The Coffs Coast Advocate - - LIFE MIND - Com­piled by Roy O’Reilly


1. In the Cin­derella fairy tale, which an­i­mals were changed into horses?

2. Which coun­try has the most Por­tuguese speak­ers (a) Brazil (b) Mozam­bique (c) Por­tu­gal?

3. Cana­dian ten­nis star Eu­ge­nie Bouchard re­cently said that which Rus­sian is a cheater and should not have been al­lowed to re­turn to play­ing?

4. Bri­tish Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May has an Ox­ford de­gree in (a) ge­og­ra­phy (b) nu­clear physics (c) sur­vey­ing?

5. The 1965 movie The Sound of Mu­sic was set in which coun­try?

6. Be­gin­ning with “f”, what is the Amer­i­can hy­phen­ated term for “thong”?

7. Which coun­try re­cently de­cided to end its rape al­le­ga­tions against Julian As­sange?

8. Which A-League club was re­cently fined more than $17,000 for fail­ing to pro­vide ad­e­quate “in­ter­na­tional buf­fet style” meals to five ref­er­ees and a match of­fi­cial dur­ing AFC Cham­pi­ons League matches? 9. SoCo is an ab­bre­vi­a­tion for which drink? 10. Who re­cently mar­ried James Matthews in the vil­lage of En­gle­field, Eng­land?

11. The NRL re­cently an­nounced a plan to give each club how much for a “good be­hav­iour fund”?

12. Most rep­tiles have how many heart cham­bers (a) three (b) five (c) seven?

13. Is the tro­po­sphere or strato­sphere fur­ther from the earth?

14. Which stroke is swum first in an Olympic in­di­vid­ual med­ley?

15. The letters DFAT, a fed­eral gov­ern­ment depart­ment, stand for what? 16. Yarra is in which Aus­tralian state/ter­ri­tory? 17. The Nine Net­work dumped which show af­ter more than 1000 episodes in the early 1990s?

18. Who has held the record for most career Ashes runs for over half the time Aus­tralia-Eng­land Test matches have been played?

19. At which ma­jor New York in­ter­sec­tion was one per­son killed and more than 20 oth­ers in­jured by a car speed­ing on the foot­path re­cently?

20. “They’re not his shoes un­der your bed, yeah yeah. He’ll take you places in his car,” are lyrics from which song?

21. Which for­mer deputy prime min­is­ter said that his sin­gle mother raised him with “three great faiths – the Catholic Church, South Syd­ney Foot­ball Club and Labor” and that he had re­mained faith­ful to the lat­ter two?

22. What is the term for pairs of hu­man body lig­a­ments ar­ranged like the let­ter “x”?

23. How many medals did the Aus­tralian eques­trian team win at the 2016 Olympics?

24. What is the term for the group of busi­nesses pro­vid­ing goods and ser­vices for el­derly peo­ple?

25. Which Aus­tralian cap­i­tal city’s in­ter­na­tional air­port is in the sub­urb of Mar­rara?

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