TEST YOUR GEN­ERAL KNOWL­EDGE

Life & Style Weekend - - MAGAZINE | MIND - COMPILEDBY:ROYO’REILLY

1. The name “Sep­tem­ber” comes from the Latin word for (a) five (b) seven (c) nine?

2. Did the Con­corde air­craft fly faster or slower than the speed of sound?

3. In which year did an Aus­tralian win the Tour de France (a) 1991 (b) 2001 (c) 2011? 4. Name Aus­tralia’s “laugh­ing bird”. 5. An­to­nio Guter­res, Sec­re­tary-gen­eral of the United Na­tions, is (a) Brazil­ian (b) Cana­dian (c) Por­tuguese?

6. Who did Jon Snow fa­tally stab in the fi­nal episode of Game of Thrones?

7. Who re­cently re­signed as British prime min­is­ter?

8. Which for­mer Aus­tralian Test cricket cap­tain has the nick­name “Smudge”?

9. “What would you think if I sang out of tune? Would you stand up and walk out on me?” are lyrics from which song?

10. In the re­cent movie Poms, who played Martha, a woman who moves into a re­tire­ment com­mu­nity and starts a cheer­lead­ing squad with her fel­low res­i­dents?

11. “Geno” was the nick­name of which for­mer Bron­cos Test star?

12. Is et­y­mol­ogy the study of in­sects or words?

13. On a stan­dard key­board, which let­ter is be­tween Q and E?

14. Soc­cer star Lionel Messi is (a) Ar­gen­tinian (b) Brazil­ian (c) English?

15. Her­man Wouk, au­thor of the best­seller and Pulitzer Prize-win­ning novel The Caine Mutiny, re­cently died at the age of (a) 100 (b) 103 (c) 106?

16. Ul­ladulla is in which Aus­tralian state/ter­ri­tory?

17. Af­ter two week­ends, which movie re­cently be­came the fastest to pass

$US2 bil­lion in box of­fice tak­ings?

18. The de­cathlon is held over how many con­sec­u­tive days?

19. Aus­tralia’s most-re­cently is­sued $50 note has which word in­cor­rectly spelt?

20. Who is the fed­eral min­is­ter for the en­vi­ron­ment?

21. In 2006, the daugh­ter of which noted English poet apol­o­gised for his 1937 poem in which he called for bombs to fall on the town of Slough?

22. Which coun­try has the long­est land bor­der (6846km) with Rus­sia?

23. Which mu­si­cal in­stru­ment ap­pears on Guin­ness Brew­ery prod­ucts?

24. Buried in a grave­yard in Clon­curry, Queens­land, is which noted writer, a great-great-aunt of Scott Mor­ri­son?

25. Dur­ing “the great­est 45 min­utes ever in sport” in 1935, which US ath­lete equalled the world record for 100 yards and set new world records for the long jump, 220 yards and 220-yard low hur­dles?

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