TEST YOUR GEN­ERAL KNOWL­EDGE

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

1. Is caber­net sau­vi­gnon a white or red va­ri­ety of grape?

2. Is the Ursa Ma­jor con­stel­la­tion also known as the Great Bear or the Great Lion?

3. Om­brol­ogy is the study of (a) brol­gas (b) rain (c) um­brel­las?

4. In 2018, Wild Oats XI won line hon­ours in which Aus­tralian yacht race for the ninth time?

5. Is Ex­o­dus a book of the Old Tes­ta­ment or New Tes­ta­ment?

6. Which for­mer High Court judge re­cently mar­ried his same-sex part­ner on the 50th an­niver­sary of their first meet­ing?

7. Who played Ge­orge Costanza in the TV show Se­in­feld?

8. Which ABC TV chil­dren’s char­ac­ter’s 60th an­niver­sary was re­cently cel­e­brated with a se­ries of coins?

9. Who won the 2019 Al­lan Bor­der Medal?

10. Name the hu­man bone join­ing the shoul­der and el­bow.

11. The one-year con­tract of which North Queens­land Cow­boys player was re­cently torn up af­ter of­fi­cials viewed a video of an al­leged do­mes­tic vi­o­lence in­ci­dent at a casino?

12. The ab­bre­vi­a­tion for the pound, the im­pe­rial unit of weight, is (a) lb (b) pd (c) po?

13. Glas­gow, the Scot­tish city, is on which river?

14. Is hes­sian made from the cot­ton or jute plant?

15. The colour of the Queens­land Reds jer­seys in the 2019 Su­perrugby com­pe­ti­tion is (a) green (b) ma­roon (c) pink?

16. Nguyen Phu Trong is the pres­i­dent of which Asian coun­try?

17. Name the only el­e­ment lighter than he­lium?

18. Dy­ing re­cently at the age of 82 was which English star of the movies Mur­der on the Ori­ent Ex­press and Erin Brock­ovich?

19. Which Aus­tralian golfer won three con­sec­u­tive Bri­tish Opens?

20. In the re­cent movie Cold Pur­suit, who played a fam­ily man who goes in search of re­venge for his son?

21. Three of the four let­ters in the names of which US states are vow­els?

22. The wreck­age of which US air­craft car­rier was re­cently dis­cov­ered off the coast of the Solomon Is­lands, 77 years af­ter be­ing sunk by Ja­panese forces?

23. Which 1970s Aus­tralian TV char­ac­ter was an “obese, mus­ta­chioed transvesti­te, part trucker and part pan­tomime dame” who rode a Har­ley-david­son motorbike?

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