TEST YOUR GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
1. Which item is depicted on the Australian Army badge (a) crown (b) kangaroo (c) rifle?
2. Proverbially, the road to where is paved with good intentions?
3. Beginning with “g”, what is the term for the thin mortar for filling joints between tiles?
4. Most Popes have been born in (a) France (b) Italy (c) Poland?
5. The colour of the ball placed in the middle of the table in a game of snooker is (a) blue (b) green (c) red?
6. In which 1993 movie did Robin Williams play a female housekeeper?
7. Polled livestock do not have what?
8. In 1947, which long-running Agatha Christie play began as a short radio play broadcast called Three Blind Mice in honour of Queen Mary?
9. Which phrase is used to indicate the elevation of a lawyer to the position of Queen’s Counsel (Senior Counsel)?
10. Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean’s gold medal-winning free dance at the Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics was performed with which Maurice Ravel composition playing?
11. In the lead-up to the 2019 Super Bowl, which NRL club was promoted on Atlanta billboards as “world champions”?
12. Which birthday would Princess Diana have celebrated on Monday of next week (a) 48th (b) 58th (c) 68th?
13. Last year, Maya Bristow became the youngest Australian to complete the trek to Everest Base Camp at the age of (a) six (b) eight (c) 10?
14. Who was Australia’s representative at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest?
15. Does a fettler maintain railway tracks or shoe horses?
16. “Who knows what tomorrow brings, in a world, few hearts survive,” are lyrics from which song?
17. Which Hollywood star and former politician was born in Austria in 1947?
18. Which Australian played Colorado Senator and US presidential aspirant Gary Hart in the 2018 movie The Front Runner?
19. What is the meaning of “con carne” in the name of the dish chilli con carne.
20. The “ice maiden” was the nickname of which winner of 18 women’s grand slam tennis singles titles?
21. What is the 11-letter collective term for peacocks?
22. Which animal was once known by the archaic English term “camelopard”?
1. (a) crown. 2. Hell. 3. Grout. 4. (b) Italy.
5. (a) blue. 6. Mrs Doubtfire. 7. Horns.
8. The Mousetrap. 9. Taking Silk. 10. Bolero.
11. Sydney Roosters. 12. (b) 58th. 13. (a) six.
14. Kate Miller-heidke. 15. Maintain railway tracks. 16. Up Where We Belong. 17. Arnold Schwarzenegger. 18. Hugh Jackman.
19. With meat. 20. Chris Evert.
21. Ostentation. 22. Giraffe.