TEST YOUR GEN­ERAL KNOWL­EDGE: Quiz com­piled by Roy O’Reilly.

Life & Style Weekend - - MIND -

“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?

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