TEST YOUR GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
1. The First Fleet’s journey from England to Sydney Cove took about how many days (a) 50 (b) 250 (c) 450? 2. Who is known by broadcasters as “One-Take-Windsor” for her professionalism in recording TV announcements? 3. At which ground do cricketers bowl from the Vulture St and Stanley St ends? 4. Which Englishman is reputedly the most quoted writer of all time? 5. Is chemophobia the fear of cameras or chemicals? 6. The Zanzibar islands are part of which country? 7. On its historic journey, the First Fleet stayed at which South American city for a month in 1787? 8. Which country won the 2018 netball Quad Series? 9. Which 18th century Russian empress is known as “The Great”? 10. Name the character played by John Cleese in the TV show Fawlty Towers. 11. Which team was the 2018 NRL wooden spooner? 12. Chinese New Year 2019 will occur on (a) February 5 (b) March 5 (c) April 5? 13. Last year, who made her last catwalk appearance for Myer after 12 years? 14. The Australian Open tennis championships are held in which park (a) Fitzroy (b) Jolimont (c) Melbourne? 15. The number of sheets of paper in a ream is (a) 100 (b) 500 (c) 1000? 16. In which 2018 movie was a US Senate hearing told that the world was entering “a Neo-Jurassic Age where humans and dinosaurs must learn to co-exist”? 17. In 1977, which premier said that “the trouble is that Queensland gets branded as being part of Australia”? 18. Name the permanent venue for the Australian Open tennis championships from 1972 to 1987. 19. Which Commonwealth country is closest to the United Kingdom? 20. Who was the first US president to have won a Rhodes Scholarship? 21. Which New Zealand city hosted the 1906 Australian Open (Australasian Championships) tennis tournament? 22. Since the Battle of Hastings (1066), the names of which English/British monarchs have been used once only? 23. Which former federal Liberal leader was nicknamed “the colt from Kooyong”? 24. What is the term for the Australian mercantile marine flag? 25. The 1959 movie based on which iconic Ray Lawler play was released in the United States with the title Season of Passion?