adelaide Oval? 15. Is nyctophobia the fear of the dark or sunlight? 16. “Doesn’t have a point of view, knows not where he’s going to, isn’t he a bit like you and me?” are lyrics from which song? 17. Who is the director of the Australian production of My Fair Lady? 18. Which club was recently fined $32,173 for failing to control its players during its FA Cup quarter-final defeat by Chelsea? 19. Which 2016 movie told the story of Richard and Mildred Loving who were the plaintiffs in a US Supreme Court case that invalidated state laws prohibiting interracial marriage? 20. Who was the last emperor of India? 21. What is the term for a planet outside our solar system, usually orbiting another star? 22. What is the term for the intellectual movement “age” which dominated ideas in 18th century Europe? 23. Which New Zealand river was recently granted the legal status of a human being? 24. Romper Stomper director Geoffrey Wright once threw a glass of wine over which respected Australian movie critic after he refused to rate his neo-Nazi film on moral grounds? 25. Which South Australian senator was an Australian rowing representative?