TEST YOUR GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
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?
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.