TEST YOUR GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
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”?