TEST YOUR GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
1. Which electronics giant was recently forced to pay Apple more than $700 million in damages for copying some iphone features? 2. Which country was forced to fly its team home from the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games after a third of its athletes vanished (a) Cameroon (b) Kenya (c) Zambia? 3. Chrysalis is a stage of development of a (a) crocodile (b) butterfly (c) kangaroo? 4. Is hydrophobia the fear of fire or water? 5. Rhyming with “pickle”, what is the handheld curved-blade tool used at harvest? 6. The name of which chocolate-like powder is an anagram of “cobra”? 7. After 107 appearances for the Socceroos, who recently announced his retirement from international matches? 8. What is the term for side whiskers narrow at the top and rounded at the bottom? 9. Sam Chisholm, the former boss of which TV network died recently aged 78? 10. “Good morning starshine, the earth says hello. You twinkle above us. We twinkle below,” are lyrics from which song? 11. NSW media labelled whose 1987 selection as Queensland State of Origin half-back a joke? 12. Harrison Ford once worked as a (a) carpenter (b) train driver (c) physiotherapist? 13. Which 71-test former Australian Diamonds captain recently announced her retirement from international netball? 14. Which two single-digit numbers have two syllables? 15. Were Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci ever alive at the same time? 16. In which recent movie did Cher play Sophie’s estranged grandmother Ruby? 17. Pat Rafter won the US Open tennis singles titles in which two years? 18. Rupert Stadler, the boss of which auto giant, was recently arrested after a probe into emissions test cheating in diesel cars? 19. Which Hollywood silent movie star was noted for playing a bowler-hatted tramp? 20. Philip Wilson recently resigned as Catholic archbishop of which state capital after being sentenced to 12 months’ jail for covering up the activities of a pedophile? 21. Which Australian battlecruiser was scuttled off Sydney in 1924 as part of the provisions of the 1922 Washington Naval Treaty? 22. In the novel Moby Dick, what did the ship’s carpenter convert to a life-buoy?
1. Samsung. 2. (a) Cameroon. 3. (b) butterfly. 4. Water. 5. Sickle. 6. Carob. 7. Tim Cahill. 8. Mutton chops. 9. Nine Network. 10. Good Morning Starshine. 11. Allan Langer. 12. (a) carpenter. 13. Laura Geitz. 14. Zero, seven. 15. Yes. 16. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. 17. 1997, 1998. 18. Audi. 19. Charlie Chaplin. 20. Adelaide. 21. HMAS Australia. 22. Coffin.