TEST YOUR GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
1. Was Bugs Bunny created by the Disney or Warner Brothers studio?
2. Uruguay’s Hector Castro, who kicked a goal in the 1930 FIFA World Cup final, had only one (a) arm (b) ear (c) eye?
3. Last year, which former prime minister confessed he had passed out drunk in his office and missed vital votes in 2009?
4. Part of Hobart’s Tasman Bridge collapsed into the Derwent in (a) 1975 (b) 1985 (c) 1995?
5. Which country is known as “the land of the eternal blue sky” (a) Malaysia (b) Malta (c) Mongolia?
6. Which state or territory is Yalgoo in?
7. Which horse’s win in the 2018 Chipping Norton Stakes was its 23rd consecutive victory?
8. What is the given name of the character played by Charlie Sheen in the TV show
Two and a Half Men?
9. “Smile an everlasting smile. A smile can bring you near to me,” are lyrics from which song?
10. Phuket is the largest island of which country?
11. The 2025 Rugby League World Cup will be played in (a) Asia (b) Europe (c) North America?
12. Members of the Society of Friends are commonly (a) Buddhists (b) Mormons (c) Quakers?
13. Which grand slam tennis tournament begins next week?
14. “And an answer came directed in a writing unexpected (and I think the same was written with a thumb-nail dipped in tar),” are lines from which iconic Banjo Paterson poem?
15. In which state was Will Hodgman recently re-elected premier?
16. Which secret agent was named after the author of the 1936 book Birds of the West Indies?
17. Michael Jordan played for which NBA team in the 1980s and 1990s?
18. Who were the US and Soviet leaders during the 1962 Cuban missile crisis?
19. The names of which three European countries begin with “A”?
20. Last year, “mud-pack therapy” began as part of the restoration process on which iconic Indian building?
21. The northern entrance to the Suez Canal was the original proposed site for which iconic statue?
22. During the recent off-season, which Sydney Swans star had surgery on both knees?
23. In 1969, the Beatles’ last public performance was an impromptu concert on the rooftop of the Savile Row headquarters of which company?
24. The British Second Lord of the Treasury is better known by which title?
25. Last year, which 85-year-old English spy novelist launched his latest book A Legacy of Spies?
1. Warner Brothers. 2. (a) arm. 3. Tony Abbott. 4. (a) 1975. 5. Mongolia. 6. Western Australia. 7. Winx. 8. Charlie. 9. Words.
10. Thailand. 11. (c) North America. 12. (c) Quakers. 13. Wimbledon. 14. Clancy of the Overflow. 15. Tasmania. 16. James Bond.
17. Chicago Bulls. 18. John F. Kennedy, Nikita Krushchev. 19. Albania, Andorra, Austria.
20. Taj Mahal. 21. Statue of Liberty.
22. Buddy Franklin. 23. Apple Corps Ltd.
24. Chancellor of the Exchequer. 25. John le Carre.