Life & Style Weekend - - MIND -

1. Which fic­tional char­ac­ter spent his never-end­ing child­hood in­ter­act­ing with fairies, pi­rates and mer­maids?

2. Name Canada’s two of­fi­cial lan­guages.

3. In which cen­tury was the first edi­tion of the Ox­ford English Dic­tio­nary pub­lished (a) 18th (b) 19th (c) 20th?

4. Were all of the Bea­tles born in Liver­pool?

5. Which city will host the 2017 Aus­tralian Open ten­nis cham­pi­onships?

6. Back­wa­ter is in which Aus­tralian state/ter­ri­tory?

7. Which in­ter­na­tional craze of the 1950s was based on the idea of Aus­tralian bam­boo “ex­er­cise hoops”?

8. In which re­cent movie did Den­zel Wash­ing­ton play Sam Chisholm, one of the best bounty hun­ters in the old west?

9. Begin­ning with “h”, what is the term for an of­fi­cial mark or se­ries of marks on items made of pre­cious met­als?

10. Last year, which US swimming star was sus­pended for 10 months af­ter ad­mit­ting he “over-ex­ag­ger­ated” a tale about be­ing robbed and held at gun­point with three other swim­mers dur­ing the Rio Olympics?

11. Name the co-win­ners of the 2016 Dally M Medal. 12. An­drew Sachs, who played Manuel in Fawlty Tow­ers, was born in (a) Ger­many (b) Ja­maica (c) Jordan?

13. In 1990, which iconic Ital­ian tower was closed for the first time in 800 years be­cause of fears it could top­ple?

14. In the 1830s, the Great Western be­came the first steamship to make reg­u­lar cross­ings of which ocean?

15. Gin­givi­tis is a dis­ease of the (a) ears (b) eyes (c) gums?

16. Elected at the age of 32, which gov­er­nor of Arkansas was dubbed the “boy gov­er­nor”?

17. “Blue jean baby, LA lady, seam­stress for the band. Pretty eyed, pi­rate smile, you’ll marry a mu­sic man,” are lyrics from which song?

18. “In the fu­ture, ev­ery­one will be world-fa­mous for 15 min­utes,” said which US pop artist?

19. Who was the Bri­tish monarch when the Com­mon­wealth of Aus­tralia was pro­claimed?

20. Who cap­tained Aus­tralia in the break­away 1977-79 World Se­ries Cricket com­pe­ti­tion?

21. What was the col­lec­tive name of the four men to whom Bri­tish prime min­is­ter Tony Blair pub­licly apol­o­gised in 2005 for be­ing wrongly con­victed of a 1975 ter­ror­ist bomb­ing?

22. Who has played Bob Dy­lan, Queen El­iz­a­beth I and Katharine Hep­burn in movies?

23. What is the term for a vic­tory, won at such a dev­as­tat­ing toll that it negates any sense of achieve­ment?

24. What did 19th cen­tury French prime min­is­ter Charles Mau­rice de Tal­leyrand say should be “black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an an­gel and sweet as love”? 25. Name the teenage Queen of Eng­land be­headed in 1554.

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