TEST YOUR GEN­ERAL KNOWLEDGE

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

QUES­TIONS

1. Is ichthy­ol­ogy the study of birds or fish? 2. How old is Ni­cole Kid­man (a) 45 (b) 50 (c) 55? 3. Who will rep­re­sent the Queen at the open­ing of the 2018 Com­mon­wealth Games? 4. Af­ter Ber­lin, which city is Ger­many’s most pop­u­lous? 5. The 1944 Al­lied in­va­sion of Nor­mandy oc­curred in which coun­try? 6. Who re­cently had all 16 of the songs on his Di­vide al­bum in the UK Top 20? 7. Which Bri­tish ac­tress will be the first woman to play the role of Doc­tor Who? 8. Who re­cently won his eighth Wim­ble­don sin­gles ti­tle? 9. Toronto is in which Aus­tralian state/ter­ri­tory? 10. “I hear the drums echo­ing tonight but she hears only whis­pers of some quiet con­ver­sa­tion,” are lyrics from which song? 11. Which two NSW play­ers were re­ported to have bro­ken team camp in the lead-up to State of Ori­gin 3 this year and spent sev­eral hours drink­ing at a ho­tel about 80 km away? 12. A dou­ble-en­try would be used by a per­son in which job (a) ac­coun­tant (b) brick layer (c) me­te­o­rol­o­gist? 13. Name the only el­e­ment be­gin­ning with the let­ter “k”. 14. The first FIFA World Cup and the first Bri­tish Em­pire Games/Com­mon­wealth Games took place in (a) 1930 (b) 1950 (c) 1970? 15. Over half the world’s pop­u­la­tion lives on which con­ti­nent? 16. Last year, King Buyelekhay­a Dalindyebo, king of the South Africa’s Thembu clan and nephew of which for­mer South African pres­i­dent was sen­tenced to 12 years’ jail for main­tain­ing a “reign of ter­ror” over his peo­ple? 17. Which re­cent movie told of the evac­u­a­tion of thou­sands of Al­lied troops from a small French coastal town in 1940? 18. AFL chief Gil­lon McLach­lan re­cently ac­cepted the res­ig­na­tions of two se­nior staff af­ter they did what? 19. A US jury re­cently found that which su­per­star’s es­tate owes Quincy Jones $11.7 mil­lion in roy­al­ties and pro­duc­tion fees? 20. Af­ter a se­ries of scan­dals, Travis Kalan­ick re­cently re­signed as CEO of which ride-shar­ing com­pany af­ter de­mands by share­hold­ers? 21. Whose iconic 1863 speech was “dull and com­mon­place” ac­cord­ing to The Times of Lon­don? 22. Which In­dian test cricket cap­tain re­cently ac­cused the Aus­tralian team of be­ing sys­tem­atic cheaters? 23. Which six-time Olympic swim­ming medal­list was Lord Mayor of Mel­bourne from 1940–1942? 24. As a union of­fi­cial, which fed­eral MP ac­quired the nick­name “show­bags” be­cause of his habit of never ar­riv­ing at a meet­ing with­out some­thing to give out? 25. Last year, which US bank was fined more than $185 mil­lion af­ter reg­u­la­tors said em­ploy­ees il­le­gally opened two mil­lion fake ac­counts to meet sales goals?

ANSWERS

1. Fish. 2. (b) 50. 3. Prince Charles. 4. Ham­burg. 5. France. 6. Ed Sheeran. 7. Jodie Whit­taker. 8. Roger Fed­erer. 9. New South Wales. 10. Africa. 11. Josh Du­gan, Blake Fer­gu­son. 12. (a) ac­coun­tant. 13. Kryp­ton. 14. (a) 1930. 15. Asia. 16. Nel­son Man­dela. 17. Dunkirk. 18. Had af­fairs with em­ploy­ees. 19. Michael Jack­son. 20. Uber. 21. Abra­ham Lin­coln. (Get­tys­burg Ad­dress). 22. Vi­rat Kohli. 23. Sir Frank Beau­re­paire. 24. Bill Shorten. 25. Wells Fargo.

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