TEST YOUR GEN­ERAL KNOWL­EDGE

Life & Style Weekend - - MIND - COM­PILED BY: ROY O’REILLY

QUES­TIONS

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?

AN­SWERS

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.

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