TEST YOUR GEN­ERAL KNOWL­EDGE

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

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”?

ANSWERS

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.

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