TEST YOUR GEN­ERAL KNOWL­EDGE

The Gympie Times - - WEEKEND - COM­PILED BY: ROY O’REILLY

1. To­day is which Euro­pean coun­try’s na­tional day?

2. What was Alan Shep­ard’s age in 1971 when he be­came the old­est per­son to walk on the moon (a) 47 (b) 57 (c) 67?

3. Was Mal­colm Fraser or Bob Hawke the longer-serv­ing prime min­is­ter?

4. Which Aus­tralian played in his first Wimbledon sin­gles fi­nal in 1954, his fourth in 1974 and won none (a) John Alexan­der (b) John New­combe (c) Ken Rose­wall?

5. Meryl Streep has been nom­i­nated for how many Os­cars (a) 11 (b) 21 (c) 31?

6. “You were once my one com­pan­ion. You were all that mat­tered,” are lyrics from which song?

7. Who tripped on the stage steps at the Os­cars in 2013 and tripped on the red car­pet at the next year’s cer­e­mony while wav­ing to their fans?

8. For the mar­riage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to have been deemed valid, who was re­quired to give for­mal per­mis­sion?

9. Which is the only team from an English-speak­ing coun­try to win the FIFA World Cup?

10. Who played Lara Croft in the re­cent movie Tomb Raider?

11. At the age of 14, which Bris­bane Bron­cos for­ward was caught un­der-age drink­ing at a pub and taken to a po­lice sta­tion where his mother was on duty?

12. The sec­re­tary-gen­eral of the Com­mon­wealth of Na­tions is (a) Pa­tri­cia Eng­land (b) Pa­tri­cia Scot­land (c) Pa­tri­cia Wales?

13. Which coun­try re­cently leg­is­lated to make it an of­fence, pun­ish­able by up to three years’ jail, to blame the na­tion or its cit­i­zens for World War II Nazi atroc­i­ties com­mit­ted on its soil (a) Aus­tria (b) Hun­gary

(c) Poland?

14. Fidel Cas­tro was pres­i­dent of which Caribbean coun­try?

15. Stolen in Eng­land in 1966, the orig­i­nal FIFA World Cup tro­phy (the Jules Rimet Tro­phy) was found un­der a hedge by a dog named (a) Pick­les (b) Tick­les (c) Zick­les?

16. Dutch au­thor­i­ties recorded over 36,000 deaths dur­ing the erup­tion of which vol­cano in 1883?

17. What is rock star Rod Ste­wart’s full first name?

18. For many years, there was a per­sis­tent be­lief that which English king com­posed Greensleeves for his lover and fu­ture wife Anne Bo­leyn?

19. Which com­pany has sup­plied ten­nis balls for the Wimbledon tour­na­ment since 1902?

20. Who played Stephen Hawk­ing in the movie The The­ory of Ev­ery­thing?

21. The re­mains of which Span­ish sur­re­al­ist artist were re­cently re-buried af­ter be­ing ex­humed to set­tle a pa­ter­nity suit?

22. The last word of Wil­liam Shake­speare’s play Mac­beth is the name of which

New South Wales town?

23. In 1989, the body of which na­tional leader fell out of the cof­fin dur­ing the funeral pro­ces­sion?

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