TEST YOUR GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
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?
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.