TEST YOUR GEN­ERAL KNOWL­EDGE

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

1. What is the value of the new Aus­tralian ban­knote, to be re­leased in Oc­to­ber, fea­tur­ing a kook­aburra that moves its wings and changes colour? 2. Did the Bat­tle of the Somme oc­cur dur­ing World War I or World War II? 3. What is the term for the med­i­cal specialist who puts pa­tients to sleep prior to an op­er­a­tion? 4. Each episode of the TV quiz show The Chase has how many con­tes­tants? 5. Winx’s win in the re­cent $250,000 Apollo Stakes marked how many con­sec­u­tive wins (a) 20 (b) 30 (c) 40? 6. The name of which early bi­cy­cle had the name of two coins? 7. In the 1970s, which African pres­i­dent de­clared him­self to be king of Scotland? 8. In which show do friends and fam­ily sit in their lounge chairs and give opin­ions about TV shows? 9. Lit­tle River is a town in which Aus­tralian state/ter­ri­tory? 10. Which golf star was dis­qual­i­fied from the 2019 Saudi In­ter­na­tional tour­na­ment for dam­ag­ing greens on the front nine? 11. Whose mock­ing “Viking clap” to Can­berra Raiders sup­port­ers in 2016 was de­scribed by coach Ricky Stu­art as “of­fen­sive” and “dis­re­spect­ful”? 12. Does the Volga, Europe’s long­est river, flow into the Caspian Sea or North Sea? 13. Which film re­cently won the Os­car for Best Movie? 14. Is the snow-capped moun­tain range, The Re­mark­ables, in Aus­tralia or New Zealand? 15. Dy­ing re­cently at the age of 77 was Peter Tork, noted as the bass gui­tarist of which band? 16. Which coun­try is known as “the pearl of the mid­dle east”? 17. The Lo­tus Bridge links Ma­cau and which coun­try? 18. Which na­tional cap­i­tal was pre­vi­ously known as An­gora? 19. Which Scan­di­na­vian coun­try’s flag has a blue and white cross on a red back­ground? 20. Daniel Ric­cia­rdo drives for which For­mula I team? 21. Since 1966, which coun­try has had the same na­tional an­them as Greece? 22. Which World Her­itage Site in Gi­bral­tar is re­put­edly one of the last habi­ta­tions of Ne­an­derthals in Europe? 23. The name of which New York neigh­bour­hood is formed from the words “Tri­an­gle Below Canal Street”?

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