TEST YOUR GEN­ERAL KNOWL­EDGE

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

1. The Ghan rail­way ser­vice be­gan op­er­at­ing in (a) 1929 (b) 1949 (c) 1969?

2. The Break­ers, a Na­tional Bas­ket­ball League team, are based in which coun­try?

3. Is a sousa­phone a brass or string in­stru­ment?

4. The first mo­bile tele­phone call from hand-held sub­scriber equip­ment was made in (a) 1973 (b) 1983 (c) 1993?

5. A well-known say­ing of TV char­ac­ter

Bart Simp­son is “Eat my… (a) shirts (b) shoes (c) shorts?

6. Which best-sell­ing Bri­tish author was the sole screen­writer of the 2018 movie Fan­tas­tic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindel­wald?

7. Last year, which Australian won her sev­enth women’s world surf­ing cham­pi­onship?

8. In which TV show did four for­merly mar­ried women live in the same house while dat­ing coach Matthew Hussey helped them find a new part­ner?

9. Last year, who did Kevin Rudd say cam­paigned and won the na­tional ALP pres­i­dency af­ter leav­ing par­lia­ment be­cause he was suf­fer­ing PRDS (Po­lit­i­cal Rel­e­vance Depri­va­tion Syn­drome)?

10. Which play­ing card is known as “the sui­cide king” be­cause ear­lier ver­sions of it ap­peared to de­pict the king stab­bing himself in the head with a sword?

11. Every NRL match of Round 9 in the 2019 sea­son will be played at which ground?

12. Last year, which Australian bank agreed to pay $700 mil­lion and le­gal costs af­ter ad­mit­ting to breach­ing anti-money laun­der­ing and counter-ter­ror­ism laws?

13. Ja­maica par­tic­i­pated in the Win­ter Olympics for the first time in (a) 1988 (b) 1998 (c) 2008?

14. Last year, which for­mer fed­eral op­po­si­tion leader did Scott Mor­ri­son say “has de­gen­er­ated into a pretty sad and pa­thetic joke”?

15. The name of which na­tional cap­i­tal is of­ten ab­bre­vi­ated as KL?

16. “If you wanna be my lover, you have got to give. Tak­ing is too easy but that’s the way it is,” are lyrics from which song?

17. Last year, which jockey rode his third Mel­bourne Cup win­ner?

18. Boy Ge­orge and Delta Goodrem were judges on which 2018 TV tal­ent show?

19. Wood Wood is in which Australian state/ter­ri­tory?

20. Which bib­li­cal fig­ure dreamt of a lad­der con­nect­ing heaven and earth?

21. What is the term for the de­pic­tion of the sun on the flag of Ar­gentina?

22. Who won the 1967 Euro­vi­sion Song Con­test with Pup­pet on a String?

AN­SWERS

1. (a) 1929. 2. New Zealand. 3. Brass in­stru­ment. 4. (a) 1973. 5. (c) shorts. 6. JK Rowl­ing. 7. Stephanie Gil­more. 8. Sin­gle Wives. 9. Wayne Swan. 10. King of Hearts.

11. Suncorp Sta­dium. 12. Com­mon­wealth Bank. 13. (a) 1988. 14. Mark Latham.

15. Kuala Lumpur. 16. Wannabe. 17. Ker­rin Mcevoy. 18. The Voice Aus­tralia. 19. Vic­to­ria.

20. Ja­cob. 21. Sun of May. 22. Sandie Shaw.

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