TEST YOUR GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
1. Chicago is known as the birthplace of the (a) computer (b) skyscraper (c) telephone?
2. Last year, which Australian department store giant reported a net loss of
3. How many days are in 2019?
4. Last year, in her memoir Small Fry, the daughter of which late Apple chief revealed that her father, on his deathbed in 2011, apologised for subjecting her to a lifetime of cruelty?
5. Which tennis grand slam tournament begins in Melbourne on Monday?
6. The astrological year will begin on March 21 under which star sign?
7. Which parliament represents the world’s second-largest democratic electorate?
8. Which MasterChef judge’s recent wedding at an exclusive Greek resort overlooking the sea included celebrations lasting for three days and nights and an all-day beach party?
9. “I walk a lonely road, the only one that I have ever known. Don’t know where it goes,” are lyrics from which song?
10. Jana Pittman competed in bobsleigh in the Winter Olympics and which event in the Summer Olympics?
11. In 1986, Parramatta beat which other team 4-2 in a tryless NSWRL grand final?
12. “Paciic” was the misspelling of a word in which airline’s name that appeared on one of its planes last year?
13. Dairy farmers Toad Heffernan and Mandy Stone were $355,000 richer after winning the 2018 grand final of which TV home renovation show?
14. Last year, which British foreign secretary (since resigned) was reportedly juggling Brexit talks with secret trysts with a Tory Party aide?
15. Rizzo, the Muppet character, was a (a) cat (b) dog (c) rat?
16. Wilkes Land, a large area of land in Antarctica, is claimed by which country?
17. The given name of which Australian governor-general began with “Z”?
18. Glenn Quagmire is a character in which animated TV show?
19. Which Australian desert is on the Tropic of Capricorn between Lake Disappointment and Lake Macdonald?
20. In which athletics event in 2014 did Renaud Lavillenie break Sergey Bubka’s world record set over 20 years previously?
21. What is the sum of the post-nominal numbers of the six most-recently elected popes?
22. “It Ain’t Ogre... Til It’s Ogre” was the tagline for which 2010 movie?
23. On the Cult of Personality and Its Consequences was a “shocking” speech in 1956 , during which some audience members reportedly had heart attacks and others later suicided. Which Soviet leader made it?
24. The “Pacific Bermuda Triangle” is a region known as which sea about 100km south of Tokyo? ANSWERS
1. (b) skyscraper. 2. Myer. 3. 365 days.
4. Steve Jobs (Lisa). 5. Australian Open.
6. Aries. 7. European Parliament. 8. George Calombaris. 9. Boulevard of Broken Dreams.
10. 400m hurdles. 11. Canterbury. 12. Cathay Pacific. 13. House Rules. 14. Boris Johnson.
15. (c) rat. 16. Australia. 17. Sir Zelman Cowen. 18. Family Guy. 19. Gibson Desert.
20. Pole vault. 21. 48 (John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I, John Paul II, Benedict XVI, Francis zero). 22. Shrek Forever After.
23. Nikita Khrushchev. 24. Devil’s Sea.