TEST YOUR GEN­ERAL KNOWL­EDGE

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

1. An of­fi­cial por­trait of which former prime min­is­ter was un­veiled in Par­lia­ment House, Can­berra, last year?

2. Ryanair, the low-cost air­line, has its head­quar­ters in (a) Eng­land (b) Ire­land (c) Scot­land?

3. Which leg does Trea­sure Is­land char­ac­ter

Long John Sil­ver have miss­ing?

4. Is the dis­tance around an Olympic ath­let­ics track or velo­drome longer?

5. Which iconic Syd­ney Har­bour build­ing cel­e­brated its 45th an­niver­sary last year?

6. Which Syd­ney trans­port and busi­ness hub was pre­vi­ously known as Semi-cir­cu­lar Quay?

7. Last year, Sin­ga­pore Air­lines launched the world’s long­est com­mer­cial flight from Ne­wark (New Jersey) to which coun­try?

8. A kiss­ing gourami is a (a) fish (b) gi­raffe (c) go­rilla?

9. How many For­mula One Grand Prix races will be held this year (a) 11 (b) 21 (c) 31?

10. Last year, which former prime min­is­ter de­scribed Tony Ab­bott and Kevin Rudd as “mis­er­able ghosts”?

11. Swiss bank UBS re­ported in 2018 that two new bil­lion­aires per week were emerg­ing in (a) China (b) Ethiopia (c) Fiji?

12. The Swedish Academy an­nounced that the 2018 and 2019 No­bel Prize in which field will be an­nounced at the end of this year?

13. Elon Musk and his com­pany Tesla agreed to pay how much for al­legedly dup­ing in­vestors about a pro­posed buy­out of the com­pany (a) $10 mil­lion (b) $20 mil­lion (c) $40 mil­lion?

14. Coop­ers Sta­dium is in which state cap­i­tal? 15. The most com­mon lan­guage (93.4 per cent) in the US ter­ri­tory Puerto Rico is (a) Eng­lish (b) French (c) Span­ish?

16. Last year, which Aus­tralian bil­lion­aire busi­ness­man re­vealed that he did not con­sume a drink in 2018 af­ter years of bat­tling al­co­hol ad­dic­tion?

17. Name the only one of the Great Lakes wholly within the United States.

18. Who played Ally Cam­pana-main, a night­club singer-song­writer, in the 2018 movie A Star is Born?

19. Last year, which horse won its fourth con­sec­u­tive Cox Plate?

20. Ac­cord­ing to leg­end, St Mary’s Church, Ed­win­stowe, set in Sher­wood For­est, Eng­land, was the scene of the mar­riage of which folk hero and his bride?

21. In 2018, the daugh­ter of which Aus­tralian former test rugby league for­ward made her de­but for the Aus­tralian Di­a­monds?

22. Name Aus­tralia’s largest gold mine.

AN­SWERS

1. Ju­lia Gil­lard. 2. (b) Ire­land. 3. Left.

4. Ath­let­ics track. 5. Syd­ney Opera House. 6. Cir­cu­lar Quay. 7. Sin­ga­pore. 8. (a) fish.

9. (b) 21. 10. Mal­colm Turn­bull. 11. (a) China. 12. Lit­er­a­ture. 13. (c) $40 mil­lion. 14. Ade­laide. 15. (c) Span­ish. 16. James Packer. 17. Lake Michi­gan. 18. Lady Gaga. 19. Winx. 20. Robin Hood, Maid Mar­ian. 21. Steve Price (Jamie-lee Price). 22. Bod­ding­ton Gold Mine (WA).

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