TEST YOUR GEN­ERAL KNOWL­EDGE

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

1. Most of the world’s pop­u­la­tion lives in which con­ti­nent?

2. Which ma­jor in­ter­na­tional cy­cling race be­gins this week­end?

3. A per­son with the col­ly­wob­bles has a pain in the (a) legs (b) neck (c) stom­ach?

4. In 1989, which event caused the deaths of 13 peo­ple in Newcastle?

5. Which “test” is the non-sci­en­tific me­dia term used to gauge pub­lic opin­ion?

6. NASA re­cently an­nounced the demise of the space rover Op­por­tu­nity af­ter 15 years of ex­plo­ration on which planet?

7. Which Fin­nish driver won the 2019 Aus­tralian Grand Prix?

8. Which city’s sub­way has the most (472) sta­tions?

9. In which US state was the 19th cen­tury boom in the cit­rus in­dus­try dubbed “the sec­ond gold rush”?

10. Dy­ing re­cently at the age of 85 was Lee Radzi­well, older sis­ter of which for­mer US First Lady?

11. Shane Billings, the hus­band of Aria-win­ning singer-song­writer Amy Shark, is an ac­coun­tant with which NRL club?

12. The 14th-15th cen­tury Hun­dred Years War be­tween Eng­land and France lasted how many years (a) 100 (b) 116 (b) 156?

13. A ham­bone is an unof­fi­cial term for how many con­sec­u­tive ten­pin bowl­ing strikes (a) four (b) six (c) eight?

14. Are the Mal­dives part of Africa or Asia?

15. Is the pop­u­la­tion of the North­ern Ter­ri­tory more than one mil­lion?

16. Which of Aus­tralia’s eight cap­i­tal cities is high­est above sea level?

17. Which New Zealand Test cricket um­pire was noted for the “crooked fin­ger of doom”?

18. Hah­n­dorf is in which Aus­tralian state/ter­ri­tory?

19. Mal­colm Turn­bull’s mid­dle name is the same as the sur­name of which for­mer Queens­land premier?

20. In 1970, which three as­tro­nauts were awarded a Gold Lo­gie?

21. From 1976 to 2018, the High Court of Aus­tralia also acted as which other coun­try’s High Court?

22. The Perth Zoo hosted which ma­jor in­ter­na­tional sports event in 1909?

23. Which firearm ap­pears on the coat of arms of East Ti­mor?

24. What is the term for both the mo­tor­bike and its rider who leads com­peti­tors in the keirin cy­cling event?

ANSWERS

1. Asia. 2. Tour de France. 3. (c) stom­ach. 4. Earthquake. 5. Pub test. 6. Mars. 7. Valt­teri Bot­tas. 8. New York. 9. Cal­i­for­nia. 10. Jackie Kennedy. 11. Gold Coast Ti­tans. 12. (b) 116 years. 13. (a) four. 14. Asia. 15. No. 16. Can­berra. 17. Billy Bow­den. 18. South Aus­tralia. 19. Anna Bligh. 20. Buzz Aldrin, Neil Arm­strong, Michael Collins. 21. Nauru.

22. Aus­tralian Open Ten­nis Cham­pi­onships (Aus­tralasian Cham­pi­onships). 23. AK-47 as­sault ri­fle. 24. Derny.

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