TEST YOUR GEN­ERAL KNOWL­EDGE

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

1. Which Swedish su­per group re­cently recorded two new songs 36 years af­ter it dis­banded? 2. The Grampian Moun­tains are in (a) Eng­land (b) Scot­land (c) Wales? 3. Os­car win­ner Javier Bar­dem rep­re­sented Spain at ju­nior level in (a) ath­let­ics (b) rugby (c) swim­ming? 4. Is a run-of-the-mill ac­tiv­ity of high or or­di­nary stan­dard? 5. The long­est blood moon of the cen­tury was re­cently vis­i­ble in (a) July (b) Au­gust (c) Septem­ber? 6. From 1947 to 1961, Check­point Char­lie was the cross­ing point be­tween which two cities? 7. In a $4.2 bil­lion deal, Fair­fax Me­dia re­cently merged with which TV net­work? 8. Which two Aus­tralian cities have hosted 21st cen­tury Com­mon­wealth Games? 9. The letters UNESCO, the United Na­tions agency, stand for what? 10. The last “show” or­gan­ised by which pro­moter and celebrity agent be­fore his re­cent death at 83 was his own fu­neral? 11. Which two play­ers cap­tained Queens­land in the 2018 State of Ori­gin series? 12. The two colours on ev­ery Cen­tral Amer­i­can coun­try’s flag are (a) blue and white (b) blue and red (c) red and white? 13. In July an in­ter­na­tional team res­cued 12 boys and their soc­cer coach trapped in a wa­tery cave in which Asian coun­try? 14. Af­ter Tues­day’s race, the Mel­bourne Cup will have been run how many times (a) 138 (b) 158 (c) 178? 15. The US city, Panama City, is in (a) Cal­i­for­nia (b) Florida (c) Texas? 16. Who re­cently re­signed as Bri­tish for­eign sec­re­tary af­ter op­pos­ing the gov­ern­ment’s “soft” Brexit pro­posal? 17. Hil­gay is in which Aus­tralian state? 18. Which horse twice won the Mel­bourne Cup as favourite this cen­tury? 19. Which South Aus­tralian sen­a­tor re­cently de­manded com­pen­sa­tion from Sen­a­tor David Ley­on­hjelm for his me­dia com­ments about her opin­ions of men? 20. “Here’s Johnny!” is a line from which 1980 hor­ror movie? 21. Af­ter a 27-year nam­ing dis­pute with Greece, the prime min­is­ter of Mace­do­nia re­cently agreed to a ref­er­en­dum to change his coun­try’s name to what? 22. John Paul Young per­formed which song at the Syd­ney 2000 Olympics?

AN­SWERS

1. ABBA. 2. (b) Scot­land. 3. (b) rugby. 4. Or­di­nary stan­dard. 5. (a) July. 6. East Ber­lin, West Ber­lin. 7. Nine Net­work. 8. Mel­bourne 2006, Gold Coast 2018. 9. United Na­tions Ed­u­ca­tional, Sci­en­tific and Cultural Or­gan­i­sa­tion. 10. Harry M. Miller. 11. Greg Inglis, Billy Slater. 12. (a) blue and white. 13. Thai­land. 14. (b) 158. 15. (b) Florida. 16. Boris John­son. 17. Vic­to­ria. 18. Makybe Diva (2004, 2005). 19. Sen­a­tor Sarah Han­son-young. 20. The Shin­ing. 21. Repub­lic of North Mace­do­nia. 22. Love is in the Air.

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