Quiz

Life & Style Weekend - - MIND - Quiz compiled by Roy O’Reilly.

1. The cir­cum­fer­ence of Uluru (Ay­ers Rock) is (a) 1.4km (b) 5.4km (c) 9.4km?

2. The Shan­non River is the long­est river in which coun­try?

3. The next Ashes Test cricket se­ries will be­gin in (a) 2017 (b) 2019 (c) 2021?

4. The col­lec­tion of an­cient Greek sculp­tures, known as the El­gin mar­bles, are dis­played in the Du­veen Gallery in which Bri­tish mu­seum?

5. DCNS, a French ship­builder, was re­cently awarded the con­tract to build sub­marines in which Aus­tralian state cap­i­tal?

6. Which 60 Min­utes re­porter was re­cently jailed in Beirut af­ter a botched child re­cov­ery at­tempt?

7. Who was the Father of the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from 1998 to 2016?

8. The Syd­ney Riot of 1879 was sparked by a con­tro­ver­sial de­ci­sion dur­ing a match in which sport?

9. “I gave a let­ter to the post­man. He put it in his sack,” are lyrics from which song?

10. The two el­dest chil­dren of which US in­ven­tor were nick­named “Dot” and “Dash”?

11. “It was an Os­car-win­ning per­for­mance. He should have been at the World Cup for soc­cer,” said Mal Meninga claim­ing that which Ti­tans and New South Wales en­forcer faked an in­jury in a 2014 State of Ori­gin game?

12. The term for a fe­male cat is (a) duchess (b) em­press (c) queen?

13. Which an­niver­sary of the Ch­er­nobyl nu­clear ac­ci­dent was re­cently com­mem­o­rated (a) 10th (b) 20th (c) 30th?

14. Aus­tralian sis­ters Caro­line and Car­men Mar­ton will com­pete in which event at the Rio Olympics (a) hockey (b) swim­ming (c) taek­wondo?

15. Which prime min­is­ter spear­headed tougher gun laws af­ter the 1996 Port Arthur mas­sacre?

16. In which cen­tury did the French Rev­o­lu­tion oc­cur?

17. Who was re­cently named as the AC/DC re­place­ment front­man for Brian John­son?

18. Since 2013, which Chan­nel 7 pre­sen­ter has been the pres­i­dent of the Port Ade­laide AFL club?

19. The In­dian gov­ern­ment re­cently said it would be press­ing Bri­tain for the re­turn of which iconic di­a­mond?

20. What was the term for the ex­cess stock­pile of but­ter pro­duced by Euro­pean farm­ers dur­ing the 1980s?

21. Name the two Wash­ing­ton Post jour­nal­ists noted for ex­pos­ing the Water­gate scan­dal.

22. Which Florida city was named in hon­our of the Aus­tralian state cap­i­tal where its first post­mas­ter had lived?

23. Who was the most re­cent Aus­tralian to win the Olympic men’s 100m freestyle?

24. Name the two deputy prime min­is­ters dur­ing Paul Keat­ing’s prime min­is­ter­ship.

25. An in­scrip­tion from which book of The Bi­ble ap­pears on the iconic Lib­erty Bell in Philadel­phia?

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