TEST YOUR GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: Quiz compiled by Roy O’Reilly.
“We came in peace for all mankind,” are words inscribed on a plaque on (a) Mount Everest (b) the moon (c) front door UN headquarters? The name of which month has the fewest letters? The 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games will take place in (a) January (b) April (c) October? Which expression means “poured over ice cubes”? Is the filling in mince pies dried fruit or meat? How old is Donald Trump? Who was recently named by Forbes magazine as Australia’s richest person? Claudio Ranieri, the 2015-16 English Premier League premiership-winning coach, was recently sacked from which club? Bloomsbury is in which Australian state or territory? In which recent movie did Alec Baldwin voice a conniving corporate boss infant? Which deregistered former Wests Tigers player was recently charged with ripping off charities? Which nut has the same name as a South American country? In which Shakespeare play is a prince visited by his father’s ghost? Which two cricket teams played the 1977 Centenary Test at the MCG? John F. Kennedy is depicted on which US coin (a) 5c (b) 10c (c) 50c? “Listen boy. I don’t want to see you let a good thing slip away,” are lyrics from which song? Since leaving the US presidency, who has written or co-written 29 books? Which Soviet four-time Olympic gold medal gymnast recently auctioned her collection of medals after falling on hard times? Which former federal Labor leader was recently sacked by Sky News after describing a Sydney Boys High School student as gay? Which 71-year-old is the lead singer on the recently-released album Pollinator? What is the official name of Sixth Avenue, Manhattan? Which former butler to Princess Diana recently married his same-sex partner? What is the dual name of the domed rock formations about 25km from Uluru/Ayers Rock? Which female name is the bullfighting term for the matador’s tactic, when, with feet fixed in position, he swings the cape slowly away from the charging bull? Which trophy is awarded to the winner of French Open men’s tennis singles title?