TEST YOUR GEN­ERAL KNOWL­EDGE

Central and North Burnett Times - - MIND - COM­PILED BY: ROY O’ REILLY

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?

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