TEST YOUR GEN­ERAL KNOWL­EDGE

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

1. The names of which two months have four syl­la­bles?

2. How many medals did Aus­tralia win at the 2018 Win­ter Olympics (a) 3 (b) 13 (c)

23?

3. Does “aquiline” re­fer to ea­gles or hawks?

4. A mil­lion mil­lime­tres make how many me­tres (a) 10 (b) 100 (c) 1000?

5. The first Par­lia­ment House in Can­berra was opened in (a) 1927 (b) 1947 (c) 1967?

6. Be­gin­ning with “p”, what is the term for a record of own­er­ship of his­tor­i­cal ob­jects?

7. Which former world heavy­weight box­ing cham­pion was killed in a plane crash in 1969?

8. Name the au­thor of the 1945 book

An­i­mal Farm.

9. Which re­cent movie told of a big-eared baby ele­phant ca­pa­ble of fly­ing?

10. Name the good-na­tured pink os­trich pup­pet which was a char­ac­ter on the Hey Hey It’s Satur­day TV show.

11. Who re­cently left the Pen­rith Pan­thers after claim­ing his po­si­tion as ex­ec­u­tive gen­eral man­ager of foot­ball had be­come re­dun­dant?

12. The Sec­ond Fleet ar­rived in Aus­tralia in (a) 1790 (b) 1795 (c) 1800?

13. Mem­bers of which coun­try’s cricket team nar­rowly es­caped be­ing in­jured dur­ing a re­cent mass shoot­ing in Christchur­ch?

14. Is er­go­pho­bia the fear of eggs or work?

15. Aus­tralian women first voted at a fed­eral elec­tion in (a) 1903 (b) 1923 (c) 1942?

16. Who wrote the 1957 de­tec­tive novel 4.50 from Padding­ton?

17. Which former Eng­land player was re­cently ap­pointed coach of Bris­bane Roar?

18. Which wall marked the north­ern limit of the Ro­man Em­pire?

19. The hu­man tym­panic mem­brane is com­monly known by which term?

20. Be­gin­ning with “a”, what is the term for bald­ness?

21. What was the pop­u­lar term for the com­mu­ni­ca­tion de­vice con­nect­ing the White House and the Krem­lin in 1963?

22. Who played Pearl Slaghoople in the 1994 movie The Flint­stones?

23. Which US state is named after an English Chan­nel is­land?

24. Holes 11, 12 and 13 on the Au­gusta Na­tional Golf Club are col­lec­tively known by which term?

25. Crossed gold and sil­ver keys are de­picted on the flag of which Euro­pean coun­try?

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