Weekend Argus (Sunday Edition)

Sunday challenge


The currency of Angola is the…?

Which word means a quick, sharp return in speech or action; counterstr­oke or in the sport of fencing, a quick thrust given after parrying a lunge? ..... became the 28th prime minister of Australia in 2013. What word beginning with a P is defined as a remedy for all disease or ills; cure-all or an answer or solution for all problems or difficulti­es?

..... is a mountain range in Asia separating the plains of the Indian subcontine­nt from the Tibetan Plateau. It contains some of the worlds’ highest peaks, including Everest.

The Tropic of ..... is the dividing line between the southern temperate zone to the south and the tropics to the north.

..... is Germany’s national airline.

What two colours do the flags of Poland, Indonesia and Switzerlan­d have in common? What term from the Greek word meaning addition is used for artificial limbs and body parts?

What is the plural of louse? Which of these is not an




15. 16. 17.



20. adjective: a) extraordin­ary, b) beautiful or c) race?

What is the retirement age of the UN secretary-general?


is a painting by Pablo Picasso of five naked women from which profession?

Which is New Zealand’s longest river: a) Waikato, b) Kiwi or c) Sore Losers? Which Russian World War II leader had an assumed name and would not have been Russian, had he been born today: a) Khrushchev, b) Gorbachevo­r c) Stalin?

The capital of Tunisia is..… Which of these US states does not share a border with Louisiana: a) Texas, b) Mississipp­i or c) California? Which Russian writer won the Nobel Prize in 1970 and was exiled from his homeland in 1974?

Vanessa Vanakorn competed for Thailand at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in alpine skiing, but is also a famous violinist better known as ..... ? Which country won the 2006 Fifa World Cup?

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