TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE
1 Name Brisbane’s tallest highrise which is nearing completion in the city. 2 Fiesta Nacional de Espana (National Day in Spain) is celebrated on what date? 3 Name the Hurricane which smashed Central America and Florida last week. 4 Name the influential wife of US President Franklin D. Roosevelt. 5 Who played Professor Albus Dumbledore in the first two Harry Potter films? 6 Name the first black woman to serve as US Secretary of State. 7 Which world leader said: “Very early, it became clear to me that East Germany could not function.” 8 In yachting, the Fastnet Race is held every two years. True or false? 9 Pool great Michael Phelps made his Olympic debut at Athens. True or false? 10 Montmartre is on the Left Bank of Paris. True or false? 11 Name the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia. 12 Desmond Haynes represented which nation in cricket? 13 The Congo River is in Africa. True or false? 14 Photography pioneer Henry Fox Talbot was born in the US. True or false? 15 Name the actor (pictured) who plays Neil Armstrong in the 2018 film, First Man. 16 Who was the first Governor-General of Australia? 17 Ludwig van Beethoven is buried in which famous cemetery? 18 C. J. Hobgood is a former world champion of what sport? 19 Name the two brothers who formed legendary 1960s rock band, The Kinks. 20 Mount Assiniboine is in which country? 21 Vaccination pioneer Edward Jenner was born in which century? 22 Name the capital of Alaska. 23 Name the actor (pictured) who played Dracula’s Bride in the film, Bram Stoker’s Dracula. 24 Zakouma National Park is in which country? 25 Trams once travelled along Sandgate Road in Brisbane. True or false? 26 Dame Quentin Bryce was born in which Australian city? 27 The Battle of Verdun happened in which war? 28 Name the actor who plays Maurice Moss in the TV sitcom, The IT Crowd. 29 Name the co-founder of rock band Jefferson Airplane who died last month. 30 The human tailbone is known by what anatomical name? 31 Name the comedian who quipped: “Polygamy – the art of parrot-folding.” 32 Jonathan Sexton represents Ireland in which sport? 33 Name the Federal Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment. 34 Mogadishu is in Slovenia. True or false? 35 Name the computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey. 36 Is a Vietnamese thung chai a type of dwelling, a form of transport or a fish curry? 37 Name the director of the 1976 film, Carrie. 38 Ecclesiophobia is the fear of churches. True or false? 39 Name the Brisbane rock band that had a 1995 hit with the song Apartment. 40 Name the author of the 1960 book Born Free.