TEST YOUR GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
1. Does calamari come from prawns or squid? 2. Was actress Naomi Watts born in Australia or England? 3. The Ryder Cup golf tournament is currently being played in (a) England (b) France (c) US? 4. Little Bo Peep, the nursery rhyme character, cared for which type of animals? 5. Which country recently legislated to ban the wearing of veils in public (a) Canada (b) Denmark (c) Saudi Arabia? 6. Who played Dominika Egorova, a former ballerina, tasked with seducing a Russian politician in return for her mother’s continued medical care in the recent movie Red Sparrow? 7. The modern recipe for the dim sim was reputedly developed in which Australian city in the 1940s? 8. Which former Australian test batsman recently quit as a national selector after signing on as a Foxtel commentator? 9. Who is the only African-american to have won the Oscar for Best Actress? 10. “I am just a poor boy, though my story’s seldom told,” are lyrics from which song? 11. After the 2004 NRL grand final, who gave his premiership ring to teammate Steve Price (who was unable to play because of injury)? 12. Which federal political leader recently claimed that a Senate colleague “stabbed me in the back”? 13. What is the term for the device which allows pilots to reproduce flight conditions? 14. The length for which athletics event is based on the distance between Windsor Castle and White City Stadium in London? 15. Beginning with “c”, what is the term for skin dimpling? 16. What is the Latin term for the Northern Lights? 17. Comedians Mel Buttle and Claire Hooper host which TV cooking show? 18. Which three-time Wimbledon singles champion is the German Davis Cup coach? 19. What is the term for the shallow cylindrical glass or plastic-lidded container used to culture cells? 20. Which rock star was inducted into the US Army in 1958? 21. The Spitfire, the first warship built in Australia for a colonial government, was operated by which colony? 22. The Battle of Hamburger Hill took place during which war?