Trivia, Puz­zles & Word Power

TEST YOUR GEN­ERAL KNOWL­EDGE

Reader's Digest Asia Pacific - - Contents -

1. In 1971, Alan Shep­ard struck a golf ball that went for “miles and miles and miles”. Where was he? 1 point

2. The or­ange car­rot that we are fa­mil­iar with to­day was first bred in which Euro­pean coun­try? 1 point

3. What movie’s sound­track was the best­selling al­bum world­wide in 2014? 1 point

4. Which or­gan makes up only two per cent of your body’s weight but re­quires around a fifth of its en­ergy? 1 point

5. Who was the first per­son to fly solo non-stop across the At­lantic? 1 point

6. What type of an­i­mal is a drongo? 1 point

7. Which coun­try’s Qas­sim Univer­sity hosted a 2012 con­fer­ence about women in so­ci­ety – with no women in at­ten­dance? 2 points

8. Which coun­try is­sued a rec­tan­gu­lar coin in 2010 to mark its 45 years of in­de­pen­dence? 2 points

9. What web­site re­designed its logo in 2012 to look like a “moun­tain blue­bird with a dash of hum­ming­bird”? 1 point

10. Who turned out to be wrong when she pre­dicted, “Later on, nei­ther I nor any­one else will be in­ter­ested in the musings of a 13-year-old school­girl”? 2 points

11. The Brick Tes­ta­ment is a web­site that il­lus­trates the Bi­ble in what un­usual medium? 2 points

12. What an­i­mal’s sci­en­tific name, Ail­uropoda melanoleuca, means “black-and-white cat-foot?” 2 points

13. Which was the last hab­it­able land mass to be pop­u­lated? 1 point

14. Which struc­ture was erected closer to the time of Cleopa­tra: the Great Pyra­mid of Giza or the pyra­mid­shaped Luxor casino-ho­tel in Las Ve­gas? 2 points

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