TEST YOUR GEN­ERAL KNOWL­EDGE

The Coffs Coast Advocate - - MIND -

1. Which word is the ti­tle of a Shake­speare play and the term for a small vil­lage?

2. The re­cent Small Arms Sur­vey re­ported that what per­cent­age of the world’s 857 mil­lion civil­ian-held firearms are in the United States (a) 16 per cent (b) 46 per cent (c) 76 per cent?

3. How many peo­ple tra­di­tion­ally pull a Christ­mas bon­bon?

4. Drunken Mon­key is a form of (a) judo (b) karate (c) kung fu?

5. Does the Banda Sea have shore­lines on the is­lands of Fiji or In­done­sia?

6. Maxwell Klinger was a char­ac­ter in which long-run­ning TV show?

7. Name the only land­locked coun­try in South­east Asia.

8. Be­gin­ning with “m”, what is the term for the ob­ject used to strike the bars of a xy­lo­phone?

9. In which mu­si­cal does a child’s train set mag­i­cally come to life?

10. From 1992–1999, Soc­ceroos goal­keeper Mark Bos­nich played 179 matches for which English club? 11. The name of one of the gangs in the mu­si­cal West Side Story is the same as the nick­name of which NRL

team?

12. Were Fez, Karachi, La­gos and Rio De Janeiro pre­vi­ously the cap­i­tal of their re­spec­tive coun­tries? 13. Ta­tiana Grig­orieva rep­re­sented Aus­tralia in which ath­let­ics event at Com­mon­wealth and Olympic Games?

14. In 1998, Clint Hal­lam be­came the first per­son to re­ceive a trans­planted (a) eye (b) hand (c) heart? 15. Which Aus­tralian telco gi­ant re­cently an­nounced it would be sack­ing 8000 staff over the next four years?

16. The Moomba Monarch ti­tle is awarded each year dur­ing a ma­jor fes­ti­val in which city?

17. Which re­cent movie was based on the Star Wars char­ac­ter Han Solo?

18. The Winged Foot Golf Club is in which coun­try? 19. Which hit TV show told of the lives of women who were an art dealer, lawyer, news­pa­per colum­nist and pub­li­cist?

20. The is­lands An­guilla and Guade­loupe are in which sea?

21. Ac­cord­ing to the Bible, who was the first hu­man to be born?

22. What is the name of New Zealand prime min­is­ter Jacinda Ardern’s baby daugh­ter?

23. The Mile High Sta­dium is in which US city? 24. The Lit­tle Red Dot is the nick­name of which coun­try?

25. Which lead­ing artist died at the age of 91 in 1973 in Mou­g­ins, France while he and his wife were en­ter­tain­ing friends for din­ner?

AN­SWERS

1. Ham­let. 2. (b) 46 per cent. 3. Two. 4. (c) kung fu. 5. In­done­sia. 6. M*A*S*H. 7. Laos. 8. Mal­let. 9. Starlight Ex­press. 10. As­ton Villa. 11. Sharks. 12. Yes. 13. Pole

vault. 14. (b) hand. 15. Tel­stra. 16. Mel­bourne. 17. Solo: A Star Wars Story. 18. The US. 19. Sex and the City. 20. Car­ib­bean. 21. Cain. 22. Neve. 23. Den­ver. 24. Sin­ga­pore. 25. Pablo Pi­casso.

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