TEST YOUR GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
1. Which two words in Advance Australia Fair contain the letter “j”?
2. Which former prime minister was defeated in his seat in the recent federal election?
3. In Morse Code, which vowel is represented by two dots (a) A (b) E (c) I?
4. At the London 2012 Olympics, which sport was contested where the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony takes place (a) beach volleyball (b) equestrian (c) judo?
5. Beginning with “b”, what is the term for the primary fat storage on some mammals, specifically those that live in water?
6. What is the term for leaving a gathering without saying goodbye to the host?
7. Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress is better known by which name?
8. What is the subtitle of the latest X-men movie?
9. Who has recorded the most podium finishes (14) in the Bathurst 1000?
10. Facebook initially blocked the posting of which iconic Copenhagen statue because it had “too much bare skin or sexual undertones”?
11. Which Parramatta Eels forward has the same name as a former England test cricket captain?
12. The first explorer to sail up the Brisbane River was (a) William Dampier (b) John Oxley (c) Charles Sturt?
13. Dying recently at the age of 84 was which Australian film critic dubbed “Mr Movies”?
14. Beatrix Potter’s creation Mr Jeremy Fisher was a (a) frog (b) rabbit (c) turtle?
15. Which Australian golfer was runner-up in the 1975 British Open (a) Jack Newton (b)
Greg Norman (c) Peter Senior?
16. “I don’t like your little games. Don’t like your tilted stage,” are lyrics from which song?
17. Which occupation was listed on the business card of 1930s Chicago gangster Al Capone?
18. Which former federal president of the ALP was an unsuccessful Liberal Party candidate at this year’s federal election?
19. Which $14 million race, billed as the world’s richest race on turf, will be run at Royal Randwick next Saturday?
20. Which Italian tenor received 165 curtain calls for his performance at a Berlin opera house in 1988?
21. “Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy,” are the first words of which 1950 fantasy novel by CS Lewis?
22. In 1979, US president Jimmy Carter controversially did what to his hair?
23. Members of which international hactivist group wear Guy Fawkes masks in public?
24. Matilda the Musical is a stage play based on a book of the same name by which author?
25. What is the term for a hacker who violates computer security for personal gain or maliciousness?
1. Rejoice, joyful. 2. Tony Abbott. 3. (c) I. 4. (a) beach volleyball. 5. Blubber. 6. Taking French leave. 7. Tower of London. 8. Dark Phoenix. 9. Craig Lowndes. 10. The Little Mermaid. 11. David Gower. 12. (b) John Oxley. 13. Bill Collins. 14. (a) frog. 15. (a) Jack Newton.
16. Look What You Made Me Do. 17. Used furniture dealer. 18. Warren Mundine. 19. The Everest. 20. Luciano Pavarotti. 21. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. 22. Changed the part from right side to left side. 23. Anonymous.
24. Roald Dahl. 25. Black hat hacker.