TEST YOUR GENERAL KNOWL­EDGE

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

1. Louie the Fly is a promotiona­l char­ac­ter for an (a) air­line (b) in­sect re­pel­lent (c) in­sur­ance pol­icy?

2. The max­i­mum pos­si­ble time for the to­tal phase of a solar eclipse is (a) 7 min­utes 32 sec­onds (b) 17 min­utes 32 sec­onds (c) 27 min­utes 32 sec­onds?

3. The term “au lait” means served or pre­pared with what?

4. In 1984, did Grant Kenny or Guy Leech win the in­au­gu­ral Coolan­gatta Gold?

5. Did Web­ster’s Dic­tio­nary orig­i­nate in Eng­land or the United States?

6. In 1950, a Western Aus­tralian ref­er­en­dum re­jected a pro­posal to ban the sale of what?

7. Which bird is de­picted on the flag of Pa­pua New Guinea?

8. Which is the only US state with its name be­gin­ning with “L”?

9. Which coun­try, now not in ex­is­tence, won the sec­ond-highest number of medals in the 1976, 1980 and 1988 Sum­mer Olympics?

10. In which 2018 movie do huge cities on wheels chase each other across dev­as­tated landscapes?

11. Last year, which coach was dumped by the NRL for vi­o­lat­ing terms of his sus­pen­sion dur­ing the club’s 2014 sup­ple­ments scan­dal?

12. The world’s first mo­tel, the Mile­stone Mo-tel (now the Mo­tel Inn), was opened in Cal­i­for­nia in (a) 1925 (b) 1945 (c) 1965?

13. Last year, which fed­eral min­is­ter said that in 2016, Malcolm Turn­bull ran “the worst cam­paign in Lib­eral Party his­tory”?

14. Which two Aus­tralian state cap­i­tals are clos­est?

15. Last year, did Brooks Koepka or Tiger Woods be­come the first re­peat win­ner of the US Open in 29 years?

16. Who wrote the Goose­bumps se­ries of books?

17. A stan­nary is an area where which metal is mined or worked?

18. Broad Ar­row is in which Aus­tralian state/ter­ri­tory?

19. Which horse won the 2018 Mel­bourne Cup?

20. Af­ter the 1954 Bat­tle of Dien Bien Phu, which Euro­pean coun­try agreed to with­draw its forces from all its colonies in In­dochina?

21. This year is the United Na­tions In­ter­na­tional Year of what?

22. Christ­mas Is­land (Kir­iti­mati) is part of which coun­try?

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