TEST YOUR GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
1. Which Asian country was named after King Philip II of Spain? 2. What is the medical term for the human shinbone? 3. Which anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death was recently commemorated (a) 20th (b) 30th (c) 40th? 4. What is the two-letter term for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter? 5. Australian Olympic cycling medallist Shane Perkins recently defected to (a) China (b) Russia (c) Ukraine? 6. The Rio Grande forms the border between Mexico and which US state? 7. Who had the 1964 hit song Oh, Pretty Woman? 8. On which planet did the comet Shoemaker-Levy crash in 1994? 9. Jimmy Logan, played by Channing Tatum, hatched a plan to rob a NASCAR stadium on race day in which recent movie? 10. Adrian Gard, a security guard for which test rugby team, was recently found not guilty of making up claims he found a bugging device at the side’s Sydney hotel last year? 11. The recent Ian Heads book, The Great Grand Final Heist, is about which match? 12. Delta Goodrem’s middle name is (a) Lea (b) Lena (c) Lenore? 13. I Could Have Danced All Night is a song from which musical? 14. Was heart transplant pioneer Dr Christiaan Barnard English or South African? 15. The first issue of Time magazine was published in (a) 1903 (b) 1923 (c) 1943? 16. “To all those people who were happy to bankroll the film as long as I wasn’t in it,” said Geoffrey Rush after winning the best actor Golden Globe for his role in which 1996 movie? 17. “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind,” said which Indian independence leader? 18. Which legendary 1960s’ US folk trio toured Australia in 1997? 19. Which Jules Verne novel told the story of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus? 20. Who was recently appointed the 24th captain of the Australian Diamonds netball team? 21. Which two people have won a Nobel Prize and Oscar? 22. John Lennon was shot dead outside which New York building? 23. In 1986, which stolen Pablo Picasso painting was found in a Melbourne railway station locker? 24. Members of which religious order are sometimes known as “white monks”? 25. Who has held the record for most career Ashes runs since 1938?
1. Philippines. 2. Tibia. 3. (c) 40th. 4. Pi. 5. (b) Russia. 6. Texas. 7. Roy Orbison. 8. Jupiter. 9. Logan Lucky. 10. All Blacks. 11. 1969 NSWRL grand final. 12. (a) Lea. 13. My Fair Lady. 14. South African. 15. (b) 1923. 16. Shine. 17. Mohandas Gandhi. 18. Peter, Paul and Mary. 19. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. 20. Caitlin Bassett. 21. Bob Dylan, George Bernard Shaw. 22. The Dakota. 23. The Weeping Woman. 24. Cistercians. 25. Don Bradman.