TEST YOUR GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
1. Does Earth take one day or one year to rotate on its axis? 2. How many New Zealand teams were in the final four of the 2017 Super Rugby tournament? 3. The Cocos (Keeling) Islands is a territory of which country? 4. The names of which two South American countries begin with “B”? 5. Who recently said that he joined the British Army largely to “escape” the pressures of being a prince? 6. Suspicious Minds was a 1969 hit for which US superstar? 7. The Australia A cricket tour to which country was recently called off because of a pay dispute? 8. The family of which author recently settled a $104 million lawsuit with Warner Brothers over the rights of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit? 9. A person pretending to be Labor Senator Murray Watt recently nominated which Queensland senator for a pub competition to find Brisbane’s Hottest Ginger? 10. In which recent movie did Lightning McQueen, the famously flashy superstar car number 95, revive a fading career? 11. Who won the Wally Lewis Medal for player of the 2017 State of Origin series? 12. Lake Taupo is which country’s largest lake by surface area? 13. Which US former football star was recently granted parole after serving nine years in jail for armed robbery and assault? 14. Who is President Trump’s oldest child? 15. Which of the Three Tenors died in 2007? 16. Who was the so-called “third person” in the Prince Charles-Princess Diana marriage? 17. Who won the 2017 Wimbledon women’s tennis singles title? 18. “What goes on in your heart? What goes on in your mind?” are lyrics from which song? 19. Which stowaway arrived from “darkest Peru” at London’s Paddington station wearing the sign, “Please look after this bear. Thank you.”? 20. Yeo Yeo is in which Australian state/territory? 21. In 1960, Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann was kidnapped by Mossad agents in which country? 22. Which Spanish golfer recently said he was “deeply embarrassed” by his behaviour during the US Open when he kicked clubs, hurled a bunker rake and punched a tee marker? 23. Name the 220-metre high waterfall in the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, New South Wales. 24. Which Moscow building was the headquarters of the KGB? 25. The active volcanoes Stromboli and Vulcano are in which Tyrrhenian Sea island group?
1. One day 2. Three. 3. Australia. 4. Bolivia, Brazil. 5. Prince Harry. 6. Elvis Presley. 7. South Africa. 8. JRR Tolkein. 9. Senator Pauline Hanson. 10. Cars 3. 11. Dane Gagai. 12. New Zealand. 13. OJ Simpson. 14. Donald J. Trump Jr. 15. Luciano Pavarotti. 16. Camilla Parker Bowles. 17. Garbine Muguruza. 18. What Goes On. 19. Paddington Bear. 20. New South Wales. 21. Argentina. 22. Jon Rahm. 23. Wollombombi Falls. 24. Lubyanka Building. 25. Aeolian Islands.