TEST YOUR GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
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
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?
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.