TEST YOUR KNOWL­EDGE

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS -

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.

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